How To Fix Your Mic On PC Windows 11

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Whether for virtual meetings, online gaming, or video conversations with loved ones, good communication is crucial in the present digital world. However, experiencing microphone problems on your Windows 11 computer can be annoying and interfere with these important conversations. Be at ease! In this blog post, we'll walk you through four simple fixes for Windows 11's broken microphone to maintain clear audio connection. Let's get started right away and fix your microphone!

Inspect microphone connections and hardware

Verify that your microphone is properly plugged in

Verify that your microphone is connected to your computer properly as a first step. Reconnect your microphone to the appropriate audio connection on your computer, which is typically the pink port, by first unplugging it.

Verify the Mic Hardware 

Your Windows 11 computer should now have "Sound settings" open. Using the taskbar's speaker icon as a pointer, right-click, choose "Open Sound Settings," then select "Sound Control Panel." Make sure your microphone is listed and set as the default input device under the "Recording" menu.

Verify the privacy settings in Windows 11

Open the privacy settings for the microphone

Select "Settings" from the menu by clicking the gear symbol under the Start button. Go to "Privacy & Security" in the Windows Settings, then select "Microphone" from the left sidebar.

Allow Apps to Access Your Microphone 

Ensure that the toggle for "Allow apps to access your microphone" is on. Applications can now use your microphone without any limitations thanks to this.

Verify Each App's Permissions

The "Choose which apps can access your microphone" feature can be found by scrolling down. Make sure permissions are enabled for the specific programs you want to utilize your microphone with (like Zoom or Skype).

Update audio drivers 

Open Device Manager 

Select "Device Manager" from the menu by performing a right-click on the Start button.

Finding and updating audio drivers 

Expand "Audio inputs and outputs" under Device Manager pane. Your microphone should be highlighted when you right-click it. Select "Update Driver."

Automate the process of looking for updated driver software

Choose "Search automatically for updated driver software" to have Windows 11 find and install the most recent microphone driver updates.

Address Sound Problems

Utilize the Windows Troubleshooter 

Built-in troubleshooters in Windows 11 can automatically detect and resolve common sound-related issues.

Run the troubleshooter 

Click "Run Troubleshooter" under "Troubleshoot" in "Settings" > "System" > "Sound." Allow Windows to detect and fix microphone issues by following the on-screen directions.


Your communication and productivity may suffer if your Windows 11 computer's microphone isn't working properly. However, you may troubleshoot and resolve the majority of microphone-related difficulties using the four straightforward methods listed above. Always make sure your audio drivers are up to date, that your microphone is physically connected, and that the appropriate app permissions are configured. You can quickly get your audio back on track by following these detailed instructions.

So don't let problems with the microphone stop you. By using these suggestions, you may get your microphone to function correctly on Windows 11, enhancing your online interactions with smooth communication.

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