You don't want to be the only one yelling in your online meeting. Turn down your microphone.
With the COVID-19 pandemic still ongoing, remote working is at an all-time high. More people than ever before are replacing online alternatives with face-to-face meetings.
However, these meetings can become unproductive if your coworkers cannot hear you clearly.
This is exactly what happens if you don't turn your Windows 10 microphone up to the correct volume. This short guide is designed to help you solve this very problem. Read on to learn how to increase microphone volume in Windows 10.
How to increase the microphone volume on Windows 10
On the other hand, regardless of whether you use your microphone for business or personal activities such as playing games, recording or interacting with friends, your voice will be perceived as incomprehensible if the microphone volume is set too low. Again, this goes beyond the point of using a microphone.
But don't lose hope. We have exactly the solution for you.
There are basically two different methods you can use to adjust the volume of your microphone.
Here's how to increase the Windows 10 microphone volume using the Control Panel
You can adjust the microphone volume on your Windows 10 system using the Switchboard. To do this, move the mouse pointer over the sound symbol in your system tray in the lower left corner. From there, follow the steps below:
- Right click on the sound Icon and select sound.
There select the recording Tab.
Now select the microphone from the list of all available microphones.
After selecting a microphone, select properties.
Open that Levels Tab and customize the microphone Slider to increase the microphone volume.
Finally hit Finished or OK to save the changes.
Note that the higher the volume, the louder the voice is projected through the microphone. If the volume increases too much, your voice will be distorted.
How to increase the microphone volume in Windows 10 settings
The second way to increase the microphone volume on Windows 10 is through the Windows Settings app.
Press Windows Key + I. Shortcut to open the the settings App.
By doing the settings Menu, click system.
Choose sound from the sidebar and scroll down to Entrance Section.
Select the input device and click device properties
Now adjust the volume control to adjust the microphone level to your liking.
Don't make it too loud here either, or your voice will be distorted.
The Test your microphone The volume bar is a handy indicator of how loud your microphone is right now. If the microphone volume is higher at the top of the bar, you may want to turn the microphone volume down so it doesn't sound distorted when you speak.
Windows 10 microphone volume finally changed!
As remote working slowly becomes the norm – especially after the COVID-19 pandemic – more and more people will rely on online communication. For clear communication, you need optimal sound quality. A weak voice on your microphone makes it difficult to have an online conversation with you.
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