If you are having problems with your microphone features, the information below can assist you in troubleshooting and resolving issues.
Ensure that apps have access to the microphone.
If your microphone isn’t detected after updating Windows 11, you may need to grant permission for your apps to use it. Here’s how it works:
Select Start > Settings > Privacy & security > Microphone and turn on Microphone access. Make sure Allow apps to access your microphone is enabled, then select which apps have access. Desktop apps will not be included in this list.
If you want to give desktop apps access to your microphone, make sure the Allow desktop apps to access your microphone option is turned on. Individual apps cannot be denied access to the microphone.
If your headset has a Mute button, make sure it isn’t active.
Make sure that your microphone or headset is connected correctly to your computer.
Make sure that your microphone or headset is the system default recording device. Here’s how
to do this in Windows 11:
Select Start > Settings > System > Sound.
In Input, go to Choose a device for speaking or recording, and select the device you want.
To test your microphone, speak into it. In Volume, make sure the blue bar moves to make sure
Windows hears you.
The volume of the microphone is too low or does not appear to be working at all.
Consider the following options:
Check that your microphone or headset is properly connected to your computer.
Check that the microphone is properly positioned.
Turn up the volume on your microphone. This is how to do it in Windows 11:
Select Start > Settings > System > Sound from the menu.
Select a microphone in Input to view its properties.
Make sure the blue bar in Input volume adjusts as you speak into the microphone.
If it doesn’t, go to Test your microphone and press the Start test button. This will assist you in
troubleshooting any microphone issues.