IPad Air No Sound in Apps and Games Solution

iPad Help, Tips & Tricks
// January 23, 2016

Control Center Settings
Because sound is a major factor in enjoying many mobile apps like (Candy Crush Saga, Fruit Ninja, Subway Surfers, Clash of Clans, Temple Run, Snapchat), discovering a lack of audio on an Apple device can be frustrating. The first step to take in troubleshooting iPad Air no sound in apps or games issues is to make certain the sound is not muted in the Control Center. It is easy to make a change to sound settings and then forget later. Users can check on this by swiping upward from the bottom of the screen to invoke the Control Center. It is also helpful to turn off Airplay and Bluetooth temporarily. This allows users to make certain there is not a device connected that is trying to play sound from the iPad. Checking do you have the latest iOS 9.0+.


Side Switch Settings
Long a source of confusion for a lot of users, the side switch is frequently at the center of sound issues with Apple devices, the iPad Air included. The problems are due to the side switch serving as both a muting function and a rotation lock. When a user faces an iPad Air no sound in games problem, the first thing to check is the status of the side switch. When the switch is used for a mute setting, this keeps sounds for alerts, keyboard clicks, notifications and games turned off. If sound is otherwise enabled separately for media, users might forget after moving on to other activities. In this case, they will later wonder why they have no sound in their games. Users can change the function of the side switch from Mute to Lock Rotation by going to Settings, and General.

iPad Air 2
Users with an iPad Air 2 will have somewhat different considerations when facing an iPad Air no sound in apps issue. Apple finally addressed the confusion over the side switch by removing it from the iPad Air 2. Users with an iPad Air 2 now use buttons in the Control Center to perform the functions previously handled by the side switch. This is where users look for mute settings. It is the first place to troubleshoot iPad Air no sound in games or apps issues on this version of the device.

Check is Headphone Mode On/Off
Once in a while, an iPad Air device is stuck in headphone mode when the user hears no sound from the speaker. When attempting to change the volume level after the headphones have been removed, the indicator sometimes still displays the headphones status. Most often, the issue is simply a little dust or a tiny piece of dirt. Blowing into the headphone jack or using a quick burst from compressed air will frequently fix this issue. Sometimes, plugging in the headphones and then removing them again a few times also dislodges remaining debris and allows a return to normal operation of sound. Do you have sound if you TV Mirror running a Netflix tv show?

Defective Speaker
Naturally, the solutions also include a reset of the device and reset of all of the settings. If all of the solutions for correcting the problem have failed, however, it might be necessary to have the device taken to an Apple store. If the speaker is defective, this is the only option for restoring normal sound when experiencing iPad Air no sound in apps or games issues. Most often, the speaker can be fixed without having to replace the entire device.

Re-download the Game App

Try reinstalling the game apps. Some of the times, the game app history will be remove too. So backup the data first so you don’t have to start over on the game. Try download apps like Angry Birds, Clash of Clan, Temple Run 2 and Geometry Dash.

When did the Problem start?

When did your sound stop working? Did the sound stop working when you jailbreak your iDevice (iPhone 6/iPad air)? If you drop your iPhone 6, it can cause damages to the device making the audio muted.

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15 thoughts on “IPad Air No Sound in Apps and Games Solution

  1. Jonas says:

    I have no sound from any web browser on my Ipad air 2. Videos works fine on Youtube. Test buttons work fine on web sites to but alarms on web sites are quiet. Any ideas why?

  2. Ingrid says:

    Thank you! It’s working!!!

  3. Ingrid says:

    Thank you for your advice! It’s working!!!

  4. Marie says:

    THANKS!! 😃

  5. Bill Randle says:

    Swiping up to the Control Center and turning off mute was exactly the problem! Not sure how the sound ever got muted in the first place but it’s my son’s iPad so anything is possible.

    I’m surprised it took so much searching on Google to find such a simple and straightforward solution but I’m glad I did! Thank you!!!

    1. Ingrid says:

      Ask Siri next time. I had the answer in no time.

  6. Gus says:

    After I recently updated my iPad 2 to iOS 9.3.5 my alerts have stopped working ? Sound is ok and have checked in settings that the alerts for sending emails, charging etc are all on.
    Regards Gus

  7. brockjones says:

    MY problem is that it is making a starching sound

  8. Martin says:

    Fantastic ! Never knew you could swipe up to get the control center ! Mute was on – Problem solved.

  9. Sonam says:

    This helped so much!!!!Thanks.

  10. Leanne Crabb says:

    The volume on my iPad mini keeps cutting out when I play Candy Crush. The device is NOT muted. Every other app works fine except Candy Crush. I have to continually restart my ipad to get the volume back. This is obviously a problem within the Candy Crush app as many others seem to have the same problem. The game works fine for a few minutes then suddenly the volume disappears. Very annoying.

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  12. Bob hargraves says:

    I lost sound when gaming on the external speaker. I do have sound playing music , listening to videos, and when the head phones are plugged in.

  13. Julie says:

    When listening to the radio on my iPad if I plug in the power cord I loose the speaker/sound. I did have It connected to a blue tooth speaker but I tried turning off the blue tooth. How do I switch back and forth?

  14. Ricky says:

    I got a toothbrush and clean the dock connector. This seem to fixed my sound problem. Now i can enjoy watching my favourite TV show on Netflix again =).

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