What is your iPad side switch setting?

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What is your iPad side switch setting?

  1. Rotate lock

    107 vote(s)
    71.3%
  2. Mute

    43 vote(s)
    28.7%
  1. miamialley macrumors 68030

    miamialley

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    #1
    What is your iPad side switch setting?

    Mine is rotate lock. The fact that you can mute the iPad by pressing volume down for one second makes it an easy choice for me. That was a nice feature that I use often (along with the rotate lock).
     
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  3. Blakjack macrumors 68000

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    I hardly ever lock my rotation, but I use mute all the time.
     
  4. CyBeRino macrumors 6502a

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    Rotation lock. I switched to the first beta of 4.1 that brought that feature back specifically for it. I hated having to go through the multitasking bar for that.
     
  5. ChristianJapan macrumors 601

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    of course rotation lock

    the buttons for volume are just some mm away ...
    The software solution for RL was just too complicated and far away. Good to have a choice like now ...
     
  6. CH34P3T macrumors regular

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    Rotation Lock. Always been used to it since the iPad 1 was released.
     
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  9. Dumbledorelives macrumors 6502

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    Rotation lock all the way. My iPad is pretty much always on silent, so I don't really need a switch for it.
     
  10. nwcs macrumors 65816

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    After they made the switch to make it mute instead of rotation lock I figured I'd just leave it be mute. Turns out I use it that way almost as much as I used the lock feature when it was the only choice.
     
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    Rotation lock. If i need to quick mute, just long press the volume down button. Problem solved ;)
     
  12. Maaz macrumors 6502a

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    Im surprised how many people actually use the button as mute.
     
  13. hoanganh macrumors member

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    i use the button to mute and for the lock, calling the task bar by multigesture is what i do! (each day, i lock and unlock for dozen times!)
     
  14. youngplaya0228 macrumors regular

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    Well it used to be mute, until I read this thread... Now it's rotation lock: can't believe I didn't think to just turn it down
     
  15. kaibex macrumors 6502

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    Hahahaha :D
     
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    #18
    There's a side switch?

    Seriously, to be honest I do not know what mine is set to. I never use it and never see it, so it's long forgotten.

    That said, given the two choices and reflecting upon how I've used the iPad since I got it, I would prefer the mute selection. (and if it were user programmable, I'd most certainly make it an on/off switch for wi-fi).

    Mike
     
  19. dazed macrumors 6502a

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    I use it for rotation, I dont mute that often and if i do then just holding the down volume for a second or so mutes it anyway.
     
  20. Sn0wball macrumors regular

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    Rotation lock, I use the feature when lying down. I usually lie on my side, and I always use the iPad in landscape mode, so having the ability to lock it in landscape rather than have it rotating 90° to portrait whenever I lie down is good.
     
  21. Sanveann macrumors 6502

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    Mute ... haven't really found that I have a need for rotation lock that often. (But I -often- have a need for mute, because if my kids hear me playing a game, I'm besieged by, "Mommy, I want to play a game on your iPad! Can I? Please can I? Please?")
     
  22. miamialley thread starter macrumors 68030

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    #23
    Me too. I thought there'd be much fewer.
     
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  24. spiderman0616 macrumors 68030

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    with the case I use, it's much easier to get to use the multitasking bar and swipe to the right to lock, rather than fish around for the mute switch
     

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