ipad 2 sound goes quiet

April 6, 2012 at 09:00:24
Specs: 5.1
My IPad 2 sound when playing movies or music is very quiet, it's been happening every so often, now it's all the time, I've tried the orientation button no luck.
The sound is louder through headphones but not as loud as it was when first purchased the IPad 2

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April 7, 2012 at 20:39:37
Yeah, they make an app for that


Try it out

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April 7, 2012 at 22:56:35
Ok I'll try it, although there must be a fault with my iPad as it wasn't like thus when purchased, wonder if anyone else has this problem ?

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April 7, 2012 at 22:59:54
Do you have a case on the ipad? is there hand cheese in the speaker grill? are you holding your hand over the speakers? Different media, movies, music, etc... have different audio volumes so it might be the source.

I don't think that the speaker is failing or the audio transistors are failing either so it has to be something software or source media.

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April 7, 2012 at 23:03:57
No case, no hand over speaker, my nephew brought his iPad 2 round, we both played a music video on you tube at full volume through the speaker and his is at least 5 times louder !!

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April 7, 2012 at 23:28:40
There is a max volume limiter, but I think it's only for your music and not global. You may want to check that setting.

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April 7, 2012 at 23:36:46
That's set to max, I've tried everything the equaliser, loudness etc.
It was fine up to about a month ago, I noticed when playing a music video or film that the sound was very low indeed, and through the earphones the sound used to be too loud I would have to turn it down on certain music videos, but now I don't have to.
At first this happened now and again, the sound level woud just come back for a while, but lately it has stayed quiet. If people are talking in a room you couldn't hear the movie through the speaker, could it have anything to do with the headphone port ?

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April 8, 2012 at 02:26:33
Try to cycle the iPad, press and hold the power and home buttons untill the system restarts

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April 8, 2012 at 15:19:42
I have been doing some research on your problem, with no definitive answer. It seems as if a lot of people are having the same issue though.

Looks like the only solution is getting an app to increase the volume.

But if there is something wrong, it could be that the speaker has become miss alined and the voice coil is rubbing or seized to the magnet. Or the voice coil has started to de-laminate.

In either cases it will have to be replaced. You could try to hit it with some compressed air to get it moving again, but this is just a shot in the dark.

That is about all I can come up with.

Let me know

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