6 Replies Latest reply: Apr 8, 2013 1:37 AM by opanday
opanday Level 1 Level 1

No sound on my iPad3. What should I do? I tried everything I read here in the community. Thanks.

iPad (3rd gen) Wi-Fi, iOS 6.1.3
  • Philly_Phan Level 6 Level 6

    The side switch is the key.  Depending on your settings, it may affect the mute or it may affect the rotation lock.  Whichever function it supports, the other function is performed by a "soft switch."  This support article from Apple provides detail.



    In case you're wondering, here is the history.  Originally, the mechanical switch affected only the rotation lock and the mute was a software switch elsewhere.  In IOS-3, it was changed to be the mute switch and the rotation lock became a software switch.  This was done to ensure consistency among IOS devices.  Unfortunately, a large quantity of users complained loudly, alleging that they turned the rotation lock on and off several times every hour and the convenience of the mechanical switch is essential.  In IOS-4, Apple bowed to the whiners and made the switch function selectable and now we're stuck with a mess.

  • Texas Mac Man Level 8 Level 8

    Try this  - Reset 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 - let go of the buttons. (This is equivalent to rebooting your computer.)


     Cheers, Tom

  • Vladys Level 1 Level 1

    I'm having the same problem, I've tried too many things to solve it.. But the problem persists..

  • opanday Level 1 Level 1

    Already tried this. I still don't have sound (notification, alerts, videos, games, apps) via the speakers. But when I use my headset it is perfectly fine. Can you suggest anything else? Is it a software problem or bug not addressed by Apple? Thanks.

  • opanday Level 1 Level 1

    Also tried this one. I even reset my ipad and erased everything. Practically set it up as a new iPad but still I don't have sound (notification, alerts, videos, games, apps) via the speakers. But when I use my headset it is perfectly fine. Any more ideas? Thanks.

  • opanday Level 1 Level 1

    Same here. It seems that every solution I have read here doesn't work for me. I think it is a software problem when I started to upgrade the iOs from the late 5 to 6. I have 6.1.3 right now. It started after a week I upgraded it. Do you think it is a bug in the software? Coz' it can't be a hardware problem. I take good care of my iPad. Tell me if you find any solution or explanation to the problem. Thanks