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kindle fire horizontal vertical problem

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Initial post: Jun 22, 2012 11:06:52 AM PDT
Yesterday I noticed when viewing my kindle apps, on the web, or reading books and magazines my kindle fire only stays horizontal. It won't go vertical. Games that are played vertical are vertical. I have the updates, tried a couple hard resets and haven't dropped it. What can I do to correct this issue?

Thank you

In reply to an earlier post on Jun 22, 2012 11:09:18 AM PDT
Look in the upper right corner - see the icon that looks like a gear? Tap it. Now look in the upper left. See lock/unlock? Tap that.

In reply to an earlier post on Jun 22, 2012 11:09:32 AM PDT
Dragi Raos says:
Cindy, does changing screen orientation locking help?

Settings ("Gear") -> Lock/Unlock

Posted on Jun 22, 2012 11:14:53 AM PDT
Yes, that helped. Feeling kind of stupid. Such a simple solution. At least next time I'll know what to do.

Thank you!

In reply to an earlier post on Jun 22, 2012 11:16:14 AM PDT
Don't feel stupid. It's one of the most frequently asked questions on the board.

Posted on Aug 6, 2012 7:06:38 AM PDT
M. Wojcinski says:
This just happened to me and I corrected it. But how did it lock itself when it was fine yesterday? Thanks for your help.

In reply to an earlier post on Aug 6, 2012 7:08:03 AM PDT
Given the location of that icon, it would be easy to fat thumb it while the banner is on the screen.

In reply to an earlier post on Aug 6, 2012 7:11:34 AM PDT
And given the frequency with which we see this question, it has to be easy to do.

Posted on Aug 31, 2012 1:08:36 AM PDT
Dawn Wolf says:
what does a gear look like?

In reply to an earlier post on Aug 31, 2012 1:39:42 AM PDT
@Dawn: Like a wheel with little cogs on it.

In reply to an earlier post on Oct 18, 2012 4:38:06 PM PDT
Nana says:
Thank you. The instructions worked like a charm.

Posted on Nov 12, 2012 5:04:33 PM PST
fisk says:
Uh...gear lock/unlock didn't fix me. Still landscape for web browsing. Help!

In reply to an earlier post on Dec 30, 2012 1:28:09 PM PST
Thank you so much

Posted on Dec 30, 2012 1:39:31 PM PST
D. Murphy says:
hmmm...see I was feeling kinda dumb & didn't want to ask...but now I've "unlocked" mine too & now everything rotates!!! thanks.

Posted on Jan 6, 2013 7:13:31 AM PST
this helped me
thank you!

In reply to an earlier post on Jan 16, 2013 3:28:34 PM PST
Robin King says:
Thanks so much for your help! It was such a simple fix !

In reply to an earlier post on May 27, 2013 2:03:53 PM PDT
Donna LS says:
You Rick! Thanks for this post!

In reply to an earlier post on May 27, 2013 2:04:26 PM PDT
Donna LS says:
I meant to say, you ROCK. God, I hate auto correct :)

Posted on Jun 7, 2013 6:27:03 AM PDT
Ashley says:
Oh wow such a simple solution I thought it was broken. Hehe.....thanks!!!!

Posted on Jul 5, 2013 1:03:56 AM PDT
I cant find the gear on my Kindle Fire

In reply to an earlier post on Jul 11, 2013 7:27:17 PM PDT
My kindle is doing the same thi g but there is no gear in the upper right corner. Just the battery and wifi signal. Any other suggestions?

In reply to an earlier post on Jul 14, 2013 1:32:17 PM PDT
Hebs says:
Thank you! I had the same problem! :D

Posted on Jul 14, 2013 1:43:35 PM PDT
Those of you who have new Fires, there is no Gear. Swipe down from the top of the screen to access the quick settings bar. You'll see the Locked/Unlocked icon at the upper left corner.

In reply to an earlier post on Sep 4, 2013 11:48:15 AM PDT
Where is the "gear".Is it on the screen?

In reply to an earlier post on Sep 4, 2013 12:25:47 PM PDT
It works!You go from the time at the top of the screen,scroll down and choose from there.
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