The new Android operating system infant, Lollipop, has had its fair share of issues. Every couple of days, developers and users who’ve already accessed this platform are crying foul and raising the alarm over significant bugs. Of late, users have discovered that Android 5.0 Lollipop is missing a new important feature.
Android Lollipop adds a number of toggles to its predecessor, making common functions much easier and convenient for users. The auto-toggle is one of those features that users have been eagerly waiting for.
Although there are a number of toggles and widgets that you can download from the Google Play Store to take care of auto-rotate, it helps to have an in-built feature in Android devices. Built-in features offer a lot more convenience than would do a third-party auto-rotate widget. For users who are already enjoying the experience that is Lollipop, you can take care of this missing auto-rotate toggle by following a couple of steps.
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Navigate to the Quick Settings on your Lollipop device, to where you’ll see common toggles including Airplane Mode, Bluetooth and Wi-Fi. By default, the auto-rotate toggle is also located at the same place. But users have reported it disappearing or even completely being absent from this location.
The accessibility settings provide a quick fix to make this feature available. Simply navigate to Settings > Availability. On the screen that appears, scroll down to the location where you see an Auto-rotate screen option, and check the box to turn it on.
Now that you’ve made this change, navigate to the Quick Settings location under Notification bar, and you should be able to see everything in place.
It’s going to take some time before we can call Android 5.0 Lollipop a clean slate. As the issues keep coming in, we’ll solve them one by one. Hopefully, by the time major OEMs get into the habit of rolling the Lollipop update, everything will be in good shape.
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October 20 2015