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

wildonrio

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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.
 

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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
 
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wildonrio

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

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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.
 
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wildonrio

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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.
Still just portrait lock.
 
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Shirasaki

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

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

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But 1920*1080 is also a 16:9 resolution, right?
Why you say it is more enjoyable?
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.
 
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0000757

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

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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.
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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