External speaker

Discussion in 'iPad 2 Forum' started by melbo13, May 25, 2011.

  1. melbo13

    melbo13 iPF Noob

    Joined:
    May 25, 2011
    Messages:
    2
    Thanks Received:
    0
    Trophy Points:
    0
    Ratings:
    +0 / 0
    For some reason the only way I can listen to the iPod on my iPad 2 is through headphones. It says it is in headphone mode and it switched that way by it self. I want to use the external speaker but I can't figure out how to switch it back. Please help!
     
  2. Tim SPRACKLEN

    Tim SPRACKLEN iPad Legend

    Joined:
    Jan 3, 2011
    Messages:
    15,236
    Thanks Received:
    121
    Trophy Points:
    0
    Location:
    Scotland
    Ratings:
    +121 / 1
    There are several possibilities here. First of all, the volume control on the iPad 'remembers' the volume separately for the headphones and the iPad speaker - so if you've got the headphones turned all the way up and unplug them, you might not hear anything if the speaker was previously turned all the way down.

    You say you want to use the 'external speaker' and I wasn't 100% sure what you meant by that. Do you, in fact, mean the 'internal' iPad speaker? If so, OK, check to see after you've unplugged the headphones that the volume is turned up again.

    If you actually meant an 'external' speaker - i.e. you've connected a remote external speaker via a cable to the iPad, then the problem might not be in the iPad itself and, of course, you would need an amplifier. The audio circuitry in the iPad is not capable of directly powering a full-size external speaker.

    Another possible solution - if you really meant the iPad's internal speaker - is to perform a complete iPad power-down, by pressing and holding the Power button until the slider control appears and then accepting the offer to power down. Once the iPad screen is completely blank you can press and hold the Power button again until the white Apple logo appears. After a few seconds the iPad will have powered up. This process clears quite a few unexplained 'issues'.

    I hope one of these ideas works but, if not, get back to us and we'll suggest some more.

    Good Luck

    Tim
     
  3. melbo13

    melbo13 iPF Noob

    Joined:
    May 25, 2011
    Messages:
    2
    Thanks Received:
    0
    Trophy Points:
    0
    Ratings:
    +0 / 0
    You were right, I did mean the internal speaker. I tried what you said. I powered down Nd then back up. It didn't fix it. What is so strange is that I had not used headphones when this happened. Only after this happened did I use headphones because I couldn't hear anything. I checked sounds under general setting and the internal speaker works there. I dont know where else to check.
     
  4. Tim SPRACKLEN

    Tim SPRACKLEN iPad Legend

    Joined:
    Jan 3, 2011
    Messages:
    15,236
    Thanks Received:
    121
    Trophy Points:
    0
    Location:
    Scotland
    Ratings:
    +121 / 1
    Are you doing this with the iPad plugged in to the dock connector? There are several issues....

    If it's plugged in to the charger - remove the charger cable and try again - we've had reports of faulty charger cables that 'tell' the iPad that it's plugged in to the dock instead and therefore connector to an external speaker.

    If it is connected to the dock stand, try unplugging it and try again...the dock connector stand is intended to connect the iPad to external speakers, so the internal speaker is disabled.

    Tim
     
  5. Hotherps

    Hotherps iPF Novice

    Joined:
    May 18, 2011
    Messages:
    20
    Thanks Received:
    0
    Trophy Points:
    0
    Location:
    UK
    Ratings:
    +0 / 0
    I have just tested mine, playing through the internal speaker and it works fine.
     
  6. TravsiPhoneHelp

    TravsiPhoneHelp iPF Novice

    Joined:
    Mar 22, 2011
    Messages:
    14
    Thanks Received:
    0
    Trophy Points:
    0
    Ratings:
    +0 / 0
    Try restoring it in iTunes that will usually fix any problems and if not take it back to apple

    Sent from my iPad 2 using iPF
     

Share This Page

Search tags for this page
can i get a new ipad if the speaker is not working
,
how to connect ipad to powered speakers
,
how to switch from headphone to speakers on ipad air
,
how to switch from headphones to speakers on ipad
,

how to turn off headphone mode on ipad

,
how to turn off headphone setting on ipad
,
ipad external speakers setting
,
ipad turn off headphone mode
,
switch from headphones mde to speaker mode on the ipad
,
turn off headphone setting on ipad