iPad sound

Somehow I have inadvertently turned off the sound on my iPad.

Or, more specifically, there is no sound on youtube videos. Makes it hard to listen to music.

I've looked on line, tried everything I could find, no sound.

What's the trick?

Richard KortsBusiness Owner / Chief DeveloperAsked:
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JohnBusiness Consultant (Owner)Commented:
There is a slide button on the side of the iPad that will mute the phone. Did you slide that OFF? I have done this on my iPhone until I learned what it was.
☠ MASQ ☠Commented:
You can sometimes get this if you have the side switch locking screen rotation
Fix described here:
Richard KortsBusiness Owner / Chief DeveloperAuthor Commented:

"Go to Settings/General - change the Side Switch setting to Mute, then uncheck so that both Lock Rotation and Mute are unchecked."

On my iPad, Lock Rotation shows on General but a note says "Rotation Lock is Available in Control Center". The Mute button is checked, tapping Lock Rotation unchecks mute. So they CANNOT be both unchecked.

On Control Center, there is "Access on Lock Screen" (set to green, I'm guessing on?) and Access within Apps (set to Green).

I have no clue what that gibberish means.

The physical switch on the hardware is set so you CANNOT see the orange background, whatever that means.

What happened to the concept that Apple devices were intuitively obvious? This is crazily difficult.
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JohnBusiness Consultant (Owner)Commented:
If the physical switch is set so you cannot see orange, then the physical switch is on and should not be the problem.

Try changing it the other way and then back to exercise it. Based on what you wrote you should now still not see orange and the physical sound should be on.

Go to Settings, Sounds and make sure nothing is turned off there. I have everything ON and the volume slider 3/4 up

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JohnBusiness Consultant (Owner)Commented:
The other thing to do is look for two volume control buttons on the side of the iPad. Volume UP and Volume DOWN. These work by application. Make sure these are turned UP to ensure sound.
☠ MASQ ☠Commented:
"I have no clue what that gibberish means."

OK, let's assume the side-switch is ON and you've got it set to lock rotation so there's an icon indicating that at the top-right of the screen.

* Double tap the Home button

* Swipe up from the bottom of the screen to get the task bar to appear

* Check the sound level on the left of the task bar and if it is on mute move it to the center of the scale

* Double-click Home again to close all of that and now try your YouTube playback
Richard KortsBusiness Owner / Chief DeveloperAuthor Commented:
Sorry, I was stupid, my daughter found that the volume was completely turned down (as low as it would go).

I was totally unaware of what those buttons were for.

JohnBusiness Consultant (Owner)Commented:
@Richard Korts   "Sorry, I was stupid"   NO! not at all.

I have two identical iPhones (still 4s). Mine started acting differently than the other with respect to sound when both were quite new. I took the iPhones to the local Apple Store and they said, "see this little button on the side? Yours if OFF"  

So I knew the above answer as I had needed to ask myself once.
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