Zoom mic not working? Ultimate Fix and Troubleshooting Guide 2024

Zoom Mic Not Working? Ultimate Fix and Troubleshooting Guide 2024

Test and resolve Zoom mic issues with our comprehensive troubleshooting guide and online mic tester



Updated on January 17, 2024

How to Fix Zoom Microphone Not Working

  1. Check Microphone Permissions
    • Open Zoom.
    • Click on your profile picture and select "Settings."
    • Navigate to the "Audio" tab.
    • Under "Microphone," make sure the correct microphone is selected and the volume is adjusted.
  2. Select the Correct Microphone
    • In Zoom, click on the "Join a Meeting" button.
    • When the "Join audio" window appears, click on the "Test speaker and microphone" button.
    • Speak into your microphone to test if it's working.
  3. Update Audio Drivers
    • Press Windows + X to open the Quick Access Menu.
    • Select "Device Manager."
    • Expand the "Audio inputs and outputs" or "Sound, video, and game controllers" category.
    • Right-click on your microphone device and select "Update driver."
    • Follow the on-screen instructions to complete the update process.
  4. Restart Zoom
    • Right-click on the Zoom icon in your taskbar.
    • Select "Quit."
    • Re-launch Zoom from your desktop or Start menu.
  5. Check Microphone Privacy Settings
    • Press Windows + I to open Settings.
    • Navigate to "Privacy & Security" > "Microphone."
    • Make sure that "Allow apps to access your microphone" is enabled.
  6. Troubleshoot Hardware Issues
    • Inspect the microphone cable for any damage or loose connections.
    • Connect your microphone to a different USB port or computer to test its functionality.
  7. Contact Zoom Support
    • Visit the Zoom Support website.
    • Describe your microphone issue and provide details.
    • Follow the guidance provided by the Zoom Support team.

By following these steps, you can diagnose and resolve common microphone issues in Zoom, ensuring seamless communication during video conferences and calls.

Find solutions to fix microphone problems

Experiencing mic issues with Zoom can disrupt your video conferences and meetings. Our specialized guides are designed to help you navigate and resolve these mic problems, ensuring your communications are seamless across any device. Whether you're using a smartphone, tablet, or computer, our targeted troubleshooting steps will assist you in getting your mic working properly again. Choose the guide that matches your device for detailed solutions.

Our Zoom microphone troubleshooting guides are available for the following devices: