Posted by Renee Schmidt

 

Our friends at Apple have considered everything; even a cleverly hidden way for you to Orientation Lock your iPad 2 / iPhone 4 screen.

When lying in bed with your iPad or iPhone, as you move around, the screen tends to move around with you. While the feature can be really functional at time, at other times it can be really inconvenient (like when you’re trying to read from your Borders eBook, for example). Unless you’ve read the manual, you probably don’t know what I’m about to share.

This post actually offers two tips and tricks in one… :)

Step 1: Double click on the home button and you will notice a Shortcut Menu appear at the bottom. Most people don’t know about this menu –it’s great for switching between applications without first going back to the home screen (Tip & Trick # 1)

Step 2: Swipe from left to right. You’ll notice an iPod menu appear on the right side. One the left side is an arrow key. Click it and you’ve locked the screen. You can lock in either landscape or portrait view. (Tip & Trick #2)

See Tip and Trick #30: Type in Multiple Languages

See Tip and Trick #29: Character Count Your Text Messages

See Tip and Trick #28: Accessing the Scientific Calculator

See Tip and Trick #27: Zooming on Google Maps

See Tip and Trick #26: Accessing “iPod” While Device is Locked

See Tip and Trick #25: Adding Accents While Typing

See Tip and Trick #24: Search Web/Wikipedia from Home Screen

See Tip and Trick #23: Quick Call Handling

See Tip and Trick #22: Email Web Pages

See Tip and Trick #21: Enabling “Caps Lock”

See Tip and Trick #20: Take Images Straight off Safari

See Tip and Trick #19: Setting the “Home Button” Double-Tap

See Tip and Trick #18: Invert Display Colors

See Tip and Trick #17: Turning Web Pages into Icons

See Tip and Trick #16: Refined Spotlight Search

See Tip and Trick #15: Ditch typing URL Extensions in Safari

See Tip and Trick #14: How to Sync Your Boomarks Using iTunes

See Tip and Trick #13: How to Use Enhanced Camera Functionalities

See Tip and Trick #12: Shut Down Running or Suspended Apps

See Tip and Trick #11: How to Create Folders

See Tip and Trick #10: How to Edit and Create Documents

See Tip and Trick #9: Set the Device to Self Destruct

See Tip and Trick #8: Choose an App for Opening an Attachment

See Tip and Trick #6: Forget a Wifi Network

See Tip and Trick #5: Change Your Email Signature

See Tip and Trick #4: Take a Screen Shot

See Tip and Trick #3: Download the PDF User’s Guide

See Tip and Trick #2: Check a URL Destination Before Opening It

See Tip and Trick #1: Save Battery Life with Data Push Frequency