Fix Skype Microphone Not Working in Windows 10 [Solved]

Skype is the best video chat and video software for the Windows. There are millions of people who use Skype on their Windows computer to video call their friends, relatives, colleagues etc. Skype is awesome software but sometimes the mic doesn’t work in it and without a mic connection, there is no point of the video call.

I believe that you find this issue very annoying but don’t worry we are here to help you. We have gathered some solutions that will rectify your non-working microphone in Skype and you can continue your video call seamlessly.

Solution 1 – Check that Skype has Microphone permission

Windows 10 has special privacy section in which you can disable or enable mic for any program in your computer. It is possible that you may have switched off mic permission for Skype or you have not given it permission in first place. Either way, follow below process to check that Skype has microphone permission or not.

STEP 1 – Open Settings from Windows menu (Gear icon on the left side).

Windows Settings

STEP 2 – Open Privacy Settings and choose Microphone from the left-hand side menu.

Privacy Settings


STEP 3 – Check that Skype has ON status.


Skype Micohphone Permission


Now, Skype has permission to use Microphone so you are good to go. Check that mic is working by calling someone from Skype. If your mic is still not working try below methods.

Solution 2 – Check Microphone settings in Skype Settings

The mic will not work in Skype if it not properly configured in the Skype settings. Your device may have multiple mics or if you are using external mic it may be a possibility that Skype cannot detect that. To check Microphone setting in Skype follow these steps.

STEP 1 – Click on three dots menu on the sidebar and select Settings.

STEP 2 – It will open Skype Settings, locate Microphone settings.


Settings Microphone


STEP 3 – Change Microphone from Default to your device (i. e. Microphone – Realtek High Definition audio).


Mic Settings


Solution 3 – Check Audio Service is Working Properly

Services are essential for proper working of hardware and software and it should always in running status. If any service stops in Windows hardware performance gets affected. So, your mic may not be working because audio service is not running. Restart your audio services to use your Microphone.

STEP 1 –  Open Run menu by hitting Windows and R button at same time.

STEP 2 –  Type services.msc in the text box and hit Enter.




STEP 3 – It will open up Services window, locate Windows Audio in the services list.


Windows Services


STEP 4 – Right Click on Windows Audio and select Properties. Check service status and if the status is stopped click on Start button and Click OK.


Audio Service Properties

I hope that these methods were helpful for you and you are able to use your microphone on Skype again.