by Andrew Brett WatsonPublished in IT Solutions
You tapped on a video on you Facebook feed and the video doesn’t have any sound? Right? I immediately thought this was a bug and that Facebook would fix the error soon and I would get sound back, but nope, even though I have auto updates on and Facebook was up to date , after a few weeks there was still no sound on videos in the Facebook app on my iPhone . Other apps and youtube videos on Safari were fine. Heres how to get sound back on Facebook videos:
It turns out the lack of sound on videos is by design and Facebook is actually respecting your wishes. How? Because the Facebook app has observed that you have switched on the mute switch on on the side of your iPad or iPhone and so while browsing, to make sure it doesn’t suddenly blurt out noise when you play a video, Facebook plays the video muted.
So that’s the solution, just flick the switch on the side of your idevice and get sound back on Facebook videos.
Here is the mute switch for the iPhone: (may be a bit different depending on model)
Here is the mute switch for the iPad: (may be a bit different depending on model)
It actually pretty good when you think about it. I mean, we spend so much time browsing our Facebook feed in places where large noises could be considered inappropriate and that’s what the mute switch is for right? So having the mute switch control the volume of videos you view on you Facebook feed does at least makes sense. Turns out it’s not a bug.