How to solve Gear VR issue that turns screen sideways

One of the main and most common problems with Gear VR is when the screen starts to tilt somewhere, even if it doesn't make any head movements. This is hardly an issue when playing or doing some activity that requires more head movement, but can be especially annoying when watching a movie or TV show. So we've put together a tutorial with some methods to help you avoid or solve the Gear VR issue that turns the screen sideways.

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1. Unsynchronize Gear VR controls or bluetooth headsets

There is a range of equipment that can be used in conjunction with the virtual reality glasses, but they can cause this strange movement. Because of this, it is best to desynchronize them and make sure the screen continues to slide sideways. If that solves the problem, you can sync a device and retest until you find which one is causing the Gear VR problem.

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2. Check the battery level of the smartphone.

The Gear VR issue that causes the screen to slide may be caused by the very battery of the smartphone on which you use the apps. So when you notice that the screen is starting to slide, pause the session and check the battery level of your device. If you're around 15%, it's a good option to log out and charge your smartphone before using your device again.

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3. Reorient your screen

If both of the previous options are no good in resolving the slide, you will need to reorient your Gear VR screen. Simply double-tap the back button of the device to open the menu of your Gear VR. Then simply choose the Reorient Screen option to fix it. This repair may not be optimal and will not necessarily be permanent, but it will let you see whether or not it is necessary to have your accessory serviced.

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Have the same problem with Gear VR?

Although it may seem small, sliding the screen without the corresponding command can greatly hinder the use of some functions of Samsung's virtual reality glasses. Did you ever come across this problem? Could you solve it with any of the methods described? Comment with us!

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