4 Replies Latest reply: Apr 25, 2012 6:15 AM by Demo
iriehund Level 1 (0 points)

I can t get any sound notication sounds on my ipad 2 such as new email etc

iPad 2, iOS 5.0.1
  • Level 8 (41,760 points)

    Do you the sounds turned down, Settings > General > Sounds


    Do you have the side switch, set to Mute Settings > General > Use Side Switch to: Mute

  • Philly_Phan Level 6 (13,261 points)

    You need to turn off the mute.  The side switch is the key.  Depending on your settings, it may affect the mute or it may affect the rotation lock.  This support article from Apple provides detail.



    In case you're wondering, here is the history.  Originally, the mechanical switch affected only the rotation lock and the mute was a software switch elsewhere.  In IOS-3, it was changed to be the mute switch and the rotation lock became a software switch.  This was done to ensure consistency among IOS devices.  Unfortunately, a large quantity of users complained loudly, alleging that they turned the rotation lock on and off several times every hour and the convenience of the mechanical switch is essential.  In IOS-4, Apple bowed to the whiners and made the switch function selectable and now we're stuck with a mess.


    There have been some problems accessing pages on the Apple web site.  If the hyperlink gives you a "We're sorry" message, try again.

  • AnaMusic Level 9 (57,110 points)

    Go to Settings > Notifications > Mail and check what is On or Off...


    Ipad User Guide

  • Demo Level 10 (88,866 points)

    Here is my long winded two cents - but I do think that it explains the system sound issue pretty clearly.


    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.