Why am I stuck on landscape mode on iPad?

(15 Posts)
Wineoclocksomewhere Sat 08-Mar-14 13:50:25

Only for mn chat...I am sorry if I am just being stupid but it's REALLY irritating me. Everything else I read is portrait.

Can anyone point me to the possibly bleeding obvious way to solve this?

Hawkmoth Sat 08-Mar-14 13:53:02

Double click, swipe all the way left, click on the round arrow.

Wineoclocksomewhere Sat 08-Mar-14 13:54:58

Double click what/where? Not the round refresh arrow?

EvilTwins Sat 08-Mar-14 13:54:58

Same. I thought it was just the way it was set up.

Anniecarrieson Sat 08-Mar-14 13:55:43

On home screen swipe up with one finger from bottom of page
Press the rotation lock symbol (padlock) to unlock
Swipe the menu back down
Turn the iPad and the screen should rotate
If you want to lock it into portrait repeat and re-lock the screen in the new position

Wineoclocksomewhere Sat 08-Mar-14 14:00:58

Annie I don't understand. Homescreen on mn? I know how to swap generally (ie on every other site) but not here. When I swipe up from bottom of screen I get the shortcut iPad commands but I don't think that is what you mean....or is it?

BertieBotts Sat 08-Mar-14 14:01:55

Are you on the app or the website?

Wineoclocksomewhere Sat 08-Mar-14 14:03:32

App. The website was too hard to read as tiny once the ad banners run out!

Anniecarrieson Sat 08-Mar-14 14:05:24

Sorry, I didn't realise you meant MN site specifically. My instructions were general for iPad.

Wineoclocksomewhere Sat 08-Mar-14 14:06:41

Ta for the attempt Annie - maybe the app is just designed like this as it's prob largely for phone not iPad? Bee then I think it's annoying mind you!

MirandaWest Sat 08-Mar-14 14:08:00

I think the app is landscape and you can't change it.

I use the mobile web site with my ipad and it's fine. I don't seem to get any adverts.

RustyBear Sat 08-Mar-14 14:11:55

Yes, the iPad app has always been landscape-only - one reason I hardly ever bother with it - I find the ordinary Safari ( the desktop, not the mobile version) much easier to use.

Wineoclocksomewhere Sat 08-Mar-14 14:12:31

Aha 'mobile website' - maybe that's what I need? I think I was on the desktop website, I will go again and see if I can spot a mobile website option? It's the set piece ads, the banner that runs down the right hand side - if reading a longer thread the banner runs out and the messages go left to right and if I am zoomed in I need to zoom out again but the writings too small....

angry Buggering old age/ rubbish eyes?!

Wineoclocksomewhere Sat 08-Mar-14 14:14:35

Gottit! It's still small....

<sighs and reaches for the glasses>

Ta all for advice!

MirandaWest Sat 08-Mar-14 14:14:43

If you are on the desktop version, scroll all the way down to the bottom and you can change to the mobile version

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