Join Garrick Chow for an in-depth discussion in this video Customizing the Lock Rotation/Mute switch, part of iPad Tips and Tricks.
- Up until recently, all iPad models…had a switch located above the volume buttons…on the right side of the device…that could be used as either a mute-switch…or to lock the orientation of the iPad's screen.…As of this recording, the current line…of iPad minis still have this switch,…but, starting with the iPad Air 2,…that switch has been removed…and Mute and Rotation Lock are…handled a little bit differently.…Let's start by looking at the way you…control these settings on devices…that still have the switch.…Here in my iPad mini I'll go into Settings,…General, and on all iPads with a side switch…you'll find the section here labeled…Use Side Switch To.…
And here you can choose either…Lock Rotation or Mute.…Personally, I prefer to leave Lock Rotation…selected here because, on iPads,…you can always instantly mute your volume…by pressing and holding the Volume Down button…on the side of the iPad.…Notice with Lock Rotation selected…I see the message that Mute Is Available in Control Center.…We access Control Center by swiping up…
- Using iPad-specific gestures
- Typing tips
- Syncing media and other files
- Wireless syncing
- Receiving and organizing email
- Chatting with Messages
- Installing apps
- Browsing the web
- Connecting to an external display
- Using productivity software
- Playing audio and video files
Skill Level Intermediate
1. Getting Started with the iPad
A tour around the iPad2m 35s
2. Typing on the iPad
3. Syncing Files
4. Setting Up and Using Email and Instant Messaging
5. Working with Apps
6. Web Browsing
7. The iPad for Work
8. Managing and Playing Audio, Video, and Other Media
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