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Auto Rotation not working Yoga 460 fixed

2017-04-03, 7:11 AM

A few days ago the auto rotation in tablet mode stopped working on my Yoga 460. The auto rotation lock button had vanished from the action centre and once I got the button back still nothing happened when the rotation lock was disabled.


After some searching I found the solution to the issue which was actually 2 separate issues.


  1. In the registry find HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SOFTWARE\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\AutoRotation
    And set sensorPresent to 1
  2. Also in the registry find HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SOFTWARE\POLICIES\Microsoft\Windows\locationAndSensors
    and set DisableSensors to 0

The auto rotate worked when I got my laptop and I have no idea why these settings got changed but it all seems to be working now.


Hopefully this helps somebody and I don't think these issues are limited to the yoga, others seem to be having similar issues with spectre and surface devices.



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Re: Auto Rotation not working Yoga 460 fixed

2017-05-15, 21:21 PM

Hi NicG,


thanks for your fix of the auto rotation problem. It works fine for my Yoga 460:

after correction of the registry setting, disabling of windows 10 quick start and a restart auto rotation is back again. :-)






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Re: Auto Rotation not working Yoga 460 fixed

2018-04-24, 17:24 PM

This worked on my Lenovo Yoga 370 too! Thanks a lot!


tried it first without reboot, it seemed to look like wirking - but after reboot it worked absolutely correct!


Thanks twice for your share!!!

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