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Latest Samsung Experience update lets you rotate home screen on the Galaxy S8

A feature that has only been available on the Galaxy S9 and Galaxy S9+ so far has seemingly been ported to the Galaxy S8, Galaxy S8+ and the Galaxy Note 8 by Samsung. The company is rolling out a new update for its Samsung Experience launcher which will enable you to rotate home screen on Galaxy S8, Galaxy S8+ and the Galaxy Note 8.

Now that the Samsung Experience launcher has this feature, users can enable a landscape mode in the Home screen settings menu. Once the feature is enabled it will rotate the home screen so that the launcher matches the orientation of the app being used.

Rotate home screen on Galaxy S8

As previously mentioned, this feature was only available on Samsung’s 2018 flagships so far and will likely be present on the Galaxy Note 9 as well which is due to ship with Android 8.1 Oreo out of the box. It’s actually going to be Samsung’s first smartphone with Android 8.1 Oreo.

This option to rotate home screen on Galaxy S8, Galaxy S8+ and the Galaxy Note 8 has only appeared for some users at the moment, even if they have the latest version of Samsung Experience installed. It’s possible that Samsung is making this feature available in waves.

It’s also possible that the company is merely testing the waters with this feature so the option to rotate home screen on Galaxy S8 and the other devices may only appear for select users initially. If it’s indeed a test then it may be a while before Samsung decides whether or not it’s going to make this feature available to all users.

To check whether or not this feature is available on your handset once the latest Samsung Experience update has been installed, head over to the Settings app and open Home screen settings. There should be a Portrait mode only option there if the feature has gone live for you. Enable it if you want to rotate home screen to landscape mode on the devices mentioned above.

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locarno
locarno

Which apk version are allow to rotate home screen ?

KARGIN1
KARGIN1

wonderful lock screen s8 plus

Bobbingalong
Bobbingalong

I like this on my s9 work phone and it’s nice to have it on the s8 now too

adiwilko76
adiwilko76

Got latest update today on S8 SM-G950F and just received Samsung Experience update and my screen now rotates.

eugenedfourie
eugenedfourie

My Note 8 just received the updated Samsung Experience. I am running the second June update.

I can confirm that the landscape orientation can be turned on – finally!

bessambadr
bessambadr

just got the update 935FD – TMC

pmani86
pmani86

I got this just now in Dubai,UAE

oneguy123
oneguy123

I’ve just received the update for Samsung Experience Home in Galaxy Apps on my S7 Edge but I don’t see any options to change home screen rotation.

ds22x
ds22x

Received the same featureless update on my S7 Flat.

locarno
locarno

me too

adiwilko76
adiwilko76

Because it’s not for the S7 Edge or S7 Flat, just S8, S8+ and Note 8

ijazali
ijazali

I received 804 mb update on my note 8 after june security patch , but nothings change.

hateftotti
hateftotti

Check if you can set video for lock screen or not

adiwilko76
adiwilko76

You still need the update for Samsung Experience home off Galaxy apps version 9.0.10.76

BorrowedTime
BorrowedTime

I just want them to let us change the size of the icons. Its the only reason I still use Nova. Just let us change the grid and the icon size

hateftotti
hateftotti

Soooo cooollll.

Today just received a new update that brig video lock screen feature but not rotating feature yet !

ijazali
ijazali

Which model ?

hateftotti
hateftotti

Note 8 in Iran