There are few things more annoying than trying to join a conference call only to discover that no one can hear you. A meeting can come to a crashing end if your Google Meet microphone stops working, but the good news is that it’s usually rather simple to fix. Here are some methods for getting your microphone to function in Google Meet.
Make Sure Your Microphone Is Working Properly Outside Of Google Meet
Make sure the microphone is operational before determining whether it performs as intended in a service like Google Meet while addressing hardware issues, such as microphones. Test the microphone in an other app besides Meet to do that. Try recording sounds via the Sound Recorder app on Windows, for instance. After clicking Start, type “record.” When you locate Sound Recorder in the search results, click it. Then, record a test recording to verify that the microphone is functional. If there are multiple options, make sure to select the same microphone that you’re trying to use in Google Meet. Check that you can record audio in an app on that device if you’re having trouble on a different one, like your phone.
Check To Make Sure No Other App Is Using The Microphone
When making a video call, you can have a typical bug where, for some reason, another program is already using the microphone and won’t relinquish it when Meet needs it. As a result, Meet is unable to transmit any audio. Close the application that is using the microphone if you are aware of it, then restart Google Meet. Restart your device if you are unsure of the offending app.
No matter what type of iPhone you own, here’s how to restart a Windows computer and your phone. The power button on the majority of Android phones can be held down for a few seconds to turn them off, or you may swipe down from the top of the screen and hit the Power icon in the shortcuts panel.
Make Sure Google Meet Has Permission To Use The Microphone
It’s possible that at some point in the past you unintentionally blocked Google Meet access to the microphone because permissions can be tricky.
On an iPhone
- Start the Settings app
- tap Privacy & Security.
- Tap Microphone and make sure that Meet is turned on by swiping the button to the right.
If you have an Android,
- start the Settings app and tap Apps.
- Tap See all apps and tap Meet.
- Tap Permissions, then Microphone, and enable it by choosing either Allow only while using the app or Ask every time.