For many users, the iPad lives up to its description as an ‘intimate’ device – getting used often when laying around on a couch and similar. There are a number of situations – not least when playing games – when you will not want the iPad to continue its normal habit of flipping screen orientations as you shift it around; when you’ll want it to just stay fixed in landscape or portrait mode.
Happily, this is easy to do on the iPad. Here’s how:
— Double-tap on the Home button to bring up the iPad’s Multitasking Bar. This will show you all your recently used apps.
— Swipe to the right in the bar, in order to show the items at the far left of the bar. You should see the built-in iPod’s app icon, controls for the iPod, a brightness control slider, and the Orientation Lock control at the far left of the bar.
— You simply tap on the Orientation Lock to toggle orientation locking on and off (in whichever mode it is currently in).
That’s it. Another very basic but very handy iPad tip – hopefully helpful for those of you who are new to the iPad.