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Old Mar 24, 2011, 02:26 AM   #1
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iPad 2 - screen not rotating

Hey guys, just wondering if anyone encountered this issue and if there is a fix:

Occasionally, the screen refuses to rotate for no good reason; I have verified screen rotation is not locked through the software or switch, and the only fix is to reboot the iPad.

Is there a fix for this, or is it a known issue that will possibly be resolved in iOS 4.3.1?
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Old Mar 24, 2011, 06:46 AM   #2
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It does this very occasionally for me. I think it depends on the app, for me. However, getting the multitask bar up normally sorts it.
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Old Mar 24, 2011, 08:28 AM   #3
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This happened to me on the home screen last night. Never happened with my iPad 1. A quick power cycle fixed it.
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Old Mar 24, 2011, 09:55 PM   #4
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I'm starting to think this might be related to the bug where the gyroscope isn't being recognized on an iPad 2. I think 4.3.1 will fix this.... hopefully!
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Old Mar 24, 2011, 10:43 PM   #5
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Yeah...I was having the same problem but only in my email app. I just powered off then back on and it corrected the problem.
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Old Apr 21, 2011, 10:25 PM   #6
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My Dad is currently having this problem on his iPad 2 also. He usually has to reboot it to get the screen rotation working correctly again. I told him to call Apple support and see what they say.
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Old Apr 21, 2011, 11:02 PM   #7
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Is there a fix for this, or is it a known issue that will possibly be resolved in iOS 4.3.1?
We are currently on iOS 4.3.2.
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Old Apr 29, 2011, 05:00 PM   #8
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iPad2 Screen not Rotating

Yup - us too. Same as above. I suppose we all await a bug fix...
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Old Jul 8, 2011, 09:50 AM   #9
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Just Restart iPad

Restart the iPad 2: Press and hold down the sleep/wake on the front of the iPad 2 for few seconds until the red slider appears, slide this across to shut the iPad 2 down. Restart the iPad 2 by pressing the Sleep/wake button on the top until the Apple logo appears.
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Old Jul 8, 2011, 01:11 PM   #10
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the only fix is to reboot the iPad.
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Restart the iPad 2: Press and hold down the sleep/wake on the front of the iPad 2 for few seconds until the red slider appears, slide this across to shut the iPad 2 down. Restart the iPad 2 by pressing the Sleep/wake button on the top until the Apple logo appears.
Congrats, you resurrected a dead thread in order to give the solution the OP said he already uses.
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Old Sep 1, 2011, 04:19 AM   #11
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magnet cover is the reason

Due to the gravity sensor was interfered by the magnet cover. The cover is a stupid design by APPLE.
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Old Sep 1, 2011, 09:13 PM   #12
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Due to the gravity sensor was interfered by the magnet cover. The cover is a stupid design by APPLE.
Remove the cover, restart. Everything fine.
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