Errors are most common and these are most frustrating when you are actively using the service. During the Corona pandemic, many people are working from the home and Zoom is their video conferencing tool. It is a cloud-based video conference tool which perfectly works on almost all platforms.
Are you experiencing Zoom microphone not working error? It is the most common error and these are the issues when you get microphone error on Zoom.
You may be searched in Google for following Zoom mic issues.
- My Audio is Not Working on iOS or Android
- Why is my mic not working on Zoom?
- How do I turn my microphone on Zoom?
When you get this issue you will experience the following indications.
- You can’t hear the video participants voice and they can’t hear your voice.
- Glitched audio and continuous echo in the background.
If you experience these issues, it means you have Zoom microphone not working error. Follow the below methods to resolve the issue.
1. Check mic connection
In most of the cases, we found that users forget to join a connection to the PC. The issue is most common for Windows users since the desktops don’t come with a built-in mic. For laptop users, they have to check the default make connections status in the settings. Make sure to check the mic is properly inserted or not in the USB port and as well as insert the USB in a different port for double-checking.
2. Restart the PC
A restart will flush the RAM and all the temporary issues and glitches will flush out. All kinds of temporary technical errors, a simple reboot of the computer will set the issue. If the problem still persists after a successful restart, go with the next method.
3. Use Join Audio
When you open Zoom for the first time, it asks you to enable a computer’s audio before joining a meeting. If you missed the option, this could be the reason for the mic is not working error. To fix the issue, click on the Join Audio option present at the bottom left corner of the Zoom window.
4. Unmute Zoom audio
Make sure to check the mic status on Zoom. If the microphone is muted, then select the sound icon to unmute the Zoom audio.
5. Ask the Organizer to unmute you
In some rare cases if the meeting organizer mutes your audio you will not be able to broadcast your voice. In that case, ask your meeting organizer to unmute you. To skip annoyance, you can ask him to unmute request in a personal chat.
6. Change Zoom advanced audio settings
Zoom has advanced audio settings option to tweak the settings further. Zoom has the ability to reduce the background noise to enhance audio. Follow the below steps to clear the audio-related issues on Zoom.
- Launch the Zoom on your computer and click on settings.
- Go to the Audio tab and click on Advanced present at the bottom of the Audio tab.
- Here in the “Audio Processing” click on each drop-down box and change the option from Auto to moderate or disable and see if the microphone works.
- Or you can alternatively, check the box next to ‘Show in-meeting option to Enable Original Sound from microphone’ option.
- Now go back to the Zoom main screen and check a new “Turn the original sound on/off option” at the top. Click on it to change it.
7. Grant Zoom to access your microphone
If your WIndows doesn’t give the microphone permissions to the Zoom, you will not avail the microphone in the Zoom. Grant microphone access to the Zoom in Windows privacy settings by following the below steps.
- Open Settings on your Windows 10 by searching settings in the start menu or directly launch it by clicking Windows key + I on the keyboard.
- Go to Privacy.
- On the left pane, scroll down and click on the Microphone.
- Enable the toggle under ‘Allow desktop apps to access your Microphone’ and ‘Allow Microsoft Store apps to access your Microphone’. Also, scroll down and make sure Zoom has access to your microphone.
8. Update sound card drivers
Drivers are important software to communicate your hardware better internally with the OS. When the drivers are up to date you will feel a smooth performance when compared to the system running with outdated drivers. Make sure to update the sound driver if you have a problem in accessing microphone in Zoom. Steps are as follow.
- Right-click on This PC icon on the desktop and click on Device Manager or directly launch it by searching in the Windows start menu.
- Expand Sound, Video, and game controllers and right-click on your driver and select Update Driver.
9. Alternative method
Zoom has an interesting option which lets you use your smartphone mic instead of the computer. This is a pretty interesting and useful feature if you don’t have a microphone enabled on your computer.
To use this feature, download Zoom app on your Android or iOS and login with the same account you are using on your computer. Now, on the desktop version of Zoom, click on the arrow present next to Mute. Select Switch to Phone audio. You will be given a meeting ID and password. Use it to join the meeting on your phone.
These are the best possible methods to fix Zoom microphone is not working issue. Let us know which method is worked for you in the comment section below.