1 Reply Latest reply: Feb 2, 2013 12:36 PM by Demo
Heather1963 Level 1 (0 points)

Hello,  it seems that somehow I have switched my sound off without knowing what I have done.  Can you please let me know how switch the sound back on.  I have an iPad 3 .  Many thanks, Heather

iPad 3
  • Demo Level 10 (87,945 points)

    If you have sound when you play songs in the Music App or when viewing videos in Safari, you have system sounds 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.



    IF ... You have no sound at all, check the volume button on the side of the iPad and adjust it up. If you still have no sound, reboot your iPad and see if that helps.


    Reboot the iPad by holding down on the sleep and home buttons at the same time for about 10-15 seconds until the Apple Logo appears - ignore the red slider if it appears on the screen - let go of the buttons. Let the iPad start up.

    If that doesn't help, you may have a bigger issue, but see if any if those things work for you.