1. valy2v's Avatar
    does anyone else here having problems with orientation sensor? I have run the test hardware from B2X-Smartapp and it showed me that the sensor is not activated (I didn't know can enable/disable this sensor) or is broken.
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    01-02-2017 04:40 AM
  2. Tejas Javery's Avatar
    well, you just slide down the notification centre, and see there if you see rotation lock. if you don't see it, press expand. turn the rotation lock off.
    you can reach this setting also by going to settings>system>display. turn it off. device display will rotate according to the way it is held. if it is on, it will be stuck to the way it is.

    and if you mean like the sensor within the phone, the hardware, then yes, it may be broken, as you cannot enable or disable it.

    still, I would suggest you to do a soft reset. you do that by pressing and holding power button and volume down button together for around 10-13 seconds till it vibrates and restarts. this should do it.
    also, check for software updates on your phone.
    are you an insider? lemme know that as well.


    hope this solves your problems.
    good day. :)
    01-03-2017 04:15 AM
  3. valy2v's Avatar
    rotation works without problems, I did already softreset several times and test hardware made with B2X indicates the same sensor problems. updates are up to date and I do not (anymore) are enlisted as insider a few months ago. If you don't mind, what phone do you have? do you think you could install B2X app, do a hardware test and let me know if you have this problem with orientation sensor? because I have another phone -950dualsim- and B2Xapp says that it has the same problem with orientation sensor.
    thank you.
    01-04-2017 02:57 AM
  4. Tejas Javery's Avatar
    rotation works without problems, I did already softreset several times and test hardware made with B2X indicates the same sensor problems. updates are up to date and I do not (anymore) are enlisted as insider a few months ago. If you don't mind, what phone do you have? do you think you could install B2X app, do a hardware test and let me know if you have this problem with orientation sensor? because I have another phone -950dualsim- and B2Xapp says that it has the same problem with orientation sensor.
    thank you.
    Oh yes, sure. I shall download it right away and let you know. Just gimme a few minutes. :)
    01-04-2017 12:33 PM
  5. Tejas Javery's Avatar
    Okay, I looked into it. It is an app issue. Not the phone. No need to worry at all. :) checked on my 830 and my dad's 950xl.
    01-04-2017 01:00 PM
  6. valy2v's Avatar
    thanks, and if you have a friend who's willing to do the test, it would be even more conclusive.

    Sent from mTalk
    01-04-2017 02:44 PM
  7. Tejas Javery's Avatar
    thanks, and if you have a friend who's willing to do the test, it would be even more conclusive.

    Sent from mTalk
    Already did. on 640xl, and 650. the app fails, not our phone. and as far as your rotation is working well, you don't have to care about some app. :)
    01-05-2017 05:55 AM
  8. Perez5k's Avatar
    The suspected cause of the orientation problem is probably the games that requires landscape mode. They reset the phone to landscape.
    The simple cure to this is to download an app called "level" from the store, there are two of them available, you can download both. Run it a few times and your problem will solved completely.
    Please share you comments when you've tried it.
    01-07-2017 04:33 PM
  9. Tejas Javery's Avatar
    The suspected cause of the orientation problem is probably the games that requires landscape mode. They reset the phone to landscape.
    The simple cure to this is to download an app called "level" from the store, there are two of them available, you can download both. Run it a few times and your problem will solved completely.
    Please share you comments when you've tried it.

    thanks for the info. :) I shall definitely try it. but believe me, it is just that app that showed it was corrupted. nothing else at all. the phones work perfectly fine, the way they should. but still, I found what you suggested interesting, so shall check the apps out. ;)
    01-08-2017 11:38 AM
  10. najgori's Avatar
    I can confirm same "orientation problem" with this B2X app,but all working well. That is just bad app...and it's official one. woooow
    Even fails with RAM detection... i have 3GB on lumia 950 xl , not 2GB.
    01-30-2017 10:13 AM

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