My name is Terri. I have an iPhone and the new iPad. I found this forum while looking for answers to my troubles with the volume on my new iPad. It goes silent and the volume cannot be turned up (or down, as the volume icon shows four bars of supposed sound). But, then it comes back and all is well for a little while before it crashes to silence again. I've already tried rebooting it by holding the top on/off button and the bottom divot down simultaneously, but that doesn't help. Anyone know what is causing this and/or how to fix it??