7 Replies Latest reply: Apr 23, 2013 1:51 PM by Opinion02122
Opinion02122 Level 1 Level 1

The rotation lock turn itself on, somehow and I was told to go in an switch the side switch to the mute.  Then I couldn't hear the videos on WCVB Boston.  I don't want either one on.  How do I turn the switch key off


iPad 2, iOS 4.3.3
Solved by jpozuk on Apr 22, 2013 5:50 PM Solved

May be missing something here, but just leave switch towards right, no orange dot?

  • Skydiver119 Level 7 Level 7
    expertise.ipad
    iPad

    It's one or the other. You can't totally disable it

  • Demo Level 10 Level 10
    expertise.ipad
    iPad

    What you mean is you want the screen to be able to rotate and you want to have all sounds as well. I think that maybe you don't understand how this works.

     

    System sounds can be muted and controlled two different ways. The screen lock rotation can be controlled in the same manner as well.

     

    Settings>General>Use Side Switch to: Mute System sounds. If this option is selected, the switch on the side of the iPad above the volume rocker will mute system sounds.

    If you choose Lock Screen Rotation, then the switch locks the screen. If the screen is locked, you will see a lock icon in the upper right corner next to the battery indicator gauge.

     

    If you have the side switch set to lock screen rotation then the system sound control is in the task bar. Double tap the home button and in the task bar at the bottom, swipe all the way to the right. The speaker icon is all the way to the left. Tap on it and system sounds will return.

     

    If you have the side switch set to mute system sounds, then the screen lock rotation can be accessed via the task bar in the same manner as described above.

     

    This support article from Apple explains how the side switch works.

    http://support.apple.com/kb/HT4085

  • jpozuk Level 1 Level 1

    May be missing something here, but just leave switch towards right, no orange dot?

  • Demo Level 10 Level 10
    expertise.ipad
    iPad

    I think that he must have the side switch set to mute system sounds when he states this ....

     

    "somehow and I was told to go in an switch the side switch to the mute.  Then I couldn't hear the videos on WCVB Boston"

     

    He moved the side switch and then the system sounds were muted. So you are correct, that will get him the sound back. He needs to access the software switch in the task bar in order to unlock rotation now.

     

    At least that's how I read his post. I certainly could be wrong.

  • Opinion02122 Level 1 Level 1

    Thank you!  The only think I found before was to go through the settings which doesn't give the option to turn it off.  And I kept thinking people were somehow referring to the volume key.  Didn't even realize there was the other button there!  Color me stupid,  AND very grateful.

  • jpozuk Level 1 Level 1

    No problem, glad to help.  Apple worked very hard to make their API as convoluted as possible.

  • Opinion02122 Level 1 Level 1

    Thank God for this forum, and people like you!