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  1. lallon

    lallon iPF Noob

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    Got my predecessor's IPad & love it. But it's now stuck and won't rotate. There's an icon by my battery usage that I've never seen before but looks like the rotation is locked. Can't figure out how to change it.
     
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    Two things to check:

    1 - there's a switch on the upper right side of the iPad (if you're holding it in the portrait position with the Home button on the bottom). Move the switch to the opposite position and see if that icon goes away and your iPad can now re-orientate.

    ...or...

    2 - Double press the Home button(or swipe up with 4 or 5 fingers if multi gestures are enabled) so that the screen rises and you see the multi-tasking bar. Swipe to the right so the controls come into view from the left side. The leftmost icon is either an orientation switch or a mute button, depending on your settings. Press it and watch to see what a tiny pop-up tells you what you've done.

    Both the side button and that icon can be controlled in your Settings app to be orientation lock or a mute button. You set one for one function, the other will have the opposite function. Go to your Settings app, and in General, You'll see a line titled "Use side switch to...". That's where you control the behavior.

    Probably a lot more info than you need, but I hope some of it helps you. Good luck.

    Marilyn
     
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    Hi and welcome to the Forum!

    The IPad Forum is a community of members from all walks of life and from all over the world coming together to share our experiences and to help each other learn about this wonderful piece of technology the Ipad. There is a wealth of information already here in the many threads we have so doing some searches will answer most of the questions you have. If then you cannot find the answer you are seeking then by all means post your question. There are many friendly and informed members here only too willing to help you.

    We also have our own App - It is a very simple app to navigate.
    http://itunes.apple.com/us/app/discussion-forum-for-ipad/id412896524?mt=8
    Reading the IPad manual is a great place to start so please download a copy of these.
    http://www.support.apple.com/manuals/ipad/
    A very informative thread from which you will learn many tips and shortcuts for the IPad.
    http://www.ipadforums.net/ipad-general-discussions/21590-tips-tricks-those-us-who-dont-know.html
    We have rules like any Community so please read these also
    http://www.ipadforums.net/forum-rul...um-rules-everybody-please-read.html#post14697

    Once again we welcome you here and are so pleased you have joined us!

    Sent from my iPad using iPF
     

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