How to Get Microphone to Work with Xbox Application on Windows 10?

Xbox is among the most utilized consoles around the globe, and reasonably so. Millions of gamers use the platform, but you can encounter some bugs with it. One such bug is the mic sound not working on Xbox. If you want to fix the problem, then this blog will be helpful to you. Here are the steps to do so.

SOURCE:- How to Get Microphone to Work with Xbox Application on Windows 10?

Run the Recording Audio Troubleshooter

If you would like to run the recording audio troubleshooter, then abide by the given steps.

  • Hold the Win + R keys at once on your keyboard to launch the Run dialog section.
  • Then, you should enter ‘ms-settings:troubleshoot’ and hit the Enter key to launch the Troubleshooting button of the Settings application.
  • After going into the Troubleshooting button, scroll down to the right-hand side menu, and select the entry of Recording Audio. Then, from the fresh displayed context menu, select the Run the troubleshooter to begin the utility again.
  • You have to wait unless the utility is activated. When you see the pop-up by UAC (User Account Control), select Yes to grant administrative privileges.
  • Once the examination process is finished, check the results and view when a viable fix strategy is recognized. When the tool ends up suggesting a solve, apply it by selecting on Apply this fix’, then you have to wait for the process to finish.
  • Now, after the fixing deployed correctly, reboot the system and check when the Xbox application selects the microphone audio.

Modifying the Connection Cord

When you are facing the problem using a microphone or headset, then use both a USB or 3mm jack. You should try using the 3mm jack linked process when possible. Xbox application is well-known for failing to choose audio from headsets/Microphones linked via USB. So, when the audio device is recently associated via USB, repeat the connection using 3mm jack and reboot the system. Once the next computer startup is finished, launch the Xbox application once again and check when the microphone audio is getting selected.

Modifying the Original Audio Channel

If you wish to modify the original audio channel, then pursue the given instructions.

  • Go to the sound button and right-click on it in the taskbar in the lower right-hand side of the display.
  • Then, from the freshly launched context menu, select Open Sound Settings within the list of applicable options.
  • You should scroll down to the right-hand side of the display. Then move down to the connection settings sub-menu and select the Sound Control Panel.
  • After managing to get past the menu of Classic Sound, move down to the Playback button and reach the active sound device, then right-click on it that you are having problems with. From the freshly displayed context menu, select the Properties options.
  • After that, you are into the properties window, select the Advanced button within the horizontal menu on the upper side. Then reach the Default format field and work to set it to the 2channel, 16 bit, 48khz, DVD Quality.
  • Finally, select the Apply to store the changes, and reboot the system and check when the Xbox application is selecting microphone audio at the subsequent system boot up.

Permit the Xbox Application to Use Microphone

If you would like to permit the Xbox application to use a microphone, then abide by the given steps.

  • Hold the Win + R keys at once on your keyboard to launch the Run dialog section.
  • After that, enter ‘ms-settings:privacy-microphone’ and hit the Enter key to launch the Microphone Privacy screen of the Windows Settings application.
  • After going into the Microphone privacy button, scroll above to the right-hand side panel and turn on the toggle connected using ‘Allow apps to access your microphone.’
  • After access is granted, move down to the applications list permitted to use the microphone and make sure that switch the toggle connected using the console of Xbox Companion (Xbox App) is Turned On.
  • Finally, after turning on the settings, reboot the system and check when the problem is solved at the next system boot up.

jack Arona is a creative person who has been writing blogs and articles about cyber security. He writes about the latest updates regarding mcafee.com/activate and how it can improve the work experience of users. His articles have been published in many popular e-magazines, blogs and websites.

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