Force orientation on specific apps?

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    Is there a way to force certain apps to be in a chosen orientation all the time?

    For example, I prefer to lock my iPad in portrait mode most use. It's easier for me to hold that way.. But, for apps like Netflix or YouTube, I always want to be in landscape, for obvious reason.

    Is there a tweak for that?

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    No there isn't. Since you have to physically turn the device around in order to hold it a different way, what's the problem letting the iPad change the orientation itself? Are you sure you don't have orientation lock set on by accident? Or of not, maybe you would be better setting the side switch up to control the orientation lock. Personally, that's how I manage orientation. Have a look at this link - iPad: Understanding the side switch
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    Pretty much this. For apps like Youtube and Netflix, they support both landscape and portrait and take no favors regardless of device.
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    I don't like leaving orientation unlocked because I use the iPad in bed and turning on my side causes it to flip when I don't want it to.
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    Understood. I've keep my side switch set for orientation/rotation lock for the same reason. I sometimes like to read in bed, and don't want it to flip. I'll occasionally use it to lock an art/drawing app so that it won't flip around. That way I can turn the iPad for the most comfortable drawing position.

    If there is an app by app orientation lock, it doesn't look like anyone here knows about it; which means it probably doesn't' exist.

    If your side switch isn't set to rotation lock, follow the link that f478oy provided and make the switch. It's not that hard to use the switch to lock the iPad as needed, and more versatile, since you don't have to go digging for a setting if/when you change your mind.

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