My iPad sound all of a sudden won't work. When I try to adjust the volume, a gray 'Sound Effects' icon comes up, but doesn't adjust volume. I tried a hard reset, power on/off, even the mute switch which I knew wasn't the problem. From what I read on the Apple forum, it seems to be something hardware related with the dock connector. Apparently, metal debris gets in there. I tried to look at it but don't see any debris in there. I tried also switching the charging cable.
Regardless of the mute button/orientation lock whenever I push up or down on the volume control buttons on the side of the iPad, the Volume indicator that lights up in the center of the screen says "Sound Effects" and there are no bars below it to indicate the actual volume, and it will not change. If I double press the home button, and swipe right to the dimmer/volume/play controls, the volume bar doesn't even show up in its location there. I'm thinking that the kids changed something in one of their games. And turning it off, or even doing the hard reset of pushing the home and off button simultaneously doesn't clear the problem out.
I recently realized that the main volume control in settings isn't the only control and that Mute doesn't really mean Mute (its Different). There is a volume control in settings under sounds that corresponds to the side buttons (if set up that way). The is also a "sound effects" volume that the side buttons seem to control, but only during certain conditions. When "sound effects" volume comes into play and what it controls if not notification sounds? There is also the Mute switch which only Mutes Apps sounds and notifications, but it doesn't Mute Safari or YouTube so it obviously doesn't Mute all Apps.
There is also the volume controls found in the taskbar which seem to be tied to the ipod side of things, but also control the camera shutter sound and keyboard clicks. This has to be the most confusing way of doing volume ever. Separate sliders for each volume in Settings under Sounds and a couple switches in Settings to choose what gets muted, easy, intuitive, done. Unless someone could explain the logic behind their method and/or explain "sound effects" volume and/or how to actually mute the speaker entirely and easily.
I understand it one of best ways of securing wifi Is to hide the ssid. But when I try this my devices obviously can't connect to the network. Even though they have connected before so should remember the network. I have altered the default admin password on router.
I use my iPad to access Facebook and other Social Networking sites. My father also uses that iPad. How can I hide the updates of Facebook from my Father and other family members. Is it possible to do so on iPad?
I thought a bunch of my apps weren't restored but when I went to download them again it show theory were installed. Sure enough under search I found a bunch of them but their icons don't show up on the pad. While I can open them under search I want to know what they are and be able to put them back into their respective folders.
What I dont get is that something as big as the ipad have the same amount of memory as the iPod Touch (64 GB). Seeing as the ipod touch is more than 5 times smaller than it... wouldnt be able to have at least something like 125 GB or will that mess up the processor or UI?
I need to be able to hide cells in numbers on my iPad. My searching has shown that this cannot be done. Hiding cells is mandatory for spreadsheets as I, and I'm sure lots of other people, use them. Did apple simply forget to put this in their numbers app? If so, does anyone know how soon they will correct the problem. I tried to find an email address to contact apple, but after a few minutes got the impression they are out of reach.
Now that we can use a more complicated passcode on OS 4.2, it would be nice if the passcode characters would not show when entering passcode. That was a good idea for iPhone and iPod touch 'cause of their smaller screen, but it doesn't make sense on a big screen such as iPad. I don't want people next to me to see what my passcode is while entering. I want the characters to be hidden (in shape of big dots), just like it is on a laptop or desktop.