Mute switch not working

Discussion in 'iPad' started by FamiliaPhoto, Nov 23, 2010.

  1. FamiliaPhoto macrumors 6502a


    Jul 24, 2009
    Chicago, IL
    So I updated to 4.2 yesterday and was prepared to use the former lock orientation switch as mute. Problem is, it doesn't work, even with mute on I still get audio.

    Anyone else experience this?
  2. Don Kosak macrumors 6502a

    Don Kosak

    Mar 12, 2010
    Hilo, Hawaii
    The "mute" switch on iPad now works exactly like the mute switch on iPhone.

    It only silences Alerts and Notification noises. The Human Interface Guidelines say that Games should also obey the mute switch - but some don't.

    Music (iPod App), and Video will continue to play audio even if the mute switch is active. This let's you listen to music while playing a game for example. The justification is that muting silences "interrupting" noises, not "intentional" sound.

    Now all of the iDevices work the same way in regards to the operation of that switch.

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