Instagram, a Facebook-owned social media application, is one of the most popular social platforms on the internet. Users can share selfies and multimedia via stories, direct messages, or their feed on the social media platform. With its new incredible feature of creating a business account, it has become an important medium for promoting one’s creative work or business.
Instagram is a great platform for sharing video content; however, users may experience issues with their sound on Instagram from time to time. This can be inconvenient because it prevents you from enjoying the content on your Instagram feed.
Fortunately, in most cases, this is a relatively simple problem to resolve. If you’re having problems with the Instagram sound not working, let’s look at what you can do to fix it.
How to Fix No Sound on Instagram Videos
On Instagram, the sound does not play automatically by default. A small speaker icon appears in the lower right corner of any given video to indicate this. If the sound is turned off, the speaker will have an “X” next to it, indicating that there is no sound. When you tap the speaker icon, the sound should be restored to the environment.
Alternatively, you can reactivate the sound by tapping on the video or pressing the “volume up” button. Keep in mind that some videos or stories do not have sound. The “Video Has No Sound” marker will be visible at the bottom left in this case.
1. Instagram Audio Glitch
Many Instagram users are unable to hear any sound while watching a video. This Instagram audio issue, on the other hand, could be the result of some setting changes. So, make sure your ringer is on. When your device is in mute or vibrating mode, the sound on the platform does not always play. So if you need to activate the ringer, here’s how:
- On your device, launch the Instagram app.
- Navigate to the settings menu and then to the Videos section.
- Select Sound from the Videos menu and then tap on the Ringer. That’s all there is to it.
2. Examine Bluetooth Earbuds/Headphones
Even if you are not wearing your Bluetooth headphones or earbuds, the sound may be relayed to them. For example, if you use Apple AirPods and disable “Automatic Ear Detection,” sound will be directed to the earbuds as long as they are paired with your iPhone. A similar issue could arise with wireless speakers. The speaker volume is reduced, you forget to unpair it from your smartphone, and the sound is directed in the wrong direction.
To resolve this, navigate to your smartphone’s Bluetooth menu, look for paired speakers/headphones, and tap on a device to disconnect it.
3. Update Instagram
Instagram releases updates and bug fixes on a regular basis to address various in-app issues. Many users reported issues with playing music on stories or with playing sound at all. This is why you should check for updates. Open the App or Play Store, go to Updates or My Apps & Games, and then swipe to find Instagram. When you click the Update button next to the app, the most recent version will be installed.
4. Inspect Your Phone’s Settings
There is one more thing you can check, and that is your Sounds. For how your phone distributes sound, both iOS and Android have separate settings. Of course, you’ve probably tried increasing the volume, but it’s not unheard of for sounds to be routed to the wrong speaker (especially after a system update). You are unlikely to hear it if your phone is routed to the earpiece, for example. Open your phone’s Settings app and type “Sounds” into the search bar (iOS users need to open Settings and scroll down slightly for this box to appear).