How to rotate Display on Windows 11

This article will guide you on how to rotate Display on Windows 11 from Landscape to Portrait. The guide also includes how to lock the rotation of displays on Windows tablets.

Your default mode of viewing on a monitor is landscape. This is a horizontal mode, unlike most tablets and mobiles, where we found vertical modes as a standard. But nowadays, all modern LED monitors have aspect ratios that can be used in landscape or portrait mode. You will get similar settings for your monitor even if you use other operating systems like Mac, Linux, Ubuntu, etc.

From the hardware perspective, most modern Gaming monitors now come equipped with advanced support for rotating the full monitor by 90 degrees which makes to make it look like a giant portrait screen. You can either use the mounting hardware provided by the manufacturer, or you can wall mount the display using various rotation VESA mounting tools.

Here is an example of my old Benq XL2411P monitor in landscape and portrait mode.

benq 2411p xl landscape mode
benq xl2411p potrait

Simply rotating a monitor will not rotate the display from landscape to portrait mode. But instead, you need to execute a few steps before enjoying a portrait view of your monitor. Rotating Displays to portrait mode helps a lot, especially when reading or writing long articles or working on two or three tasks simultaneously. For Gaming, Landscape mode is your way to go.

Other than that, we have also included the steps to rotate the display automatically if you use a Windows tablet. So without further delay, let’s quickly check how you can rotate your display on Windows 11.

Rotate your Display from Landscape to Portrait mode in Microsoft Windows Operating System

There are two different ways of rotating your Display from Landscape to Portrait Mode on Windows 11. Here are the two methods to do it.

Method 1 – Using the Windows Settings Mode to rotate your display

It is the most straightforward way to rotate the Display or your system.

  • Find and open the settings option
  • Then under settings, click on System
  • From the System, go to Display
  • Here, under the Display Orientation option, you will get drop-down options.
  • The default option which is already selected for your monitor is Landscape. You can choose other options like Portrait, Portrait Flipped, and Landscape Flipped.
  • After selecting your required orientation for your Display, click on “Keep Changes” to keep your preferred way. And if you do not like the mode or want the previous mode before selecting the current one, click on the “Revert” button. You can do it within 15 seconds.

If you are using more than a single monitor, select your monitor first from under the display options, then proceed to the other steps.

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Method 2- Auto Rotation Feature to rotate your Display (for Windows Tablets)

If you are using a Windows Tablet, your Display will rotate automatically according to the orientation of your device. But this will only work if your device has a built-in sensor and Windows tablets support the auto-rotate display feature. This particular sensor unit in your device is directly linked to the Windows operating system, and it will automatically rotate your screen depending on how you hold it.

If your windows tablet has the auto-rotation feature turned on, follow these steps to auto-rotate your Display.

  • Open the Settings App on your Tablet
  • Select the System option on the left panel and
  • Then go to the display option.
  • Under this, you can see the “Rotation Lock” option. Turn this on, and your Display will rotate automatically using the accelerometer.
  • If you keep the Rotation lock off, then Windows will automatically rotate itself, and if you toggle it on, you will have to adjust it as mentioned in the first method manually.

In both operating systems, the settings are pretty much the same. You can also change your display rotation feature if you use an older operating system like Windows 7.

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Remember, rotating your Display will not change the resolution of your monitor or your operating system. It will just interchange the length and breadth sections among each other. For example, if your monitor’s current resolution is 1920x1080p, then after rotating the Display, the resolution will be 1080x1920p. There won’t be any upgrade or downgrade to the display resolution if you do that.

So this was all about How to Rotate the Display on Microsoft Windows 11. If you think we have missed out on anything, let us know in the comments down below.

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