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For Seniors: Adjust the Audio on iPad 2

If you're hearing-impaired, adjust the volume on your iPad 2 so that it's more comfortable. If you use headphones with your iPad, you can adjust its audio as well to favor your good ear.

Adjust the iPad's volume

Though individual applications such as iPod and Video have their own volume settings, you can set your iPad system volume as well to help you better hear what’s going on.

  1. Tap the Settings icon on the Home screen.

    A list of settings appears on the left.

  2. In the General settings, tap Sounds.

    The Sounds options appear on the right.

  3. Tap and drag the slider to the right to increase the volume, or to the left to lower it.

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    This adjusts the volume of iPad ringers and alerts.

    You can turn on or off the sounds that iPad makes when certain events occur (such as receiving new mail or Calendar alerts). These sounds are turned on by default, but you can turn them off and even back on again later if you like.

  4. Tap the Home button to close Settings.

    Your changes are saved.

Use Mono Audio on iPad 2

Using the stereo effect in headphones or a headset breaks up sounds so that you hear a portion in one ear and a portion in the other ear, to simulate the way your ears process real sounds. However, if you’re hard of hearing or deaf in one ear, then with stereo, you’re hearing only a portion of the sound in your hearing ear.

To improve your listening experience when using headphones, turn on Mono Audio. When Mono Audio is turned on, iPad plays all sounds in both ears.

  1. Tap the Settings icon on the Home screen.

    A list of settings appears on the left.

  2. In the General settings, tap Accessibility.

    The Accessibility settings appear.

  3. Tap the Mono Audio On/Off button to turn on the feature.

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    Mono Audio is turned on.

  4. Tap the Home button to close Settings.

    Your changes are saved.

If you have hearing challenges, another good feature that iPad provides is support for closed-captioning. In the video player, you can use the closed-captioning feature to provide onscreen text representing dialogue and actions in a movie (if the movie itself supports closed-captioning) as it plays.

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