- Android users can disable auto rotation for immersive apps.
- A new button will be added for the rotation of the apps.
- Android Expert Mishaal Rahman discovered this feature.
Imagine you are playing a video game, and your screen auto-rotates; how furious would you be?
Auto rotation of immersive apps has been ruining the experience of users for a long time now. Not all apps are meant or designed in a way to suit the rotated screen.
Finally, Android 14 is here with another addition, which provides a way to always show a rotation button instead of auto-rotating for immersive applications.
Immersive apps, such as games, are often not optimized for all orientations and can have a poor UX when rotated. Additionally, some games rely on sensors for the gameplay, so users can trigger such rotations accidentally when auto rotation is on.
For how this feature works, we can look at the source note to see the conditions it needs to meet in order for it to work.
Android Expert Mishaal Rahman discovered this feature in source notes of Android 13 QRP2.
“Add a way to disable auto rotation for immersive apps”— Mishaal Rahman (@MishaalRahman) March 23, 2023
“Provide a way to always show a rotation button instead of auto rotating for immersive applications…This is needed because immersive apps, such as games, are often not optimized for all https://t.co/iBMmx6GItY…
Android 14 has introduced a new feature that allows users always to show a rotation button instead of auto-rotating for immersive applications. This is a much-needed addition, as it will help prevent accidental rotations in apps that are not optimized for all orientations and can result in a poor user experience. This new feature will surely be welcomed by gamers and other users who have been frustrated with auto-rotation in immersive apps.