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iPad 2 Volume only works with headphones

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  • Janet4 Level 1 Level 1 (0 points)
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    Apr 24, 2012 11:42 AM (in response to SatchBoogie1)

    the same thing happened to me.  I tried everything.  Then I synced to my mac, it said there was an update, even tho I was on 5.1, and I applied it even though it didn't seem related.  When I was done with the sync the speakers worked.  I have no idea what really fixed it.

  • Luca Italy Level 1 Level 1 (0 points)
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    Sep 29, 2012 4:46 AM (in response to SatchBoogie1)

    Hi folks,

     

    I posted the same problem. I read through the web this is a common problem but nobody has the solution.

    I upgraded to ios 6 and my sounds vanished in the same way.

    I can hear them only through headphones.

    If i try to use the side button to adjust the volume:

    1) if i have headphones it works well. I have icon and bar to increase/decrease

    2) with no headphones, I have the icon but there is no bar to adjust the volume.

     

    In the meanwhile has anyone found a solution? I read in the web that there are hundreds of people in the same situation.

     

    tks and regards

    Luca from Italy

  • Craig And Lisa Neises Level 1 Level 1 (55 points)
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    Oct 8, 2012 7:10 PM (in response to SatchBoogie1)

    My son was experiencing this with his iPad 2, where games did not have sound from the speakers but the YouTube app did. Headphones did work.

     

    So after scanning this thread, I found that if I switched the mute/lock switch to mute, then switched it between muted and not muted, I could get the sound working through the speakers.

     

    After re-establishing that, I returned the switch to lock and the sound continues to work through the speakers.

  • Lynnier Level 1 Level 1 (0 points)
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    Jan 1, 2013 7:58 PM (in response to Luca Italy)

    Luca, I now have the same problem  Did you get a solution?

  • Luca Italy Level 1 Level 1 (0 points)
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    Jan 2, 2013 12:44 AM (in response to Lynnier)

    I solved the problem.

    I charged the battery in my car using the ac adapter for the cigarettes lighter.

    From that moment i lost the sound.

     

    I used again the adapter in the car and the sound came back.

     

    This is very strange, but it worked.

     

    I can only suggest this: try to remember which was the last thing you did before losing the sound.

  • gill718 Level 1 Level 1 (0 points)
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    Jan 17, 2013 9:53 PM (in response to Janet4)

    I had the same problem.  Double click the button with the square on it.  When the row of apps comes up from the bottom, slide the menu all the way to the left (swiping your finger to the right) and press the speaker selection and that should turn your external sound on.  Press it again and it will show a line through the speaker putting it back on mute.  Hope this helps.

  • ArsenalRwanda Level 1 Level 1 (0 points)
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    Feb 26, 2013 8:13 AM (in response to Luca Italy)

    It happens very often! The Ipad gets confused between headphones and the charger dock.

    1. Plug yr Ipad to power dock then play a song or anything the sound will come out of speakers.

    2. Unplug it while its still playing and the Ipad will keep playing out of its internal speakers!

  • TQ_Thang Level 1 Level 1 (0 points)
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    Apr 18, 2013 7:52 AM (in response to SatchBoogie1)

    Hi Folks,

     

    I have the same problem with my ipad and it stuck with head phone sound effects. I have been trying reset and reboot several time without successes. I can make it change back to speaker mode by change the language to another different one. However, every time i plug the headphone jack inside the problem happens again

  • Whypaytheprice Level 1 Level 1 (0 points)
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    Apr 25, 2013 10:31 AM (in response to SatchBoogie1)

    I had the exact same problem fixed it by using a paintbrush to clean the connector port hope this helps anyone

  • JjBoudreaux Level 1 Level 1 (0 points)
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    Jul 13, 2013 5:02 PM (in response to SatchBoogie1)

    I had this problem today. I don't have a solution but I think I have diagnosed the problem. My I pad for some reason thinks its connected to a dock. I connected via Bluetooth to my jambox. In the music app there is a button to choose your audio output while connected to a Bluetooth device. My options are jambox or dock connector while it should say iPad. When I fiddle around with the connector it will switch Back to iPad briefly. So I think the problem is dirty connectors and, this is a hunch, do any of you live by large bodies of salt water?

     

    Yes I've tried restarting and changing settings.

  • Demo Level 9 Level 9 (73,685 points)
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    Jul 13, 2013 5:11 PM (in response to JjBoudreaux)

    JjBoudreaux wrote:

     

    So I think the problem is dirty connectors and, this is a hunch, do any of you live by large bodies of salt water?

    There have been many discussions about this specific problem that you are experiencing and your point is quite valid.

     

    Try cleaning the connectors end with a soft brush - a toothbrush will work. Maybe use just a little bit of rubbing alcohol as well. See if cleaning it makes the sound work again.

     

    One example here.

    http://www.kilala.nl/index.php?id=2061

  • JjBoudreaux Level 1 Level 1 (0 points)
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    Jul 13, 2013 5:23 PM (in response to Demo)

    Yep that did the trick. I'm having the same problem with my iPhone5 I just moved to a costal town I'm thinking that corrosion is the culprit.

  • Demo Level 9 Level 9 (73,685 points)
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    Jul 13, 2013 5:31 PM (in response to JjBoudreaux)

    I'm glad that it worked for you.

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