HT4085: iPad: Understanding the side switchLearn about iPad: Understanding the side switch
Currently Being ModeratedOct 5, 2012 9:00 PM (in response to Sam\'s__dad)
Double click the home button quickly, then swipe the bottom row to the left. Look at the leftmost icon on the bottom row. It should look like a rotating arrow. If it has a padlock image in it, then click that icon to remove the padlock and that will solve your problem.
Currently Being ModeratedOct 5, 2012 9:01 PM (in response to Sam\'s__dad)
Make sure you have your side switch switched to Lock Rotation. Move it p, and your rotation wil unlock. If not, double click the home button, and swipe tothe left. You should see a circular arrow with a lock on it. Tap it and your rotation lock will unlock.
Currently Being ModeratedOct 5, 2012 11:47 PM (in response to Skyupi10)
Hi - thanks both, but I've done those already before posting.
Another post I saw suggested it could be a rogue app that's locked it. Given the kids play on my wife's iPad, then it is possible they've downloaded something, but if that's the case, I'm not sure where to start. I could also spend a lot of time wiping the iPad, and reloading app by app and still find it isn't resolved ... Which is why I'm asking the iPad loving community for help before taking that route!
(It's been great so far ... But I am stumped by this one.)
Btw - has anyone heard of this being down to a hardware failure? Presumably it's a possible cause? But all the posts I've seen so far suggest otherwise.
Currently Being ModeratedJan 23, 2013 4:07 PM (in response to atthompson82)
Hi Alan - yes I solved it, having read somewhere that you should hold the iPad in one hand and the hit it firmly once or more on the palm of your hand.
It's happened twice now, and both times that's fixed it.
Hope it helps.