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Xperia Home Auto Rotate?

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Message 11 of 59
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Message 11 of 59

Re: Xperia Home Auto Rotate?

Got some info on this.For Z5 the option is not there. Probably because there isn't a dock for Z5. But if it will be added I do not know.



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Learner
Message 12 of 59
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Message 12 of 59

Xperia Z5 no home screen rotation??

I just purchased my Xperia Z5 to replace my Z3 and noticed the home screen doesn't rotate to landscape as it did with the Z3. This is a definite step backwards Sony.... Slightly frowning Face

Emperor
Message 13 of 59
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Message 13 of 59

Re: Xperia Z5 no home screen rotation??

@MaxSteele99

 

It has been posted before, perhaps a future update will bring this back, does it rotate while connected to a Dock?




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Learner
Message 14 of 59
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Message 14 of 59

Re: Xperia Z5 no home screen rotation??

I'm not using a dock... I wouldn't know. I didn't need the dock on the Z3 however. 

Emperor
Message 15 of 59
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Message 15 of 59

Re: Xperia Z5 no home screen rotation??

@MaxSteele99

 

Yeah, on Z3 the Dock is/was needed until a new update to the Xperia Home was released. 




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Message 16 of 59
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Message 16 of 59

Re: Xperia Z5 no home screen rotation??

Could use this app to rotate the screen. like i am doing on my z5. open the app and select auto but note its kinda little glitchyy.

link : https://play.google.com/store/apps/details?id=bong.android.androidlock&hl=en

Enthusiast
Message 17 of 59
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Message 17 of 59

Re: Xperia Z5 no home screen rotation??

Z3+ hasn't landscape dock too but has home screen rotation on Android 5.0.2.

Message 18 of 59
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Message 18 of 59

Re: Xperia Z5 no home screen rotation??

The home rotation problem also happens when  the phone is connected to an MHL/Mirror Link car head unit.

 

My Z3C has worked flawlessly with my Kenwood DDX5901HD.

Now my Z5C shows the home in portrait mode in the middle of the HU screen that is landscape.

When I open apps (like Sygic GPS) it goes to landscape. Thanks God!

 

 

There is also a second problem with Smart Connect; I have it set to turn ON Bluetooth when MHL connected. 

But it does do it, if I manually turn it on then it works.

Z3C never failed.

 

I "upgraded" to Z5C as I was very happy with my Z3C but now I am not liking it... :-(

 

 

These things need to be fixed please

 

Message 19 of 59
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Message 19 of 59

Re: Xperia Z5 no home screen rotation??

I solved my home rotation problem installing a free App called "Apex Launcher". Lots of customisations are possible.

 

I solved the issue with bluetooth automatic connection to the car head unit by creating a new HDMI/MHL based connection in Smart Connect. The older connection was set to connect to the head unit name that appeared listed there.

 

Now everything is back to normal.

Enthusiast
Message 20 of 59
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Message 20 of 59

Auto rotate home screen

Auto rotate home screen not working in z5 like my z3 and new version of Home update changed it so they bring it back or I should install 3rd party app from playstore?