How to Lock the Screen Rotation on an iPad

  Matt Cone       January 15, 2021      Tutorials iPad


By default, your iPad will switch around the screen rotation to adjust to whatever orientation you’re holding the iPad. You can disable this feature to temporarily lock the screen rotation on your iPad. That way, the screen won’t rotate when you adjust the iPad.

Here’s how to lock the screen rotation on an iPad:

  1. Adjust the iPad so the screen rotation is the way you want it.

  2. Placing your finger on the top-right corner of the screen, pull down, as shown below.

    Activating the screen rotation lock on an iPad

  3. Tap the screen rotation lock icon, as shown below.

    Activating the screen rotation lock on an iPad

You’ve successfully locked the screen rotation on your iPad. Now you can turn the iPad in any orientation and the screen won’t rotate. To disable the screen rotation lock, simply tap the screen rotation lock icon again.

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