Manual screen orientation

Discussion in 'iPad' started by eurobum, Mar 22, 2012.

  1. eurobum macrumors member

    Feb 4, 2012
    Is this possible? Is there a setting to enable manual orientation (landscape/vertical). Sometimes when you're laying down on a couch or something it changes orientation, when it's inconvenient.

    Maybe a third party app if it's not in standard settings.

    By the way, I won't have my iPad until tomorrow when it's released her in Denmark, so haven't fiddled around with settings yet.
  2. Stealthipad macrumors 68040


    Apr 30, 2010
    There is a slide switch on the edge of the device that will LOCK the screen to that existing orientation.

    If you Google the iPad 3 manual you will have a lot of good info to read till your new toy arrives tomorrow.

  3. Jaab8279 macrumors newbie

    Mar 16, 2012
    There is a lock button that you can set to lock screen orientation or mute the iPad. It's located next to the volume control:)
  4. eurobum thread starter macrumors member

    Feb 4, 2012
  5. FourOhFour macrumors member

    Jul 28, 2011
    I can't remember if that switch defaults to mute or rotation lock. You can pick which it does in settings and the other function will be available as a button in the app switcher, next to the media buttons.
  6. TWO2SEVEN macrumors 68040


    Jun 27, 2010
    Plano, TX
    It defaults to mute. You can change it in Settings>General

    You can also double tap the home button to bring up multitasking. Slide to the right. There is an orientation lock icon next to the iPod controls.

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