How to rotate a PDF on an Android device.

A man sitting near a window uses an Android phone to rotate a PDF.

Stop fighting your screen’s auto-rotate feature and learn how to properly rotate PDFs on Android devices to the correct orientation.

Rotate PDFs on Android with a PDF reader app.

If you work with PDFs on your Android device often and need the full range of editing capabilities, upgrading to a dedicated PDF reader like Adobe Acrobat Pro will give you those options. It will let you rotate PDFs on your Android, plus give you access to every PDF editing feature right on your mobile device. To rotate a PDF on Android from a mobile app, follow these simple steps.

A man sitting near a window uses an Android phone to rotate a PDF.

  • Open the PDF in the Acrobat Reader app.
  • Tap the Organize Pages tool on the left toolbar.
  • Tap and hold on the pages you want to rotate.
  • Choose either clockwise or counterclockwise at the bottom of the toolbar.

The PDF will rotate 90 degrees each time you rotate. If you want to flip the PDF a full 180 degrees, simply rotate it twice.

Rotate PDFs online with an Android device.

If you don’t want to download yet another app to your Android device, you can also rotate PDFs using a convenient web app like Adobe Acrobat online services.

It’s easy — from any browser, go to the Acrobat online website and follow the directions below.

  1. Upload the PDF.
  2. Select the pages you want to rotate.
  3. Choose your rotation direction.

You can now save and rename the rotated PDF file. Download the new file to your Android device, or get a sharable link.

The entire process is done online, so you don’t have to worry about downloading another app and taking up space on your tablet or phone.

If you need to keep working with your PDF, you can also delete PDF pages, annotate a PDF, or even password-protect a PDF — all on your Android device. Discover how Acrobat Reader and Acrobat online services offer many more functions that make it easy to work with PDFs from your Android devices.