How to Adjust Windows 10 Microphone Volume


Suppose people find it difficult to hear you while you or on a video conferencing session or a Zoom or Skype call. There is a possibility that there may be something wrong with the PC or headphone’s microphone. In this tutorial, I will address how to adjust Windows 10 Microphone volume. We will go through three different methods that you can try any issue with the microphone, and hopefully, after that, you will sound much clearer during your calls.

Adjust Windows 10 Microphone

If you are using the in-built mic on your PC, then you have to adjust the PC mic. If, however, you are using the headset mic, then you will adjust the settings accordingly.

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  1.  Right-click on the volume icon on your taskbar.
    Adjust Windows 10 Microphone
  2. Select Open Sound settings.
    Adjust Windows 10 Microphone
  3. If you are using headphones or an external microphone, you have to select that device. In the Input section, there is a drop-down menu – Choose your input device. Select the relevant option.
    Adjust Windows 10 Microphone
  4. Now, select the Device properties option.
    Adjust Windows 10 Microphone
  5. Use the slider to adjust the microphone volume.
  6. You can also test the volume by clicking on Start test. After you are done, select Stop test.
    Adjust Windows 10 Microphone

Control Panel

You can also use the Control Panel to adjust the microphone volume settings.

Step-1: Go to the Start menu and type Control Panel. Click Open.

Control Panel
Step-2: Click on Hardware and Sound.

hardware and sound
Step-3: Under the Sound section, select Manage audio devices.

Adjust Windows 10 Microphone
Step-4: Select the Recording tab.

Recording Tab
Step-5: Click on the device you want to adjust the volume for [I will select the Microphone Array, the built-in mic on my PC] and select Properties.

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Microphone properties
Step-6: Select the Levels tab.

Step-7: Use the slider to adjust the volume.

Microphone Volume
Step-8: Make sure that the mic isn’t muted. If the volume icon looks like the image below, click on it to unmute it.

Unmute mic
Step-9: Click OK after you are satisfied with the changes.

Adjust Windows 10 Microphone by Updating Driver

Drivers manage your PC audio devices. Some drivers are already preinstalled, and you may need to update them manually. This will help ensure that your device is up to date, and any bugs that are causing issues with adjusting volume will be fixed.

  1.  Right-click on the Start menu to get the WinX menu. (Shortcut keys: Win + X).
  2.  Select Device Manager.
    Adjust Windows 10 Microphone
  3. Double-click on Sound, video, and game controllers to expand the option.
    Adjust Windows 10 Microphone
  4. Right-click on the device/microphone. Select Update Driver.
    Update Driver
  5. Select Search automatically for drivers. This option will get the most up-to-date driver for your PC if it is needed. Just follow the on-screen instructions.
  6. Alternatively, for the previous point, you can also select Browse my computer for drivers.
    Adjust Windows 10 Microphone
  7. Select Let me pick from a list of available drivers on my computer.
  8. Pick the driver and click Next.
  9. Your driver will be updated.

Hopefully, one of these methods will help you. If you tried a different method to adjust the mic, let us know in the comments below.

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