iPad Holding down volume buttons mutes

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  1. Grolubao macrumors 65816

    Grolubao

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    Hi guys,

    I just bought an iPad air and I've noticed that when I press and hold the volume down button the ipad instead of progressively turning down the volume, completely mutes the ipad and then I need to adjust using the volume up.

    Is there a way to turn the behavior like ios 6?
     
  2. C DM macrumors Westmere

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    Are you saying that simply pressing on the volume down button once (and letting go) goes all the way down to mute essentially? Or are you saying it happens if you press and hold the volume down button (which I believe has always been the case by design)?
     
  3. dictoresno macrumors 601

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    if you push the button and hold it, it starts going increment by increment but then jumps to mute. ios assumes if youre holding it that long, you want it silent. its always been this way i think, nothing new.
     
  4. Grolubao thread starter macrumors 65816

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    Yes, but this doesn't happen on my iPad 2 with ios6, it just incrementally goes down
     
  5. dictoresno macrumors 601

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    then it may be an ios 7 thing. and there is no way to change it for ios 6.
     
  6. LordQ macrumors 68040

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    Happens on my iPad 1 with iOS 5.1.1 as well, nothing iOS 7-related.
     
  7. antiprotest macrumors 65816

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    It has always been this way with the three iPads in my household on all iOS versions since iPad 1. I think that's why you can choose the "mute" button behavior and change it to lock screen rotation instead.
     
  8. benji888 macrumors 65816

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    what? no it doesn't.

    ipad 1...press and hold, after 2 secs (or something like that) it goes to mute. Normal behavior.

    The only options are to either go down to mute and work your way back up or press the button and let go each time until you get to the volume you want. Period. (I had iPad 1 until last month, so, I know what I am talking about. Same with my new iPad mini.)

    Sorry, but, I am not buying that it does not happen with your iPad 2. This is the way it is. Period.
     
  9. antiprotest macrumors 65816

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    Holding down volume buttons mutes


    Well I wouldn't know if he's lying but if it does, his iPad 2 is defective.
     
  10. C DM macrumors Westmere

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    Perhaps the behavior might be different on iPads depending on what the setting for the mute/rotation switch is set to.
     
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    Holding down volume buttons mutes

    You might be right. I faintly remember that this might have been the case before. That is, if you make the button a mute button instead of a lock rotation button then holding volume down would not jump to mute. But I just tried it again on the iPad mini iOS 7 and it jumps to mute no matter what I set that slide button for. Maybe that's what happened to OP. He assigned mute to the slide button before. I've always set it to lock rotation precisely because I could jump to mute with the volume down button. So if I'm getting this right they did change it in iOS 7.
     
  12. Grolubao thread starter macrumors 65816

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    Nop, same behavior irregardless. I've created a video showing it:

    http://youtu.be/Y02uiIzIhAI
     
  13. Xenc macrumors 6502a

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    That's weird, iPad usually mutes after holding the volume down button for a second. There are a few other posts on the forums about this but no solutions. I wonder if your old iPad has a dodgy volume button.
     
  14. hafr macrumors 68030

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    I've got the switch set to mute, and holding volume down mutes it (like a switch, not like a dial).

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    Could there be a difference between wifi and 3G versions? Or different countries? Mine is wifi, EU...
     

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