14 Replies Latest reply: Jun 9, 2012 6:10 AM by Kees de Wit
timmy toad Level 1 Level 1 (5 points)

My missus loves her iPad, i got a few silly Apps which make stupid noises, the better is Angry Birds, which, i am pleased to say she is NOT addicted to YET !.

 

So when i saw an APP that helped identify Bird Sounds i got it, it was only about £1.49 or similar, but the sound doesnt work, now then what good is an App that is supposed to play Bird Sounds when it doesnt produce any sound at all.

 

Of course my Missus would NOT listen to me, we had to goto the Apple Store and have one of there "Ex[ert" people tell her it isnt the iPad at fault it is the App, "report it" which of course i did, but it looked as if they have gone into hiding, which is a shame.

 

I thought the Apps that got accepted to the App Store were vetted by Apple and only got in if they WORKED and there was an After Sales support service that responded to customers problems.

 

It really does put me off spending more money, on hopefully BETTER Apps in the future.

 

tim


MacBook Pro, Mac OS X (10.7), iPad 2, iOS 4.3.5
  • shaunfromtucson Level 1 Level 1 (125 points)

    As I understand it, all the Angry Birds applications published by Rovio have sound in them.

     

    I would want to check to make sure your iPad is not muting application noises. You'll want to check to make sure the mute switch on the side of your device is not showing any red. Also you might have that configured as the screen rotation lock. Please check your settings as outlined in this article...

     

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

  • timmy toad Level 1 Level 1 (5 points)

    Thanks for that buddy, that is very helpfull and i dont doubt that the Support Help Page couldnt be MORE helpfull, but does it answer my problem ?

     

    Does that mean ?, if i want to have NO MUTEing on anything at all i have to switch the Rotation Lock ON or OFF ???

     

    in other words If i want to hear ALL SOUNDS how should this rotation lock be set ?

     

    tim

  • Demo Level 10 Level 10 (81,080 points)

    @Timmy toad .... Read this ... It easier than explaining it ...

     

    Understanding the side switch

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

  • Dah•veed Level 7 Level 7 (31,680 points)

    Uhm, that is the same link that Shaun already gave him!

  • Demo Level 10 Level 10 (81,080 points)

    And apparently he didn't get it the first time.

  • timmy toad Level 1 Level 1 (5 points)

    I say lads, you must think i am bleedin stoopid, of course that is the only advice i should be looking at, i do believe the penny didnt drop the first time because 1. it was nearly my bed time. 2. the missus wouldnt let me have the iPad to try out the different options.

     

    Thank you again for all your HELP, it is really appreciated.

     

    And i tell you something, hiding my face in embaresment, the bird sounds work ok now

     

    tim

  • Demo Level 10 Level 10 (81,080 points)

    Nobody thinks you're "bleedin stoopid". I assumed from your "rotation lock" comment with regard to the sounds, that another go around reading the article was probably in order. Glad you got it solved.

  • timmy toad Level 1 Level 1 (5 points)

    O you are so kind pal, i changed the tick over in Settings and everything was ok, and then as soon as the wife picked it up she complained about the Screen display kept rotating which she obviously didnt like !, so i had to change the tick again, so i could lock rotaion, boy was i relieved when the Sound WAS still ok!, because overall i dont really KNOW what i did to make it work.

     

    Plus of course there is a Piano Playing App we have on it, that has never worked, the Apple Store man didnt know why it didnt work, but of course EVERYTHING works fine now !.

     

    thanks Lads.

     

    tim

  • Dah•veed Level 7 Level 7 (31,680 points)

    I think what is the issue is that folks have been changing the function of the side switch without regard to what its current setting was. If you had the switch function configured for Mute and the iPad was muted and you reconfigured the switch for Lock rotation, then you have accidently locked your iPad to mute*.

     

    So if the side switch is configured for Mute and you want to reconfigure it for Lock rotation, before reconfiguring the switch you should first be sure that the iPad is not muted.

  • timmy toad Level 1 Level 1 (5 points)

    Woweee buddy i do believe you are spot on. i am suprised the Apple Expert didnt twig that !. I wonder how much they get paid ?. LOL.

     

    tim

  • Dah•veed Level 7 Level 7 (31,680 points)

    What folks are not realizing is that they are really just changing the location of the function when they reconfigure the side switch. The other location is a bit hidden for the average user.

    1. Press the Home button once to go to the Home screen.

    2. Press the Home button twice to lift the App Bar/Dock.

    3. One finger swipe Left to Right once.

    4. The alternate location is the icon in the lower left coner.

     

    When the side switch is configured to Mute, then the Rotation lock is located here;

     

    IMG_0016.PNG

     

    When the side switch is configured to Lock rotation, then the Mute is located here;

     

    IMG_0015.PNG

  • timmy toad Level 1 Level 1 (5 points)

    Thanks for that one friend, there is a lot more to learn about an iPad2 than i ever dreamt of.

     

    tim

  • Ps3user Level 1 Level 1 (0 points)

    We have a winner thx man that last msg did the trick thx again so much I was getting ****** But now my infinity blade sound works

  • Kees de Wit Level 1 Level 1 (30 points)

    Pressing and holding the minus side of the sound rocker also quickly sets the sound level to zero.

    Not quite the same as mute, but much quicker when you have the slider set as rotate lock.