How to set up and test a microphone in windows 10

*
Brady GavinWriter

Brady Gavin has been immersed in technology for 15 years & has written over 150 detailed tutorials & explainers. He"s covered everything from Windows 10 registry hacks to lớn Chrome browser tips. Brady has a diploma in Computer Science from Camosun College in Victoria, BC. Read more...

You watching: How to set up and test a microphone in windows 10

About How-To Geek
*

Whether you’re dictating with speech recognition or talking to a family member or gaming buddy over voice chat, speaking can be faster and clearer than typing. Luckily, setting up a microphone on Windows is simple và easy to lớn bởi vì. Here’s how lớn phối up & thử nghiệm your Microphone on Windows 10.


Setting Up a Microphone

One of the first things you’ll need to lớn vày before setting up your microphone is lớn plug it in–or connect it via Bluetooth– & install any drivers. Most of the time Windows will automatically search for và install the necessary drivers, but if that doesn’t work, then you might need lớn kiểm tra the manufacturer’s website for specific drivers.

RELATED: The Best USB Microphones

After you’ve sầu installed all the necessary drivers, right-cliông xã the volume ibé in your system tray & then cliông xã the “Sounds” command.

In the Sound window, switch lớn the “Recording” tab to see microphone settings. Select the microphone you want khổng lồ use và then clichồng the “Configure” button.

In the Speech Recognition window that opens, cliông xã the “Set Up Microphone” links. And while this tool is geared toward speech recognition, setting up your microphone here can also help configure it better for voice chats.


Advertisement

Once the setup wizard opens, choose the type of microphone you have sầu & then cliông xã “Next.”

The next screen provides tips for using your microphone that match up with the microphone type you chose on the previous screen.

Next, the wizard provides you with some text lớn read aloud. Co ahead & do that & then click “Next.”

That’s it, your microphone is now ready khổng lồ use. Cliông chồng “Finish” to cđại bại the wizard.

See more: Tổng Hợp Mẫu Bìa Báo Cáo Đẹp Trong Word 8/2021, 1001 Mẫu Bìa Đẹp File Word Mới Nhất Tải Miễn Phí

If your computer didn’t hear you, your microphone was muted, or you have sầu more than one microphone installed that might be picking up your voice, you’ll see this message on the next screen. You may need to repeat the previous screen to lớn set up your microphone.

RELATED: How to lớn Get Started With Speech Recognition on Windows 7 or 8

Testing Your Microphone

Whether you configure your microphone using the wizard, we described in the previous section or now, you can perform a quiông xã test anytime to lớn make sure your microphone is hearing you.


Advertisement

Open up the Sounds window by right-clicking the sound ibé in the taskbar and clicking the “Sounds” commvà.

Next, switch khổng lồ the “Recording” tab lớn see a danh mục of available devices.

Now, speak inkhổng lồ your microphone và look for the green bars to move as you bởi vì. If the bars are rising with your voice, your device is working properly.

*

If you can see the green bar moving, but it’s barely going up at all, you might try to lớn turn up the levels for your microphone. This works by increasing the sensitivity of the microphone, so it’s able to lớn pichồng up more sounds. From the “Recording” tab, cliông chồng the microphone, then on “Properties.”

Switch to lớn the “Levels” tab & then adjust your microphone’s sensitivity so it can pick up your voice more easily.

If you’re still unable khổng lồ see the bars rising, you may need to reinstall or update your drivers.

See more: 2 Cách Cắt Video Trên Youtube Thành Những Đoạn Video Nhỏ Cực Dễ

RELATED: The Only Safe Way to Update Your Hardware Drivers on Windows


READ NEXT
*
Brady GavinBrady Gavin has been immersed in công nghệ for 15 years and has written over 150 detailed tutorials và explainers. He"s covered everything from Windows 10 registry hacks to Chrome browser tips. Brady has a diploma in Computer Science from Camosun College in Victoria, BC. Read Full Bio »
JOIN GEEK TALK ON FACEBOOK


The above article may contain affiliate link, which help support How-To Geek.
How-To Geek is where you turn when you want experts to explain giải pháp công nghệ. Since we launched in 2006, our articles have been read more than 1 billion times. Want to lớn know more?
*

Facebook Icon

Facebook


Chuyên mục: Chia sẻ