4 Replies Latest reply: Apr 27, 2013 5:02 AM by JimHdk
Jodiemac Level 1 (0 points)

How can u have lock rotation off and mute feature off at the same time

iPad 2, iOS 6
  • JimHdk Level 7 (28,340 points)

    Both functions can be controlled independently. Read through this: http://support.apple.com/kb/ht4085

  • Demo Level 10 (88,906 points)

    Maybe this will help. The link at the bottom is the same one that was posted above.


    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.


  • Diavonex Level 9 (66,550 points)

    Control rotation and mute independently


    1. Settings>General>Set Side Swith To: Rotation Lock


    2. Use Side Switch to lock/unlock rotation


    3. Use Task Bar to control muting (double-click Home button and swipe Task Bar to the right; the muting icon is on the far left)

  • JimHdk Level 7 (28,340 points)

    The article http://support.apple.com/kb/ht4085 shows how to set the function of the side switch (rotation lock or mute) AND it also shows how to control the other function of these two (rotation lock or mute) the the side switch is not set to control.