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#32088 - 12/13/14 07:44 AM iPad locked on mute
ryck Online


Registered: 08/04/09
Loc: Okanagan Valley
Somewhere along the line (I'm assuming the move from iOs 7 to iOS 8) my iPad has changed to mute. I noticed it a while back when incoming message weren't accompanied by an alert but I wasn't concerned, so didn't look into it.

However, this morning I had a different need and did check.

I went to Settings/General/Mute and found that the usual slide switch has been replaced with a check mark √, even though the heading says "Use side switch to: "

There is small lettering that says "Rotation lock is available in Control Centre." However, when I look in Control Centre, there is nothing about Rotation Lock.

Under the "Use side switch to: " heading there is also "Lock Rotation" and I can change between "Lock Rotation" or "Mute" by touching them, although I can't have both.

Why don't I have slide switches for "Lock Rotation" and "Mute" ?

How can I get my iPad un-muted without having the screen rotation locked?


Edited by ryck (12/13/14 07:45 AM)
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#32091 - 12/13/14 08:30 AM Re: iPad locked on mute [Re: ryck]
joemikeb Offline
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Registered: 08/04/09
Loc: Fort Worth, Texas
I am sure you know this but just to be on the safe side Control Center is reached by swiping from the bottom to the top of the screen. In Control Center the top row of icons from left to right are
  • Airline mode
  • WiFi
  • Bluetooth
  • Do not disturb
  • Rotation lock
If Rotation lock is lighted touch the icon to turn it off.

Any time I get weird or unexpected results the first line of trouble clearing is to reboot my iOS device by simultaneously pressing and holding the Application button and the Sleep Button until the iOS device reboots.
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#32095 - 12/13/14 11:01 AM Re: iPad locked on mute [Re: joemikeb]
ryck Online


Registered: 08/04/09
Loc: Okanagan Valley
My Control Centre is a bit different. I have:

• Airline mode
• WiFi
• Bluetooth
• Do not disturb
• This will be either "Rotation lock" or "Mute" depending on what is selected in Settings/General…

If Mute is selected in Settings/General, then the Control Centre icon will be Rotation Lock, and vice-versa, which means I cannot have both Unmuted and Unlocked Rotation.

And, of course, there is still the matter of the instruction in Settings/General to "Use Side (sic) Switch to: " but without providing Slide Switches.

I'll give the reboot a shot.

EDIT: Nope, reboot didn't do it. I can have "Mute and Free rotating screen" or "Unmute and Locked Screen" but not "Unmute and Free rotating screen".

EDIT AGAIN: Well, I found this link also referring to a Side Switch (where I had thought Side was a mis-spelling of Slide) and, after a bit of goofing around, have things working. The "Side switch" (on the "side" of the machine) was in the lock screen mode. Now that it's moved, I have everything.

Would it be better if I have a nap before logging in? tongue blush


Edited by ryck (12/13/14 01:14 PM)
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