I'm using Microsoft's Remote Desktop Client v8.0.11.25133 to connect to a Windows Server 2008 R2 Remote Desktop Session Host (Terminal) Server. I want to force the RDP session to display in Portrait mode only, regardless of the orientation of my Android phone. My RDP session is established in Landscape mode and nothing I have done changes this.

What I've tried:

  • Disabling (and enabling) auto-rotation in Android Settings. Despite this setting, the RDP session never displays in Portrait mode, even if I rotate the phone
  • Searched the Remote Desktop Client app for settings to control rotation
  • Searched the Internet for appropriate terms. I found this post in which a commenter complains:

The MS-ified version [of the RDP app] locks you into portrait mode.

So I am hopeful this is possible.

I am using a Cubot X6 phone running Android v4.2.2

3 Answers 3


The Microsoft RDP android app didn't support portrait mode... but with your input on https://remotedesktop.uservoice.com/forums/272085-remote-desktop-for-android/suggestions/6851819-portrait-mode it finally got implemented:

Our latest update to the app supports connecting in portrait mode. The remote session adapts to your device orientation dynamically. You will get the best experience using Windows 8.1 and newer.


The solution is Ericom AccessToGo RDP have both portrait full screen mode and barcode scan option

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    please add link from Play store as also briefly which feature of app meets OPs requirements
    – beeshyams
    Commented Aug 12, 2016 at 14:58

There is the Microsoft Remote Desktop Beta app in the play store which supports both portrait mode and auto rotation.

  • Why the answer has been downvoted?
    – Zoreg
    Commented Mar 15, 2017 at 18:09

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