Discord mic not working – How to fix it

Many gamers prefer Discord to communicate in voice, text, or video with fellow players. This is what makes theDiscorde of the core features of Discord. However, there several instances where you come across the discord mic not working issue.

The issue can be very frustrating especially if you don’t know how you can fix it. However, you’d be surprised to hear that this is an issue that can be solved quite easily. Well, stay tuned as we tell you the several ways of how you would deal with the problem whenever it arises.

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Why is your Discord Mic Not Working?

There are several reasons that would make a mic not to function.

Ever asked yourself what the most obvious reason a mic wouldn’t work is? You guessed it; the mic might have been muted. Or it could be that you have set the volume at the minimum. There would be no sound from the mic.

An out of date driver or a corrupted file could also be the reason your discord mic isn’t working. Also, it could be that you aren’t using the correct mic for discord.

Finally, your discord mic might not be working because you have it connected to the wrong input and output devices. This is usually a common mistake that we totally understand.

Now that we know why a discord mic wouldn’t work, let’s get on with how you would fix the issue.

Solutions for Discord Mic Not Working

Check If the Mic Is on Mute

Before you conclude that your Discord mic isn’t working, do check to see if it isn’t on mute. Sometimes, the solution can be as simple as turning up the volume.

Restart your PC

This is quite straightforward. It’s one of the most used solutions for several PC issues. So, you can try it to fix the mic too. Restarting the Pc will restart Discord and, in that way, correct any mic issues. Check if the mic is working after restarting your PC.

Reset Discord voice settings

This can be done by going to the user settings and resetting the settings. The user settings can be accessed by simply clicking on the cogwheel icon next to your profile picture. The option to reset the voice settings is located at the bottom of the settings list and is highlighted in red font.

Turn off the Exclusive Microphone Mode

The Windows Exclusive mode allows some programs to control specific microphones or audio devices. This feature doesn’t agree with Discord and can be a source of microphone issues. Turning it off will help solve these issues.

Update Your Audio Drivers

As we had earlier mentioned, out of date drivers could be one of the reasons the mic isn’t working. If you’re using Windows 10 typing in the search box “device drivers” will bring you a list of options in a dropdown menu. Here you can access ‘Sound, video and game Controllers where you will update the drivers. Windows will automatically search for up to date drivers and install them.

Check the Input and Output Devices

We had earlier on told you that using the wrong input and output devices would make your mic not to function. This can be rectified by going to your discord settings and picking the right options. They should be both connected to the device that you will be listening to and talking to.  A mic test should enable you to determine if the devices are functioning well.


We hope one of the solutions we have discussed here help you solve Discord mic issues. If you have tried all of the above actions and your mic still isn’t working, then it’s time to contact your Pc’s manufacturer for help.