Troubleshoot sound not playing in embedded YouTube using Puffin on iOS

If you’re able to play embedded YouTube videos on Safari on iOS but the sound isn’t working on the same site using Puffin, here’s the fix:

puffinsound01 Tap on the three vertical dots in the top right.

puffinsound02 Select Settings.

puffinsound03 By default, the Ignore Mute Switch is turned off.

puffinsound04 If you toggle Ignore Mute Switch, the sound should play fine.

The other way to handle this, of course, would be to actually switch the mute switch (on the side of the iPad/iPhone), but this is more to get the same behavior from Safari and Puffin—Safari, by default, seems to ignore the mute switch for embedded video.

2 responses to “Troubleshoot sound not playing in embedded YouTube using Puffin on iOS”

    • I wrote this blog post three years ago, so it may well have worked on an iPad Air 2, but both iOS and Puffin have been updated since then, so this may no longer apply to newer versions of those two.

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