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HT4085 Keyboard clicking sounds on New iPad 3 stops working

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Oct 11, 2012 4:58 PM

So, so sick of this. Got new iPad 3. Cannot make keyboard clicks work.  Tried ALL the support info about turning off/on mute, lock screen rotation, volume, etc., etc., and etc. Nothing works. Nothing.  What's going on?  Is this what happens when Jobs is not around?


C'mon, ***?


Can't anyone fix this?

iPad 2, iOS 6, New iPad 3
  • Demo Level 9 Level 9 (73,660 points)



    If you can hear songs in the music app - you do have system sounds muted. I am assuming that you did check Settings>Sounds>Keyboard Clicks On.


    If you lose sounds for keyboard clicks, games or other apps, email notifications and other notifications, system sounds may have been muted.


    System sounds can be muted and controlled two different ways. The screen lock rotation can be controlled in the same manner as well.


    Settings>General>Use Side Switch to: Mute System sounds. If this option is selected, the switch on the side of the iPad above the volume rocker will mute system sounds.

    If you choose Lock Screen Rotation, then the switch locks the screen. If the screen is locked, you will see a lock icon in the upper right corner next to the battery indicator gauge.


    If you have the side switch set to lock screen rotation then the system sound control is in the task bar. Double tap the home button and in the task bar at the bottom, swipe all the way to the right. The speaker icon is all the way to the left. Tap on it and system sounds will return.


    If you have the side switch set to mute system sounds, then the screen lock rotation can be accessed via the task bar in the same manner as described above.


    This support article from Apple explains how the side switch works.

  • Diavonex Level 9 Level 9 (58,530 points)

    1. Double-click the Home button and swipe Task Bar to the right


    2. Check the volume and mute settings


  • Demo Level 9 Level 9 (73,660 points)

    Forgive me for being repetitive - but If you cannot hear the email swoosh, the keyboard clicks, or the iPad lock sound - and you have those sounds turned on in the Sounds Setting -  That pretty much proves to me that system sounds are indeed muted. It just don't think that you are configuring the settings correctly.


    Go to Settings>General>Use Side Switch to>Lock Rotation. Then flip the side switch and see if the lock icon appears in the upper right corner. If it does appear on the iPad screen, then the side switch is configured to lock the screen rotation. So flip the switch the other way to unlock the rotation.


    Now double tap the home button and swipe all the way to the right in the recents tray at the bottom. The speaker icon should be all the way on the left side. If the speaker has a line through it - tap on it and see if the line through the speaker disappears. If the line disappeared, then system sounds have been unmuted and they should work now.


    Tap the home button or tap anywhere above the recents tray to return to the home screen.

  • Demo Level 9 Level 9 (73,660 points)

    I prefer the term "brain fartt". We all have them. If there were awards given away for brain fartts - I would have a whole mantle and bookcase full of them.


    I'm glad that you got it all sorted out,


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