This helped me:
Default setting was on mute, so I changed it - took a few tries to figure out HOW.
Settings > general > scroll down to "use side switch to" > lock rotation (note the other option is mute, which was checked off when I went there).
So. I have no idea what lock rotation is but checking it (v. Mute) allowed me to hear sounds again.
I hope this helps.
If your SOUND EFFECTS appears but no volume indication, if you loose your sound for no reason, if in settings --> ringer - alerts change with buttons is ON and you can set it with the volume on the side ... most likely clean your charging port at the bottom. Sometimes dirt or corrosion builds up in there and will short out your volume control.
If you press the volume side and lock rotation / mute control have NO icon on the screen.. maybe the cable inside is damaged. Was the screen changed recently ?
Hi Folks. Tks for your attempts to help me.
I solved the problem.
Once, I charged the IPAD through the cigarette lighter socket in the car.
It was since that moment that I lost the audio in my Ipad.
When I was able to remember it, I tried to charge it again in the same way.
Getting on and getting off the plug of the adapter of the charger solved my problem.
Audio was restored and I have no more this problem.
I went through the internet seeking for this problem and I found that a lot of people in the world have the same problem due to various reasons.
It seems very strange, but it was so.
Thanks to everyone and regards.
I am also having this problem. There is not a problem with the sound effect buttons. The side switch is not on 'Mute' and all settings have been quadruple checked. The only thing I have tried that helps is turning my ipad off, waiting a while and turning it back on. In addition, any app that uses sound does not work to varying degrees. This happens probably 3 times a week and it is very frustrating when my alarm doesn't go off in the morning. If anyone has any other suggestions I would really appreciate it.
Thanks in advance,