Problems with iPad screen rotation are common and usually easy to troubleshoot. However, an advanced fix may be required to get the screen stuck and rotating correctly in portrait or landscape mode.

Follow the suggestions and solutions below to fix your iPad, iPad Air, or iPad Pro screen that won’t auto-rotate.

iPad screen won't rotate

1. Check screen orientation lock

First, check if rotation lock is enabled on your iPad. You, or someone else with access to your girlfriend’s iPad, may have accidentally turned on his iPad. This is a fairly common problem with iPhones, iPod touches and even his Android. If rotation lock is on, turn it off and rotate your iPad screen again.

To do this, swipe down from the top-right corner of your iPad’s screen to open Control Center. On Apple iPads running iOS 10 and earlier, swipe up from the bottom of the screen instead.if rotation lock If the button is active (a red lock icon on a white background), tap it to disable it.

Lock screen orientation in Control Center

2. Use the side switch to disable rotation lock

If you have a 4th generation iPad (2012) or an earlier model iPad, the rotation lock will appear as a physical side button/switch above the volume up and down buttons. If your iPad screen is not rotated, use it to disable orientation lock on your iOS device.

3. Turn the screen off and then on

If rotation lock is not the problem, you can try this simple fix: Start by turning off the iPad’s screen ( Up/Power button). Then hold the iPad in the position you want it rotated and turn it on.

No luck? Proceed to fix the rest.

4. Force quit the app

It’s rare for apps to bug and prevent the iPad screen from auto-rotating. To fix this, try force quitting the app. So swipe up from the bottom of the screen and hold your finger briefly to summon the App Switcher. Then drag the app card. safari— up and down the screen.

Safari Force Quit Gesture

If the iPad home screen then rotates normally, restart the app and see if the issue reappears.

5.Some apps don’t support rotation

By design, it’s rare to come across an app that doesn’t support screen rotation. This is true if the rest of the iPad rotates normally. You can’t do anything other than request the feature as a feature upgrade from the app developer.

6. Turn off and restart your iPad

The next fix involves restarting the iPad. To do this, setting app and tap Universal > shut down. next, Power Click the icon to shut down your device. After the screen goes dark, wait 30 seconds. next, Power Keep holding the button until the Apple logo appears.

Slide to turn off screen

7. Force restart iPad

If your iPad screen becomes unresponsive or stuck, you need to force it to restart. However, the procedure is different for models with and without a home button.

Force restart iPad with home button

1. Press and hold . House When Power button at the same time.

2. Continue holding both buttons until the screen goes dark and the Apple logo appears.

3. Release both buttons and wait for the screen to lock.

Force restart iPad without home button

1. Quickly press and release . volume up button.

2. Quickly press and release . volume down button.

3. immediately Power button.

4. Continue holding the button until the screen goes dark and the Apple logo appears.

3. Release the buttons and wait until the screen locks.

8. Updating system software

If the issue persists and your iPad screen freezes or gets stuck in portrait lock, or vice versa, we recommend updating your system software. This is the best way to resolve known technical issues with auto-rotation.

To do this, setting go to app Universal > software updates. Tap. download and install Install the latest iOS or iPadOS version on your iPad. Learn what to do if you’re having trouble updating your iPad.

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<h2>9. Update all apps</h2>
<p>Apart from the system software, we also recommend updating all apps on your iPad. To do this,<strong> app store</strong> Click icon to select <strong>update</strong>Then swipe down <strong>account</strong> Popup pane to scan and tap for new app updates <strong>Update all</strong>.</p>
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Update all button

10. Reset all settings to default

Corrupted system settings on your iPad can also be a factor, so the next fix will reset them to defaults. However, you’ll lose your saved Wi-Fi networks and privacy settings, so be prepared to spend time reconfiguring your iPad later.

To reset all settings on your iPad, setting go to app Universal > Transfer or Reset iPad > reset all settingsThen enter and tap the device passcode for your iPad. reset to confirm.

Reset confirmation prompt

Fixed iPad screen rotation issue

The above steps will help you re-rotate a stuck screen on your iPad. Don’t forget to commit easier fixes (checking rotation lock, turning screen off/on, restarting iPad, etc.) to memory in case you have the same problem later.

However, if none of the fixes work, or if your iPad screen is always stuck in landscape or portrait mode, the problem could be a malfunctioning gyroscope. Your best bet is to contact Apple Support and schedule a visit to his nearest Apple Store. But if you feel like it, you can do some additional troubleshooting yourself by factory resetting the device or reinstalling the firmware in his DFU mode via iTunes.

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