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Ipad sounds not working

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jerryinVegas Calculating status...
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Jan 13, 2013 7:14 PM

My Ipad 2 sounds are not working, I looked on the message boards this morning and saw double click the square slide to the left and change the setting there. I did that but when I go to the left the icon for the sounds is not present, I have the one for screen brghtness. I can change ringtones and the like in settings/sounds but when apps are used no sounds are heard. I have rest the unit, update the version software. I need help my kids are going crazy not having sounds on the ipad.

iPad 2, iOS 6.0.1
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    Jan 13, 2013 7:31 PM (in response to jerryinVegas)

    Then the side switch should unmute the system sounds. Did you check the side switch?


    If you lose sounds for keyboard clicks, games or other apps, email notifications and other notifications, system sounds may 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.


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