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.
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.