3 Replies Latest reply: Aug 10, 2013 12:57 PM by Noble Savage
Christion D Level 1 Level 1

i've downloaded several apps and i cant here sound for either of them. anyone have any suggestions?

  • marianfromspringwood Level 3 Level 3

    Do you have the sound turned on ?  There is a small slider switch on the side of the iPad.  Also go into settings then general and then sound and check it is on. 

  • Demo Level 10 Level 10

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


  • Noble Savage Level 1 Level 1

    I had this problem and guess what- IT'S AN EARPLUG PROBLEM! I used the earphones that came with the phone and it was fine. Then I used other earplugs, I couldn't hear my podcast app. So try apple iphone 5 earplugs. There is a software sound button on the app which will blast your ears out if you turn it up all the way with the right earplugs- so be careful!!