3 Replies Latest reply: Jan 13, 2013 8:24 AM by Demo
ttibsen Level 1 Level 1 (0 points)

I have the latest model iPad with the latest version of Words With Friends installed. There are no sounds at all when playing the game. I tried reinstalling the app but the silence is still deafening. How can I get the sound back?

  • Demo Level 10 Level 10 (86,805 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.


  • ttibsen Level 1 Level 1 (0 points)

    Thanks for that response Demo. The suggestion worked perfectly and now I am getting all the sounds again with Words With Friends. What I don't understand is that the sounds were working for things like streaming video but not with WWF. I would have thought that Sounds either works in all modes or it doesn't. It seemed weird that it was fine everywhere except with WWF. At any rate, thanks to your help, I am now a happy camper and all is well again in WWF.





  • Demo Level 10 Level 10 (86,805 points)

    App sounds are system sounds. Sounds from streaming videos (YouTube) and videos in the videos app will still play sounds even if system sounds are muted.