Microsoft Teams is an excellent application for both personal and business use.
It’s a great place to collaborate on projects and hold meetings despite the distance between you and your co-workers or classmates. Of course, it’s important to make sure that your microphone is working correctly for this software to work.
This article will teach you how to test your microphone with Microsoft Teams in just a few easy steps!
Step 1: Click The Teams Icon In Your Toolbar To Open Teams.
- Click the Teams icon in your toolbar to open Teams.
- You can also open Teams from your Start Menu. If you can’t find the Teams icon, do a search for it in your start menu.
- Or, you can open Teams in your browser with this link: https://teams.microsoft.com/
Step 2: Click On The Three Dots In The Top Right Corner.
You may have to click on the three dots in the top right corner of your Teams window to get there, depending on how you’ve set up your computer.
Once you’re in Settings, check to make sure that your correct device is selected for both Microphone and Speakers. If you need to choose a different one, do so.
It should appear here as long as it’s plugged in and turned on.
Scroll down to Test your audio and microphone. When you click the button under Microphone that says Check microphone level and status, Teams will ask you if they can access your device’s mic (this is normal).
Click Allow once prompted by your browser and then say something into the mic. If you see that your microphone is working, great!
Step 3: Choose Settings.
Choose Settings. An essential part of the process is ensuring that your microphone is correctly selected under the settings. Simply click Settings, then choose your microphone from the drop-down menu in the Microphone section.
If you do not see the right microphone selected, choose it from the drop-down list and then click OK to continue.
In addition to choosing the right microphone, you can also change other settings by clicking on Advanced options. For example, if you want to change your current bit rate or key bindings, this is an excellent place to start!
Make sure your settings are correct by checking them again after being changed in the settings window.
You may need to restart Microsoft Teams before these changes take effect – this can be done easily using Task Manager (right click on the taskbar) or the System Tray icon for the Microsoft Teams application (right-click).
Step 4: In The Left Hand Navigation Bar, Select Devices.
You can confirm or change your devices using the settings menu:
- In the left-hand navigation bar, select Devices.
- The left-hand panel will show an image of a microphone, headphones, and camera with the respective icon lit in blue if that device has been selected for use on Teams. Check this to make sure you are using the correct device for each of these items.
- If you need to change any of your devices, click on the relevant icon and select from the list of currently connected devices. This will open up a new pop-up window where you can choose from a list of available hardware to complete your change.
Step 5: Make Sure Your Correct Device Is Selected (Or Choose A Different One) For Microphone & Speakers.
If your microphone is not working, follow these steps:
- Check that your computer’s volume (speaker) is not muted.
- Check that the microphone is not muted.
- If you’re using a headset, make sure its plug is correctly inserted into the socket. Audio settings on Teams and other software may also need to be checked, depending on how the call was initiated and what particulars were used to do so.
Step 6: Scroll Down To Test Your Audio & Microphone.
First, make sure that your microphone is plugged in.
Next, verify that the correct microphone is selected. Then, check if your microphone was muted by mistake. If you are using a headset, make sure that it’s not muted on the headset itself and also in the sound control panel.
Finally, verify whether the computer speakers can be heard from within the headphones or not (the audio should be coming from both sides).
It’s easy to test your microphone with Microsoft Teams. Here’s how to do it:
- Open a new private or incognito window.
- Sign in with your Office 365 work or school account.
- Go to https://teams.microsoft.com/meetnow/create
- Click the Join Now button.
- When you’re in the meeting, select More options > Show device settings. The dialog box opens.
- Select Microphone and click on the Troubleshoot button that appears next to your device. Then follow the instructions on the screen to troubleshoot your microphone.
Step 7: Last Resort – Restart
If you can’t hear people on a call in Microsoft Teams, there are several possible causes.
To fix the problem, try each of the following solutions:
- Quit Teams and restart it.
- Restart your computer.
- Update your audio drivers.
- Turn off the ambient noise suppression option in teams.
- Make sure you’re using the correct device for audio input and output.
- Run a hardware check to make sure your microphone is operating correctly.
Ten Reasons Your Laptop Microphone Isn’t Working With Microsoft Teams
There are several reasons for the error, including:
- The microphone is muted.
- The microphone is disabled.
- The microphone is blocked by antivirus software.
- The microphone is not set as the default recording device.
- The microphone is not plugged in or not connected properly.
- The microphone is too far away, or the volume is too low.
- You accidentally blocked or muted your microphone on Teams.
- You’re using the wrong device for communication.
- Your microphone volume is too low.
- The built-in microphone doesn’t work, so you can’t use it to access Teams.
Can You Use External Microphones With Teams?
Yes, you can use an external microphone with Teams.
Using an external microphone is usually a better option because most internal microphones don’t deliver the same quality or sound fidelity that an external microphone does.
Another benefit of using an external microphone is that it will likely have more noise cancellation and echo reduction features.
You can connect your mic to your computer via USB or Bluetooth, but note that you may need a separate Bluetooth adapter if you want to use Bluetooth.
As you can see from the above, there are several ways to test your mic.
If you’re still having trouble and none of these methods worked for you, it’s possible that your microphone is faulty or that there is a restriction on your Teams account (which would likely be a bug and should be reported).
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