Turn Off Screen Rotation in iPad – Screen Rotation Lock Switch

by abhishek bhatnagar on April 6, 2010

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iPad has just been launched and apple reported 300,000 iPad’s sold already in single day, this is really awesome number, as per the user reviews they are found it to be much faster than iPhone or nexus one.

Screen Rotation Locking in iPad is very simple as there is screen rotation lock toggle button which allows you to turn off and on the screen rotation.

This screen lock button is on the right top side of the iPad, just above the volume button.

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David November 15, 2010 at 9:12 am

That was excellent. Thanks ABHISHEK

Jhun mendoza November 25, 2010 at 12:27 pm

Why my ipad lock rotate? Please help me how to unlock the screen rotation.. Thank you!

Teck Sin Tan December 26, 2010 at 10:51 am

The supposedly “screen lock” button on my iPad that I purchased last week only mutes the volume. Are there different models?

Nina January 23, 2011 at 3:42 pm

I’m sending this from my ipad so i’m absolutely certain: with me, it is a mute switch… It still rotates afterwards.

CANYC February 27, 2011 at 3:45 am

This is completely incorrect. To Unlock the screen rotation push the “home” button quickly twice. Swipe left to right until the controls are shown and on the far left will be a virtual button to unlock rotation. This view also allows you to close any apps that are running but you are not using, therefore improving battery life. Just push on the app icon until it wiggles and then touch the small x on the upper corner to quit out of the app.

Pat March 17, 2011 at 1:16 am

Thank you, thank you. I thought that I was losing my mind when trying to use the switch which definitely did not control the lock!

becky April 29, 2011 at 9:11 am

i did what CANYC said, and it worked…but why is the button on the side just a mute button? Is there a way to make it a screen rotation lock/unlock button?

Bev April 30, 2011 at 8:28 pm

If you go to the Settings icon, under the “General” tab, you can set the button to either function for screen lock or muting.

Si13ntpaws May 17, 2011 at 12:11 pm

I have the same problem with my rotation lock, it used to lock the rotation but now only mutes it. You might have this same problem, most likely because u have the updated version of the iPad. You might be able to change the slide switch back to the rotation lock by going into general settings and switching it, however you might not be able to do this, as i cannot either. But worry not because all you have to do is what CANYC said.

Huntyyy July 28, 2011 at 10:21 pm

ThAnks canyc!!!

Sam August 2, 2011 at 10:43 am

CANYC, thank you very much ! You did great by helping us !!
Sam

Sally February 8, 2012 at 5:08 am

Thanks CANYC , tried what u suggested to unlock iPad and it worked straight away :)

Catherine August 26, 2012 at 3:07 pm

Thanks CANYC was doing my head in till I read your comment!!!

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