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.
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.
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.