Hi. I've seen several topics regarding this issue yesterday, but since then apple has done maintenance and those posts are nowhere to be seen
I downloaded iOs 6 the day it came out, and had no real issues with my device, but a couple of days after sound problems started. The only sound that comes out my device is 'ringtone' when someone calls me. Occassionally the lock screen sound/keyboard sounds will come back on for a couple of seconds but not much longer. I though maybe I dropped my device or got it wet, but that is not the case.
The 3.5mm jack I use for audio in my car, still provides working sound from my iphone, but the speaker on the phone itself does not. My radio/dock for the phone also plays the music/sounds from the device, and will continue playing them even after removing the phone, but only for a couple of seconds.
So all-in-all I don't think its a hardware issue. My question is, anyone here having a related bug? Any known fixes?
So after countless attempts to figure this thing out.. I have failed. Apple told me to set up an appointment to get the device fixed or possible replaced. I'm not a fan of refurbished devices so I declined. The issue went away one night and I have had no problems with sound since. That is until I ran my favorite app. It is called xSys or sysX. This handy utility tears through all active memory processes and terminates all running programs, besides the operating system and iTunes. That is up an until the latest OS came out. Now I have two theories. This app had a "light" memory cleaning mode and a "hard" version. The latter freed up nearly all available memory (my favorite). At a certain point apple stepped in and stopped supporting the app in the store (free app) until a "light-only" version was released. My guess is that maybe it was causing the crash necessary to successfully jailbreak an iDevice. For those who don't know causing a crash or error on the device is necessary for the jailbreak process. (This is why it's getting harder to jailbreak with newer iOS versions). Possibility the reason for removal of app from store, and issues with newest iOS? Other idea is that newest iOS simply doesn't deal well with applications closing simultaneously. FYI. My sound instantly disappeared the moment I used that particular app. I've recreated this event several times, and am sure that is /my/ cause
Of the issue. Since then I deleted the app and sound is back. (kept a copy on pc in case) Now the question is does anyone use similar apps or noticed this happens with any sort of app use? On the side- 13,000 views on this topic. Glad to see I'm not alone with this thing..