How to Turn Up Mic Volume in Windows 10

Increasing a microphone volume is critical for transmitting your voice through your computer to whoever is talking with you on the other end of the interaction. Although some mics have very high volumes if compared to others at the same time, others have low volumes making communicating with other persons difficult and stressful. Now, if you are experiencing difficulty in communicating with others using the mic over your computer devices, the only option will be to enhance the volume. Nonetheless, do you know how to increase a microphone volume in windows 10?

Every PC operates with a version of Microsoft Windows that has other applications running concurrently enhancing its functionality and usefulness like windows 7, Windows 8, Windows 10, and many different versions as the case may be. However, we want to show you how to enjoy interacting with others successfully by increasing the volume of your mic, especially if it is embedded in Windows 10.

How to Raise the Mic Volume in Windows 10-8 Steps

1.Identifying the Sound (Speakers) Icon on the Taskbar 

If you want to increase the volume of your microphone in windows 10, the first thing you should do is to go to the taskbar on your system and locate the speaker or sound icon. After identifying this icon, you can right-click on it for further directions.

2.Placing Your Cursor on Recording Devices

Now, from the drop-down menu, you will locate recording devices and click on it. This will take you to the computer’s active microphone.

3.Finding Your Computer’s Active Microphone

You will now see the active microphone and right-click on it, but this depends on your computer configuration or setup because there may be more mics available in the recording tab of your speaker or sound window. Nevertheless, the active mic of your PC will have a check mark with green color beside it.

4.Locating Properties in the Context Menu

If you have seen the active mic and right-clicked on it, then, find ‘Properties’ in the same resulting context menu.

5.Circumnavigating to the Levels Tab

From the Properties menu, you can circumnavigate to the ‘Levels’ tab. This indicates the microphone volume levels, which you must increase to enhance the sound quality as much as possible.

6.Setting the Microphone Volume to 100

Setting the Microphone Volume to 100

After all this, it is time to fix the microphone volume level up to 100 percent by turning the slider under the mic’s volume section up. By doing this, you have correctly increased the microphone’s volume.

7.Adding Mic Boost Feature

If you are noticing some distortions and difficulties in communicating with your microphone after setting up the volume to one hundred percent or if it was already preset to that level and the challenge persists, then you can add mic boost feature to the setup as well.  You can get a boost up to 30.0 decibels (DBS), which can suit your microphone very well. This could be done using the slider under your microphone’s boost option by choosing how much boost or the level you want your mic volume to get as you apply the help features accordingly.

As you are configuring the boost features of your mic, it is advisable to be communicating with a friend, who will be giving you feedback on the improvement levels while you fine-tune the system appropriately.

8.Concluding the Setup Process

After completing the setup processes, you will click on ‘Apply’ and then ‘OK’ to close the menu of mic boost feature. Then, it is time to close the sound window menu finally. On this menu, click on ‘Apply,’ to effect all the changes you have made in the microphone audio system and then click ‘Ok.’ That is all; your windows 10 microphone is set for high-quality audio output anytime and anywhere.

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