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Is it possible to set up an iOS 6 device (for example, specifically the iPhone 5, or 3rd generation iPad) such that all the usual sounds from apps and the system sounds like typing or message notifications play when the headphones are plugged in, but when headphones are not plugged in the device is silent?

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Where do you want the sounds/notifications to play? Through the headphones, or the external speakers on the iPhone (despite headphones being plugged in)? I'm pretty confident it will come down to you throwing the silent switch. –  bassplayer7 Mar 28 '13 at 13:50
The goal is to have sounds only through the headphones and silence otherwise. –  C. G. P. Grey Mar 29 '13 at 12:34
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