2 Replies Latest reply: Sep 26, 2012 8:01 PM by Imrubicon
BLison Level 1 Level 1 (0 points)

I'm an 11 year old autistic girl. Since my dad "upgraded" my iPad to IO6, half of my apps won't make any sounds even though the sound it turned up. Is there any easy way to get the sound back?

iPad 2, iOS 6
  • Philly_Phan Level 6 Level 6 (12,830 points)

    The side switch is the key.  Depending on your settings, it may affect the mute or it may affect the rotation lock.  Whichever function it supports, the other function is performed by a "soft switch."  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.

  • Imrubicon Level 1 Level 1 (0 points)

    It wasnt whiners but legit angry  people ( are you whining?) because Apple wanted to change something everyone has already learned by changing the function of a swtich on a popular product,


    What other IOS device has a slide swtich on them for sound  ?


    And really a volume swtich to urn it up and down and a swtich to mute it ?


    Right like that made sense


    They reached a good middle ground in that the swtich can do either  thing you want . If only all the other buttons were that way as not all of us follow the head sheep to drink the koolaid