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    Default How do I disable auto rotation?

    Is it possible to disable Auto rotation?
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    Yes. Double click your home button then swipe left. You'll see a box with a half circle and lock-click that to turn auto rotation on or off.
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    Thank you very much.
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    Quote Originally Posted by lornaevo View Post
    Thank you very much.
    Your very welcome !!
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    This doesn't work for me. If I double click (and get to the app switcher) and swipe I get all my recently used apps swiping left and the music controls if I swipe right. Any suggestions?
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    Quote Originally Posted by ransonju View Post
    This doesn't work for me. If I double click (and get to the app switcher) and swipe I get all my recently used apps swiping left and the music controls if I swipe right. Any suggestions?
    When you swipe left and you see the music controls. The semi circle icon all the way to the left is to disable rotation.
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    On my iPhone, the icon is actually an arrow, curled to nearly a full circle within a typical square box - all gray colors.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Arelunde View Post
    On my iPhone, the icon is actually an arrow, curled to nearly a full circle within a typical square box - all gray colors.
    That's what I meant.
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    Default Re: How do I disable auto rotation?

    Thanks for this, I am a new iPad user and rotate wasn't always practical when reading lying down! This helped!
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    Default How do I disable auto rotation?

    On the iPad you can choose whether the switch near the volume buttons is a mute button or a rotation lock. I think this is in the General section of Settings.
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    Default Re: How do I disable auto rotation?

    can this disable autorotate for apps that don't have an autorotate setting?
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    Default How do I disable auto rotation?

    Yes. It's device wide not app specific.
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    Default Re: How do I disable auto rotation?

    on ipad 3 there is a special button for that, it's located above the volume buttons on the upper right side of the ipad. it lock and unlock the auto rotation.
    and on iphone 4 & 4s u have to click the home button twice then go left till u find on the very left side a touch button to lock and unlock the auto screen rotation.
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    Default Re: How do I disable auto rotation?

    I know how we used to disable auto rotation but double clicking home does something different now.
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    Default Re: How do I disable auto rotation?

    Quote Originally Posted by Ed Stoughton View Post
    I know how we used to disable auto rotation but double clicking home does something different now.
    Double clicking the Home button performs the same function.

    To close running apps:

    1. Double tap the home button.
    2. Grab the card that represents the app.
    3. Slide/flick it upwards.

    Note: you can now close the "active" app, as well as others in the list.
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