Have you tried playing games or make a call with your friend or family together? If yes, did you med the mic can’t work on discord problem. Many game fans using Discord as their primary communication tool for their gaming needs. The issue was that no matter what I did, Discord couldn’t pick up what I say into my microphone. so you might be required to try a bunch of fixes before you discover a solution that works in your situation.
But don’t worry, it’s a known issue. In this guide, we will show you how you can fix when your Discord microphone is not working. The method used here is fully working and has been personally tested by us on two different devices.
Before You Begin
Before you head over to the instructions, make sure to fulfill all the requirements as stated below.
- Please install and update your audio driver, maybe this glitch could be probably caused by an old, wrong or missing audio driver. You can solve it easily through updating your audio driver.
- Make sure that your headset is not acting up. If you have a spare headset, connect that to your PC and see if that is working normally under Discord.
- Enabled microphone on Discord: Before you go on to making any changes to the settings in your Discord, it’s important to make sure that you have enabled microphone access in your Windows/macOS.
For exampler, if you you are using win 10 system, check the step below:
Step 1: Jump into your Windows Settings and then select Privacy.
Step 2: Next, choose Microphone under App permissions from the sidebar to your left-hand corner.
Step 3: Over here, make sure to turn on the switch under Allow apps to access your microphone.
If you’re on macOS Sierra, High Sierra or Mojave
Step 1: On your Mac, choose the Apple menu and then select System Preferences.
Step 2: Next, click on Security & Privacy and then click Privacy.
Step 3: Now, click Microphone.
Step 4: Over here make sure that you have selected the checkbox next to the Discord app so that it allows Discord to access the microphone.
4. Once you’ve made sure that your Windows or your Mac allows access to the microphone, The very first thing you should do is to reset your voice settings right in your Discord.
If you are encountering the same issue in Discord with a different headset, start following the methods below. One of the solutions below is bound to work in restoring your microphone audio. Please follow the methods in order until you encounter a fix that works for your situation.
How to Fix Discord Mic Not Working:
Method 1: Reset the voice settings on Discord
Sometimes you also could solve this problem by resetting the voice settings on Discord.
- Click the Settings icon on the homepage of Discord.
- Click Voice & Video, then Reset Voice Settings.
- Click Okay.
- Reconnect your microphone and try to send an audio message on Discord to see if your Microphone works.
Method 2: Quit Discord and rerun it as administrator
If you’re looking for a quick fix that will allow your friends to hear you, logging out and in again will usually do the trick. But keep in mind that this fix is only temporary. If you’re looking for a solution that will last, keep following the methods below.
- Find and right-click on the Discord icon on your Windows task bar. Sometimes it’s hidden, just click the “Show hidden icons”. Then click Quit Discord.
- On your desktop, right-click on the Discord shortcut icon and select Run as administrator.
- Click Yes when prompted by User Account Control.
- Try to send an audio message on Discord to see if your microphone works.
Method 3: Tweaking the Automatic Input Sensitivity settings
There is another reason why your mic can’t work, maybe you are disabled the Automatic Input Sensitivity by users, please check the box next to Automatically determine input sensitivity.
- Fist please tab the User Settings icon in the bottom-left corner of the Discord windows.
- Then, click on Voice & Video (under App Settings).
- Scroll down to Input Sensitivity and enable the toggle next to Automatically determine input sensitivity, if it’s not already enabled. Then, talk into your headset and see if the bar below lights up in solid green. If it glowing green when you talk, move on to the next step.
- Disable the toggle, and make sure the manual slider is positioned somewhere in the middle. If the manual bar is pulsating when you talk, you should be good to go.
If you have any questions regarding the process detailed here, please feel free to leave a comment below.