Fix: My Microphone Doesn’t Work on Windows 11
If your microphone doesn’t work on Windows 11, here are some troubleshooting steps you can take:
1. Check your microphone settings: Make sure your microphone is enabled and set as the default recording device. To do this, right-click the speaker icon in the notification area and select Sounds > Recording. Check that your microphone is listed and enabled, and that the volume levels are set high enough for it to be heard.
2. Check your connections: If you’re using an external microphone, make sure it’s properly connected to your computer. Check if the cable is damaged or if there’s any debris or dust in the ports.
3. Run the troubleshooter: Windows 11 has a built-in troubleshooter for audio problems. To run this, go to Settings > System > Troubleshoot > Additional troubleshooters > Recording Audio.
4. Update your audio drivers: Outdated or corrupt audio drivers can prevent your microphone from working properly. To update your drivers, go to Device Manager > Audio inputs and outputs > Right-click on your microphone device > Update driver.
5. Check your privacy settings: If your microphone is not working with certain apps, check that their permissions are properly set. Go to Settings > Privacy > Microphone and make sure the app is allowed to access the microphone.
6. Restart your computer: Sometimes, simply restarting your computer can fix the problem.
If none of these steps work, there may be a hardware issue with your microphone. In this case, you may need to get it repaired or replaced.