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Change keyboard orientation

By simply turning the phone from upright to its side you can change the screen orientation to landscape, which gives you a larger keyboard.

If the screen orientation doesn't change, you may need to check whether auto-rotation of the screen is enabled:

  1. On a Home screen, touch the Menu key (=).
  2. Touch "System settings".
  3. In the section "Device", touch "Display".
  4. Make sure the option "Auto-rotate screen" is ticked off.

Alternatively, you can quickly enable and disable auto-rotation from the shortcuts to settings that you can access from the Status bar:

  1. Drag the Status bar down to open it.
  2. Touch the "Quick settings" icon in the top right corner.
  3. Touch the "Auto-rotate" tile to enable and disable auto-rotation of the screen.

When the tile says "Rotation locked", auto-rotation is disabled.