How to control the hidden volume in Photos and other apps in iOS

You certainly know the experience an app or your iPhone or iPad is or is not producing a sound or audio, and you can’t figure out how to get it to start or stop—even though Apple has system-wide volume and mute controls as well as a hardware mute switch (technically, the “Ring/Silent switch”). However, apps have their own relationship with producing audio. They often, but not always, err on the side of not making a peep depending on other settings until you take action.

In Settings > Sounds & Haptics you can control the Ringer and Alerts volume and keep this level unaffected by the volume up/down buttons on your iPhone or iPad by disabling Change with Buttons. The physical Ring/Silent switch controls overall system muting. But apps can seemingly override this: in some cases, an app will play audio even when the switch is enabled; in others, disabling the switch or using the volume up button enables audio at that moment.

Zoom’s mobile app overrides system-wide audio settings, which resulted in a maddening hour-long troubleshooting session when I was helping a school I was associated with set up for a Zoom-based workshop. Even when you have muted sound on your iPhone or iPad, the Zoom mobile app will always play through audio if you have enabled what the app calls “Computer Audio”—audio passed from the device you’re using. (We were using multiple devices in one location and getting terrible feedback loops through an iPhone.)

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    How to control the hidden volume in Photos and other apps in iOS

    We’ve compiled a list of the questions we get asked most frequently, along with answers and links to columns: read our super FAQ to see if your question is covered. If not, we’re always looking for new problems to solve! Email yours to [email protected], including screen captures as appropriate and whether you want your full name used. Not every question will be answered, we don’t reply to email, and we cannot provide direct troubleshooting advice.

    In Settings > Sounds & Haptics you can control the Ringer and Alerts volume and keep this level unaffected by the volume up/down buttons on your iPhone or iPad by disabling Change with Buttons. The physical Ring/Silent switch controls overall system muting. But apps can seemingly override this: in some cases, an app will play audio even when the switch is enabled; in others, disabling the switch or using the volume up button enables audio at that moment.

    Zoom’s mobile app overrides system-wide audio settings, which resulted in a maddening hour-long troubleshooting session when I was helping a school I was associated with set up for a Zoom-based workshop. Even when you have muted sound on your iPhone or iPad, the Zoom mobile app will always play through audio if you have enabled what the app calls “Computer Audio”—audio passed from the device you’re using. (We were using multiple devices in one location and getting terrible feedback loops through an iPhone.)

    You certainly know the experience an app or your iPhone or iPad is or is not producing a sound or audio, and you can’t figure out how to get it to start or stop—even though Apple has system-wide volume and mute controls as well as a hardware mute switch (technically, the “Ring/Silent switch”). However, apps have their own relationship with producing audio. They often, but not always, err on the side of not making a peep depending on other settings until you take action.

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