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Restore iPad Hardware Screen Rotation

Friday, March 30th, 2012 by | Filed Under: iOS

Sometimes a sequel turns out better (and answers more questions) that the first part of a series. Take this tip, for example. The other day I wrote a blurb on how to lock you iPad’s screen rotation – I also complained that the original hardware method no longer existed.

Well, I lied. With a simple trip to the settings panel of your iPad, you CAN restore the ability to lock your screen rotation with a flip of the side switch.

Just press theĀ Settings icon, and scroll down until you see this option.

Press to enable, and you’re all set.

Now instead of muting your iPad, the side switch locks your screen rotation!

I’ll keep my eyes open a little wider next time!


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5 Responses to “Restore iPad Hardware Screen Rotation”

  1. Dr. Mohsin Ali says:

    Thank you.iPad screen lock is really helpful. Please help me with the same in my XperiaS (SONY) phone & kindly oblige.

  2. Bob says:

    How do I sink my iPad with my wireless printer?

  3. Bob says:

    How do I copy/paste a photo or my signature to an on-line application, like applying on line for a visa? I have photo/signature
    In jpeg form now.

  4. ru says:

    I am totally confused! The title is, “Restore…Screen Rotation.” The text indicatates you are proving that, “…you CAN restore the ability to lock your screen roatation.” So what is it you are tryig to explain in this article; are you showing us how to RESTORE ROTATION or LOCK ROTATION?

  5. Richard says:

    When I saw this bulletin, I became very interested. Screen rotation bugs me constantly, however your advice does not work on my I-Pod..I don’t have that button. I have a model # MC544LL version 5.1.1 (9B206) please advise what I should do to stop this, if you can…Thanx. Richard from Vancouver.

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