Mute or screen orientation?

Discussion in 'iPad' started by wesk702, Mar 12, 2011.

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What do you have your switch set to?

  1. Screen orientation lock

    101 vote(s)
    80.8%
  2. Mute

    20 vote(s)
    16.0%
  3. What?

    4 vote(s)
    3.2%
  1. wesk702 macrumors 68000

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    #1
    Thank God this is back. I got mine on screen orientation lock.
     
  2. Kadin macrumors 6502a

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    #2
    Damn thing should have never changed in the first place. +1 for orientation...
     
  3. SR71 macrumors 68000

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    Orientation for me to. The only reason why I'd want mute is if I had an iPhone so that I could quickly go from full volume to silent/vibrate, but since this is an iPad we're talking about, I'd go with orientation.
     
  4. stefc93 macrumors regular

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    I don't have an iPad (yet... ;) ) but I would prefer to set the toggle switch to the mute function. You can always lock the orientation by double clicking the home button and scrolling over to press the lock orientation icon.

    But then again, maybe I just prefer this cause this is how I do it with my iPhone. Either way, when I get an iPad, this is how I'll set it up.
     
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  6. Moyank24 macrumors 601

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    Definitely orientation. I missed it so, and it's good to have it back.
     
  7. defunkt macrumors newbie

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    Orientation Lock 100%...

    Using it as a mute imho is a waste since the volume buttons are right next to the switch, which means you can hold the volume down button for 1-2 sec to get it to mute

    Using it as a mute is redundant
     
  8. kramjam macrumors 6502

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    Muting in the multitask bar makes a lot more sense than the switch in my opinion, so awesome to have it back. Works great in bed when browsing and whatnot sideways
     
  9. afireintonto macrumors 6502a

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    I'm so thrilled that the rotation lock is back! It was such a pain in the ass to have to double click the home button every time I wanted to type something out.
    I like reading the Internet in portrait. Like a book. :)
     
  10. erratikmind macrumors 6502a

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    I chose the screen lock option. Muting is easily accomplished by holding the the volume button for a second.
     
  11. tomandshell macrumors regular

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    If I need to mute it really quickly (phone rings or wife is talking to you), it's nice to just flip that switch instead of holding down a button until it mutes. Then you flip it again and you're back at full volume instead of spending another couple of seconds pressing the button and raising it back up bit by bit. If I want to lock the orientation, I can always double tap the home button and do it that way. So far, I find myself adjusting the volume a lot more than trying to use the thing while lying on my side. So I have it set to mute.
     
  12. M87 macrumors 65816

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    The volume button already functions as a mute if you hold it down. No idea what apple was thinking when they changed it.
     
  13. anjinha macrumors 604

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    #13
    To mute notification sounds but not the volume when you're using FaceTime or watching a video/listening to music.
     
  14. Charlie Sheen macrumors 6502

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    orientation of course, the mute switch was just stupid. i have apple for taking away the switch but love them for giving it back
     
  15. sanford macrumors 65816

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    You can do that with an iPhone?!?! Holy crow! You can. Hey, thanks!

    Mute for me, too. My iPad is often somewhere in the bedroom; I like the quick flip-switch mute so wonky calendar alarms or push audio alerts or I didn't know were on or whatever don't wake me up at odd hours.
     
  16. BergerFan macrumors 68020

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    Orientation lock - all day.
    I'm sure Apple disabled it, just so they could give it back, as a 'feature', to flesh out the 4.3 additions. :rolleyes:
    In fact, listening to Scott Forstall talk about it in the iPad 2 keynote, effectively proves it.
     
  17. Charlie Sheen macrumors 6502

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    jep. next they will disable pinch to zoom and give it back in the next update.
     
  18. slicecom macrumors 68020

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    No. They disabled it because it was always designed to be a mute switch but they changed it to a rotation lock at the last minute as iOS 4 wasn't ready for release when the iPad came out. All early literature of the iPad showed the switch as mute, not rotation lock. I guess they underestimated how much people liked it.
     
  19. dmaul1114 macrumors 6502

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    Rotation lock for sure. I accidentally rotate far to easily when reading in portrait while laying down etc.

    I don't care about mute much since I mainly use it at home, and it's easy enough to turn the volume all the way down when on a plane etc. anyway.
     
  20. makefunnyfaces macrumors 6502a

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    Mute. I use my iPad both ways, so orientation is no big deal for me. Same on the iPhone.

    Mute's more important to me because I use it in a doctor's office, school, library, etc.
     
  21. Fubar1977 macrumors 6502a

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    #21
    This, exactly.

    WTF is the point in having, essentially, 2 mute buttons right next to each other.

    Orientation lock ftw.
     

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