I have a Nexus that I'd like to set up on a stand while I have it plugged in. To do this, I have to rotate the phone 180 degrees. Unfortunately, Android on the phone does not seem to support this. This works fine on my Nexus 7, but not on the Nexus 5.

Is there some setting that I can change to enable this? The phone will do normal portrait, and landscape to either side, but it will not change the display to work when it is upside down.

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This is not possible without a third-party application.

A quick search on Google Play shows several apps which should allow you to do what you want.

  • I've tried a couple of those. Unfortunately, they don't help. They work for every direction except upside down. Dec 12, 2013 at 21:38
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    I just tried Ultimate Rotation Control and that works all ways round, including upside down. It's a paid app but the free one has a 7 day trial.
    – bmdixon
    Dec 12, 2013 at 21:42
  • I just tried it too, and it did the trick. Thanks! Dec 13, 2013 at 13:00
  • @SkyKelsey By default yes, but there are apps that allow/enable full rotation on phones as indicated in my answer
    – bmdixon
    Dec 19, 2013 at 9:15

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