Voice chat is not working on Apex Legends? This can be so frustrating. But don’t worry, it’s often not hard to fix at all…
How to fix Apex Legends Voice Chat Not Working
Here are 6 fixes that have helped other users resolve the Apex Legends voice chat not working problem. You may not have to try them all; just work your way down the list until you find the one that works for you.
- Allow Origin to access your microphone
- Update your audio driver
- Make sure your microphone is set as default in Windows
- Configure in-game settings
- Install the latest game patch
- Reinstall Origin and Apex Legends
Fix 1: Allow Origin to access your microphone
The voice chat not working in Apex Legends error may happen if you have not allowed Origin to access your microphone.
Here are the steps to grant Origin access to the microphone on your computer:
1) On your keyboard, press the Windows logo key and type microphone. Then click on Microphone privacy settings.
2) In Allow apps to access your microphone, and turn on the switch.
3) Scroll down to Allow desktop apps to access your microphone, turn on the switch.
By doing so, you have allowed Origin the access to the microphone on your computer.
Now run Apex Legends and check to see if the microphone not working problem is resolved. If yes, then great! If the problem still remains, please try Fix 2, below.
Fix 2: Update your audio driver
This problem may occur if you are using the wrong audio driver or it’s out of date. So you should update your audio driver to see if it fixes your problem. If you don’t have the time, patience or skills to update the driver manually, you can do it automatically with Driver Easy.
Driver Easy will automatically recognize your system and find the correct drivers for it. You don’t need to know exactly what system your computer is running, you don’t need to be troubled by the wrong driver you would be downloading, and you don’t need to worry about making a mistake when installing. Driver Easy handles it all.
You can update your drivers automatically with either the FREE or the Pro version of Driver Easy. But with the Pro version it takes just 2 steps (and you get full support and a 30-day money back guarantee):
1) Download and install Driver Easy.
2) Run Driver Easy and click the Scan Now button. Driver Easy will then scan your computer and detect any problem drivers.
3) Click Update All to automatically download and install the correct version of ALL the drivers that are missing or out of date on your system (this requires the Pro version – you’ll be prompted to upgrade when you click Update All). Or if you just want to update the audio driver, simply click the Update button next to it.
4) Restart your computer for the changes to take effect.
5) Launch Apex Legends to see if you can hear your friends without fail. If yes, you have solved the issue! If no, please move on to Fix 3, below.
Fix 3: Make sure your microphone is set as default in Windows
Ideally Windows can automatically detect your microphone and set it as the default device every time it’s plugged into. But that’s not always the case and sometimes you’ll have to manually set it as default.
Here’s how to do it:
1) On your keyboard, press the Windows logo key and R at the same time, then type ms-settings:sound and press Enter to open Control Panel.
4) In Sound settings, scroll down to the Input section, and in Choose your input device, make sure the microphone you are actively using is selected. Then, test your microphone by speaking into your mic to see if it ‘hears’ anything. If yes, it means you have configured the microphone properly.
5) Close the window.
6) Launch Apex Legends to see if the mic not working problem is fixed. If yes, then congrats! If the issue persists, please try Fix 3, below.
Fix 4: Configure in-game settings
It is also important that you configured the audio settings right in order for the microphone to work properly.
Here is how to configure in-game settings:
1) In Origin, click Origin > Application Settings.
2) Click More > VOICE, then make sure the microphone you’re using is selected and Microphone volume is set to an audio volume. After that, in Activation mode, choose Push-to-talk.
3) Open Apex Legends, then go to Settings > AUDIO and set the Voice Chat Record Mode to Push to Talk.
4) Again, play Apex Legends to see if the voice chat not working issue is resolved.
Still no joy? Please try Fix 5, below.
Fix 5: Install the latest game patch
The developers of Apex Legends, EA, keep releasing game patches to fix bugs. It’s possible that a recent patch has stopped your game from running smoothly, and that a new patch is required for the problem. So it’s recommended that you go to EA official website, check for the latest patch, download and install it. Then check if it fixes the voice chat not working problem.
If there is no patches available, or the patch fails to address the problem, then please try Fix 6, below.
Fix 6: Reinstall Origin and Apex Legends
If the above steps don’t solve the issue, then it’s likely that the files in Origin or Apex Legends are corrupt. So you can reinstall the client and the game to see if it solves the problem.
Here are the steps:
1) On your keyboard, press the Windows logo key and R at the same time, then type appwiz.cpl and press Enter.
2) In the program list, locate Origin, then right-click on it and click Uninstall.
4) Locate Apex Legends and uninstall it too.
5) Restart your computer.
6) Download and install Origin from its official website.
7) Download and install Apex Legends in your computer.
8) Run Apex Legends and see if the voice chat works properly.
That’s it! Hope the post has guided you in the right direction in fixing the voice chat not working in Apex Legends issue. If you have any ideas, suggestions or questions please do not hesitate to let us know in the comments. Thanks for reading!