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Ipad2 sound does not work for apps. Why?

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murr25 Calculating status...
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Jan 7, 2013 7:21 PM

How can I fix this?

iPad 2 Wi-Fi, iOS 6.0.1
  • Diavonex Level 9 Level 9 (58,565 points)
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    Jan 7, 2013 7:25 PM (in response to murr25)

    Double-click the Home button and swipe Task Bar to the right. Check you Volume and Mute settings.

     

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  • Texas Mac Man Level 8 Level 8 (44,205 points)
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    Jan 7, 2013 7:31 PM (in response to murr25)

    If the above doesn't work....

     

    Try this first - Reset the iPad by holding down on the Sleep and Home buttons at the same time for about 10-15 seconds until the Apple Logo appears - ignore the red slider - let go of the buttons. (This is equivalent to rebooting your computer.)

     

     Cheers, Tom

  • Demo Level 9 Level 9 (73,685 points)
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    Jan 7, 2013 7:42 PM (in response to murr25)

    The reason why your apps do not have sound may be because you have system sounds 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.

    http://support.apple.com/kb/HT4085

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