Microphone not working in Microsoft Teams

The issue of microphone not working in Microsoft Teams has been reported by some users. You should be able to fix this problem using the troubleshooting steps given at the bottom of this guide.

Microphone not working in Microsoft Teams

The microphone not working issue is known to occur in both laptops with built-in microphones and desktop computers that use an external microphone.

For desktop computers with a microphone, the problem is usually that the camera is not automatically selected by the Teams app.

Other reasons for this problem range from microphone access to blocked apps in Windows privacy panel to other configuration issues.

1. Choose your speaker in Microsoft Teams

Make sure your camera is selected or available for selection in Microsoft Teams.

Open Microsoft Teamsclick yours profile icon and select settings in the drop down menu.

Open Microsoft Teams settings

On the Teams Settings screen, select the Devices tab in the left pane. In the right pane, use the drop down menu to select yours microphone.

Select Microphone in Teams

If the microphone is not listed on this screen, it is either not recognized or has been disabled in the privacy settings on your computer.

2. Fix sound problems

Right click on the speaker icon in the taskbar and select fix sound problems Possibility.

fix sound problems

If prompted, enter your admin password and allow Windows to find and fix the problem on your computer.

3. Check microphone access in privacy settings

Go to settings > privacy > Scroll down the left pane and click microphone. In the right pane, make sure the microphone has access to your computer.

Allow the microphone to access the computer

If microphone access is disabled, click change and allow the microphone access to your computer.

4. Allow apps to access the microphone in privacy settings

Go to settings > privacy > select microphone in the left pane. Make sure in the right pane Allow apps to access your microphone is switched ON.

Allow apps to access the microphone

On the same screen, scroll down and make sure Allow desktop apps to access your microphone option is switched ON.

Allow desktop apps to access the microphone

Restart Microsoft Teams and see if the microphone is working now.

5. Activate the microphone with the sound settings

Right click on the speaker icon in the taskbar and select Open the sound settings Possibility.

Open the sound settings

On the next screen, scroll down to in the right pane Entry section and make sure your microphone is listed in the “Choose your input device” section. If your Microsoft is not listed, click Manage audio devices Possibility.

Manage Audio Devices option in Windows

On the next screen, your microphone should be listed as disabled in the Input Devices section. Click on the disabled ones microphone and click Enable.

Enable the microphone using the settings

This allows your computer to use the microphone as a recording device for Microsoft Teams and other apps. To confirm, go back to the sound settings page and speak into your microphone.

If the microphone is working, you will see the bar move in the Test Microphone section.

6. Enable the microphone via the control panel

In certain cases you may need to enable the microphone through the Control Panel.

Open Control Panel > navigate to Hardware & Sound > Manage audio devices.

Manage Audio Devices option in Control Panel

Switch to in the popup recording and check if your microphone is activated. If it’s disabled, right-click on it microphone and click Enable.

Enable the microphone on a Windows PC

After that, the microphone should be available for selection in the Teams app.

7. Allow applications to control the sound

Right click on the speaker icon in the taskbar and click Sounds.

Sound icon in the system tray and sound option

Switch to on the next screen recording tab and double-click yours Microphone.

Microphone on the Recording Devices tab

On the Microphone Properties screen, go to Progressive tab and make sure Allow applications to take exclusive control of this device option is selected.

Allow applications to control the microphone in Windows 10

Click Apply and OK to save this setting.

Restart your computer and see if the issue of Skype audio not working on your computer is resolved.

8. Allow media access for apps in Microsoft Teams

Open Microsoft Teams settings > select Permissions tab in the left pane. Turn on in the right pane Media (Camera, Microphone, Speakers) Possibility.

Allow media access in Microsoft Teams

This allows apps you add as tabs in Teams to access the microphone on your computer.

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