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danfromoakland Level 1 Level 1

Recently during an airplane flight I wanted to listen to my iPad with headphones. No sound. The iPad's internal speaker works just fine. In the car, I hooked a recharge/line out adapter and still no sound. This has never happened before. After some experimentation I found a reliable fix: start up Skype. For some reason it fixes everything. iOS 4.3.3

  • bandit Level 3 Level 3

    Well that is interesting to know. The posts I have read about the Headphone jacks not working seem to have been caused by dust or lint getting into the headphone jack.

    I will keep this in mind just in case I ever need to try it. Thanks for posting your fix.

  • manonfromottawa Level 1 Level 1

    Thanks! It worked for me too! I opened Skype and right away I had sound in the headphones and it now works fine with the Ipad Ipod too.

  • HDJ3 Level 1 Level 1

    Thank you so much for posting the fix.  It works for me, too!  Sounds come through the headphones immediately as soon as Skype is opened  Strange as it may seem but it works like a charm.

  • Matt2011 Level 1 Level 1

    Nice!!! Thought my Bose headphones must have been toast..... Started Skype and they work.  Apple must have a software fix on the way for that?  Wonder if the problem goes away if Skype is deleted?


    Thanks for the temporary fix!

  • Johnathan Burger Level 6 Level 6

    There was a bug with skype hijacking the audio and not releasing it.

    Seems to still be an issue-I guess avoid skype for now.

  • thomasfromozona Level 1 Level 1

    Same problem, same nonsensical fix, i.e. start Skype. So I got my headphones working but since Skype appeared to be responsible the problem and since the iPhone version running on an iPad is a lousy application compared to other platforms for Skype I decided to uninstall Skype. Everything was working fine until I switched headphones and the headphone jack was not working again this time with Skype not even installed. So I had to reinstall Skype in order to get the headphone jack working again.  I think this is an bug Apple has to solve.

  • ElaineArias Level 1 Level 1

    I had this same issue, and I think I may have another solution - it involves uninstalling Skype, though.


    I have a first generation iPad with iOS 4.3.3, installed a couple of days after it was released.  A couple of weeks ago I noticed that there was no sound whenever I used headphones or whenever the iPad was connected to my Jensen Rocker.  As noted upthread, opening Skype and making a test call was the only thing that brought the sound back.  The built-in speaker has always worked fine.


    What I did was uninstall the Skype app and then I restarted the iPad by holding down the lock button to power it off (and turning it back on again).  I then opened up the iPod app and played a song with my headphones and I just finished listening to it.


    I hope this solution is helpful to some, even though it means going without the app because I don't think it's been updated since February.  I should also note that the last time I used the Skype app (which was about a month ago) the people I called could not hear me.  I think it might have something to do with iOS 4.3.3, because it worked fine before I updated the iPad.

  • enrique e Level 1 Level 1

    Thank you sooo much. It worked for me too (iPad 1 OS 4.3.5.(8L1)). You saved me a trip to the apple store.


  • anthonyfromaylesbury Level 1 Level 1

    It's not an issue with Skype at all, after reading this thread I downloaded it for the first time to fix the issue. It did, so must e something else causing it.

  • gabrielfromconcord Level 1 Level 1

    Thanks for the forum....Just came back from Apple store and made an appointment.  Skype thing worked...Thanks..

  • Chillybanana Level 1 Level 1

    Thanks for the info guys... I did the Skype uninstall and reboot thing and that worked.  ANNOYING!



  • Angienicoll Level 1 Level 1

    I have an iPad 1 so therefore do not have skype. After reading all the comments above I decided to simply just switch my iPad off, leave it for a couple of minutes and then switched it back on again and the earphone jack started working again! Strange but true. Hope this might help first generation iPad owners :-)


    Thanks for the tips.


    Angie x

  • simonw58 Level 1 Level 1

    My ipad 2 has the same problem. I only just tried to listen via headphones and sound continues to come out of ipad speakers. Did the uninstall skype and restart but that doesnt help. Tried 5 different headphones including the apple ones but nothing. Any more bright ideas? About to go to apple i think....

  • AlKube Level 1 Level 1

    What happens with my iPad 1 with ios 5.1 when ear phone jack is plugged into audio out is that the sound drops to mute. To get sound to ear phones simply use sound bar to restore sound. Skype and/or powering down does not work.

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