1. Due to the recent site upgrade, the iPadForums (iPF) App will no longer work. The new iPadForums.net website has been designed from the ground up to work perfectly from any mobile, tablet, or desktop computer using the built in internet browser. Create a shortcut to iPadForums.net on your home screen by following these steps: Create an icon for iPadForums.net

Odd icon has appeared on my iPad screen

Discussion in 'iPad Help' started by MoneyGuy, May 26, 2013.

  1. MoneyGuy
    Offline

    MoneyGuy iPad Fan

    Joined:
    Mar 10, 2011
    Messages:
    159
    Thanks Received:
    2
    Trophy Points:
    18
    Location:
    Edmonton
    Ratings:
    +2 / 0
    I'm seeing an icon in the top right of my iPad screen beside the power status. It's a tiny lock with an arrow around it. What is this and how do I get rid of it? I don't know how it got there.
  2. J. A.
    Offline

    J. A. iPad Legend

    Joined:
    Nov 11, 2012
    Messages:
    10,430
    Thanks Received:
    2,571
    Trophy Points:
    113
    Location:
    Apetlon, Austria
    Ratings:
    +2,855 / 1
    It means that your screen orientation is locked.
    To change it, double press the Home button, slide to the right to reveal this:


    image-2022471227.jpg
    Tap the arrow with the lock at the left.


    image-3996006544.jpg
    Last edited: May 26, 2013
    • Like Like x 1
  3. KevinJS
    Offline

    KevinJS Super Moderator Staff Member

    Joined:
    Aug 6, 2011
    Messages:
    10,200
    Thanks Received:
    730
    Trophy Points:
    113
    Location:
    Edmonton AB Canada
    Ratings:
    +808 / 0
    It's your orientation lock. Check the side switch and see if you can see an orange dot. If so, slide the switch to unlock.
    • Like Like x 1
  4. MoneyGuy
    Offline

    MoneyGuy iPad Fan

    Joined:
    Mar 10, 2011
    Messages:
    159
    Thanks Received:
    2
    Trophy Points:
    18
    Location:
    Edmonton
    Ratings:
    +2 / 0
    Thanks, guys. You're wonderful.
    • Like Like x 1
  5. twerppoet
    Online

    twerppoet iPad Legend

    Joined:
    Jan 8, 2011
    Messages:
    15,980
    Thanks Received:
    1,843
    Trophy Points:
    113
    Location:
    Walla Walla, WA
    Ratings:
    +1,985 / 1
    The difference between these two perfectly correct sets of instructions lies in the the mystery of Settings > General > Use Side Switch to:

    Whatever the side switch is set to, the opposite will show up in the multitask bar's controls.

    Kibitzing, just because I can. ;)
    • Like Like x 1

Share This Page

Search tags for this page
an icon appeared on my ipad
,
an unfamiliar icon has appeared on my ipad
,
flower icon appeared on ipad
,
icon appeared on ipad home screen
,
icon at top of screen
,
ipad has lock with arrow around it
,
ipad icon appeared
,
ipad icon dot with arrow around it
,
ipad+has+lock+with+arrow+around it
,

new icon has appeared on my ipad

,
odd icon on i pad
,
theres a lock icon at the top of ipad screen
,
tiny lock with arrow around it apple icon
,
what is the flower icon on my ipad