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Setting Side Switch Functionality

When the original iPad came out, the side switch was an orientation lock. It was very useful for fixing the orientation while reading a book. But then Apple changed the functionality of the switch with a software update and turned it into a mute switch like the iPhone has. That made a lot of people unhappy. So starting with iOS 4.3 and after, you get to choose what you want the side button to do.

  1. Tap the Settings icon on the Home screen.

  2. Tap General.
  3. Choose Lock Rotation if you want your side switch to be an orientation lock switch.
  4. Choose Mute if you want the side switch to mute the volume on the speakers and earphones.
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