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I have lost the sound on my IPad. Does anyone know how I can check the problem?

iPhone 3GS, iOS 6.1.3

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Apr 20, 2013 5:08 PM in response to carolynfrombaton rouge In response to carolynfrombaton rouge

Are you sure that you lost all sound... Even in the Music app? If you lost all sound, try rebooting the iPad.


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 - let go of the buttons.


If you have sound in the music app, system sounds are probably muted.


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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Jul 6, 2013 8:44 AM in response to carolynfrombaton rouge In response to carolynfrombaton rouge

There may be a software bug. If you tried everything and no result , just try the following steps as well .


1. Sign out game centre.

2. Turn off the keybord clicks / lock sounds ( settings )

3. Reset home screen layout

4. Delete keybord shortcuts

5. Change language to another and back to English again .


I hope you fix the problem .



Kberova

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Apr 20, 2013 5:08 PM in response to carolynfrombaton rouge In response to carolynfrombaton rouge

Are you sure that you lost all sound... Even in the Music app? If you lost all sound, try rebooting the iPad.


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 - let go of the buttons.


If you have sound in the music app, system sounds are probably muted.


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.

Apr 20, 2013 5:08 PM

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Jul 6, 2013 8:44 AM in response to carolynfrombaton rouge In response to carolynfrombaton rouge

There may be a software bug. If you tried everything and no result , just try the following steps as well .


1. Sign out game centre.

2. Turn off the keybord clicks / lock sounds ( settings )

3. Reset home screen layout

4. Delete keybord shortcuts

5. Change language to another and back to English again .


I hope you fix the problem .



Kberova

Jul 6, 2013 8:44 AM

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Jul 18, 2013 11:17 PM in response to carolynfrombaton rouge In response to carolynfrombaton rouge

I had a similar issue where my sound had gone, I had keyboard clicks but no other sound, the volume control would move but still no sound.

Everything was normal in the settings area.

I found I had left my iPad in Airplay mode to Apple TV. Switched back to iPad and all AOK.

Hope that helps anyone else as a quick check.

Jul 18, 2013 11:17 PM

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Jul 22, 2013 1:58 PM in response to carolynfrombaton rouge In response to carolynfrombaton rouge

I think I found the 'fix'.. I was having the same problem. Checked the instructions with my iPad and found out about the little switch just above the volume slide .. After changing that switch everything was back to normal

Jul 22, 2013 1:58 PM

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Sep 26, 2013 2:41 PM in response to carolynfrombaton rouge In response to carolynfrombaton rouge

No idea why, but the keyboard lock/keyclick off and changing the language settings and back reset the sound. The sound appeared after initially changing the language the first time. iOS7 on iPad. The sound stopped working for no apparent reason after opening the cover despite having worked 2 mins before - the icons for speaker/headphones/volume all appeared and worked as normal. Very strange bug, almost as strange as the fix.


Thank you!

Sep 26, 2013 2:41 PM

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Oct 29, 2013 2:12 AM in response to berova1 In response to berova1

"There may be a software bug. If you tried everything and no result , just try the following steps as well .


1. Sign out game centre.

2. Turn off the keybord clicks / lock sounds ( settings )

3. Reset home screen layout

4. Delete keybord shortcuts

5. Change language to another and back to English again .


I hope you fix the problem .



Kberova "


THANKS! This worked for me, saved me hundreds in repair fees!

Oct 29, 2013 2:12 AM

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Nov 11, 2013 4:58 AM in response to carolynfrombaton rouge In response to carolynfrombaton rouge

Ok people....Apparently it is in fact an iOS7 issue...and after I tried EVERYTHING possible to bring back the volume I had to resort to doing a FULL RESTORE on my iPad 2.....and as of 5 mins ago, I have my sound back. Another friend told me to downgrade to iOS6, but that will take a bit more research. If the issue happens again, I'm afraid I may have to do that unless Apple comes out with a fix!

Nov 11, 2013 4:58 AM

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