iPad 2 - screen not rotating

Discussion in 'iPad Tips, Help and Troubleshooting' started by themyst, Mar 23, 2011.

  1. macrumors 6502

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    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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    Bluemeanie1976

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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.
     
  3. macrumors 6502a

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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.
     
  4. thread starter macrumors 6502

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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!
     
  5. macrumors newbie

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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.
     
  6. macrumors newbie

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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.
     
  7. macrumors 65816

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    We are currently on iOS 4.3.2.
     
  8. macrumors newbie

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    iPad2 Screen not Rotating

    Yup - us too. Same as above. I suppose we all await a bug fix...
     
  9. macrumors newbie

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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.
     
  10. macrumors 6502a

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    Congrats, you resurrected a dead thread in order to give the solution the OP said he already uses.
     
  11. macrumors newbie

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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.
     
  12. macrumors newbie

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    Remove the cover, restart. Everything fine.
     

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