Swivel - App Orientation Lock

Swivel - App Orientation Lock$1.08

Rated 4.16/5 (128) —  Free Android application by Samay LLC

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About Swivel - App Orientation Lock

Swivel is a handy and lightweight utility that allows you to set a custom screen orientation/rotation for each app on your device.

Just scroll through your list of apps, set the screen orientation you prefer for that app, and press Start to enable accessibility access for Swivel. Then, Swivel will make sure that any app you open will open in the orientation you prefer. Swivel uses accessibility access which means it consumes very few resources on your device while running in the background -- you won't even notice it's there!

Orientations include:
DEFAULT (circle) - the app defaults to the global default screen orientation setting you have set in the notification bar/system settings
PORTRAIT (lock) - the app will only display in portrait or inverted portrait modes (based on accelerometer)
PORTRAIT (up arrow) - the app will only display the app in portrait facing up (normal portrait)
PORTRAIT (down arrow) - the app will only display the app in portrait facing down (inverted portrait)
LANDSCAPE (lock) - the app will only display in landscape or inverted landscape modes (based on accelerometer)
LANDSCAPE (up arrow) - the app will only display the app in landscape facing up (normal landscape)
LANDSCAPE (down arrow) - the app will only display the app in landscape facing down (inverted landscape)
AUTO (phone/2 arrows) - the app will display in whatever orientation you are holding the phone (0°, 90°, 180°, 270°)

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How to Download / Install

Download and install Swivel - App Orientation Lock version 1.31 on your Android device!
Downloaded 1,000+ times, content rating: Everyone
Android package: samay.com.swivel, download Swivel - App Orientation Lock.apk

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4.0+
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App History & Updates

What's Changed
- fixed lock screen and home screen rotation bug
- showing more apps for samsung devices
- new help screen

What are users saying about Swivel - App Orientation Lock

U70%
by U####:

This app didn't work for me on my Samsung S5. I want my money back.

T70%
by T####:

It did what it was supposed to do for many apps, but reset orientation for things that I could not control with the app such as the home and lock screen. It also couldn't control the stock messaging app, which is the one I wanted changed most of all.

X70%
by X####:

Simple and to the point.

A70%
by A####:

Apps always autorotate to landscape before changing back to respect the portrait-only setting

V70%
by V####:

30 seconds of testing and it seems to do job. Tried using MacroDroid app first but way too complicated and unreliable

G70%
by G####:

Man if only this was default functionality. Awesome. About the only fault I see is that the interface is a bit clunky requiring repeated taps to toggle through the setting, but functionality wise, 100%

M70%
by M####:

Very handy and have been using it for months. One thing that's super inconvenient it the mechanisms by which that I need to jump through just to disable the app. I wish it was easier to turn off on the fly.

G70%
by G####:

This app didn't work for me on my Samsung S5. I want my money back.

N70%
by N####:

Super useful. Love it!

E70%
by E####:

It works

Y70%
by Y####:

First app Purchase and happy with it! Exactly as I wanted it, and works perfectly and instantly! :)

A70%
by A####:

I've tried loads of these type of apps. This one works perfectly.

W70%
by W####:

It's been a while since I've been looking for an app as good as this one. Simple and flawless!

I70%
by I####:

All my apps would still rotate to landscape (even while locked in portrait) for a quick second then fix itself.

L70%
by L####:

The reason I bought the app was so that I could lock my home screen in portrait, while letting everything else rotate freely. When I lock "Nexus 5X Home Screen" in the app, it seems to have no effect. It works for all other apps, just not the home screen. This means that I have to natively lock the home screen in portrait, and then go through ALL my apps and set each one to rotate freely. Not sure why it wouldn't work for just the homes screen. Some feedback would be appreciated.

S70%
by S####:

I've been battling a screen orientation issue with a lot of apps on my Asus Google Player which is an Android Box. Perfect solution to the issue I was having. I have a couple enhancements I'd like to added in but that's more for convenience then functionality.

M70%
by M####:

Very handy and have been using it for months. One thing that's super inconvenient it the mechanisms by which that I need to jump through just to disable the app. I wish it was easier to turn off on the fly.

L70%
by L####:

Nothing happened to any of the apps selected gs5

S70%
by S####:

Kept freezing every time I tried to use the apps I set to a certain orientation

G70%
by G####:

Didn't carry out its primary function.. Worthless to me. Xperia z2

Q70%
by Q####:

Picture gallery doesn't come up on the list of apps that will swivel. That was the one I wanted.

B70%
by B####:

It did what it was supposed to do for many apps, but reset orientation for things that I could not control with the app such as the home and lock screen. It also couldn't control the stock messaging app, which is the one I wanted changed most of all.

M70%
by M####:

Convenient little app. Does what it's supposed to.

P70%
by P####:

Have been looking for a good screen orientation manager for a while. I hate my phone's auto-rotation feature and it is so annoying to always switch the screen lock. This finally fixes all of that. Just set it once and you're in complete control of your phone's screen for every app! Definitely a must-have utility

X70%
by X####:

Well designed app, intuitive and really useful. Better than relying on the native screen rotation. Simple to customize!

O70%
by O####:

Excellent

K70%
by K####:

Solves one of the most annoying issues I had with my phone. Totally worth the price.

H70%
by H####:

Nice app now when i go to make a call my phone will not flip side ways and mess my dialing up.thank you.

N70%
by N####:

Cannot grant root, causes issues also with other apps. Uninstalled.

E70%
by E####:

Great app very useful!

C70%
by C####:

Works as described.

F70%
by F####:

It's perfect. It seems like there is always an app that turns the wrong way just as you are about to use it, then, it seems like it takes a decade for it to rotate back. This eliminates that completely.

Y70%
by Y####:

Good idea. But it too lag when open.

J70%
by J####:

Works as described on the Moto X (2013) with 5.1.

R70%
by R####:

There is a flaw in this app... I've used rotational apps before... but this one does NOT do it correctly. It will cut off icons on your screen instead of resizing/fixing after doing the rotation.

A70%
by A####:

I got a warning message that Swivel would access whatever I entered into the phone, including credit card numbers. This sounds alarming, and not a function related to its purpose. Should I be alarmed about this? I won't use it if it is spying on me.

Z70%
by Z####:

Working through some issues. Very responsive developer. Let's get this worked out!

W70%
by W####:

Tried most of the similar apps. This is the only one that doesn't get killed by touchwiz on S6 Edge+ and uses less than 10mb while running in the background!!

D70%
by D####:

Just installed the app......it seems to be fighting my tablet for orientation. Played with it and locked kind of got it to work but, then it cut off a portion of the screen that is necessary.

V70%
by V####:

This is what I 'm looking4. It is good vs 0.99$ paid


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