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How to use Tablet mode in Windows 11

If you are looking for the Windows 11 Tablet mode settings in the Windows Settings panel, you might be disappointed as there is no Tablet mode in Windows 11. This article explains everything that happened with Tablet mode for Windows 11, and you must know about the current situation.

What is Tablet mode?

Tablet mode is a user interface, first included in Windows 10, which helps users use the device like a Tablet. Bigger icons, more space between icons, etc., are some of the identifications of Tablet mode. In other words, as the name denotes, Tablet mode lets you use your computer like a Tablet. The best thing about Tablet mode on Windows 10 was that you could use this functionality on desktop, laptop, and touch screen devices.

What happened to Tablet mode in Windows 11?

As per many professionals, Tablet mode was never a big thing for desktop and laptop users. Small screen owners could use this feature, but it was next to useless for big-screen desktop users. As a result, Microsoft deprecated the Tablet mode from Windows 11 and enabled the functionality as a default one for touch screen device users.

That being said, there is no option to turn on or off Tablet mode in Windows 11 like you had an option in Windows 10. However, it doesn’t mean that you cannot use this feature. The only issue is that you cannot use it on desktop and laptop devices. Also, there is no option to force Windows 11 to use the Tablet mode as you did earlier.

Tablet mode in Windows 11

As of now, there are two ways to get or use the Tablet mode in Windows 11. In other words, you can find Tablet mode in two different devices running the latest version of the Windows operating system. The first one is the 2-in-1 devices you can use without the keyboard. The second one is the touch-only devices. If you have either device, you can detach the keyboard to enable the Tablet mode in Windows 11.

Having said that, you cannot find the same user interface as you did with Windows 10. Settings have changed and so do the options, user interface, and icons. You might find some changes here and there, but they are not significant enough or enough to compare with Windows 10’s Tablet mode.

Windows 11 Tablet mode settings

There are two Tablet mode settings you can enable or disable in Windows 11, and both are available in the Windows Settings panel.

  1. To get to them, open the Windows Settings in Windows 11 and go to System > Display.
  2. Here you can find two options called Display orientation and Rotation lock.
  3. It is possible to disable automatic screen rotation in Windows 11 by enabling the Rotation lock option.
  4. If you want to show your device in Landscape or Portrait mode, you can choose the corresponding option from the Display orientation menu.

Is there Tablet mode in Windows 11?

No, there is no dedicated Tablet mode included in Windows 11. However, if you have a touch screen device, you can use the Tablet mode by disabling the keyboard or keypad. It doesn’t change the UI a lot, but you can find some changes here and there.

Is Windows 11 touch screen?

Yes, Windows 11 is quite friendly with touch screen devices. Although it doesn’t have the Tablet mode, you can find some essential features and options for touch screen devices. Having said that, you won’t have any issues using Windows 11 on a touch screen device.

How do I turn off Tablet mode in Windows 11?

There is no dedicated option to turn on or off Tablet mode in Windows 11. However, you can detach the keyboard to get rid of the Tablet mode on Windows 11. Whether it is a touch screen device or a 2-in-1 PC, you can do the same to get the job done.

Hope this article clears your doubts about Tablet mode in Windows 11.

Read: Windows 11 Problems, Issues with solutions, and fixes.

How to use Tablet mode in Windows 11

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