How to Fix Zoom Failed to Detect Microphone in Windows 11?

Covid-19 pandemic forced everybody to stay indoors. During the pandemic period, Zoom video calls became a necessity for holding meetings and group discussions. Both work professionals and students need Zoom to get their work done.

Students need it to attend classes. Employees need it for meetings, interviews, training, and group discussions. The pandemic time made us completely dependent on Zoom to carry out our daily work.

One of the issues that users face while using Zoom is Zoom failed to detect microphone in Windows 11. There can't be anything more frustrating than the microphone not working while you are on a zoom call. Sometimes the problem gets fixed simply by unmuting. But sometimes the underlying cause is different. Below we have listed out different solutions that you can try to fix this problem. 

Different Methods to Fix Zoome Failed to Detect Microphone in Windows 11

1) Check Connections

It is important for you to check the connections before you connect to a Zoom call. Sometimes the microphone detection issue occurs because of loose or improper connections. If you are using wired microphones, then you must disconnect them, clean then reconnect them firmly. If they are wireless, then unpair them and then re-pair them. 

2) Join with Computer Audio

Step 1: Select the Zoom call link to join. After that, you will see the option to join with or without audio. Please ensure that you select the option of join with computer audio.

Step 2: If you miss that part by mistake, then you can turn on audio later on as well. All you have to do is to select the button of "Join Audio" at the lower-left corner. Then, select the option of "Join with computer option" when you see the prompt. 

3) Please Make Sure that Zoom has Access to Microphone

Below are the steps that you need to follow in order to ensure that you have access to the microphone. 

Step 1: Launch the Settings app and then go to the left pane and select the tab of "Privacy and Security". 

Step 2: After that, go to app permissions and select "Microphone". 

Step 3: Then, locate the Zoom app and ensure that the list that contains the Zoom app has access to the microphone. 

You may face issues with the app if you don't have the required permissions. Your issue will definitely get fixed after enabling the permissions. 

4) Please Ensure that the Right Microphone is Selected 

Step 1: Select the Carat icon given at the upper-right corner of the Mute icon. 

Step 2: Now, select the microphone of your choice from the list appearing before you. 

5) Increase Volume in the Zoom Settings

Step 1: Open the Settings app and then go to the Systems tab and then select the Sound option from the list of options. 

Step 2: Move the volume bar to the right to increase the volume. 

Step 3: Select the caret icon given at your mute button's top-right corner. Now, you will see different options in the Zoom call.  

Step 4: Now. select audio settings from the list of options. 

Step 5: After that, go to the Microphone heading and move the volume slider towards the right to increase the volume. 

If you misconfigured the settings earlier or reduced the volume, then raising the volume in audio settings will fix your issue. If you see any improvement in moving the slider towards the right, then drag it to the extreme right. 

6) Update Zoom 

If your problem does not get fixed by applying the methods above, then try updating Zoom. 

Step 1: Go to the upper-right corner of your home screen and then click on the profile icon.

Step 2: After that, you will see a list of options on the screen. Select Check for Updates from there.  

7) Update Your Microphone's Driver

Step 1: Open the search menu and then enter Device Manager in the Search area. After that, select the relevant search result from the search results appearing before you. 

Step 2: Search for the Audio inputs and outputs entry and double-click on it. 

Step 3:  Now, select the microphone that is causing the problem. After that, choose the option of Update Driver from the menu. 

Step 4: Now, choose the option of Search automatically for the drivers from the two options you see on the screen. 

Step 5: After that, your OS will start searching for the best driver and install it for your microphone. 

8) Reinstall Zoom 

If you are still facing Zoom failing to detect Microphone on Windows 10, then try to fix your problem by reinstalling Zoom. Mentioned below are the steps that you need to follow to reinstall Zoom. 

Step 1: Launch Settings and then go to the Apps tab from the navigation pane. 

Step 2: Go right and then select Apps and Features. 

Step 3: Then, find the Zoom app and then click on the Uninstall button. 

Step 4: Now, a confirmation prompt will appear before you. Click on Uninstall. 

Step 5: After that, reinstall the Zoom app.

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