How To Lock Your iPod Screen

Even though this isn’t an Apple blog, I am adding bits about the iPod as I learn to use it, like how to stop the screen from rotating.

I’m sure most people know full well how to do this but I am a Techie Beginner myself when it comes to Apple, and I know I can’t be the only one! (Right? Right? Someone tell me I’m not the only one!)

As usual I scoured the web, albeit briefly, to figure out how to stop the screen from rotating. This is particularly annoying when trying to lay down with your iPod, or iPhone – whatever you are using.

Also as usual, I ran across some VERY complicated instructions – something to do with the home screen button and having it upside down, then turning it sideways… I don’t know. Made no sense AND is thankfully unnecessary.

I’m on the iPod Touch 4th Gen, iOS 5.1.1 but I assume it would be this way across the iPad and iPhone. I can’t confirm that though. (Anyone else know?)

To Lock Your Screen (Stop Screen Rotation):

  1. Double-click the Home Screen button.
  2. Swipe to the right in the toolbar until you see media player controls.
  3. Look for the circular arrow icon on the far left and press it to lock the screen orientation.

SO EASY!! I was happy to find that. Definitely easier than the other method (frankly I still haven’t figured that one out).

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