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Win 11: Plug in mic & go to Start > Settings > Sound > Microphone. Choose device > select right arrow next to lớn it.Win 10: Plug in mic, right-click speaker icon > Sounds. Phối it as a default device under Recording.

This article explains how to lớn install a mic in Windows (including bluetooth không dây mics) và test the mic. The instructions apply khổng lồ Windows 11 và 10.


How khổng lồ Set Up & Test a Microphone in Windows 11

If you purchased a USB microphone that came with driver software, you"ll want to lớn install that first, then restart your PC. Otherwise, start by plugging your microphone into the appropriate port on your computer.


There may be some extra steps involved if your microphone is a công nghệ bluetooth device. See the next section instead.


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Select Start Test to kiểm tra your mic. You can also change the recording format, adjust the sensitivity, and enable enhanced audio. Changes you make are automatically saved.


How lớn Set up a công nghệ bluetooth Microphone in Windows 11

If you have a wireless microphone or a headset that includes a bluetooth microphone, you first need to pair it with your Windows 11 PC.


Select the Action Center icon on your taskbar (network, sound, and power icons) located lớn the left of the time and date to open the Quick Settings menu.


Select your bluetooth device from the list. Confirm that your device is turned on & ready lớn pair if it doesn't appear.


Once the device is paired, you'll see a confirmation window that your microphone is ready to use. Select Done to exit the screen.


How to Set Up a Wired Microphone in Windows 10

The steps for setting up a microphone in Windows 10 are a little different:


In the Sounds window, select the Recording tab lớn see all connected microphones. If it isn't already selected as the default Device, right-click the microphone you've connected (you can recognize it by the listed brand), & select Set as default Device.


Select the type of microphone you've connected khổng lồ your computer và select Next lớn continue through the wizard. Read the instructions, then select Next again.


On the next Microphone cài đặt Wizard screen, speak into the microphone as you read the text on the screen. If the microphone is working, you should see the lower sound bar move as you talk.


Select Next again. You should see a confirmation window that your microphone is mix up. Select Finish to exit the Microphone cài đặt Wizard.

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How khổng lồ Set up a bluetooth không dây Microphone in Windows 10

If you purchased a công nghệ bluetooth microphone or a headset that includes a công nghệ bluetooth không dây microphone, you need lớn pair that device with your Windows 10 PC.


Make sure your công nghệ bluetooth không dây microphone is turned on, then right-click the Bluetooth icon in the Windows taskbar & select Add a bluetooth không dây Device.


In the Bluetooth & other devices window, make sure the Bluetooth toggle switch is on. Next, select Add bluetooth không dây or other device.


You should see your công nghệ bluetooth device in the danh mục in the next window. Confirm that your device is turned on và ready lớn pair if it doesn't appear. Select the device from the menu to start the pairing process when it's listed.


Once the device is paired, you'll see a confirmation window that your microphone is ready to use. Select Done lớn exit the screen.


Back in the Bluetooth & other devices window, you should see your bluetooth không dây microphone displayed in the danh mục of Audio devices. If the microphone is working correctly, you should see a "Connected voice" tag underneath the device.


Right-click the sound icon again in the Windows taskbar & select Sounds > Recording. You should now see your công nghệ bluetooth không dây microphone listed. If it isn't already the default device, right-click the microphone và choose Set as mặc định Device.


Test your bluetooth không dây microphone by talking. The sound bar to the microphone's right should display green bars, indicating it's working & ready to use.


How to demo a Microphone in Windows 10

If your microphone has been working but stops, you can kiểm tra the microphone in just a few steps.


Right-click the speaker icon in the taskbar, then select Sounds > Recording. You should see a list of microphones with a vertical sound meter khổng lồ the right of your enabled microphone.


If the microphone is grayed out và labeled as Disabled, this may explain why the microphone isn't working. Right-click the microphone & select Enable.


Speak into the microphone. You should see the sound meter lớn the right of the microphone display green bars, depending on how loud you're speaking.


Your microphone is now connected và tested as working correctly. Select OK or Cancel khổng lồ close the Sound window.


To disable your microphone on Windows 11, go lớn Settings > System > Sound, choose your microphone, và then select Don't Allow in the Audio section. In Windows 10, select Manage sound devices, choose your microphone, & then select Disable.


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