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Landscape Orientation.

When the iOS Device is held with the long sides horizontal on the top and bottom, and the home screen button on the left or right side, it is held in Landscape Orientation, because it mimics the way an artist orients a canvas to paint a landscape. For most of the VoiceOverEasy.net lessons it will be easier to hold the iOS Device in Portrait orientation, which means the long sides are vertical and the Home Screen button is on the bottom.

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Portrait Orientation.

When the iOS Device is held with the long sides vertically on the right and left, and the round button centered beneath the screen, it is in Portrait Orientation. This is named for the way an artist orients a canvas when painting a portrait. The long sides are vertical and the shorter sides are horizontal.

The Lock Orientation Setting.

NOTE: You can use the method below to lock your iOS Device in Portrait orientation, however, this can affect the way certain apps function. For example, you can switch an iPhone from the Day TimeView to the Week TimeView by rotating your device to Landscape Orientation. You will lose the ability to see the week TimeView if you lock your orientation to Portrait. On an iPad you will lose the ability for the Mail app to enter split screen mode.

  1. Tap any Icon in the Status Bar.
  2. Use the Previous Screen gesture to bring up the Control Center.
  3. Explore the screen or use the Next and Previous Item gestures to find the "Lock Orientation" toggle button.
  4. Activate the button to toggle the setting on and off.
  5. Press the Home button to close the Control Center and return to the screen you were previously on.

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