Developers Rejoice! How to detect the hardware state of the Mute Switch on the iPhone

Mute Switch

Up until now (as far as we know) there was no known way for an iPhone app to detect if the mute switch has been flipped on or off. This has been wanted by developers, so they can provide friendly little reminders to their app users to explain why the app isn’t working as expected – this switch is flipped!

We at InForce have figured out how, and we’re uploading the new version of Wookiee Translator (Update: Pulled on June 29th)to the App Store for review today, with mute switch detection.

To leave you hanging, I’m not going to say how – just yet. Once the update is available, we’ll be posting code and instructions. So hang in there, eager beavers.

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