Reddit is a social media app that has always stood out. It is known for allowing users to remain pseudo-anonymous to read and create content. We are also big fans of it and use the platform quite often. However, sometimes Reddit videos have no sound. If you are also facing this problem, you are not alone.
This is because Reddit does not play audio by default, as it is primarily a text based platform. Additionally, Reddit mutes certain videos by default, especially if the content is NSFW (not safe for work).
Fortunately, there are some simple ways to solve this problem. In this article, we’ve introduced methods for both the Reddit app and the web app. Let’s start with the web version.
How to unmute Reddit (PC)
Here are some methods you can use if there is no sound on a reddit video online. The most common fix is to try to turn on the sound of the video in the message. Here’s how you can do it.
1. Mute and unmute video
Step 1: Open the video without sound and hover over the bottom right corner of the message.
step 2: In the video control panel, check whether the sound is muted. If you see a cross next to the icon, you need to click on it.
step 3: The video will turn on the sound and play the sound. You can drag the slider to adjust the sound in the video.
If you’re still not hearing sound on Reddit, you may also need to check your system’s volume settings.
2. Check your device’s volume settings
There are two ways to check the volume settings on your computer. We have mentioned both of them below.
Method 1: Use the taskbar
Step 1: Click on the volume icon on the taskbar and check if the sound is muted.
step 2: If it’s off, drag the volume slider to the right.
If that doesn’t work, here’s another way. You can check if the volume levels are disabled for the web browser. You can do this in Windows Settings.
Method 2: Check the volume through settings
Step 1: Open the Settings app in Windows and select System -> Sound.
step 2: Now click Volume Mixer.
step 3: Make sure the volume level of the web browser playing the sound is turned up. If not, drag the slider to the right.
Step 4: Finally, make sure the audio output device is the one you’re using.
If the methods above don’t work, check if the sound is muted on the tab you’re using Reddit on.
3. Turn on sound for the Reddit tab
Step 1: If you’re on a page where Reddit posts are muted, check to see if the sound is muted in the tab.
step 2: Click on the loudspeaker icon to unmute the tab.
Once you do that, you can listen to the audio on the Reddit video.
These are the ways you can adjust the volume to play sound on Reddit videos. If they don’t seem to work, you can try clearing your web browser data.
4. Clear your web browser data
When you use a web browser for a long time, cache and data accumulate in large amounts. This breaks the web browser and can cause several problems. So, for this reason, you may not be able to hear sound in Reddit posts.
Here is a step-by-step procedure to clear web browser data in Chrome. However, the steps are similar for other popular web browsers.
Step 1: Click on the icon with three dots in the upper right corner and select Settings.
step 2: Click “Privacy & Security” in the sidebar and select “Clear Browsing Data” on the right.
step 3: In the pop-up window, click on the time range drop-down menu and select “All time”. This will delete all browsing data since the browser was installed.
Step 4: Click on Clear data. This will delete your browsing data in Chrome.
These are all methods you can use on the web version of Reddit if you can’t hear the sound in your posts. If you’re using the mobile version of the Reddit app, follow the methods listed in the next section to resolve the issue.
How to get audio in reddit app
The methods below will work on the iOS and Android versions of the Reddit app. However, we have mentioned if any patch is exclusive to any of the platforms. First, check if video is disabled in the Reddit app.
1. Mute and unmute video
You won’t hear any sound in a Reddit post if it’s disabled. Here’s how to enable video.
Step 1: Click on the video and check if you see the speaker mute icon.
step 2: Click on it to play the video.
You should now hear sound while the video is playing.
However, if that doesn’t work, you may need to check the volume level on your device. Here’s how you can do it.
2. Check your volume settings
You can always use the volume keys to increase the volume of multimedia on your phone.
- If you’re using an iPhone, the volume buttons increase the media volume by default.
- If you are using Android, you also need to open the sound settings panel and check the media volume.
3. Turn off silent mode in the Reddit iOS app
The Reddit iPhone app has a feature called Quiet Mode. If this feature is turned on, you won’t hear sound while using the Reddit app. Here’s how you can disable it.
Step 1: Tap on the user icon in the upper right corner and select Settings at the bottom.
step 2: Check that the Quiet Mode switch is on. If so, turn off the switch.
4. Clear app cache in Reddit app for Android
The advantage of using Android devices is that they allow you to clear app data and cache. This usually helps to solve problems in the program. Here’s how you can clear the Reddit app cache to fix the no sound issue.
Step 1: Long press the reddit app icon on your home screen and tap on the “i” option.
step 2: This will take you to Reddit’s app information section. Click Clear data.
step 3: Select Clear cache and click OK to confirm.
This will delete all cache and temporary data of the Reddit app. Here are some methods you can use if you can’t hear sound in the Reddit app for iPhone and Android. However, if you still have questions, you can take a look at the frequently asked questions section.
Reddit Videos Audio FAQ
Yes, you can change the volume level in the video and turn autoplay on or off in the settings.
By default, NSFW videos are muted. This is to prevent invalid audio from being played loudly. However, you can use the above methods to play audio on NSFW videos as well.
Yes, Android and iPhone have a set of third-party apps for Reddit.
Get audio in all your Reddit posts
These are all methods you can use if you can’t hear sound on reddit. While Reddit is a great app, it is equally prone to errors. However, we are sure that these methods will help you solve the problem. Happy surfing.