4 Replies Latest reply: Feb 12, 2013 12:52 PM by thejaxster
Gazebo19 Level 1 (0 points)

The sound effects volume is all the way down.  It pops up for a second once in awhile and then disappears. I can't find it in the Setting.  Music sound plays fine, but no sound on my apps.  Any idea how to fix it?

  • Demo Level 10 (88,774 points)

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


  • Gazebo19 Level 1 (0 points)

    Thanks!!!!that worked.

  • Demo Level 10 (88,774 points)

    You're welcome.

  • thejaxster Level 1 (0 points)

    Thanks for this post, it solved my problem as well.  Mine was the on the task bar.  Thanks again.