We have all noticed how online streaming and game streaming, in particular, have picked up ever since people have been locked down to their houses due to the pandemic. In this scenario, e all know that gaming can be a stress buster as well as a good way to pass time as well.
Talking about gaming, we know that it is a good way to catch up with friends as well on a virtual level. The best way to do so is to connect a microphone while playing games and chat with friends.
For that reason, we have noticed that gamers tend to wear high-end headphones along with mic so that they can chat with others during gameplay. However, there is a problem we have seen where if you are using a Microsoft gaming console which is the Xbox One series then it has a Mic problem. Many have reported that their Xbox One Mic isn’t working and they want to fix the same.
Now, we also understand that voice chatting is the next best thing during gameplay because we otherwise feel bored while playing games if there is no one to chat around with. Since there is a microphone within a headset or pair of earphones or Kinect built-in microphone that you can connect to the controller, we assume that you know how to connect them to your Xbox One.
Getting started with the Xbox One Mic fix, we have several solutions to your Mic problem to fix the same and start talking to your friends once again. Now, let’s see each one of them step by step and see whichever solution works for you. Also, keep in mind that we are talking about the Xbox One series meaning that the Mic problem will be solved for both the Xbox One S and the Xbox One X with the same steps.
Common Xbox One Mic problems
Before getting started about how to fix the Xbox One Mic problems, we will tell you about the common Mic problems that users encounter. Why we are saying this is because if you are facing any of these issues then you can understand that it is your Mic that’s bad rather than your console or your headphones.
So the common problems people face are distorted audio or muted audio or limited audio on their Mic which can be heard by select people and not everyone so there will be people who will say your voice is not getting to them while others will hear your fine.
If this is happening to you, read along as we will try to fix this problem for you in the best manner possible.
Possible reasons for Xbox One Mic problem
There are several reasons possible as to why your Xbox One Mic isn’t working and the most obvious one is physical damage to the microphone.
If your console was dropped somehow or your Mic port was damaged due to emergency ejection or broken parts then it is quite possible that you will need to repair the same.
But it is also seen that software glitch also causes the Xbox One Mic problem. So if that’s the case, we can fix it and you can try the following steps:
Steps to fix your Xbox One Mic problems
Try the steps mentioned below for fixing your Xbox One Mic problems and you will most probably get your Mic working once again.
- Make sure that you disconnect and reconnect your Xbox One Mic. For example, if you are having Mic problems then remove the headphones from the jack and insert them back.
- Another easy fix is to check if you have not muted your audio during gameplay by accident. If you have done so, you would think that the problem is with Mic but it is really because you have muted yourself.
- One thing to note is that you might have not muted yourself but software glitch could cause it so check that as well.
- To easily check if you have turned on mute on your gaming headset is to see if the Mute indicator on your headphone is glowing or not.
- If it is glowing, it means you have pressed the mute button so press the mute button once again to unmute yourself.
- Another common issue we have seen is that your Mic might be working but your teammates might have muted you. If that’s the case, tell them to unmute you inside the game.
- TV is also a common problem for the Xbox One Mic not working. For example, you or someone else is watching TV while you are playing games then it is possible that voice might be getting picked up. So either turns the TV volume down or go to another room for playing games.
- Next up, you can also try and turn up the volume of your microphone so that your voice pitch is heard better by other players. For this, Xbox One Kinect allows you to adjust the controller’s audio volume.
- It is also possible that privacy settings of your Xbox One might be causing problems for your mic because turning on the mic is not exactly a very private setting.
- If you know that the mic is on and are not concerned about privacy then navigate to Settings > Account > Privacy & online safety > View details & customize > Communicate with voice and text and turn it ON.
- A common solution that always works is a reboot or a power cycle on any device. We recommend this for your PC, Router, Modem or anything else that is electronic. The same applies to your Xbox One as well.
- Turn your Xbox One off for at least 10 seconds and turn the power back on and see if the microphone has started working on it.
- It is possible that the mic will start working because there might be some settings not letting the mic to be on which will be reset after a power cycle.
These are some of the possible solutions to fix your Xbox One Mic problem. Let us know which one worked for you in the comments section below.