Orientation Lock and Mute button side-switch toggle for iPad in iOS 4.3 beta
iOS 4.3 beta 1 includes a software option to toggle the functionality of the iPad side switch from either a Mute button or to serve as an Orientation lock.
The adjustable option is found under “Settings” > “General” where you will find “Use Side Switch to:” which can now be set to either “Lock Rotation” or “Mute.”
This should be good news to many iPad users. The iPad orientation lock has become a heated issue for many users when they discovered that the iOS 4.2 update changed the orientation lock to a mute button, without jailbreaking there was no way to change it back until now.
The public release of iOS 4.3 is expected to arrive in March.