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Disable Screen Rotation on Kindle Fire HD

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The Kindle Fire HD has Screen Rotation enabled by default. If you’re reading a book or browsing the web it can be annoying. Here’s how to turn it on or off.

The Kindle Fire HD has a screen rotation feature 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.

Set Screen Lock Orientation on Fire HD

First, put your Fire HD in the orientation you want it — either portrait or landscape. Then swipe from the top of the screen down to bring up the menu screen. Then tap on the Auto-Rotate button.

Fire HD Menu

That’s all there is to it. You will see a lock icon on the Auto-Rotate button and the screen will stay in place. To unlock the screen tap the Auto-Rotate button again.

Fire HD Menu Unlock

When you’re 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 when doing certain activities on the tablet.

4 Comments

4 Comments

  1. Austin Krause

    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

      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

    I cannot find the screen rotation button on my Kindle

  3. Janet

    Even when I locked the darn screen to the preferred orientation which is landscape mode Using the method you describe, the minute I go to facebook or some other app the Fire 10 changes the orientation to portrait and it is locked! This appears to be a software error, anyone know how to fix it? It is so frustrating!

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