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Richard, Electronics Engineer
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I have a huawei p smart 2017. It has stopped automatically

Customer Question

I have a huawei p smart 2017. It has stopped automatically rotating. The settings don’t mention rotating. I downloaded the manual which doesn’t say what to do. Even BT help desk gave up.
JA: What Huawei model do you have?
Customer: I thought I mentioned P smart 2017
JA: How long has this been going on with your Huawei phone? What have you tried so far?
Customer: since yesterday. Downloaded manual which doesn’t give a clear answer. BT couldn’t help.
JA: Anything else you want the Phone Expert to know before I connect you?
Customer: i just want someone to tell me how to make it work
Submitted: 2 years ago.
Category: Mobile Phones
Expert:  Richard replied 2 years ago.

Hi there and welcome to Just Answer, my name is ***** ***** I look forward to helping you.

I’m sorry to hear you're having trouble. I know that can be frustrating. Hopefully, we can get this resolved quickly.

Please watch this film as it shows you how to enable it again.

Let me know how you go please

Thank you

Customer: replied 2 years ago.
Useless. The answer was to a question I did not ask. Can you do better.
Expert:  Richard replied 2 years ago.

My apologies, your question was about automatic rotating and enabling this,

I showed you a video that shows you how to do this.

I even put the steps here

  1. rom the main screen, slide the screen to the right.
  2. Tap the "Settings" icon.
  3. Tap "Display."
  4. Tap "Auto-rotate screen" to select the check box. ...
  5. To return to the main screen, press the HOME key twice.

If the issue is not about automatic rotating, please tell me what it is.

Thank you

Customer: replied 2 years ago.
The videoclip shows how to go to simple display and back. Unrelated to my question. In settings display there is no mention of autorotate.
Expert:  Richard replied 2 years ago.

Yes this also disables Auto Rotate, when in simple mode.

Did you do the instructions? Please let me know

Customer: replied 2 years ago.
Turned simple mode on and off. Back to normal non-simple screen. Still no mention of autorotation.
Expert:  Richard replied 2 years ago.

You do not turn it on and off, but just switch it.

We will try another way.

Slide from the top of the screen down until you see the icons, you will see the icon as in the picture below

Select it so it is blue again please.

Thank you

Customer: replied 2 years ago.
The autorotate icon is not there. The others are.
Expert:  Richard replied 2 years ago.

Please go to settings, then apps, then press on the three dots top right then show system apps.

Let me know when you have please

Customer: replied 2 years ago.
Done. Options are App permission, App links, Special access, Hide system processes, Reset app preferences
Expert:  Richard replied 2 years ago.

Thank you

Now locate the app in that list call Google Services Framework.

Press it and press Storage then clear data.

Then restart the phone and tell me if it now auto rotates please.

Customer: replied 2 years ago.
I give up. I pressed it and it doesn’t show storage. Will you please return my payment?
Expert:  Richard replied 2 years ago.

If you wish for a refund, please go to and click the contact us button on the right side of the page

Thank you and all the best.