iPhone If I make the hold switch a rotation lock, how do I mute the phone?

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  1. wildonrio macrumors 6502

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    I switched my hold switch so it is a rotation lock. Now I'm going to meetings and I want to be able to semi-quickly mute my phone. How?

    I noticed they remove the rotation lock button in control center when you use the hold switch rotation lock. They should instead add a "Mute All" switch to control center where the Rotation Lock switch was.
     
  2. !!! macrumors 6502

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    When they removed the mute/rotation lock switch from the iPad Air 2, the control center had the "Mute All" buttom
     
  3. wildonrio thread starter macrumors 6502

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    Ah I bet they do that for the iPhone too; they just haven't made the icon yet it seems.
     
  4. cambookpro macrumors 603

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    Does the iPhone let you lock the rotation in landscape now you can use the switch, or is it still limited to portrait? I still find it silly that they limit landscape orientation locking to iPad.
     
  5. wildonrio thread starter macrumors 6502

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    Still just portrait lock.
     
  6. cambookpro macrumors 603

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    That's a bit disappointing. I wonder what their rationale is behind that decision.
     
  7. Shirasaki macrumors 603

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    Simply because currently too many apps are suitable for running in portrait mode.
    After iPhone 6 Plus, after two or three generations of iPhone with the same or similar size of screen than iPhone 6 Plus, you can expect more apps running in landscape mode as well.
     
  8. chrf097 macrumors 68040

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    Most likely because there's not that many landscape apps on iPhone.

    Also, this is just a personal preference, but I think using the 5/5C and 6 in landscape mode is a pain (since they're so 16:9-ish) Though on the 4S and 6+ it's more enjoyable.
     
  9. Shirasaki macrumors 603

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    But 1920*1080 is also a 16:9 resolution, right?
    Why you say it is more enjoyable?
     
  10. richwoodrocket macrumors 68020

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    I would much rather prefer a 16:9 resolution over a 3:2 on the 4s. 16:9 is far more common. No more letterboxing of videos..
     
  11. cambookpro macrumors 603

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    Maybe because the screen is much bigger, so it's wide enough even at 16:9? Just guessing.

    I found using the 5 in landscape mode a bit tricky as the screen was so thin width-ways, but I love using landscape on my 6 Plus.
     
  12. chrf097 macrumors 68040

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    The 5/C and 6 literally feel like I'm holding an elongated bar. At least on the 6+ the screen is big enough that it doesn't feel that way.

    It's not the resolution, it's the physical dimensions of the device.
     
  13. Shirasaki macrumors 603

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    Ah, clear.
    That is. Although, uh, in my view, physical size is not a serious issue for me, except it is so horrible.
     

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