Microphone not working via Microsoft Teams: How to Fix?

Microsoft Teams is a versatile collaboration software with tons of features. And has a lot of business enhancements to integrate with many clients and tools. Microsoft Teams allows engaging and high-quality video and audio calls for its users. Though there are quite a few errors reported by the users, still, it has some critical bugs that we may need to look into. So, we heard from our users that they are facing trouble with the Microphone.

As we all know, a microphone or a mic is a device that we speak into. So during voice or video calls, the person on the other side is unable to hear what the user on this side is saying. Although there is no issue on the hardware front. So if you are experiencing the same problem, we are ready with the fixes. So let’s get started.

Microphone not working via Microsoft Teams: How to Fix?

What is the Issue?

The issue with Microsoft Teams seems like a bug that is keeping the users to use the microphones in video and audio calls. This is a glitch that is sometimes solved with mere rebooting or restarting the app also solves. But when the issue becomes regular, then it frustrates the users. This glitch sometimes even stops the microphone in other applications as well.

Overall the issue revolves around the microphone causing disturbances in online meetings and presentations, which is quite famous nowadays. So we will now look into all types of fixes that will help you get out of this problem. We will be discussing simple repairs, and so you don’t need an expert standing by yourself. Now we will move on to the fixes.

How to Fix Microphone not working in Microsoft Teams?

We will now discuss the fixes, which will mainly solve the issue of the microphone with Microsoft Teams. We further recommend following the repairs in the order we will talk about. And no steps should be skipped in order to perform the other one. So let’s begin with the fixes.


Fix 1: Update the Skype for Business Client

As we know that Microsoft Teams is collaboration software, so the features integrated into this are somehow adopted and linked with the partnering apps. Updating the Skype business Client seems to work for most of the users. So you must also give it a try. To update, follow the steps below.

  1. Log on to official Skype for Business download page
  2. Look out for the latest version available
  3. Download that, and uninstall the earlier one that is already in your system.
  4. Then install the one you downloaded now
  5. After installation, restart your computer

After the restart, open Microsoft Teams and try for a video call and check if the problem persists. If there is still an issue, move on to the next fix.

Fix 2: Try to Update from Microsoft Office


Updating from the Microsoft Office standalone application can help to solve the issue to a great extent. To do this, follow the steps below.


  1. Open the Microsoft Office application from the start menu
  2. Click on the File menu on top and scroll to “Account.”
  3. Then select Update options and further Update now
  4. Download the pending updates from there and restart your computer once the Update finishes and installs itself

Then again, start Microsoft Teams application to check if the issue is resolved or not. Move on to the next fix for more

Fix 3: Check Microphone Permissions

Sometimes the permission for the microphone is not given or mistakenly turned off. Checking and allowing will help fix the issue. Follow the steps below to check the Microphone permissions.


  1. Click on the Start button and select settings
  2. Then click on Privacy
  3. In the left pane, you will see the option for Microphone
  4. Click on that
  5. In the list check for Microsoft Teams, and enable the toggle if it is of

Now restart your Teams app and check if the app is able to connect to the Microphone. If not, consider moving to the next fix.

Fix 4: Disable Skype Autostart

Whenever you start your computer, Skype also begins with that in the background. Sometimes Skype conflicts with the Teams app in getting the required resources. In that case, you need to stop Skype from autostarting. To stop the autostarting of Skype, follow the steps below.

  1. Press Ctrl+Shift+Esc together, task manager opens
  2. In the task manager, click on the Startup Tab
  3. Now, locate Skype and click on the Disable button at the bottom

Now again, open Microsoft Teams and check if the issue is resolved or not. If the problem still persists, you have to follow the last fix.

Fix 5: Run the inbuilt Troubleshooter

Running the Troubleshooter will fetch help from Microsoft support and thus solving your issue entirely. To run the Troubleshooter, follow the steps below.

  1. Click on the start button and in the search box, type Troubleshoot and press enter
  2. Troubleshoot Settings window will open
  3. There you select “Recording Audio” and run the Troubleshooter
  4. It will give some choices to accept
  5. Accept them and follow according to the instruction
  6. After the Troubleshooter finishes its job, restart your system

Now you will not experience any Microphone issue, well you can open Microsoft Teams app to check the same.


This guide was to help the users who are having trouble with their microphone in Microsoft Teams. We hope after having followed the fixes which we have provided, your problem will be solved. If you still see the problem continuing, we recommend reinstalling Microsoft Teams. We hope this guide was helpful to you. If you have any queries or feedback, feel free to comment down below with your Name and E-mail ID. Likewise, check out our iPhone Tips and TricksPC tips and tricks, and Android Tips and Tricks for more such tips and tricks. Thank You.


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