How to Mute IPad 2022 Ultimate Guide


Would you like to mute and disable the sound on an iPad? There are a few different ways to accomplish that, some of which might be simple to overlook. The iPad and iPad Pro have volume control buttons that also function as mutes. There is also a dedicated software mute switch for alerts that, when turned on, mute the sound coming from the device. While newer iPad and iPad Pro models still have hardware mute switches, older iPad models had a physical mute switch that could be toggled to silence all alert sound and audio output from the iPad speakers or any headphones connected.

The iPad’s mute feature is easy to use; we’ll go over how to mute an iPad to turn off all sound, how to unmute an iPad to enable sound and audio output again, how to use Silent Mode, how to Mute IPad Ringer and Alert Sounds and more. The newer iPad and iPad Pro models with a current iOS release are all compatible with these recommendations.

How to Mute IPad & Turn Off Sound

The iPad can be muted in several ways

  • Physical volume buttons
  • The Settings app
  • Control Center

Mute An IPad With the Volume Buttons

Using the volume buttons is the simplest method for muting an iPad. The only thing you need to do to mute an iPad holds the Volume Down button down until the sound stops. A hardware mute button is also featured on some models.

Mute IPad Using Volume in the Settings App

Using the settings in the Settings app is a different method of silencing an iPad. Not all sounds fall under these settings. They are in charge of ringers, alerts, and alarms but not, say, audio from a streaming video. To adjust those settings, follow these steps:

  1. Tap Settings.
  2. Tap Sounds.
  3. In the Ringer and Alerts section, you have these options:
    • Drag the slider to the desired volume to adjust the volume for all ringers and alerts.
    • The iPad’s volume buttons won’t affect ringers and alarms unless you move Change With Buttons to on/green.
    • You can also control iPad ringers and alerts by typing in the Sounds section. Choose between silence or an alert tone by tapping on each type of sound.

With the Do Not Disturb feature, you can set specific times for your iPad to be muted (while you sleep, for example), as well as create various Focus scenarios with various mute options based on your context.

Quickly Mute An IPad With Control Center

You have two excellent, quick choices in Control Center in addition to the Volume Down button. Here’s how to use them:

  1. Open Control Center by swiping down from the top right of the screen.
  2. Swipe the volume slider (located to the right of the playback controls) all the way to the bottom to mute the iPad using the volume control.
  3. You can also use the Focus feature to mute the iPad by tapping Focus > Do Not Disturb.

Optional IPad Mute / Silence All Sound Method

Using the volume controls in Settings or repeatedly pressing the volume buttons until the sound is turned off is another optional method for muting iPad.

Using the volume button or Sound Settings, you can simply turn the volume back up to undo this method of muting the iPad and iPad Pro.

Mute IPad Ringer and Alert Sounds

  • With a dedicated mute button:
    • Check to see if your iPad model features a dedicated mute button
      • It’s a switch located above the volume buttons on the right side, in the vertical orientation
    • If you have one, pull it down to mute Ringer and Alert sounds
  • Without a dedicated mute button:
    • From the Home screen, open the “Settings” app
    • Touch the “Sounds” option
    • Drag the “RINGER AND ALERTS” volume bar all the way to the left

Since this is a little cumbersome, you might want to toggle the “Change with Buttons” setting on; note that this will disable and replace using the buttons for general volume control, however.

Silence Certain IPad Models With a Switch

You can mute your iPad by flipping a small switch on the side of older iPad models. The metal beneath the button will turn orange when it is in the mute position; there are only two positions.

The switch may, in some circumstances, lock your iPad’s orientation, preventing you from switching between portrait and landscape mode. If this is the case, you can change that setting by doing the following:

1. Launch the Settings application.

2. the General tab should be selected.

3. Scroll down to the “Use Side Switch To” menu.

4. Select “Mute.”

How to Unmute IPad & Turn Sound Back On

To unmute iPad / iPad Pro and regain audio and sound output on the device, do the following:

  • Press the Volume Up button repeatedly on iPad or iPad Pro until the volume of sound is on again

Toggle Out of Silent Mode on IPad

You can also toggle out of Silent Mode by doing the following:

  1. To unmute the iPad, return to open Control Center
  2. Tap on the bell icon
  3. Use the sound meter in Control Center to adjust the volume as desired, or Press the volume up button repeatedly to turn up the iPad sound if needed

When muted, the iPad and iPad Pro will resume playing sound and audio at the volume that the iPad is currently set to.

The mute/silent button can be turned on and off from Control Center at any time and for any reason, and it functions the same way on all iPad Pro models and iPads running any current iOS version.

Why Isn’t My IPad Playing Sound? Help My IPad is Stuck on Silent!

Many iPad and iPad Pro users frequently inquire as to why their device isn’t playing sound and about the sound output. If that occurs and your iPad appears to be stuck in silent and mute mode, first make sure Mute is not turned on by looking at the bell icon for silent mode. Then, repeatedly press the Volume Up button on the iPad or iPad Pro to increase audio output until you can hear the sound.

It’s highly unlikely that future iPad models will ever regain the hardware mute switch because Apple likes to remove physical buttons and ports from their products. Older iPad models had a hardware mute switch that, depending on your settings, could also serve as an orientation lock. The iPhone still has a mute button for the time being, but who knows how long that will last. But the ability to mute and unmute is still available; it is just now available through software and is just a swipe away.


How Do I Mute a Tab on An IPad?

There isn’t currently a way to mute a tab in Safari for iPad like there is in Safari for Mac. However, Safari will automatically mute the background audio if you begin playing audio in a new tab while it is already doing so.

Why Doesn’t My IPad Have a Mute Button?

The iPad’s mute switch, which could be used for a variety of purposes, was located directly above the volume controls from the device’s first model until those released in 2017. But, starting in 2017, Apple removed the mute switch

How Do I Unmute My IPad Without the Side Switch?

You don’t have a side switch because you have an iPad Pro. To access the control center, swipe down from the iPad’s upper right corner. Unmute the sounds by tapping the bell icon.

How to Mute Ipad Keyboard?

Disable the keyboard sounds on iPhone or iPad

  1. Open the Settings app.
  2. Tap Sounds & Haptics.
  3. Scroll down to Keyboard Clicks and turn it off.

Done! You can now type quietly.

How Do I Silence Just Notifications?

How to silence notifications from the notification shade

  1. Swipe down from the display’s top (you can do this from any screen) to bring down the notification shade.
  2. When you want to silence a notification, long-press it.
  3. For that notification (as well as others in the same channel), tap Silent to modify the alert setting.

Wrap Up: Mute Your Ipad

A number of options exist for muting the iPad. Using the physical volume buttons, The Settings app, and Control Center, you can now mute your iPad (whether you have an iPad, iPad Pro, or iPad Mini). If the sound bothers you on your iPad, try these techniques.

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