NoMute Makes the iPad Mute Switch an Orientation Lock Again

NoMute Makes the iPad Mute Switch an Orientation Lock Again

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boreddrummer - November 25, 2010 at 9:55am
I don\'t get all the rage over this hardware lock or mute. I back apples decision, the iPad isn\'t small like an iPhone, you have to actually turn it to change the screen orientation unlike the iPhone where a tilt can end up turning it, I haven\'t once changed orientation on the iPad by accident, and yet im quite often looking to quickly mute when I receive a phone call etc. I know u can hold the volume down button but that doesn\'t feel natural. And besides, it\'s completely logical to unify the controls across their product range to make it more intuitive and natural for the consumer. Don\'t understand all the fuss :/
sverrisson - November 25, 2010 at 11:51am
I use the rotation lock a lot because I mostly use the iPad for reading in bed. I had it running 4.2 but downgraded it back to iOS 3.7 just because of this MINOR change. For some users this makes a lot of difference. I don´t understand why Apple just didn´t put the option in settings so users can decide for them selves.
boreddrummer - November 25, 2010 at 3:25pm
well that\'s a good point, it should just be a setting, simple fix. I think once people are used to double home button tap etc then it\'ll become second nature though n won\'t be a problem, it\'s just the initial stage of changing the muscle memory from reaching for the lock/mute button i think
vlad - November 29, 2010 at 9:53am
try reading in bed, or walking around with it while having something open, its stupid that they changed it, they should have at least given us an alternative, or an option to choose what we want that button to do. unfortunately the nomute map crashed my ipad too... now I have to restore it...
boreddrummer - November 29, 2010 at 4:47pm
I do read/use it in bed and when I\'m walkin around, I don\'t have a problem with it rotating, maybe just me =/