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Why is my Discord volume resetting? Quick Fix 

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Discord is one of the most popular VoIP programs used around the world by anyone from gamers to study groups. However, as much effort as the team behind the program has put into making the user experience as good as it can be, there are still random bugs and glitches that keep coming up from time to time.

In this article, we’re talking about why is your Discord volume automatically resetting and what you can do to fix the problem.

Also read: How to see deleted messages on Discord?

What causes Discord volume to automatically reset?

The issue is caused by a bug in the program. Other common causes include:

  • Outdated Discord version.
  • Issues with the Windows sound driver.
  • Outdated Windows version.

How to fix Discord volume automatically resetting?

Here are six fixes you can try out.

Run Discord as an administrator

Since Discord uses UDP to communicate with its servers, there’s a chance that inappropriate permissions are getting in its way. Try running Discord with administrator privileges to check if that resolves your issue. 

Right-click on the Discord icon either on the desktop or the start menu and choose the Run as Administrator option. 

Update Discord

The issue you’re facing may have already been fixed in an update you haven’t installed yet. Once you’ve launched Discord, press Ctrl + R. Discord will restart, download any pending updates, and probably fix the volume error.

Clear out the Discord cache

Clearing out Discord’s cache and files will force the program to redownload them and eliminate any corrupt files that may be causing this issue in the process. 

Step 1: Open the Run prompt using Windows Key + R, type in %appdata% and hit enter.

Step 2: Delete the discord folder in the directory.

Now repeat these steps with %localappdata% and restart Discord.

Reset Discord voice settings

Resetting Discord voice settings sets everything back to default which, more often than not, can fix any issues you’re having. 

Step 1: Press the settings gear icon next to your name at the bottom. 

Step 2: Head over to Voice and Video, scroll down and click on Reset Voice Settings.

Now try sharing your screen again, and the error should be gone. 

Check your drivers

The error can also be caused by issues with your audio driver. Here’s how you can update the audio drivers on your PC.

Step 1: Press Windows key + X and click on Device Manager. 

Step 2: Unde Audio Inputs and Outputs, select your problematic audio device, right-click it and select Update Driver. 

Step 3: Select Search automatically for drivers and wait for the process to finish. Your drivers should’ve been updated now. 

Reinstall Discord

If none of the above-mentioned methods worked for you, your last resort is to reinstall Discord. Here’s how.

Step 1: Right-click on the taskbar and click on Task Manager.

Step 2: Under the Processes tab, find any running Discord processes and close them by right-clicking them and selecting End Process. 

Step 3: Once you’ve ended all running Discord processes, we’re going to remove Discord. To do so, press Windows key + X to bring up the quick access menu. Select Apps and Features from this menu.

Step 4: Find Discord in the list, click on it and select Uninstall. 

Now head over to the Discord website to download the program’s latest version and install it on your PC. This should fix the error.

Also read: How to hyperlink in Discord embed? 

Yadullah Abidi

Yadullah is a Computer Science graduate who writes/edits/shoots/codes all things cybersecurity, gaming, and tech hardware. When he's not, he streams himself racing virtual cars. He's been writing and reporting on tech and cybersecurity with websites like Candid.Technology and MakeUseOf since 2018. You can contact him here:

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