Fix Skype Microphone Not Working on Windows 10 [Solved]

April Cai, in Sound Issues Tags: sound problem

If you can’t hear your friends or your friends can’t hear you on Skype, that’s so frustrated. The problem is very likely due to the issues of your Skype Microphone. Whenever you find your Skype Microphone stop working, calm down, please. It’s not a hard problem to be solved. Read on this article, you would know how fix Skype Microphone not working problem on Windows 10 easily and quickly.

1. Make sure Microphone is set to On for Skype

2. Adjust the audio settings on Skype

3. Update the sound card driver on your Windows 10

4. Restart Windows audio service

Method 1. Make sure Microsoft is set to On for Skype

1)
On your keyboard, press Windows key +I key together.

2)
On the open Settings window, find and click Privacy.

3)
Click Microphone on the left pane.
Then scroll down to find Skype on the right pane and check if its status is On.
If it’s Off, click it to switch to On.

Method 2. Adjust the audio settings on Skype

1)
Login Skype with your own account.
On Skype window, Click Tools > Options.

2)
On the open window, click Audio settings on the left pane.
Then set your Microphone device and un-tick Automatically adjust microphone settings.
Click Save.

3)
See if Microphone works on Skype now.

Method 3. Update the sound card driver on your Windows 10

Skype Microphone not working problem can be also cause by the incorrect or outdated sound card driver.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 didn’t, please update your sound card driver. It can help your fix the error.

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. 

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)
With Free version: Click the 
Update button next to a flagged sound driver to automatically download and install the correct version of this driver.

With Pro version: Click Update All to automatically download and install the correct version of all the drivers that are missing or out of date on your system. (and you get full support and a 30-day money back guarantee)

After updating your sound card drivers, please restart your computer to make the new driver take effect. Then log in Skype to see if the error is solved or not.

Method 4. Restart Windows audio service

1)
On your keyboard, press Windows key + R key together to open a Run box.
Then type services.msc in the box and click OK.

2)
On the open window, scroll down to find and right-click on Windows Audio service.
Click Restart.

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