Discord is a software that is a Voice over Internet Protocol (VoIP). It is a platform for instant messaging and digital distribution. You can create your community in discord. Such as you can create a gaming server where all the gamers in your community can join.
Through that community, you can play games or share your thoughts over voice, text, or media. Discord can make the community fun. Anyone can create their server and invite their friends to join. Discord was released five years ago in 2015.
After the initial release, it took only one year to reach 25 million users worldwide. Gaming communities and their friends started using Discord over Skype and Team Speak. As the use of Discord increased some problems occurred many times.
What Kind of Problems Discord Users Face
If you use Discord regularly you will face some problems. These problems are commonly faced by the users of Discord. Sometimes the problem occurs because of corrupted system files, internet connection issues, incorrect proxy settings, or firewall settings. The great thing about Discord is you can learn about the solution of the problems and make it work again by you.
How to Fix When Discord Mic Is Not Working
First of all, you need to make sure that you have allowed Discord to use your Microphone. When you install Discord on your iOS or android or PC it asks for some permissions from you. In those permissions, there is a point where Discord asks that if it is allowed to use your Microphone. If you do not permit to use your Microphone, Discord doesn’t have any authority to use the Microphone of that specific device.
But there is a way to make sure that your device has permission to use the Microphone or not. If you use Windows 10, then go to Windows Settings and from there, select Privacy.
On the Privacy Menu, you need to choose Microphone which is under App Permissions. It’s on the sidebar to which is on the left-hand side of your screen. After going to the next screen there is an option that is Allow apps to access your microphone. Make sure that switch is turned on.
The way is slightly different if you use a Mac. For Mac, go to Apple Menu. And there should be an option called System Preferences. After you click on it a screen called Security & Privacy will pop up. You need to click on Privacy. Next, go to Microphone and make sure the Discord application has permission to access the Microphone.
After granting access to your Microphone you should check if the problem you are facing is gone or not. If not let’s move on to Step 2.
In the Discord application, you can change or reset the voice settings. After installing Discord on your iOS or android or PC you need to go to the User Settings. After going to the user settings you will be able to see there are many options. Find where ‘Voice and Video’ is. Tap on that option. It will be under App Settings.
Next, you need to find a Red button that says Reset Voice Settings. You need to click on that red button. You can test your device’s microphone after you reset the settings.
After you test the microphone you can either find your microphones are working properly or it’s still doesn’t work. Don’t worry we have few more solutions for you.
Don’t be worried if your microphone is still not working after trying so many times. You can also try this solution. First, go to Discord Application on your iOS or android or PC. Then choose the microphone which will be under Input Device and Output Device. You need to choose the right side of the devices.
There is an important thing to notice here. You need to make sure your volume is turned up. It should be turned up for both Input and Output devices. After setting the Input and Output Device and also make sure about the volume now you can test by pressing Let’s Check button and a mic test will start automatically.
After going through these processes usually, your microphone should start working. If your microphone is still not working you can try logging out from your account in Discord. Also, you can restart the application by restarting your specific device. If you don’t know how to log out of Discord, don’t worry. Just follow the following process.
First, Go to User Settings. You will see a screen opened. Scroll down to the bottom of the screen where you are going to see a Log Out button which is red-colored. If you see the red button, just tap on it. It will take you to the Discord log-in page. You need to close the application. Then you can restart the app and by filling up the credentials you can log in again.
How to Fix the Microphone through a Web Browser
Sometimes Discord users use web browsers like Google Chrome, Yahoo, or Mozilla Firefox. Suppose you are using Google Chrome and your Discord microphone is not working. You can easily follow the following steps to solve this problem.
First of all, you need to ‘log in’ by going to Discord’s official website.
After logging in filling up with your credentials you will see the server page of your Discord account. In Chrome, you will see a Lock Icon which is on the left side of the URL of Discord.
After seeing the lock icon which is beside the address bar, just click on it. After clicking on the lock icon a menu will pop up on your screen. The heading of the menu should be “Connection is secure”.
There will be a symbol of a mic and a title that says Microphone. Besides the title, you will see a button that says “Allow”. You need to click on that button.
Now you can go back to your server screen, and check if your microphone is working or not.
Having a Discord community is the easiest way to talk, text, or share any moment with others. People usually use Discord for the game. It is now a very popular app that is used by over 25 million people all over the world.
People create servers to watch a movie or comedy purposes or others. It is a very useful application. Any problems like the microphone are fixable for Discord. Discord is giving support to its users since the very beginning. You can email them if you don’t find the solution