Who wants their screen rotation button back?

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Do you want the Screen Orientation button back?

  1. Yes, bring it back!

    224 vote(s)
    74.9%
  2. No, I like the mute button.

    64 vote(s)
    21.4%
  3. I don't care either way

    7 vote(s)
    2.3%
  4. There was an orientation button??

    4 vote(s)
    1.3%
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  1. emseesee

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    It would be nice if I could ASSIGN the function of an external button to one of several pre-defined capabilities.

    Has anyone written a program to reverse this change?
    Or does that have to come from Apple in an update?

    Mike
     
  2. Superbike81

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    The only way to get the function back is to jailbreak your iPad.

    You can cross your fingers and hope Apple decides to change it back, but that might not happen. If you want something done NOW, jailbreak your iPad and download the app to change it back.
     
  3. emseesee

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    Ahhh, what a relief!
    I found a solution on apples website.

    It's not the same as a Hardware switch to prevent rotation of the screen.
    It's a software setting.
    Basically, you double click on the home button, it brings up the list of apps running.
    You slide those off to the right, and see a control panel.
    From left to right, there's a rotation lock toggle. There's a brightness control. Access to Reverse, Play, FForward, Volume, and Music Player.

    Link below
    visit: support.apple.com <slash> kb <slash> HT4085


    But yes, I still want the hardware switch to go back to being rotation lock and not mute.
    Mike
     
  4. emseesee

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    Is that grey skin? Or a leotard?
    Blonde hair, black beard... "Fear the Beard". :)
     
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    Oh, I thought you already knew about the software button.

    Yeah, that's how you lock the screen now, just a simple double click, swipe, and tap.
     
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    Thanks for the advice. I appreaciate your speedy reply.
    Jailbreaking my iPad sounds like a more involved process than I want to dig into.
    (I apologize for not checking apple support before posting the question... sorry. I'm a newbie. Please don't flog me.)
     
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    Thanks a ton. I wish all bullies came with an ignore button. :)
     
  8. iPadUser

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    I would rather have them bring back the Orientation lock button, because I hardly EVER find myself needing to mute anything. The lock button seemed more practical, they have buttons on the side which you can just lower and up the sound. I don't mind it though, since I hardly ever used the button anyways:D.
     
  9. SweetPoison

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    But it hasn't gone any where. It's actually closer to your hand now.;)
     
  10. DaveSt

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    Not for me. It was always up there in the left hand corner right where my left hand rested on my iPad. Now it is a double tap, swipe right, icon tap, single tap away. As soon as an untethered jailbreak is available it will be back there again where it belongs! :D
     
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