Given the fact that more than half of the world’s workforce works from home, the microphone is unquestionably one of the essential hardware components of any computer. Whether you’re participating in a business meeting or discussing a piece of work with your colleagues, a microphone is necessary for all of these situations. Furthermore, it comes in handy when attempting to record sounds using your Windows 11 PC as a microphone.
The microphone is an essential component, and if it is not working properly, it can become extremely annoying very quickly. Fortunately, the solutions are simple and easy if the problem is software-related (which almost always is). However, in case you’ve been having the same problems with your machine, simply follow the steps outlined below, and your microphone will be back to its former glory before you know it.
Just a word of caution: because it is difficult to determine the root cause of issues like this, you may need to try several of the fixes presented in this guide before your microphone is fully functional again.
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How to Fix Low Microphone Volume Issue in Windows 11?
Here we will look into different methods by which you can fix the low microphone volume issue in Windows 11. However, before trying to do that, we will follow a few prerequisites in order to make sure the microphone volume is set to normal or below that.
Follow these simple steps to adjust the microphone volume:
- Right-click on the Sound icon on your Taskbar, and click Sound Settings.
- Now make sure the Volume is pulled up to full.
- After that, locate the Microphone option and click on that.
- Next, you will see a bar beside the Input option. Pull that to the maximum.
Once you do that, test your microphone. If it is working the same as before, keep reading this guide till the end to fix your microphone issues.
Fix 1: Check Microphone Permissions
If your microphone is capable of capturing sound properly but does not appear to be working properly in an app, it is possible that there is a problem with the privacy permissions app. Fortunately, it is a very simple problem to fix. Just follow the given steps:
- Open the Start menu and go to Settings.
- Now go to Privacy & Security > Microphone and check the toggle near Microphone Access is turned on.
Now close that and come back to the home screen and check whether your microphone is functioning properly or not. If not, keep reading.
Fix 2: Run Microsoft Windows Sound Troubleshooter
If your microphone is still not producing sound properly, as determined by the method fix in the last section, one of the possible ways is to run the troubleshooter and allow Windows to find and fix the situation.
Follow these simple steps to run the Windows troubleshooter:
- Right-click on the Sound icon on your Taskbar, and click Troubleshoot sound problems.
- Now the troubleshooter will start detecting problems, if any, and notify you about any potential issue that may be interfering with the microphone. Further, it will tell you how to fix it.
This is most likely to fix your microphone issue. However, if it doesn’t, the last fix is sure to help.
Fix 3: Update Microphone Drivers
If the above fixes don’t help, your Microphone’s driver is at fault. A driver is responsible for every interaction between hardware and software. Therefore, a microphone driver is essential to fix low microphone volume issues.
Follow these simple steps to update the Microphone driver:
- Press Windows key + X and click on Device Manager.
- Now in the device manager window, expand Audio inputs and Outputs.
- Next, double-click Microphone Array and switch to the Driver tab.
- After that, click on Update Driver > Search Automatically for drivers.
- Now Windows will search automatically for the best available driver and update it.
Once the driver is updated, restart your PC and check whether the low microphone volume issue is fixed.
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On the off chance, you may see that Device Manager fails to recognize the latest driver updates. In that case, do the following:
- Go to your Driver Manufacturer’s official website. (In most cases, it is Realtek).
- Download the Driver from there specifying your Windows version.
- Unzip the package and install the driver by following the on-screen instruction.
After installation, restart your PC and it will be fixed for sure. That’s all we have here about how you can fix low microphone volume issues in Windows 11. We hope you found this guide helpful. Finally, let us know in the comments section which method worked for you.