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No alert sounds


iPF Noob
Mar 17, 2012
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I have an IPad 2. I have no alert sounds for iMessage, email, FaceTime, etc. I do however have audio sound for
Music and video. I have set all the sounds, made sure mute is not checked etc. can anyone help?


Staff member
Apr 24, 2011
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Brisbane, Australia
Hi and welcome to the Forum!

So you have set up these apps in notifications for their alerts, your mute toggle above the volume control is not turned off. Have you checked the volume control which is accessed by way of the multi task bar? Do the four finger upper swipe or press the home button twice to bring up your multi task bar and swipe to the right to find a volume control here. Also have you checked sound through Settings - General - Sounds and also made sure your keyboard click setting is activated? Let us know.

The IPad Forum is a community of members from all walks of life and from all over the world coming together to share our experiences and to help each other learn about this wonderful piece of technology the Ipad. There is a wealth of information already here in the many threads we have so doing some searches will answer most of the questions you have. If then you cannot find the answer you are seeking then by all means post your question. There are many friendly and informed members here only too willing to help you.

We also have our own App - It is a very simple app to navigate.
Reading the IPad manual is a great place to start so please download a copy of these.
2 very informative threads from which you will learn many tips and shortcuts for the IPad.
We have rules like any Community so please read these also

Once again we welcome you here and are so pleased you have joined us!


iPF Noob
Apr 16, 2012
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I'm having the same problem. I've checked everything that anyone has mentioned and still no sound for FaceTime or any other alert. The sounds used to work but don't anymore.

Thanks for your help

I finally discovered the problem. I had the mute checked on the task bar. I didn't know there was a mute there. I thought it was just the screen brightness side.
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