iPad 2 won't switch orientation

Discussion in 'iPad' started by applefanboy4739, Aug 28, 2011.

  1. applefanboy4739 macrumors member

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    #1
    My lock isn't on, but my iPad won't switch orientation. If I turn it off and flip it around, it'll be in the orientation I want it, but I can't turn it. Any idea what's wrong?
     
  2. MacDawg macrumors Core

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    Have you tried resetting it by holding the Home and Power buttons down?
    That usually fixes any little quirky things I might have going on
     
  3. seajay96 macrumors 6502

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    When you say that the lock isn't on, are you talking about the physical switch on the side? Check your settings to make sure that switch is set for rotation and not mute.
     
  4. thunderbunny macrumors 6502a

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    Set the preference to be rotation lock, flick them switch on then off again and then change the setting back to mute (assuming you want to use the switch for mute). When you swap between settings the orientation gets permanently locked to what it was.
     
  5. yeah macrumors 6502a

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    Here is a good tip:

    1) Double click the home button
    2) Swipe to the right
    3) Click the "lock" button

    HOPE THAT HELPS! ;)
     
  6. thunderbunny macrumors 6502a

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    That's for the iPhone, not iPad :confused:
     
  7. boy-better-know macrumors 65816

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    My ipad was doing this for a while straight after purchase. It happend quite a bit but after a few mins the orientation would start working properly again.
    Now it doesn't happen at all. Is it running the latest system software?
     
  8. jaseone macrumors 65816

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    #8
    Works for both
     
  9. thunderbunny macrumors 6502a

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    Actually it gives you the opposite to what your side switch is set to. I always have my side switch set to orientation so all I've seen in the multitasking bar is mute. iPhone is always orientation in the multitasking bar.
     

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