Mute Button Glued

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  1. macrumors regular

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    Hi All,

    I got bored of always switching the iphone 5 switch from mute to loud, so I decided to glue the switch into the 'mute' position.

    The problem is, I think I used too much superglue and the button wont move.

    Is there anyway to turn mute off within the phone?

    I'll be pretty angry at apple if you cant.
     
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    j.dstasio

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    Wait- You'll be pretty angry at apple if you cant?

    So, you glue your phone into the mute position & use to much glue. How is this Apple's wrong doing?

    wow.
     
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    r2shyyou

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    That's hilarious...

    [/Louis CK voice]

    And no, I don't think there's a way to toggle silent ON/OFF from within the phone.

    Your fault, not Apple's.
     
  4. thread starter macrumors regular

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    You should be able to toggle it on and off in the software, it's pretty stupid if they dont.

    Apple fail.

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    How the hell is it my fault?
     
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    [​IMG]
     
  6. macrumors member

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    Troll..... must be, can't be that stupid!
     
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    r2shyyou

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    Not "Apple fail." If you could toggle it ON/OFF from within the phone while also being able to do so by way of the switch on the side, there'd be no way to know if it was in silent or not without unlocking it or at least waking it.

    Because you glued the button down, not Apple.
     
  8. thread starter macrumors regular

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    Ok, just forget why it happened.

    Can you turn it off mute within the phone?
     
  9. macrumors 6502a

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    Serious question? You glued a physical switch. It's like glueing the ignition switch in a car, then complaining that it won't start.

    But thanks for the Monday laugh... too funny! :D
     
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    r2shyyou

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    No.
     
  11. thread starter macrumors regular

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    It's going back for a refund then.

    They really shouldn't send phones out if you can't do things without buttons

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    It's nothing like that at all, gluing a car would be stupid. The iPhone button was annoying the hell out of me, so I glued it. I'm sure loads of people have
     
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    r2shyyou

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    Well you're unlikely to get one (a refund) but please do keep us updated. I'm curious to know their reaction when they see your phone.

    Also, buttons are there to be used, not glued down.
     
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    Oh, they'll be giving me a refund, or showing me how to unmute it via the software.

    I know you'll think this is funny, but I'm really mad at apple for allowing the phone to be shipped like this.
     
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    r2shyyou

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    There's no "showing" you; it isn't possible.

    I'm genuinely curious, though: if you sold someone a car and they did happen to glue the ignition and then came back to you for a refund, would you give it to them?

    If your answer is no, then consider that Apple's answer as well.

    What may seem stupid to you may not seem so to someone else. And vice versa.
     
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    mikeydeezy

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    Enable "Assistive Touch" under General->Accessibility.
    Tap the circle. Hit Device. And then hit Unmute.


    Troll thread has a solution.
     
  16. macrumors regular

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    [​IMG]

    If the mute switch bothered you so much, why didn't you just ignored it like half the billions of people do out there on earth.
     
  17. macrumors 68020

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    is this serious? Is this real life?

    OP, in case you ARE serious and not just trolling -- NO there is NO WAY to turn mute off via the software. That would be redundant given that there is a physical button to do so.

    Now, before you keep trolling/whining, please, please tell us why the F^*K you GLUED the mute switch in the mute position? I can guarantee you NOBODY else (maybe from your genetic line, perhaps) has done so.

    Explain why you did this and I will tell you how to unmute it from within iOS.
     
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    r2shyyou

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    Damn, good to know. Thanks for sharing.

    Hope you're satisfied, ItsWelshy. I didn't mean to provide incorrect info so sorry about that.

    Carry on...
     
  19. macrumors 68020

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    I realized this after typing my tirade above... lol.

    That's why the last line in my post -- figured I could at least get some info as to why or what would be going through one's head to physically GLUE a button in a specific position.

    I hope this is real though and this guy just pwned himself by gluing the button and now Apple won't replace the device. lol lol
     
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    Interstella5555

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    Yeah, at the very least you'd be able to turn the volume all the way down and turn off alerts. But also agreed, there's a bridge somewhere looking for a troll and a village missing wise, contributing member of society.
     
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    chambone

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    Isn't that the idea of glueing stuff down? To make things not move anymore?

    If you want the switch to move, why would you use glue on it?
     
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