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My screen won't upright itself

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trask07 Calculating status...
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Feb 13, 2013 11:44 AM

Why does my screen stay upside down?

iPad 2
  • King_Penguin Level 10 Level 10 (92,475 points)
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    Feb 13, 2013 11:54 AM (in response to trask07)

    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.

  • Steve Nicholls Level 4 Level 4 (1,420 points)
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    Feb 13, 2013 11:54 AM (in response to trask07)

    Sounds like you may have orientation locked on your iPad, so when you turn it the display remains as is.


    If you are using an iPad with iOS 5 or later the easiest way to check is to double click the home button and swipe the dock icons left to right.  You should see an icon in the bottom left - an arrow in a box - does it show a padlock? If so your orientation is locked, simply click the icon to unlock.



  • Jerseygirltrixx Calculating status...
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    Dec 12, 2013 8:05 AM (in response to trask07)

    Having the same problem on my Ipad 2 4th Gen. My home screen is stuck upside down, and so is one of my games. Tried everything with no success.


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