How to Fix Microphone Settings in Windows 8?
Microphones are used in computers for recording voice, speech recognition, gaming, and for non-acoustic purposes. Microphones are of various types and designs and in order to find the best set for your computer, it is better to test the microphone and adjust it accordingly. Windows 8 has all the possible tools that are necessary to set up a microphone in your computer.
Sometimes, an error in the settings of the microphone or an incorrect setting could trigger the microphone to malfunction. In such cases, you will have to work around fixing the settings to be able to resolve the issue. We have compiled for you below the step-wise description that can help you fix the mic issues on your Windows 8 computer easily:
To check Microphone settings
- Firstly, move the cursor to the top-right hand corner of the screen on your desktop. A Sidebar menu will appear on the screen.
- Click on the Settings of the Sidebar menu.
- After the Settings menu appears, click on Control Panel.
- After the Control Panel dialog box opens, click on Hardware and Sound.
- This will open another dialog box, where under Sound, click on Manage Audio Devices.
- After that click the Recording tab.
- A list of recording devices will appear in a dialog box.
Now try speaking into the microphone that is jacked and look at the green bars on the dialog box. If the green bars on the screen are rising, it means your microphone is configured properly and in good working condition.
But if the green bars on the screen are not rising while you are speaking on the microphone then…
- Check on the list and try to figure out which of the devices on the list is your microphone. After you have found the right device on the list, click on the device to highlight it.
- Then click on Set Default.
- After setting it as default, double click on the device from the list.
- The window of microphone properties will appear.
- On the properties, click on the Levels tab.
- Now drag the slider all the way to the right till the number “100” is displayed.
- Click OK.
Now, check again and see if the green bars are rising while you talk on the microphone. If they do, it will imply that your microphone is configured properly.
Wasn’t that easy? Follow these simple steps and it will help you fix the microphone settings. But, if you still face issues after following the steps in the article, call the technical experts of iYogi who are available 24 x 7 to assist you with any technical problems.