Screen Auto-Rotation not working or grayed out in Windows 10 Table Mode

Windows 10 is an operating system intended to work deftly with the integration of both touch and mouse oriented interfaces. The OS is designed to run on various devices like PCs, tablets, Xbox One, smartphones and other embedded systems. Like many, you might have moved to the latest Windows  10 for your tablet or notebook. While it’s doing exceptional in all the devices be it PC or tablets, users have faced some issues with screen auto rotate in Tablet Mode. The issue is mostly faced by the users who recently downloaded Windows 10 for their devices used in tablet mode.

Autorotation is one of the features that is mostly used for the larger devices, particularly your tablet. It’s more convenient when you want to change from portrait to landscape orientation and vice versa according to the device rotation.Briefing about its working, basically your tablet uses sensors to detect rotation and adjust the display to the current orientation. That is, the sensors in the device automatically rotate when you turn from portrait mode to landscape and vice versa. But with Windows 10 on your tablet, the screen auto rotate may not be working for some users. So if you cannot rotate the screen in Windows 10, read on.

Screen Auto-Rotation not working

The root cause of the problem may be due to the issue in software or there may be a problem with Device Drivers. Before trying these suggestions, make sure that your device is updated to the latest patch as sometimes, downloading the latest update may fix most of the software issues associated with autorotation.

1] Turn Rotation Lock Off

  1. If you are using the system in laptop mode, convert your PC from Laptop mode to Tablet mode.
  2. Next, open Action Center in the Taskbar and toggle the Rotation lock to Off position.

You can also Turn off the Lock rotation in Settings as follows. Open Action Center and click on Tablet mode. This will convert your PC into laptop mode to Tablet mode.

Next, go to Settings in Start Menu and click on Systems and tap on Display. Here, turn off the Auto Rotation lock and close.

2] Update the drivers

Update your device drivers and see. To do so, open Control Panel, click on Device Manager and search for Sensor I/O devices.

Right-click on the sensor devices and hit Update driver from the menu. In the wizard which opens, choose “Search automatically for updated driver software”.

Once the driver is installed, reboot the device and see if it has helped.

Screen Auto-Rotate greyed out

If you find that the Screen auto-rotate option is greyed out, backup the Registry. and then open the Run command by pressing Windows Key +R.

Type regedit and click on Ok.

Now navigate to the following path:


Find key LastOrientation and double-click on it.


Add 1 in DWORD value data field and click OK to save the changes.

Next, use Ctrl+F to search for the SensorPresent key. If it’s available, double-click on it and change the DWORD value to 1. If it is not available, you may create it under AutoRotation and give it a value 1.

Restart your PC and see.

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