Currently Being ModeratedJun 15, 2012 3:07 PM (in response to DennisBoyd68)
A more reasonable question would be to find out what it means. You have locked your screen to portrait mode. You get rid of the symbol by unlocking portrait mode. Double tap the Home button, swipe as far left as it goes and tap the matching symbol. Then find and read the user guide.
The lock symbol with a circular arrow simply means your screen is locked and will not rotate when you turn your iPad. It can be locked in either orientation, portrait OR landscape.
You may have moved the slide switch on the side of the iPad. That switch is usually set to lock screen rotation. If the slide switch shows red, move it to the none red position.
Currently Being ModeratedJul 29, 2012 8:37 AM (in response to DennisBoyd68)
I have a similar problem...I have the lock appearing on the very top where the time used to be. The issue is that my screen still rotates, and the volume switch is unlocked....but the lock is still there!