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HT4085 iPad 2 stopped rotating

962 Views 5 Replies Latest reply: Jan 23, 2013 4:07 PM by Sam\'s__dad RSS
Sam\'s__dad Level 1 Level 1 (0 points)
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Oct 5, 2012 8:22 PM

Hi - my wife's iPad 2 has stopped rotating. I've tried the advice on other posts (from King Penguin, that worked for others) about the lock button, (it's not locked, but I can get the padlock icon to appear, so switching on/off is still theoretically possible). I've checked the home screen icon, and have performed a reset, and it's still stuck in portrait mode. Any more suggestions please?




iPad 2, iOS 6
  • sberman Level 7 Level 7 (23,780 points)
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    Oct 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.

  • Skyupi10 Level 2 Level 2 (295 points)
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    Oct 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.

  • atthompson82 Calculating status...
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    Jan 23, 2013 1:38 PM (in response to Sam\'s__dad)

    Hi - Just wondering if you managed to get this resolved as I have also tried all of the option that you have...


    Many thanks,




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