Is your phone microphone not working? It can be annoying when you are trying to call someone and the other party cannot hear a word you are saying. And if everything is fine, then there is a good chance that your phone’s microphone is not working properly. What will you do? Do you immediately rush to a phone repair shop or service center? Well, there are a few things you can try at home first to fix the problem. Read here to know how to fix the mic not working issue on your Android phone.
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Ways To Fix Mic Not Working On Android Phone
There can be many reasons why your phone’s mic is not working. Some of them could be obstructions in the microphone, software updates, third-party applications, or hardware issues. First you need to check if it’s really your mic that’s causing the problem.
Check the microphone
You can check your phone’s mic first by recording voice using any recorder on your phone. If the phone records good sound quality, the microphone is not defective.
Steps to record voice and verify recording:
1. Go to applications and search Voice recorder. If you don’t have it, install a voice recording app on your phone.
2. Press the recording to record your voice.
3. Press the stop button to Save the record.
4. Go to the recently recorded audio to hear the audio.
If all is well, don’t worry and continue with the following fixes to fix the issue on your own.
1. Restart your phone
The very first solution to most problems on Android is a simple restart. So if your microphone is causing your Android problem, try this simple trick, especially if you haven’t restarted your phone in a while. Restarting the phone clears app logs and other possible software issues and can be a quick fix for this problem.
Press your power button and wait a few seconds, the process will restart your system. Then check if the mic problem is resolved.
2. Check if the phone protection covers the microphone
Sometimes when you put a new case or screen protector on your phone, it may cover your phone mic. Check the microphone hole and if it is covered by the case or the protective film, remove the cover or cut the protective film from this part. Sometimes you also forget to disconnect the headphones, so check on that as well.
3. Check the connected devices
Sometimes you may not notice or forget that your phone is connected to a bluetooth device. Since most of these devices have their own mic, the phone may not work because of it. So make sure to disconnect your phone from other bluetooth devices and restart your phone.
4. Clean the microphone
This fix for your Android phone’s mic is very basic, but probably the most useful. The mic and other holes in your phone collect dirt after prolonged use. These holes and ports are vulnerable to dust or other particles, and even tiny pieces of fabric can get stuck in these holes as well, especially if you are carrying a phone in your pocket.
Find your phone’s main mic, which is a small hole next to the charging port, blow on it directly or insert a small pin or needle into it to remove any dirt inside.
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5. Remove third-party applications
Some third-party apps may also cause your phone’s microphone to malfunction. They can interfere with your phone’s microphone if they have access to it. To check this:
Go to Settings -> Apps & Notifications> Authorization Manager -> and find the microphone permissions. This will show you all the apps that have access to your mic, from here uninstall the app you have doubts about. Then check if your phone’s mic is now working.
6. Update the software
Sometimes you can fix any software related issue on your phone by updating the phone, if a software update is pending. To update the software:
Go to Settings -> System -> Advanced and tap System updates. Your phone will check for any latest available update and, if available, update it, then restart your phone. This will resolve the issue if it is a software issue.
Here are some easy ways to fix the mic not working issue on your phone. If your problem does not resolve even after trying all of these fixes, you should go to a service center as it could be a hardware issue. For more tips and tricks, stay tuned!
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