2 Replies Latest reply: Nov 13, 2012 10:10 AM by Graham1521
Graham1521 Level 1 (0 points)


I was playing a game yesterday and realised the sound wasn't working.  I thought it was due to a new game but, no, it doesn't work in previous games like Angry Birds.

I've tried every setting that i can find but still can't get sounds working in games.  The games play with no problem otherwise.

e.g Angry Birds, Water?, Bubble mania


Sound works perfectly in Music and Videos so the basic sound "system" is OK

I have an iPad 3 with iOS 6.0.1


Can anyone help me out?

iPad, iOS 6.0.1
  • JimHdk Level 7 (28,340 points)
  • Graham1521 Level 1 (0 points)

    After some tinkering, I have found that that was the problem.

    I had the setting for the side switch to lock the rotation rather than mute. 

    This worked fine for locking and unlocking screen rotation but had a strange effect on mute.

    Whether it was on or off, system sounds were muted.

    Therefore, I changed the setting to Mute instead of Rotation Lock.  This got me back the sounds.

    Once I knew system sounds worked, I then switched Rotation Lock back on and, hey presto, everything OK.


    Never even noticed the Mute icon to the left of playback controls (double home and swipe right).  Perhaps that would also fix it.


    Thanks for your pointer JimHdk - you were a great help.