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I'm not getting a sound on videos taken on the iPad - any ideas why?

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Feb 6, 2013 3:59 PM

slightly panicking here. Just thought I would play back some videos taken on the iPad, and to my horror, since december, I've not had any sounds on the videos taken on the iPad. Any ideas why? could it be that there is dirt in the mic?

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  • JimHdk Level 7 Level 7 (21,710 points)

    You aren't playing them back with sound muted on the iPad are you?

     

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

     

    System sounds can be muted and controlled in two different ways: either by the side switch (located next to the volume up/down controls) or in the Recent Apps tray. The initial default is via the side switch.

     

    Check the status of Settings > General > Use Side Switch to:. If this is set to Mute, the switch on the side of the iPad will mute system sounds.

     

    If this is set to Lock rotation then the mute system sounds control is in the Recent Apps tray. Double tap the home button and, in the tray which appears at the bottom, swipe all the way to the right. The speaker icon is on the left. Is it is crossed-out tap on it and mute will be turned off and system sounds will be turned ON.

     

    This Apple Support article explains in more detail how the side switch works.

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

  • JimHdk Level 7 Level 7 (21,710 points)

    The quiet muffled sound is not a good sign. There could be something blocking the mic. There is also the possibility that you had you finger over the mic. In landscape mode that's a natural place to rest your finger.

     

    Try taking some test videos to see if there is or isn't a problem with the mic.

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