It is irritating when the volume keeps going up and down on the windows system. This general issue can happen with anyone out of software or hardware-related reasons. This issue is encountered when there’s some fault in the internal speakers or the external audio peripheral. 

Troubleshooting this issue is easy once you know the reason behind it. This article will guide you on how you can fix the Volume Level Automatically Goes Up Or Down in Windows 11. 

Fix Volume Level Automatically Goes Up or Down in Windows 11

Facing issues with audio on your Windows 11 PC? Given below are the troubleshooting steps to fix it-

1. Disconnect Audio Devices

Firstly disconnect all the audio devices that are connected to your PC. This will tell you whether the hardware or the software is the issue. If the issue is still encountered, then probably the issue is with the software and you can move to the next step in this article. 

If you are not facing the issue now, that is probably the reason behind facing the issue. Check what’s causing the issue and fix it. 

2. Run Audio Troubleshooter

Audio Troubleshooter will help you troubleshoot the issue you are facing. This can be done by following the steps given below-

  1. Click on the Start icon and then click on Settings to open it.
  2. Now, click on the Troubleshoot option, and then click on Other Troubleshooters.
  3. Click the Run button next to Playing Audio, and follow the on-screen instructions to run the troubleshooter. Run beside Playing Audio

3. Turn Off Audio Enhancements

Audio enhancements feature improves the sound quality of your PC. However, this feature may sometimes cause this issue. Turn this feature off to fix the issue-

  1. Open Settings by pressing the Windows + I keyboard shortcut. windows 11 settings
  2. Click on the Sound option on the right side.
  3. Under the Output section, click on your audio device. 
  4. Set Enhance Audio to Off to turn this feature off. Enhance Audio

4. Restart Audio Services

If there’s some issue with the audio services on your PC, then that may cause the volume level to automatically go up or down on Windows 11. You can restart the audio services by following the steps given below and this will fix the issue-

  1. Open Start Menu, search for Services and open it. search for services
  2. Search for Windows Audio, right-click on it, and then click Restart. Windows Audio restart

5. Turn on Exclusive Mode

Try turning on the exclusive mode in the sound settings and see if that fixes the issue. To do so, follow the steps given below-

  1. Open the Settings on Windows 11, then click the Sound option. 
  2. Scroll down to the bottom of the page and then click on More Sound Settings. More Sound Settings
  3. Now, double-click on the audio device you are using. 
  4. Head to the Advanced tab, and then check both the checkboxes under Exclusive Mode. Exclusive Mode
  5. Save the changes by clicking on Apply and then on OK

6. Update Audio Drivers

Audio issues are also caused due to outdated audio drivers. Update your audio drivers to the latest version to fix the issue. You can do so by following the steps given below-

  1. Right-click on the Start icon and then click on Device Manager
  2. Expand Sound, video, and game controllers by double-clicking on them. 
  3. Right-click on your audio driver and then click on Update Driver. click on Update Driver
  4. Now, click on Search automatically for drivers to install the latest version of the drivers. 

7. Reinstall Audio Drivers

If the drivers’ files are corrupted or buggy, then that may also cause this issue. Reinstall the driver and that will fix the issue. Given below are the steps to do so-

  1. Press Windows + X keys together and then click on Device Manager
  2. Double-click on Sound, video, and game controllers to expand the list. 
  3. Right-click the audio driver on your PC and click on Uninstall Device; click on Uninstall again to confirm uninstalling the driver.
  4. Restart your PC to reinstall the driver on your PC. 

Final Words

If the Volume level automatically goes up or down on Windows 11, the above steps should fix the issue. If the issue is still encountered, close all the apps running in the background.

It is because third-party apps may interfere with the audio and cause this issue. However, if the external audio device you use is faulty, repair it or use another. 


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