Fix: Google Pixel 6A Microphone Not Working

Everyone loves the all-new Google Pixel 6a. The users are buying the device because of the features that it is equipped with. A lot of major upgrades have been done to the Pixel 6a. The major upgrades include the camera, operating system, hardware performance, software optimizations, etc.

With all these upgrades, the device is rocking well in the market. However, there are some reports that the buyers of the Pixel 6a are facing some issues. They have reported that the device microphone is not working properly due to which they are not able to perform their important tasks.

The users are very frustrated with this issue and searching for different solutions to fix it. To help them in resolving the issue, we are here with the guide where we will guide you on how to fix the Google Pixel 6a microphone not working issue. Thus, let’s get started with this intro.

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Why is My Google Pixel 6A Microphone Not Working?

According to reports, there are different reasons due to which the microphone might be not working. We have listed the reasons below to help you understand the reason for the issue.

  • There are some hardware issues with the Google Pixel 6a that you have.
  • The Pixel 6a is having some software issues.
  • You have not given proper permission to the apps for the microphone.
  • You have not updated the software to the latest version.
  • Your microphone is not working properly.
  • There is some object blocking the microphone.

How To Fix Pixel 6A Microphone Not Working Issue

There are different methods present through which you can easily fix the microphone not working issue. We have listed out all possible methods through which you can try fixing the problem. Continue reading the blog till the end to know more about them.

1. Restart The Device

There are a lot of users who are reporting the microphone not working issue. They get worried when the microphone does not work during calls or meetings. However, there is a way by which you can easily fix this issue.

Whenever you face the problem of the microphone not working, restart your device at that time. We know that you might be thinking that how it will fix the problem. So when the microphone stops working, then there are chances that it might be occurring due to bugs or conflicts between software files. Thus, hold the power button and select restart. After rebooting, check whether the issue of the microphone not working gets fixed or not.

2. Close the Microphone Using Apps

There are a lot of apps which use a microphone to run properly. If you have opened any of the apps, then it’s likely that it will conflict with other microphone-needed apps. The issue generally occurs when you are in some meeting and trying to talk over the call with a different app. As both apps require the microphone, thus the device is not able to know to give allowance to which apps due to which the issue might occur. If you are facing any such issues, then do check the apps that you have minimized or currently running.

3. Give Permissions To Apps 

The issue of the microphone not working might occur if you have not given permission to the apps. For using a microphone in any app, you will need to allow it by giving permission. If you have not allowed it, then the microphone will not work for that particular app. So, if you are trying to run any app and are not able to access the microphone, then do check the permissions of that app.

For checking the permission, you will need to follow these steps.

  • First of all, unlock your phone and select the app for which you have to check the permission.
  • Click and hold on to the app for some seconds.
  • Now, you will see the option of “App Info”, Open it.
  • Go to the permission which is available on the screen.
  • Check whether you have allowed the permission or not.
  • If not, then click on it and give the permissions.
  • Now, again check by running the app whether the microphone started to work or not.

4. Update Your Device

Updating your device can help you a lot in resolving the issue. Sometimes, there are chances that there might be some bugs due to which the microphone is not working. To fix those bugs, the developers release the updates. The users will need to download and install those updates if they want to fix the issue.

5. Close All Minimized Apps

There are a lot of users who forget to close the apps. In order of closing, they simply press the home button through which the app gets minimized. If you are someone who is also doing this, then you need to stop.

When you minimize any app, then the app keeps on running in the program so that it can be started from where it was left off. For doing this, the app utilizes some resources which might be a reason for the microphone not working properly. It is because the minimized apps might be using a microphone which the microphone might be not working. Thus, whenever you are using any app, make sure to close it after proper usage.

6. Assess Your Microphone

There are possibilities that your microphone might be not working because it is not properly cleaned. You can check this by looking for the place where it is located. After checking its location, see whether there is any object blocking it or not. Sometimes the issue might also occur due to phone cases. Thus, make sure to remove it and check whether it works or not.

7. Try To Know The Reason

There are chances that your microphone might be not working due to some software or hardware issues. But how will you get to know this? It’s very easy. You will need to pair some earbuds and open some audio recorder apps to check whether the buds work or not. If the buds work properly, then there are chances that the system’s microphone is not working due to internal hardware failures. If this is the case, then you will have to follow the next mentioned step.

8. Hardware Issues

The issue might also occur due to some internal hardware failure. And the users can’t check for this type of issue, thus we will suggest that you should visit the service centre to get your phone checked whether there is some hardware issue or not. After doing this, you will be able to know the reason for the issue which it is occurring.

9. Visit Service Center

Even after trying out all the given methods, if you are still facing the issue, then you will need to visit the service centre. There are chances that the microphone is not working due to some internal hardware problem. And it’s obvious that you can’t evaluate it. Thus, it will be a good idea to visit the service centre to seek professional help.

Wrapping Up

Google Pixel 6a is a very cool phone that every user will surely love. However, the problems like screen issues and microphone issues make it difficult for users to use their phones properly. You can solve all of the mentioned issues on your own if the hardware is working properly. So, that’s it for today. See you at the next one. In case, if you have any doubts, do let us know in the comment section below.

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