If your Microphone stops working on Skype, you would be very annoyed. But don’t worry, you won’t be stuck there. You can fix it with this guide. We’re going to walk you through how to troubleshoot the Skype Microphone not working problem step by step. Read on to find how…

Fixes for ‘Skype Microphone not working’:

  1. Make sure your Microphone is set to On for Skype users (Windows 10 users)
  2. Adjust the audio settings on Skype
  3. Update your sound card driver
  4. Restart the Windows audio service

Fix 1: Make sure Microphone is set to On for Skype (Windows 10 users)

If you’re running Skype on Windows 10, firstly please check if  the Microphone is set to On for Skype in the Privacy settings.

Follow these:

  1. On your keyboard, press the Windows logo key  and I (at the same time).
  2. Click Privacy.
  3. Click Microphone on the left pane. Check if the status is On for Skype.
    If it’s Off, click it to switch to On.
  4. Log in Skype and check to see if your Microphone works.

Fix 2: Adjust the audio settings on Skype

  1. Login Skype with your own account.
  2. On Skype window, Click Tools > Options.
  3. Click Audio settings on the left pane. Then set your Microphone device and un-tick Automatically adjust microphone settings.
    Click Save.
  4. Check to see if your Microphone works.

Fix 3: Update your sound card driver 

Skype Microphone not working problem can be also cause by the incorrect or outdated sound card driver. The solutions above may solve the problem, but if they don’t, please update your sound card driver. 

To update your sound card driver, you can download the latest one from its manufacturer’s website and install it on your computer, like Realtek. If you’re not confident playing around with drivers manually, or if you want to save much more time, you can use Driver Easy.  to do it automatically. Driver Easy will automatically recognize your system and find the correct drivers for your exact sound card, and your variant of Windows system, and it will download and install them correctly:

  1. Download and install Driver Easy.
  2. Run Driver Easy and click Scan Now button. Driver Easy will then scan your computer and detect any problem drivers. You  sound driver is no exception.
  3. In the  Free Version, Driver Easy will show you the latest display driver you’ll need to install. And you can update the drivers one by one using the Update button. But if you upgrade to the  PRO Version, you can update all your drivers with one click — Update All.
  4. Restart your computer and run Skype to see if your Microphone works.

Fix 4: Restart Windows audio service

  1. On your keyboard, press the Windows logo key and R (at the same time) to invoke the run command.
  2. Type services.msc and click OK.
  3. Right-click on the Windows Audio service. Click Restart.
  4. Log in Skype and check to see if your Microphone works.
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