There will come a time in many Apple users’ lives where their iPad sound will stop working. It’s always such a hassle. Let’s be honest, there’s never a convenient time for that to happen.
Having an iPad with great sound is the complete package. Especially when playing games, the sound adds a lot to the experience. So, what will you do if one day it suddenly stops working?
8 Quick Fixes When iPad Sound Is Not Working
There are many possibilities as to why an iPad’s sound might stop working. It could be that the speaker is broken or your iPad setting has been accidentally changed.
In this article, we will go over the fixes that will surely help you narrow down the cause. But before doing anything, let us go over the basics first.
Quick Fix #1: Ringer Switch Should Be on Top
The very first thing you should do is check the ringer switch. This is the switch to mute or unmute the sound on your iPad.
You have to make sure that it is placed at the top. It’s simple to tell when it’s on and off, as an orange line will appear when it’s off.
When in doubt, check this setting to ensure that your iPad is not set to mute.
Quick Fix #2: Check Volume Level
If your iPad is still not emitting sound after doing quick fix #1, do not panic! Turn your volume level to the max then.
The volume level is often overlooked because users automatically assume that it is on a maximum level. You should make it a habit to check your iPad volume every once in a while.
Quick Fix #3: Make Sure iPad is Not on Headphones Mode
Are you stuck on Headphones Mode? You can tell when you click the volume buttons and the headphones volume level pops on your iPad screen instead.
This happens when there is a headphone jack malfunction. There could be lint or debris in your headphone jack that tricks your iPhone into thinking that your headphones are plugged in.
And even though they are not, everytime you hit your volume buttons the headphones volume levels show up.
To fix this, check your headphone jack port for any blockages. If there is something in there, remove it carefully and avoid using sharp objects that may damage your iPad.
Quick Fix #4: Unmute From The Control Center
The Control Center is an awesome addition to Apple devices. With just a single swipe gesture, you will have access to many features on your iPad.
One way to quickly check if your iPad has been accidentally switched to mute is through its Control Center. If you see that the bell icon is switched to mute, you can fix it right then and there.
There will be a line slashing through the bell to indicate that the device is on mute. And to unmute your iPad, simply tap the bell icon.
Quick Fix #5: Turn Off ‘Do Not Disturb’ Mode
The ‘Do Not Disturb’ feature silences calls, alerts, notifications while the device is locked. Yes, it is a good feature during the nighttime. But when you are trying to watch a movie and can’t hear anything, it’s a major inconvenience.
Turn off the ‘Do Not Disturb’ feature by accessing the Control Center. Make sure that the crescent moon on your Control Center is not highlighted.
Quick Fix #6: Software Update
Before ignoring the software update on your iPad setting, think of it as your only salvation when you are having issues with your iPad’s sound.
One of the reasons why your iPad sound might not work is due to software bugs. And updating your running software is the only way to fix those bugs.
Software updates happen quite often to address minor and major issues. You can rest assured that Apple comes up with solutions for every problem.
Quick Fix #7: Update iPad Apps
If your current running software is not compatible with your application, it acts out.
First of all, the app would keep on crashing because of its non-compatibility with the software. Second of all, it will frequently not respond to your gestures.
Sometimes this can cause apps to not produce sound. That’ why, you have to regularly check the App Store and keep your apps up to date!
Quick Fix #8: Force restart iPad
Force restarting an iPad or any device for that matter, solves almost all issues. Whether it be minor or major errors, force restarting the iPad gives it a breath of fresh air.
1. How To Force Restart iPad Pro 10.5 and Earlier Models
Press and hold the home and power buttons together. Only release the buttons when the iPad screen turns black and the Apple logo appears.
2. How To Force Restart iPad Pro 11″ and 12.9″ Models
With the absence of the home button, the new iPad Pros take another command to force restart the device.
Press first the volume up button, then the volume down button. Lastly, press and hold the power button until the iPad Pro screen goes black and the Apple logo appears.
Is Your iPad Making Sound Now?
If none of the fixes above worked, it’s time for you to bring your iPad to your local Apple store for a checkup. Of course they are the experts, and they will surely know what to do.
Encountering problems like this can be really terrifying. The last thing you want is a broken iPad, or to damage it further trying to fix it.
If ever you encounter this issue, hopefully our list of fixes will help you get through the problem very quickly!
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