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My iPad cannot rotate. Please Help

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Dandan8 Calculating status...
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Oct 3, 2012 11:45 AM

My iPad cannot retate, please help

iPad 2, iOS 6
  • King_Penguin Level 10 Level 10 (92,485 points)
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    Oct 3, 2012 11:49 AM (in response to Dandan8)

    Is there a lock symbol at the top of the screen next to the battery indicator ? If there is, then depending on what you've got Settings > General > Use Side Switch To set to (rotation lock or mute notifications), then you can lock/unlock the rotation by the switch on the right hand side of the iPad above the volume switch, or via the taskbar : double-click the home button; slide from the left; and it's the icon far left; press home again to exit the taskbar. The function that isn't on the side switch is set via the taskbar instead :


    If there isn't a lock symbol then try a reset : press and hold both the sleep and home buttons for about 10 to 15 seconds (ignore the red slider), after which the Apple logo should appear - you won't lose any content, it's the iPad equivalent of a reboot.

  • Claire Morda Calculating status...
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    Oct 3, 2012 12:44 PM (in response to King_Penguin)

    Thank you! I saw your reply to someone after I posted and sure enough-there was the lock symbol. Now working fine.


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