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What do you use your Side Switch for?

Discussion in 'Apple iPad Polls' started by goofy8275, Feb 21, 2013.

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What do you use your Side Switch for?

  1. Sound mute

    13 vote(s)
    39.4%
  2. Screen rotation lock

    19 vote(s)
    57.6%
  3. I switch between the two

    1 vote(s)
    3.0%
  1. goofy8275
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    What do you use your iPad's side switch for: mute device or screen rotation lock, or do you switch between the two?

    I use mine for rotation lock, I just use that operation more than mute (or rather, un-mute).
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    Now that I think about I never use my side button. I have a magnetic case that turns the iPad on/off when open/closed.
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    I use both the mute and lock rotation, but to be honest...I think I do the 4-finger swipe and use the volume control panel for all those needs. I hope that I answered the question correctly!
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    I use NCSettings(Cydia) for rotation lock and the switch for mute
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    I hardly use the side switch. But if I do so, then for muting my iPad
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    I use it for mute simply because I mute my iPad more than I lock the orientation.
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    Rotation lock for when I'm reading in bed. Not amusing when I slightly tilt my ebook and it changes to portrait. I do read portrait as well though.
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    Me too. I lock the rotation whenever I'm laying down with the iPad.
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    Rotation lock. I hardly ever mute my iPad. If I need to I just press and hold the low volume button.

    Sent from my Black iPad Mini 16gb using iPF
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    Mainly rotation lock, for switching between asphalt 7 n ibooks
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    When I am reading, ( iPF, kindle, nook, PDFs, etc. even http ) I want it to stay in portrait mode. Switch needed for that. I forgot the other items it can switch, I Gus's I don't miss them.

    Sent from my iPad using iPF, still lots room left in 64GB
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    I have never used it since I bought it...
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    Rotation lock.

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    I have no clue as to what or where the side switch is. From your posts, it must be a lock of some kind?
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    There's a switch by the volume buttons. It can be changed in settings to be used as a rotation lock or a mute switch. If you have an iPhone it's the same thing as the mute switch on the phone.


    Sent from my iPad using Tapatalk
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    The side switch is the little switch on the upper right side of the device. It can be used as lock rotation or mute.
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    I must admit I don't use it : (
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    I use mine to lock orientation. Nothing annoys me more than to have the screen shift while I'm reading.
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    Orientation lock.

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    I use rotation lock. Because I need fast access to it to change the orientation depending on what app I am using.

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