View Poll Results: Should the button on the iPad be mute or o-lock?
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Mute vs Orientation which side are you on?
Ok so I've heard about this issue over and over. The iPad's switch that was previously orientation lock is now the mute switch thank god. However there seems to be a few people saying they rather have it as an orientation lock. The problem is their reason for this is I rather have it lock my orientation because it's so easy to mute the iPad by holding the volume button down. Well I find that a very egocentric statement because you're assuming that your choice is the choice. So let's have a friendly poll to see what is the actual winning choice? So which do you rather that switch be? Mute button or orientation lock?
- 11-30-2010, 06:08 PM #2
I have to say that at first I would have been on team orientation lock switch, but after listening to the last tipb podcast, I have to agree, as a student, I keep going from place to place where sound would be nicer and sound needs to be off, and the mute toggle does come in handy cause I can garuntee myself that it is in fact muted while it's sitting in my bag, by simply reaching down and feeling that the mute switch is flipped over.
- 11-30-2010, 09:58 PM #3
- 11-30-2010, 10:05 PM #4
I think before 4.2.1. I would have gone either way though still rather the Mute switch. The problem is on my iPhone I got used to iOS double tapping for the app switcher, using multi-tasking and orientation lock. So I would get back on the iPad and tried to do those things and oh yeah it didn't have iOS 4. So now that it does I find it so much easier to consistently do the same things on each device. Sure the mute switch doesn't do all sounds now but apps will update. When iPhone 4 came out many apps didn't update to take advantage of save state, retina display, etc. But it was there for them to implement.
- 12-01-2010, 01:28 AM #6
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- 12-01-2010, 07:14 PM #8
When I updated to GM 4.2 I didn't like the new way for locking orientation. I find it harder and not convenient at all to double tap the home button and slide to the left. Switching the toggle on the right side is awesome. I will jailbreak my iPad again when the untethering one is released and install the tweak to get orientation back the way it was originally.
- 12-02-2010, 12:42 AM #9
- 12-02-2010, 08:47 AM #10
I am glad to see Mute is catching up LOL
- 12-02-2010, 09:19 AM #12
I don't really care, but I voted orientation cause that changing when I didn't ask it to p*sses me off more than volume. Wouldn't be so bad if we had gesture orientation control wile locked, like one or two finger circle, or two finger swipe in direction u want your display to be in.
- 12-02-2010, 11:54 AM #13
- 12-05-2010, 09:33 AM #14
I just got my iPad dec 3rd and installed the latest os before playing with it.
Not using it befor the update, I can say it's pretty stupid that the switch doesn't lock rotation.
I'm sure apple has a good reason for doing it.
Otherwise I'm really happy with my iPad
- 12-05-2010, 09:40 AM #15
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- 12-05-2010, 02:42 PM #17iPhone Newbie
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Mute switch. If you need pandora to be silent, it has a pause button for that. Apps that I want sound from, such as iPod, pandora, or slacker, I want that sound regardless of the mute switch settting. However, i don't want my email notification going off all the time at work.
- 12-05-2010, 02:59 PM #18
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- 12-15-2010, 12:53 AM #20