How to enable automatic rotation on iPad

How to flip the screen on iPad 2?

The solution to the problem with the rotation function in this case is to restart the tablet. To do this, press and hold the power button on your iPad until the “Turn Off” button appears on the display. Then turn the Apple tablet off and on. You can also reflash the device.

At the very bottom on the left will be the “Lock Auto Rotate” icon. Rotate the screen to the orientation you want to leave it in, press the aforementioned button. The option is configured in the Settings app. Go to the General menu, then select the “Sidebar switch” item.

On Android it is the easiest to turn on/off. Nevertheless, users of these devices complain that the screen rotation does not work. The thing is, some apps, when launched, can change this option themselves. When you exit such an application, it does not return to the previous state by itself.

To enable or disable display rotation on the tablet, you need to call the taskbar with a top swipe. In “bare” androids (without the wizard) you need to go to the far left screen of the panel, where the power button is.

How to enable or disable auto-rotate on iPhone

As with any other smartphone, the iPhone has a feature to automatically rotate the screen when you rotate the device. This function allows to quickly switch from portrait to landscape orientation and back.

In most cases this is very convenient, but sometimes the change of orientation is undesirable. For such cases, there is a special function that allows you to enable or disable auto-rotation. In this material, we will explain how to use this feature on iPhone 4,4s, 5, 5s, 5c, 6, 6s, and 7.

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By default, auto-rotate is enabled on the iPhone and when you tilt the device 90 degrees to the side, the screen should automatically rotate in the right direction. But you can change this behavior of the iPhone at any time.

If you are using an iPhone with iOS version 4.0 or later.0 to 6.0 version, you need to double-click on the “Home” button. After that, the multitasking bar will appear at the bottom of the screen. You should swipe to the right until you see a button with a round arrow which rotates the screen. With this button you can easily enable or disable auto-rotate.

The button to enable and disable auto-rotate in iOS 4.0 to 6.0

If you have an iPhone with a more modern version of iOS, you will need to swipe from the bottom of the screen. As a result you will see the so-called “Control Panel” where all the basic settings and functions of the iPhone are concentrated. At the top of the “Control Panel” will be a row of buttons. This row should have a button with a padlock and a round arrow that is used to turn the screen on or off. If the button is red. auto-rotate is disabled, if the button is gray. auto-rotate is enabled.

It should be noted that there is a function in the iPhone settings, in the “Basic” section, which changes the logic of the switch on the side of the device (by default, this switch is responsible for turning on and off the sound). With this function you can set the switch to “Orientation Lock”.

If the switch works in “Orientation Lock” mode, you cannot enable or disable auto-rotate via “Control Point”. In this case you need to control autorotate using the switch.

Also autorotate screen may not work on the iPhone desktop (on the so-called SpringBoard). If you have autorotate working in apps, but not on the iPhone’s desktop, then most likely the problem is in the enlarged display scale of the icons. To fix this. Go to “Settings. Display and Brightness. View” and select the default display (without magnification).

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How to lock screen rotation on the iPad

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In this article, you will learn how to lock screen rotation on iPad (when you rotate the device). On most iPad models, the lock option needs to be selected in the Control Point, which opens at the bottom of the screen, and older iPad models have a switch that can be used to lock the orientation of the screen.

Make sure you’re on the home screen. To do this, press the “Home” button (the round button at the bottom of the iPad screen). This way you can rotate the iPad screen without worrying that the app settings will interfere with you.

  • There are two screen orientations: portrait (vertical) and landscape (horizontal).
  • Album orientation is good for watching videos in full-screen mode or typing, and portrait orientation is good for reading articles or browsing the Web.

Click the “Lock” icon. This icon is in the form of a black and white lock with a round arrow on the right side of the screen. If you press this icon, the lock will turn red, which means that the screen is locked (i.e. will not rotate).

How to make the screen rotate on iPad?

To turn autorotate on or off, follow these steps:

How to disable / enable screen rotation on iPhone

By default, screen rotation in iOS is enabled on all iPhones. The most trivial way to enable a lock to change the orientation is the option located in the Control Panel. Pressing it will always keep the screen in portrait orientation.

In the larger Plus versions of older iPhones, in addition to changing the orientation of the application screen there is also the ability to rotate the iOS desktop (this does not work in the Max-versions of the iPhone).

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What to do if the screen on iPad Air, iPad 2, iPad 3, iPad 4, iPad mini, iPad mini 2 and iPad mini 3 won’t rotate

The screen rotation lock on the above iPad can be locked in two places: using the switch on the side panel (above the volume buttons)

If the screen rotation lock is enabled using the switch on the side panel of the iPad, you can disable this option in the standard app Settings → Basic → Sidebar switch. To do this, select the “Mute” option. After that the switch on the sidebar will not lock (orientate) the screen rotation, but turn off the sound.

When the switch on the sidebar responsible for muting is selected, the orientation can only be locked in the Control Panel using the corresponding button:

To lock the screen in the current orientation, simply click on this icon.

If you see the mute icon instead of the screen rotation lock icon in the Control Panel, it means that the value of the switch on the sidebar is set to Lock orientation (the switch on the sidebar is responsible for locking (orienting) the screen rotation).

If you are still unable to remove the screen rotation lock after performing the above steps, try rebooting your iPad. To do this, press and hold the Power button until the slider Disable appears. After turning off iPad press and hold the Power button again until you see the Apple logo on the screen.

If rebooting still doesn’t work, then unfortunately you will need to take your iPad to an iPad repair center.