Windows 10 1909+ Microphone Issue

Question

Why isn't my microphone working on my Windows 10 device?

Answer

If you are running a device with Windows 10 version 1909 or higher and are unable to use your microphone in any applications that were not included with Windows, you need to enable a security setting by following these instructions:

  1. Select Start and type "Microphone".
  2. Select Microphone Privacy Settings.
  3. Locate the section labeled Allow desktop apps to access your microphone.
  4. Toggle the slider to On.
  5. Restart the application impacted by this issue.

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Details

Article ID: 133998
Created
Thu 7/8/21 4:35 PM
Modified
Wed 2/7/24 2:49 PM