How To Fix No Sound in iPad Apps

The iPad has an interesting mute quirk, which can result in no sound coming from certain apps over your iPad speaker, even though volume is turned up and you can hear the sound with headphones.

This Soft Mute “feature” mutes app music and sounds, but not the audio from Hulu or Netflix, which makes it difficult to diagnose, especially since your headphones still work, but thankfully it is easy to fix.

Soft Mute iPad

Why you have no App sounds on the iPad

In order to fix this, you need to follow the instructions below

  • Double tap the home button
  • Swipe from left to right
  • Tap the speaker icon to the far left
  • It should show “Mute Off” below the play button
  • Listen to app sound once again

This should fix your selectively silent iPad.