Audio Not Heard When Reading Books in myON

Sometimes students cannot hear the audio when reading a book. There can be several causes for this issue.

Some books do not include audio:

Not all books have audio. At higher year levels, fewer books include audio.

To see if a book has audio, open the book information window and select the i (Details) tab. Then, check the Audio Time. If the duration is shown as in the example below, the book has audio; if a dash is shown, it does not have audio.

book information window with audio time shown

If you are using an iPad®:

Check on the top right side of the iPad for a toggle switch that turns the audio on and off.

the toggle and volume buttons on an iPad

If you are using a computer:

Check to make sure the volume is turned on and working.

If you still do not hear audio, check the following:

  • Check on the bottom of the book page to see what controls are selected. If you see the play button, that means the audio is paused. Press play to start the audio. You can also click the volume icon to see whether the audio is loud enough.
  • the play button

    the volume control

  • Check the student’s details through your teacher account. On your main page, click Classroom, then Students. Find and select the student’s name. On the right side of the page under Audio Settings, make sure Always On or Weekends Only is selected, and not Always Off.
  • example of the student audio settings

  • If the book is being red for a project's reading task, the Reader Settings for the task may not allow audio.
  • example of a reading task with audio disabled

Other Considerations

If you are having problems with multiple students or all of your students, see the allowlist requirements and make sure your firewall/network is updated with our latest allowlist settings information.