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Disable Screen Rotation on Kindle Fire HD

The Kindle Fire HD has Screen Rotation enabled by default. The screen will automatically flip to landscape or portrait view depending on how you hold it. If you’re reading a book or browsing the web, it can be annoying — here’s how to turn it on or off.

Swipe from the top of the screen down to bring up the Notifications screen and tap the Lock / Unlock icon.
Notification Unlocked

You can do this in portrait or landscape mode. To turn rotation back on, just tap the icon again.

Kindle Fire HD Screen Orientation

When your watching a movie or playing a game, it will automatically stay in its default orientation, so you won’t need to worry about locking the screen  then.

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3 Responses to Disable Screen Rotation on Kindle Fire HD

  1. Austin Krause September 24, 2012 at 9:31 pm #

    Simple and clean and similar to the first Fire. I like what Amazon has done here, it’s much easier to access than on my Samsung Android devices.

    • Brian Burgess September 24, 2012 at 10:54 pm #

      Yeah, it’s very annoying having rotation enabled when reading a book in bed and you’re right…locking and unlocking it is easy.

  2. Michalene Sieving January 13, 2014 at 3:05 pm #

    I cannot find the screen rotation button on my Kindle

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