How to mute microphone in Windows 10 [Steps]

Tips to mute microphone in Windows 10:

In this post, we are going to discuss on “How to mute microphone in Windows 10”. You will be guided here with easy steps/methods to do so. Let’s starts the discussion.

‘Microphone in Windows 10’: Before setting up your Microphone in your Windows 10, you should make sure microphone is properly plugged-in or connect it via Bluetooth, and install necessary drivers. Most of time Windows will automatically search for and installs the necessary drivers, in case if that doesn’t work, you might need to install drivers from manufacturer’s site.

It is quite simple to setup or configure your microphone in Windows 10, and you are offered in Windows 10 computer to allow or disallow apps installed in your computer or entire system to use microphone via Microphone settings. Also, in Windows 10 computer, you are allowed to turn OFF or ON your microphone according# to your needs. If you are looking for the solution/steps to mute/disable microphone, then you are in right place. Let’s go for the steps.

How to mute microphone in Windows 10?

Method 1: Mute/Disable Microphone via Device Manager

Step 1: Open ‘Device Manager’ in Windows 10 via Windows Search Box and expand ‘Audio, inputs and outputs’ category

Step 2: Find and right-click on your microphone, and select ‘Disable’ option to disable your microphone in computer

Note: To re-enable microphone through Device Manager, repeat the above steps but this time select ‘Enable’ option after right-clicking on your microphone.

Method 2: Using Device Properties

Step 1: Right-click on ‘Speaker/Sound’ icon in taskbar or in system tray, and select ‘Open Sound Settings’

Step 2: In the opened ‘Sound’ window, find and select your microphone input device, and click ‘Device Properties’

Step 3: In ‘Device Properties’ window, click the checkbox to disable the Mic/microphone.

Method 3: Disable Microphone using Control Panel and Additional Device Properties

In Windows 10, you are also allowed to disable/mute microphone through Settings App and via Control Panel by using ‘Additional Device Properties’ setting. To do so, open ‘Sound Settings’ window from above method and scroll down to Microphone settings and click ‘Additional Device Properties’  link. In the opened window, you will see four different tabs having different features or functions. You can choose any from them according to your needs.

  • General: Enable or disable the microphone and access the driver details.
  • Listen: Allow or deny the use of the microphone jack to connect to a portable speaker or other audio devices. You can set the power options here.
  • Levels: Adjust the volume and boost settings for the microphone. You can mute the microphone too.
  • Advanced: Customize the sampling rate and set control permissions for devices that use the microphone.

Method 4: Disable/Mute microphone in Windows 10 via Manage Sound Devices

Step 1: Open ‘Sound’ window using ‘Method 2’ in computer and in right pane, click ‘Manage Sound Devices’ link

Step 2: Find Microphone under ‘Input Devices’ and click on ‘Disable’ button

Method 5: How to mute microphone in Windows 10 in specific apps

If you want to mute/disable microphone for specific app in your Windows 10 computer, follow the steps below.

Step 1: Open ‘Settings’ App in Windows 10 via Windows Search Box and go to ‘Privacy > Microphone’

Step 2: Turn OFF ‘Allow app to access your microphone’. You can also disable app for specific app by toggle the button to OFF next to the app you want to disable microphone for.

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