How to Fix Discord Microphone Not Working (4 Steps)



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It’s frustrating jumping into a channel only to found out that no one can hear you, and that your voice isn’t being picked up by your microphone.

How to Fix Discord Microphone Not Working (4 Steps)

Despite what you might think, this can occur quite frequently. More than 60% of Discord users have reported that they have some sort of a microphone issue in their whole use of the Discord application.

Thankfully though, fixing the Discord microphone can be relatively easy if it is a problem with the settings of your Discord or your operating system. Sometimes microphone could get damaged, and in those cases, a new microphone is required.

Fix Discord Microphone Not Working

Before jumping into the operating system settings and troubleshooting the issue from there, we must check whether all of the options in the Discord application are set accordingly.

Also, make sure to unplug and plug-in your microphone before doing so. When you speak on Discord you should see a green circle around your picture, if not, open up User Settings.

Change Input Device

At User Settings, you should see an Input Device on the top of the application. Click on the dropdown menu and find and select the microphone that you use for talking.

Test the microphone by clicking the Let’s Check button and speaking into the microphone. If the issue still persists, and the microphone isn’t picking up sound, navigate to the second step.

Change Input Mode

Below the “Let’s Check” feature, you should see something along the lines of “Change Input Mode”. Make sure that this is set to voice activity and not push to talk.

Like the first step, check whether the microphone is fixed by clicking on the Let’s Check button. Also, set your Input Volume to the highest setting, which can be done by sliding the slider to the far right.

Disable and Enable Microphone

  1. Open your Sound Settings by right-clicking the volume icon in the bottom-right of your screen.
  2. Navigate to the Recording tab and speak into the microphone and see if the green bars on the right are moving.
  3. If they aren’t, right-click the microphone and click disable.
  4. After this, if you don’t see it anymore, right-click anywhere and select “Show Disabled Devices” and “Show Disconnected Devices”.
  5. Next, enable your microphone again, and test it out.

Disable Enhancements

  1. From the Sound Settings, right-click on the microphone and go to Properties.
  2. Move to the Enhancements tab.
  3. Check “Disable all enhancements” and click Apply and then OK.

After this test out your microphone in Discord using the Let’s Check feature. If you’re still having issues for some reason, restart Discord and see if that changes anything.

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