Ever since third-party Reddit apps shut down due to the platform’s API changes, users have been left with the official Reddit app. Navigating the official app can be tricky if you’re not used to it. Users often report not being able to hear the sound on videos on the official app. In this article, we bring you the top 3 easy methods to enable sound on Reddit videos on Android and iOS.
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Unmute the videos
Videos on the official Reddit app are muted by default. Reddit started off as a text-based website, and videos are still new to the platform. One of the drawbacks of using the official Reddit app is that there is no way to read the comments without playing the video. If you’re browsing Reddit at work or in public, you probably don’t want to be blasted with sound upon opening a random post. This is why the videos on Reddit are muted by default. To unmute a video, simply tap the volume icon at the bottom right corner of the screen.
Check your device’s volume
Can’t hear the sound on a video even after unmuting it? Maybe your phone is in silent mode. Swipe down from the status bar and tap the sound icon to switch the sound profile to loud. You can also press the volume up key to exit the silent mode and increase the volume of your device. If your smartphone has an alert slider, use it to enable loud mode.
Enable sound on Reddit videos on iOS
iPhone users have the option to disable the default mute setting on the Reddit app. Here’s how.
Step 1: Launch the Reddit app on your iPhone.
Step 2: Tap the profile icon at the top right corner of the screen.
Step 3: Scroll down and select Settings.
Step 4: Switch off the toggle bar for Mute videos by default.
Bonus Tip: Enable Sound on Reddit Videos on PC
If you’re using Reddit on your PC, you can easily unmute a video by clicking on the sound icon at the bottom right corner of the video player. To further adjust the volume, simply hover the cursor over the sound icon and use the slider to increase or decrease the volume. There is no way to unmute all the videos on the platform by default.
Frequently Asked Questions (FAQs)
How do I enable sound on Reddit videos?
If you can’t hear the sound on a Reddit video, you will need to unmute it. Open the video and tap the sound icon at the bottom right corner of the screen to unmute it.
How do I turn off Quiet Mode on Reddit for iOS?
Tap the profile icon at the top right corner of the screen, go to Settings, and turn off the toggle bar for Mute Videos By Default.
Why does the Reddit video I’m watching not have an unmute icon?
If the media you’re watching does not have an unmute icon, it is likely a GIF and not a video.
This is how you can enable sound on Reddit videos on Android and iOS. If the video you’re watching does not have any sound, you won’t see the unmute icon on the video player. If you’re facing issues with the Reddit app, clear its cache and launch it again to check if the problem has been resolved.
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