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How to turn up Mic volume in Windows 10?

Apart from all the wonderful things Windows 10 brings to the PC world, it also has had a lot of improvement in areas not often used by a majority of users every day.

These include a lot of changes under the hood, and to services such as audio, especially when it comes to audio input devices. Using mics wasn’t always a plug and play affair with Windows. 

Often there’s a hissing sound in the recording or maybe just the mic volume is too low in which case your recordings will be quite faint. This was quite the headache in older versions of Windows to figure out how to increase or just check the mic volume but thankfully, that isn’t the case anymore.

In this article, we’re going to take a look at how to turn up the mic volume in Windows 10. 

Also read: How to turn on Network Discovery on Windows 10?

How to turn up the mic volume in Windows 10?

Step 1: Press the Windows Key + I to head over to Windows Settings.

How to turn up Mic volume in Windows 10? | Candid.Technology

Step 2: Search for Sound settings in the search bar. Click on the first option that appears.

How to turn up Mic volume in Windows 10? | Candid.Technology

Step 3: Scroll down to find the attached mic, the current input level of the mic, which is the level of sound it’s picking up and an option to troubleshoot the device. Then, click on Device Properties. 

How to turn up Mic volume in Windows 10? | Candid.Technology

If you don’t see the desired mic active, you can select one from the drop-down menu. If you can’t see your mic in the drop-down menu as well,  it could indicate a hardware issue on the mic or an issue in the connection to your PC.

Step 4: Here you’ll see the volume slider for your mic. You can set this to the desired level and use the Test button underneath to make sure you’re at the right volume.

How to turn up Mic volume in Windows 10? | Candid.Technology

You can also change the name of your mic device as Windows detects it in this menu as well.

Also read: How to run CHKDSK in Windows 10?

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