1 Reply Latest reply: Dec 7, 2012 11:36 AM by King_Penguin
dlprentice Level 1 Level 1 (0 points)

I recently downloaded updates to my 1st generation iPad.  Since then, the screen rotation lock does not work.  Any suggestions?  Thanks.

  • King_Penguin Level 10 Level 10 (112,410 points)

    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 : http://support.apple.com/kb/HT4085


    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.