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  1. #1

    Member Since
    Jan 02, 2013
    iPad Screen Won't Rotate In Mail
    -iPad 2-

    The screen rotating function is not locked, and therefore the screen will rotate automatically in all situations except for the one below.

    When I click on the "Mail," the screen is in vertical mode and will not change to horizontal mode. Did I change a setting without realizing it? Is this fixable? Or is this just some stupid thing Apple does thinking it's automatically better that way?

    Thanks for any help!

  2. #2

    chscag's Avatar
    Member Since
    Jan 23, 2008
    Keller, Texas
    Late 2013 27" iMac, 10.5" iPad Pro, iPhone 6s+, iPhone 7+, Numerous iPods, Sierra
    I'm not sure about Mail but there are some apps that will not work except in vertical or portrait mode. The magazine app reader is one such. I found that out the hard way trying to get it to read in Landscape. No go.

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    dtravis7's Avatar
    Member Since
    Jan 04, 2005
    Modesto, Ca.
    iMac 2010 27" QuadI7 OS10.12, iMac 2008 OSX10.11, MBP Late2011OS10.12 , iPad Pro 10.5", iPhone 3GS
    I just opened Mail on my 1st generation iPad with IOS 5.1.1 and mail rotates just fine. I checked the settings and so far have found nothing that would lock it in Portrait mode. If I do I will get back to you.

    I also just tried Mail on my iPhone 3GS with the latest version of IOS 6.1.2 and it rotates also.

  4. #4
    Rotation works fine for me -- all orientations.

    Try powering down your iPad (not putting it to sleep, actually turning it off) and then restart.

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