If videos on Reddit are automatically muted for you, here’s what to know about turning on the sound.
Reddit videos playing without sound? Don’t worry, you’re not alone. Many users have the same problem. Thankfully, there’s an easy way to turn on sound for Reddit videos. We’ll show you how to in this article.
Why Videos on Reddit Don’t Play with Sound
There are a few reasons videos on Reddit don’t play with sound by default. The first is that, since Reddit is primarily a text-based platform, most users just don’t think to turn the sound on.
Another reason is that there’s a good chance you’re looking at it while you’re at work or in some other public place. If that’s the case, then playing videos with sound by default may be inconsiderate to those around you.
Another possibility is that the video was posted without sound. This can be intentional or unintentional, but in either case, there’s not much you can do about it.
Finally, the video you’re trying to watch may be muted by Reddit. This usually happens when a video is considered not safe for work (NSFW) and is automatically muted by the platform.
If you’re new to the platform, we recommend following this and a few other tips for new Reddit users that can help you better navigate the plaform.
How to Get Sound on Reddit Videos
Ready to start watching videos with sound on Reddit? Here’s how to turn the sound on:
- Open the Reddit app and find a video that you want to watch.
- Open the video you want to watch.
- Tap on the speaker icon in the bottom right-hand corner of the video to turn the sound on.
You should now be able to hear sound on the video you’re watching. If you want to turn off the sound again, just tap the speaker icon once more. Also, these steps apply to both the app and web versions.
How to Turn Off Reddit Quiet Mode on iOS
Quiet mode is a setting on the Reddit app for iOS that mutes all videos by default. So, while unmuting one video is supposed to unmute all videos, that isn’t the case if you have Quiet Mode turned on. You’ll have to unmute videos individually.
Here’s how to check if Quiet Mode is enabled, and how to turn it off:
- Open the Reddit app and tap on your profile icon in the top left-hand corner
- Tap on Settings
- Tap the Quiet audio mode toggle switch to turn it off.
Using Third-Party Apps to Get Sound on Reddit Videos
For some reason, some videos on Reddit just don’t have sound, no matter what you do. In those cases, some users have found that using third-party apps like Apollo for Reddit and Sync for Reddit can help.
Some of these apps are Reddit client apps, which means you can use them without worrying too much about giving up your Reddit login information. However, it’s always a good idea to use caution when downloading any third-party app, especially if you’re giving it access to your Reddit account.
You Can Now Enjoy Sound on Reddit Videos
We hope this guide helped you get sound on Reddit videos. As we mentioned, it’s usually a pretty simple process. But if you’re still having trouble, you might want to try using a third-party app like Apollo for Reddit or Sync for Reddit.