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How to Fix if iPad Sound not Working?

It is not a reserve for audiophiles alone but pretty everyone else using iPad has complained of sound problems with their devices. It has been reported that there is total sound outage whenever you try to play a game, music or use FaceTime. The issue such as the sound on my iPad is not working has been reported across Globe with multiple iPad models. We managed to get at the root of the issue and found out that two factors are the likeliest causes: using an older model of the device or upgrading your iOS. Regardless of the cause, this is an annoying issue that an iPad user would want to put away very fast. A mute iPad is unimaginable. There is no better excuse for this problem. Fortunately, there is a range of pointers that can help you resolve the issue at home without having to take your device to a technician who can charge you some hefty bucks.

iPad Repair: Check Out The Mute Switch

The mute switch is the most obvious cause of sound outage yet often overlooked. It is easy to wonder why sound on iPad games not working when the switch is set on. For that reason, checking your mute switch should be the first thing to do in such a situation. Consider switching it off if you had accidentally switched it on. It ought to be the first thing to check in such a situation if you had shared your iPad with family members. In case you’ve tried switching the button but still no sound is produced then it can probably mean you changed the way of using the button in your device setting. You can mute and control system sounds in two different ways. The device’s screen lock rotation also can be controlled the pretty same way.

  • Open your device’s Settings panel and open the General settings on the menu. Mute the system sounds under the Use Side Switch To section. If the Mute option is selected in this section, the switch located above the volume button will serve to mute system sounds.
  • Select the Lock Rotation option, the button will serve to lock the screen. A lock icon will be displayed next to the battery on the upper right part of the screen whenever the screen is locked. You can double tap on the home button, go to the taskbar located at the bottom section and swipe to the right.

Restart Your iPad

When in doubt, consider holding down the Home and Sleep buttons simultaneously for 10 to 15 seconds until the logo appears. Just ignore the red slider and release the buttons. This soft reset maneuver ought to return the sound. If you are using iPhone 6S or earlier devices and all iPads and iPod touches, just press the Power and Home button simultaneously until the Apple logo shows up. For iPhone 7 and iPhone 7 Plus, hold the volume down and the Side buttons simultaneously until the logo shows up. For the iPhone X, iPhone 8 and iPhone 8 Plus: hold and quickly release the device’s Volume Up button. Proceed to press and quickly release the Volume Down button. Thereafter, press and hold the device’s side button until the Apple logo shows up.

Factory Reset The Tablet

Caution: This method erases all the information held in the device.

Begin by connecting the device to a computer and making a backup of your information to iTunes. You can restore it after the reset process. After creating the backup, go to your iPads Settings menu, go to General section and scroll down to select the Reset option. Click through the warning messages to complete the process. The resetting process can take longer and may go awry if there is a power outage. Therefore, ensure your iPad is fully charged or connected to a power source.

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