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Newcomer With Question About Screen Rotation

Discussion in 'New Member Introductions - Site Assistance' started by LGoulder, Mar 22, 2013.

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    I've had my I Pad a year and just discovered that my Home Screen is supposed to rotate, but it doesn't. Yes, I have my settings button on mute and my multi tasking symbol at the bottom is on unlocked, but my screen doesn't rotate on anything and never has. Any suggestions?
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    On the upper right side of the iPad that's held in portrait mode (with the Home button at the bottom), you should find a rocker switch. Move it to the opposite position from where it is now. That should turn off the rotation lock.

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    Go to settings app, then general. Down toward the bottom you can select function of the side switch from mute to rotate screen. Select the latter.
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    I've done both of those but I still don't get rotation. My son things I have a hardware problem. We tested this by downloading a "bubble
    level" type app and it won't work either.
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    Have you tried double clicking the home button to reveal the task bar.....then scroll all the way to the left where there should be a curved arrow, if it has a padlock in it then touch it to remove the padlock, if it doesn't have a padlock in it then tap it twice to show, then remove the padlock, then hit the home button and see if it now rotates?

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    Yes I've set the unlock on the side AND at the bottom but it still doesn't rotate.

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