Update: For Moto G 2015 (Moto G 3rd Gen) or Moto X 3rd Gen (Moto X Pure edition, Moto X Style and Moto X Play), because Android Lollipop 5.1 is pre-installed, you should be able to find the icon in quick settings panel. If not, you can also follow this guide to enable the auto-rotate screen option.
After updating your Moto G (including Moto G 2nd Gen) and Moto X (including Moto X 2nd Gen) to Android Lollipop (Android 5.0, you may refer to this post on top 5 new features in Android Lollipop update for Moto G, Moto X and Moto E), you may find you cannot enable auto-rotate screen because you cannot find the settings in the Settings–Display as in Android KitKat.
If you go to quick settings in Lollipop in Moto G or Moto X, by default, there is also no icon for auto-rotate screen.
Is auto-rotate screen removed in Android Lollipop update for Moto G and Moto X?
The answer is no. Auto-rotate screen is an essential feature in today’s smartphones. Motorola is not so crazy to remove such a feature.
In the Android Lollipop update for Moto G and Moto X, auto-rotate screen setting is just placed under Settings—Accessibility as shown below, not the old location (Settings–Display).
Once you enabled the auto-rotate screen, you will be able to find the corresponding icon in the quick settings panel as shown below.
You only enable auto-rotate screen once from Settings–Accessibility.
From now on, you can just use the quick settings panel to quickly toggle on auto rotate screen or lock it to Portrait mode as shown below.
If you are not familiar with the quick settings panel in Android Lollipop, please check this guide.
Please note, you can only lock the screen in portrait mode. There is no way to lock the screen in landscape mode for Moto G and Moto X because most pages of the Google Now launcher only work in portrait orientation.
If you need to work in landscape orientation in your Moto G or Moto X, your only option is to enable auto-rotate screen.
Another exception of screen orientation is the Camera app. Camera app does NOT respect the auto-rotate screen settings.
In other words, even if you turn off auto-rotate screen (i.e., lock the screen in portrait orientation), the camera app may still take pictures in landscape orientation when you hold the phone in landscape orientation.
Do you have problems with the auto-rotate screen after Lollipop update for Moto G and Moto X?
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For other Moto G questions, please check our Moto G how-to guide page.
If you have questions with using Android Lollipop in your Moto G or Moto X, please check Android Lollipop Guides.