2 Replies Latest reply: Apr 8, 2013 11:22 AM by Phil0124
kee-ling Level 1 Level 1 (25 points)

Has anyone ever have a padlock on the screen?  It is located next to the percentage of battery life.  It also has a counter clockwise circle and arrow around it.  Does anyone know what this means?  Can it be removed or toggled with?  Thanks.

MacBook Pro, I also work with my iPad2
  • 1. Re: Padlock on screen
    King_Penguin Level 10 Level 10 (95,190 points)

    It means that you've got rotation lock 'on', so the screen doesn't turn if you rotate the iPad. 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 : http://support.apple.com/kb/HT4085

  • 2. Re: Padlock on screen
    Phil0124 Level 6 Level 6 (10,710 points)

    Just in case you haven;t, I would recommend a read of the iPad user guide. 



    It explains this and many other things.


    It can also be obtained from within iBooks for free.