Odd icon has appeared on my iPad screen

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  1. MoneyGuy

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    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.
     
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    It means that your screen orientation is locked.
    To change it, double press the Home button, slide to the right to reveal this:


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    Tap the arrow with the lock at the left.


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    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.
     
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    Thanks, guys. You're wonderful.
     
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    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. ;)
     
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