Windows 10: Microphone turns on and off randomly

Discus and support Microphone turns on and off randomly in Windows 10 BSOD Crashes and Debugging to solve the problem; Hi, Ever since I changed Windows versions (a while ago), my sound turns on and off randomly. When it does it is rapidly turning on and off -so much... Discussion in 'Windows 10 BSOD Crashes and Debugging' started by DayzeVonn, Dec 1, 2018.

  1. DayzeVonn Win User

    Microphone turns on and off randomly


    Hi,


    Ever since I changed Windows versions (a while ago), my sound turns on and off randomly. When it does it is rapidly turning on and off -so much so, that I can't use my mouse for 30seconds to a minute at a time. And, the turn on/off moments are quite frequent. (I'm on windows 10)


    It seems to correlate with external sounds. That said, just trying to type this message feels impossible (no sounds).


    I've tried disconnecting all bluetooth devices, turning sounds off and on, but nothing seems to work.



    Help - please!

    :)
     
    DayzeVonn, Dec 1, 2018
    #1
  2. Rose Ter Win User

    Camera and Microphone Privacy

    Hi Moustafa,

    This issue occurs due to permission issue, driver issue, license for an app is out of sync with the license installed on the computer or if the app is not updated. To give permission to Camera and Microphone app, you may follow
    these steps:

    • Go to Settings.
    • Select Privacy.
    • Look for Camera, make sure that “Let apps use my camera” is turned On. You may choose the apps that can use your camera as well.
    • Go back to Privacy and select Microphone, make sure that “Let apps use my microphone” is turned On. You may choose the apps that can use your microphone as well.

    If the issue persists, we would suggest that you check out this
    link
    . This will provide you troubleshooting steps regarding Camera and Microphone issues.

    Feel free to contact us if you have further inquiries.
     
    Rose Ter, Dec 1, 2018
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  3. Arun B J Win User
    Built in microphone not working

    Hi,



    Thank you for posting your query in Microsoft Community.

    I understand your concern and will assist you to resolve this issue.

    I suggest you to follow the steps below and check if it helps

    Method 1: I suggest you to set microphone as default device and check.


    • Right click on the volume icon in the system tray and then click "Recording devices"

    • Right click on the blank space in the popped up window and then select "Show Disabled Devices" and "Show Disconnected Devices".

    • Right click on Microphone and then click "Enable".

    • Highlight the microphone and then choose "Set as Default Device".

    • Click Apply and OK.


    Step 2: Make sure that the Microphone is not disabled.


    • Make sure that the Microphone is not disabled. Follow the steps given to check that:

    • Right click on the volume icon and select “Recording devices”.

    • Now, Right Click on an empty space and select, “Show disconnected devices” and “Show disabled devices”.

    • Make sure that the Microphone is not disabled.


    And also update the audio drivers from the manufacturer web site and install.

    Hope this helps. If the issue remains unresolved, please get back to us and we would be happy to help
     
    Arun B J, Dec 1, 2018
    #3
  4. LeonLaude Win User

    Microphone turns on and off randomly

    Microphone & Speaking

    Hi tlcadieux2,

    There are a number of reasons why you are having challenges in using the Microphone while talking to Cortana.

    Below are the different methods on how to get this resolved.

    Method 1: Turn on the Microphone in Settings.

    This is the most common reason why the Microphone is not working. You can turn on the Microphone by following these steps:

    • Go to Settings.
    • Choose Privacy.
    • Click Microphone.
    • Under Let apps use my microphone, slide the toggle button to turn it on.

    Method 2: Set up Microphone from the Control Panel.

    Modifying the Sound Settings may help in resolving your concern. Follow the steps below:

    • Type Sound in Cortana Search.
    • Choose the first search result.
    • Click the Recording tab.
    • If you can’t find the Microphone from the list, right-click on the list then select Show Disabled Devices, otherwise proceed to step 5.
    • Right-click the Microphone.
    • Select Enable.
    • Click Properties.
    • Choose the Levels tab.
    • Set the Microphone volume to a higher value.
    • Choose the Enhancements tab.
    • Tick the box beside the Disable all sound effects option.
    • Hit OK.

    Method 3: Update the Microphone driver.

    Here’s an article that would walk you through the steps on how to update drivers
    in Windows 10. It also includes steps in case you would have to uninstall and reinstall the Microphone driver.

    Hope this helps!

    Kind regards,

    Leon
     
    LeonLaude, Dec 1, 2018
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