Lock the Screen Orientation on the iPad

Apr 4, 2010 - 7 Comments

lock screen orientation ipad You can lock the screen orientation on the iPad from rotating when the device is shifted by hitting the Screen Rotation Lock button on the side of the device, located above the volume controls.

This is a handy iPad feature and I wish something similar was available on the iPod Touch and iPhone, anytime I use the thing lying down it’s rotating all over the place making it practically inusable. Thankfully the iPad gets it right!

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  1. Ashit mehta says:

    The same facility is available to you in Iphone as well as the Itouch. Just tilt the screen and you will find a lock pictogram appearing in the bottom right side of the screen. Press it and your screen will lock.

    • Boukje says:

      Not on my iPhone 4. I tried it and lock pictograms appears!!!
      Also the camera thing to appear when you push twice on the home button does work on the phone ,but not on the iPad. When I push twice on the home button, I get the music pictograms from my iPod music!!

  2. Dixxy says:

    Don’t see it

  3. […] iPad orientation lock used to be controlled by a switch on the side of the device, since iOS 4.2 the orientation lock […]

  4. Owen says:

    When ever I switch the orientation lock button down it will mute and when I switch up it will unmute. No, I am not talking about the the volume control right under the orientation lock button. Please help!

  5. […] to either be a mute button like the iPhone and iPod touch, or to be an orientation lock, like the original iPad OS 4. stLight.options({ publisher:'fe5e0a84-1fac-40de-8014-9f89fc1cbe6a' […]

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