Usually apps, settings etc. set automatically sideways when you turn your phone horizontal and if your "Screen rotation" is enabeld. enter image description here

But why does the home screen/ lockscreen does not set to horizonal view automatically as in the picture above? Always when I try it, it does not work like these: enter image description here

Now, I would like to know how to set the home screen/ lock sideways generally! That means by all andrid phones of all producers with this problem.

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    1. the app must support auto-rotation (not all homescreens do). 2. for some homescreens, you must explicitely enable it in their settings. 3. According to the 3rd screenshot, your Android version is quite outdated :)
    – Izzy
    Commented Apr 15, 2015 at 11:02
  • There is no "generic answer" to this, Bully. Check the settings of your homescreen app if you find something – if not, it might simply not support it. In the latter case, your only option is using an alternative launcher.
    – Izzy
    Commented Apr 15, 2015 at 11:06
  • As for the lockscreen,, setting it to autorotation will require your device to be rooted along with some third party root apps. Please provide additional details such as make/model and android version. Commented Apr 15, 2015 at 13:20

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Custom launchers like Nova Launcher can rotate sideways. Unfortunately a stock launcher can't do that.

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