Developers: any feedback on Mute/Orientation lock??

Discussion in 'iPad' started by Pinger, Nov 9, 2010.

  1. Pinger macrumors regular

    Oct 12, 2010
    I was wondering if the Developers here have been able to give input/feedback to Apple concerning the hardware orientation lock?? Honestly in my case after a week of using 4.2GM that switch has not been used once.. It was just a bad idea if you ask me..
    Perfect solution would be to add a settings within "Settings" to give the owner the option of choosing if they want to use this switch as a Mute or as a Hardware Orientation Lock..
  2. EssentialParado macrumors 65816

    Feb 17, 2005
    When I first installed the 4.2 beta 1, I didn't use the button either. But after getting used to it, i'm actually using it more often as a mute switch than I used the orientation lock.
  3. SteveKnobs macrumors 6502

    Jun 23, 2010
    Yea, because it's there. You were just fine with muting it the "old way" right?

    I rarely have any qualms with my apple gear, but this change is down right ridiculous.
  4. EssentialParado macrumors 65816

    Feb 17, 2005
    Muting the old method actually was inconvenient for several reasons: I couldn't mute unless I unlocked the iPad and relocked it, now I can; Muting by holding the volume down button would mean i'd need to frustratingly put the volume up again when I was done, but now it's either on or off; and previously, there was no way to mute emails and other kinds of notification while watching video, now I can.

    I admit, it's irritating having to get used to a different orientation locking control method, which also requires more steps too, but I need to mute far more often than I need to lock orientation—while that may not be true of everyone, i'm personally actually quite happy Apple made this change.
  5. maturola macrumors 68040


    Oct 29, 2007
    Atlanta, GA
    I agreed, I love the change.

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