Last night I noticed that all apps had lost sound when the headphones weren’t plugged in. Testing the sound in settings yielded normal audio, as well as YouTube and videos, but running apps requiring sound was a no-go. Read on for the solution.
The iPad 2 sports an upgrade over previous models in that it allows the user to select how the rotation lock switch handles tasks. Instead of being solely for locking the device in landscape mode, users can now make a change in settings to make the switch mite all sound when activated. This is a boon to attorneys who fear noise emitting from their device in court, but a software glitch has affected its function. If you, like me assigned “mute” as the behavior of this switch you’ve likely noticed a loss of sound in your apps, especially in games.
The fix? Close any apps that require sound by double tapping the home button to pull up the task manager. Hold down any app until it begins to quiver, as if you were about to make a deletion. Press the red delete icon next to all apps that play sound and close them. Go to settings and alter the setting to change your rotation lock switch to mute. Place it back to rotation lock then close settings. Open up your affected app as normal and then close it by pressing the home button, effectively leaving it to run in the background. Now go back to settings and change the switch’s function back to “mute”. It’s not a very logical fix, but as of now most apps have not been updated to account for the new function of the lock screen switch. I hope this clears up some confusion for those that were as lost as I was last night!
Clark V. Stewart
The Soul Practitioner