Samsung Galaxy S22, S21 & S20 One UI 5.0 (Android 13) update triggered auto-rotate bug allegedly fixed with December patch

One UI 5.0 is the latest version of Samsung’s custom Android skin. It uses Android 13 as a base and has already reached multiple smartphones, both high-end and mid-range.

However, it seems that the update also brought an annoying bug to the devices. In the past, we already covered reports of the Fitbit Charge 5 not syncing with Samsung foldable smartphones running Android 13.


Now, multiple users have been facing an ‘auto-rotate bug’ since the arrival of the update. Fortunately, there are good news about it.

Samsung Galaxy S22, S21 & S20 auto-rotate bug after One UI 5.0 (Android 13) update

In the past few weeks, several Samsung Galaxy devices users have been complaining about the issue that significantly affects the user experience.

The bug basically causes that, if you have the auto-rotate option activated, the apps that support orientation options adopt a position opposite to that of the phone.

For instance, apps are displayed in landscape if you hold the phone in portrait mode.


auto rotation issue since one ui 5

I updated my phone 1 mounth ago to one ui 5, and some rotation issues appears. The november patch came 1 week later, and didn’t solve the problem.

Will the December patch fix this annoying issue ? Any way to fix my phone ?

Android 13 one ui 5.0 phone orientation issue

When phone held in portrait position, and the auto rotate is on auto mode, the phone camera app, chrome websites, and actually any other apps that allow the orientation options in landscape and portrait, the phone keeps turning landscape when the phone is held in portrait.

The One UI 5.0 auto-rotate bug is reportedly affecting the Samsung Galaxy S22, S21 and S20 series (including ‘FE’ models).

Issue allegedly fixed with December patch

Recently, a Moderator of the Samsung Support forums confirmed that the company was already aware of the issue.

Source (Click/tap to view)

Fortunately, it seems that the fix did not take too long to arrive. According to a Redditor, the issue is no longer present in the latest One UI 5.0 December patch update.

EDIT: December security patch fixed this

The Android 13 based One UI 5.0 update with the December patch started its rollout a few hours ago. At the moment, only a few users have received it.

It is possible that the update takes some days (or maybe weeks in the worst case) to reach your smartphone. Anyway, you can check its availability through the Update Settings on your phone.

We will update this story once relevant new developments emerge.

NOTE: You can also check the bugs/issue trackers for One UI 5, Galaxy S22, and S21 series.

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