Here’s another quick tip taken from my eBook iPad Academy: Tips, Tricks and Clever Techniques.
The Silent Treatment
The volume control is a rocker switch. Press the upper side to increase volume and the lower side to reduce it. You can rapidly reduce volume to zero by holding the volume down for about two seconds. Just above the volume rocker button is the Silent button. This button only silences app sounds and sound effects. It has no effect on music or the soundtrack from a video. Slide it down to give apps the silent treatment. Don’t you wish you had controls to mute obnoxious cell phone users just as quickly and easily?