Rotate the screen on your iPad

Learn how to rotate the screen on your iPad.

Rotate the screen on your iPad

  1. Make sure that Rotation Lock is off:
    • On an iPad with iOS 12 or later, or iPadOS, swipe down from the top-right corner of your screen to open Control Center. Then tap the Rotation Lock button  to make sure it's off.
    • On an iPad with iOS 11 or earlier, swipe up from the bottom edge of your screen to open Control Center. Then tap the Rotation Lock button  to make sure it's off.
  2. Turn your iPad sideways. If the screen still doesn't rotate, try a different app or website.

Learn more

If you don't see the Rotation Lock button , check to see if your iPad has a side switch. If you have an iPad with a side switch, you can set the side switch to work as a rotation lock or mute switch.

Go to Settings > General. Under Use Side Switch To, select the option that you want.

Still need help?

If the screen on your iPad still won't rotate, contact Apple support to set up service for your iPad.

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