iPad About that missing mute switch...

Discussion in 'iPad' started by LastLine, Oct 22, 2014.

  1. LastLine macrumors 65816

    Aug 24, 2005
    Got my iPad Air 2 at my local KRCS today. Nice easy walk in and grab which given Meadowhall told me 'later this week' was a nice surprise.

    Anyway more to the point, I was pleasantly surprised to see that control centre has an extra toggle so you can have rotation lock and mute toggle on it at the same time.

    Nice touch apple.
  2. McFreggle macrumors 6502a


    Jul 18, 2001
    Dendermonde/Leuven, Belgium
  3. addictzz macrumors 6502

    Jun 11, 2012
    Are you saying we can lock rotation & mute using volume button at the same time?
  4. adamthomasjones macrumors newbie

    Oct 22, 2014
    You can do both through control centre at same time. Holding volume button down will mute.
  5. flur macrumors 68020


    Nov 12, 2012
    If you mute in the control center, when you un-mute does your volume go back to the previously set level?
  6. Donka macrumors 68030


    May 3, 2011
    Yes. If you mute by holding down the volume down button, it sets the volume to zero. You need to manually raise it back where you want. If you use the mute toggle in control centre, the volume position doesn't change, just that all sounds are muted until you toggle it off again and the last volume position is restored.
  7. flur macrumors 68020


    Nov 12, 2012
    Awesome. This is what I was hoping for.
  8. 12vElectronics macrumors 68040


    Jul 19, 2013
    I think the lack of a physical button will upset alot of people.
  9. macduke macrumors G4


    Jun 27, 2007
    Central U.S.
    I hardly use the switch on my old iPad, but I'm still glad to hear that it has both toggles in Control Center. Thanks for posting!
  10. Rogifan macrumors Core


    Nov 14, 2011
    Why, when you can just swipe up and change it in control center?
  11. Anonymous Freak macrumors 603

    Anonymous Freak

    Dec 12, 2002
    I use the switch as a rotation lock on my Air, and I use it reasonably frequently. I would miss having it, but it wouldn't be a huge loss.

    Of course, the Air 2 isn't enough of an upgrade over the Air for me to upgrade, either. Maybe the Air 3 or 4. (I upgraded to the Air from an original iPad.)
  12. Rogifan macrumors Core


    Nov 14, 2011
    Is it that difficult to swipe up for control center and use the toggle?
  13. MacintoshDan macrumors 6502

    Sep 24, 2013
    The only time I ever used the switch on my iPad 2 or iPad Air was when I was bored, so I can't say that I will really miss it.
  14. donnaw macrumors 65816

    Apr 19, 2011
    Austin TX
    I use my iPad exclusively in landscape so I alwasy used mine as a rotation lock. Personally I'm glad to see the physical button gone. It sticks out and if I hold my iPad with the home button on the left it hurst my hand.
  15. giggles macrumors 6502

    Dec 15, 2012
    The mute switch both on iphones and ipads is also a VISUAL confirmation that the device is in mute mode. At a glance, without turning on the screen. Hence the red dot.

    There's no software way to have that back.
  16. sportsfrk214 macrumors 6502a

    Sep 18, 2007
    Here's what it looks like for those interested

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  17. miamialley macrumors 68030


    Jul 28, 2008
    Irvine, California
    Wow, Apple is amazing.


    I've had that on my jailbroken iPad for 2 years I think.
  18. ipadlvr macrumors regular

    Oct 22, 2014
    No. People get used to something and they hate change. Maybe Apple will get rid of it completely on all their devices. No other phone has that.

    People will complain and eventually they'll get used to it.

    That switch can malfunction and start turning the vibrate on and off without you touching it. Its really annoying. Less buttons less things go bad.

    Get rid of the home button too. Put a sensor on the back for fingerprints. The apple logo can red your fingerprint.
  19. Andydigital macrumors regular


    Feb 9, 2013
    Setting the switch to rotation lock mode doesn't seem necessary anymore as the rotation sensing is a lot better with the iPad Air 2, it doesn't seem to rotate unintentionally when I'm lay in bed with the iPad above me when typing, it certainly did when I had my iPad 3.
  20. addictzz macrumors 6502

    Jun 11, 2012
    If this is true, then the missing mute switch can be forgiven a bit.

    But still, I use iPad in portrait mode a lot of times. Almost 90% of the time. and I hate to see the screen rotates when I am lying on my side holding my iPad.

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