Sunday, November 1, 2020

How to Fix Sound Issues on Windows 10

Your system's sounds may be low in volume or not have any sound at all. This tutorial will help you resolve sound issues with your Windows 10 system.

1) Select Playback Device

You may wish to verify which playback device your computer is using if you can't hear sound from your speakers, or if you simply wish to change output to another device like a headset.

1. Left-click the speaker icon.

speaker icon windows 10

2. Click the arrow.

click the arrow in win 10

3. Select your preferred playback device.

select playback device

4. Make sure your correct playback device is selected.

2. Speakers

1. If you have a set of external speakers, ensure the power is on.
2. Set the volume mid-way. Speakers should be ON and the volume high enough to be heard.

sound speaker
3. If you are using a desktop PC, check the back to ensure the speakers are plugged in correctly. The default jack is normally colored light-green. Surround sound speakers and sub-woofers will be color coded. Match up the colored cable with the appropriate jack.

sound jack

3. Audio Levels

1. Opening the volume slider found near the time and date.

volume slider

2. Set the level of the audio by moving the slider.

audio level

3. You can also set specific audio levels for each application:
  • For touch-screen, long-press the volume icon.
  • For mouse users, right-click on the volume icon.
volume slider

4. Select Open Volume Mixer.
volume mixer

5. You can set each application's audio level from here.

app volume level

6. The Control Panel Route.

Hit the Windows key, type “Control Panel” in the taskbar’s search field, and select the Control Panel desktop app in the results. Next, select “Hardware and Sound” on the main Control Panel menu, followed by “Sound” on the next panel.

Hardware and sound menu in control panel Windows 10

The Sound pop-up window appears on the screen. Make sure your audio device is set as default. If not, single-click on the device listing to select and then click the “Set Default” button. Next, click the “OK” button to finish.

Set to default sound settings in Windows 10

Run the Troubleshooter

Windows 10 offers a built-in troubleshooter that scans the system and offers potential fixes.

Press the Windows key, type “Audio” in the taskbar’s search field, and select “Find and Fix Problems with Playing Sound” in the results. This opens a troubleshooter in the Control Panel.

find and fix problems with playing sound

You can also access this troubleshooter by going to Start > Settings > System > Sound > Troubleshoot.

After the troubleshooter scans for audio devices, select the device you want to troubleshoot and click the “Next” button.

Playing audio on Windows 10

Windows 10 scans for issues. Follow any available directions to resolve your audio problems.

Did this tutorial solved your problem? If you still don't have sound on your Windows 10 you should try to update your sound driver.

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