Zoom mic not working on Mac? Ultimate Fix and Troubleshooting Guide 2024

Zoom Mic Not Working on Mac? Ultimate Fix and Troubleshooting Guide 2024

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



Updated on February 8, 2024

How to Fix Zoom Microphone Not Working on Mac

  1. Check Zoom Audio Settings
    • Launch the Zoom application on your Mac.
    • Click on the "Settings" icon in the top-right corner.
    • Navigate to the "Audio" tab.
    • Under "Microphone," ensure that the correct input device is selected.
    • Adjust the "Input Level" slider to an appropriate volume.
  2. Grant Microphone Permission
    • Click on the Apple menu and select "System Preferences."
    • Navigate to "Security & Privacy" > "Privacy" tab.
    • Select "Microphone" from the sidebar.
    • Make sure that the checkbox next to "Zoom.us" is ticked.
  3. Update Zoom
    • Launch the Zoom application on your Mac.
    • Click on your profile picture in the top-right corner.
    • Select "Check for Updates."
    • Follow the prompts to download and install any available updates.
  4. Restart Zoom
    • Quit the Zoom application.
    • Relaunch Zoom from your Applications folder or Dock.
  5. Troubleshoot Hardware Issues
    • Inspect the microphone cable or wireless connection for any damage.
    • Test your microphone with another application, such as Voice Memos.
    • Try using a different microphone or audio input device with Zoom.
  6. 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 the steps outlined in this guide, you can effectively troubleshoot and resolve any microphone issues you may encounter while using Zoom on your Mac, ensuring clear and seamless audio communication during your meetings and calls.