Has anyone else had this problem or know a solution to it? Its like my phone doesn't have an accelerometer or it is turned off somehow. I have tried looking in the settings but all I can find is G sensor calibration which does not help.
Yes. This problem is driving me mad. Love the phone otherwise. Already on my second one with no viable fix on the horizon. Turned off speaker phone flip mode, no fix. Turned off my live wallpaper, no fixey. Hey HTC. Get it together and help us out with some real fixes. This is lame. Restarting phone all day is dumb.
I have had the exact problem several times now. I am not using live wallpaper. I thought it had something to do with using the camera but I just tried it again and it did not cause the error.
Only restarting the phone seems to make auto-rotate work again, and the problem seems to affect any application that allows for auto-rotating.
I experience this problem after playing any game that uses "tilt" functionality (Doodle Jump, Abduction, etc.) Accelerometer works fine during first launch of game, but if I close out and come back to it later, no dice. Auto-rotate in browser / messaging / email / etc. fails after that point as well. I'm not using live wallpaper, and I've disabled the speakerphone flip based on the suggestion of another poster.
I take this to mean there's no way to reset the accelerometer without rebooting the whole phone? What a pain.
The games that you are playing are monopolizing the G sensor and not releasing it when they exit the OS. In all probability the kernel of the game is still running in the background on the device. I suggest you load two free apps called Adao Task Manager & Adao App Killer. When you exit a game that "freezes" your G sensor, go into App Killer and "kill" that game's kernel. If that releases the G sensor, then you know for sure that's the problem. You then have the option to kill the game kernel (with App Killer) after exiting the game, or doing a restart of the device to kill it.
BTW - I just did a reset (soft boot) of my inspire. It took 63 seconds. That doesn't seem to be a major inconvenience to me. Even with a task killer running, I still retart my device several times a day to keep things running smoothly. It's one of the shortcomings of Android. The OS architects thought they were doing us a favor by keeping program kernels for often-used applications running in the background, since it saves time on reloading the apps. With a 1GHz processor, reload time is so fast anyway, that I prefer to keep the RAM as clear and available as possible, so I "dump" those kernels often.
I am very new to my recently purchased Inspire 4G. I have hardly used the phone and have had the screen not automatically rotate. I subsequently checked the setting for automatic rotation and it was enabled. I don't recall what happened, but it is now working. I have a live wallpaper set and I have only downloaded one App. The App is Bump and if anything, the problem has been resolved SINCE downloading this App.
Maybe there are applications running in the background that are somehow locking this function?
Good call Barry. I just purchased an Inspire 2 days ago and I'm running into the same issue of non-rotation. I think the wall paper and certainly g sensor calibration are irrelevant. The problem most likely is a program running in the background which would make sense.
I reset my phone before checking my App Killer which cleared the issue but I will check that out if it happens again.
Jutt, I think it's a combination of factors and the Live Wallpaper is definitely one of them. I had the same problem and a restart did not initially fix it. Only after I switched to a "static" wallpaper and performed another restart did the auto-rotate function return.
I had this problem too. Calibrated,and reset many times. Finally
took it back and got another on. Haven't had any problems out of
the new one.
I had the same problem. However, I think I found the universal fix. Press HOME -> MENU -> Settings -> Power Saver -> Enable power saver -> UNchecked. See if it works.
Picked mine up April 7th. I have an inanimate wall paper and just a screen protector and mine doesn't rotate very well either. All factory settings so far too. It's going back tomorrow due to text messages resending on restart. We'll see with the new one.
I think there are a lot of bugs with this new phone. If a replacement does not work correctly, I will just cancel and use my old phone until they get the bugs worked out. I really like the phone, just wish it worked correctly.
I have also had this problem occasionally, and while I can usually fix it temporarily, it inevitably comes back in a week or two. I have noticed it occuring less since I switched off the live wallpaper, however, that may just be anecdotal. Resetting fixes things, but going into the application manager and forcing the last couple apps I opened to stop also seems to fix it. It's not always the same app either.
If it happens again, I will try disabling power saver as mentioned above. It does seem to be a software issue to me though, since closing apps has always fixed it so far. Hopefully htc is looking into this.
This is unacceptable. There's no doubt in my mind that there's a buggy run-time with the accelerometer and the HTC Inspire 4G. Straight up factory, came home, setup gmail and att.net email...got busy with rest of life and about 3 days later found phone stuck in landscape mode. Called support (great support btw...quick and helpful), took about 10 minutes and after a battery pull all working well.
Installed weather bug and some google sky app that same evening...about 2-3 days later...found phone stuck in landscape mode...sensor calibration did not fix...turning off auto-rotate fixed it but once re-enabled it immediately went back to stuck landscape mode. Removed battery and issue gone...actually went about 5 days this time and what do you know...guess what? Yepper, stuck in landscape mode...pull battery...stand-by in a few days to pull the battery again.
Really annoying...I just want the phone fixed esp. now because I spent $20 on a Skinomi screen protector.
Got to call support now...really not happy at all!
This message was inaccurate so I have removed it.
Jessica, I really doubt that a SIM card affects the accelerometer.
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