Samantha · Apr 20, 2013 at 07:00 am

Rid Your Auto-Rotation Woes with OrientationLocker

It’s happened to all of us. You’re lying in bed and have screen auto-rotation on, and as soon as you open an up on your home screen, the screen turns sideways. Yes, we know we can turn off the auto-rotation in the settings, or change the position of the phone until the text is upright once more, but we’re a lazy people, in a lazy generation aided by technology, and if there’s an app for something, then problem fixed.

Thankfully there is an app out there called OrientationLocker, developed by XDA Senior Member SagiLo. OrientationLocker is a simple app that allow users to lock the orientation of the screen to the current position with a tap of a button. Once opened, the app quietly runs in the background, signaled by a notification in the slide-down notification area. And if there’s a position you want your phone to be locked into, just press the notification and tap the little lock icon that appears. Even better still, users can entirely skip the first step by rotating the phone and tapping the lock icon that magically pops up on detection of rotation.

At only 794 kilobytes and using only 10 megabytes of RAM, it’s a certainly a very small and fair price to pay for an extremely practical app. OrientationLocker is compatible with Android versions 3.0 and newer, and can be downloaded for free. So if you think this might come in handy, check out the original thread for more details.


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