Mute my iPad

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  1. superfish

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    I have an iPad pro 10.5 and I use it sometimes to watch TV. As I do on my TV I would like to mute the sound during commercials. The best solution that I have found is using an external speaker and switching it off and on but that is awkward and I don't always have a speaker handy. Anyone have a better solution?
     
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    If you swipe down from the top right corner you’ll get the control center. You can turn the volume up/down from there with a quick swipe. It doesn’t take much more effort than a switch on a speaker.
     
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    Unfortunately, that's the best solution for an iPad Pro, since we lost the mute switch of earlier iPad models. Apple could have added a one-touch mute button to the Control Center, as they did for Camera, Flashlight, and other features, but they didn't.
     
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    Thanks for your thoughts. I was expecting that to be the answer but, hope springs eternal. Unfortunately when I bring up the control panel that stops the stream. I'm using the NBC app that brings up the local affiliate.

    Thanks,
    Bob
     
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    Well, you can also hold down the down button. This will mute the iPad quickly; but turning the volume back up is slower.

    I tested the control center using Netflix without problems, so not all apps stop the video when the control center is activated.
     
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    I tried the DISH TV app and the stream stopped with that one too.
    But I found a reasonable work around, I have a FINTIE keyboard that came with a case that I used for a while. It has mute key. It lives on my desk so it's convenient enough.

    Thank-you again for your help and suggestions.
    Bob
     
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    Glad you found something that works for you.
     

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