Another reason why the audio setting in your Google Meet room does not work could be due to the microphone issue in your Window setting. You have checked that the mute button is not on and, you have also granted Google Meet access to your microphone and selected the right microphone in the Meet setting but, the audio is still not working. Your last resort is to check any technical issues with the audio on your computer. Here are some following tips on how you can do this.
1. Check microphone input level.
The audio issue during your Google Meet session could also be due to the low microphone input level. On the PC, open the Windows Settings app (via the Start menu or Action Center), click‘ system’, click ‘sound’, and then click ‘sound control panel’ under related Settings.
Click on the recording tab and select your microphone. Double click your microphone or click ‘properties’. In the microphone properties tab, click on the levels tab and move the slider under the microphone to a higher input level. Remember to unmute the sound icon next to the slider.
2. Provide microphone access to browser.
As a privacy measure, both Windows and Mac prevent the programs from using your microphone without your permission. If the microphone access to the desktop apps is disabled, you may need to allow microphone access in your desktop setting.
On Windows, go to Windows Settings > Privacy > Microphone. Enable ‘Allow apps to access your microphone’ by setting it to ‘on’.
Scroll down to enable ‘Allow desktop apps to access your microphone’ by setting it to ‘on’.
3. Restart web browser.
To resolve the persistent microphone-related issues during your Google Meet session, close your current web browser, and open a new browser. Once you do that, rejoin the meeting. On the Mac, make sure to quit the browser in the menu bar before relaunching the browser.
4. Restart PC or Mac.
If restarting your browser did not solve your audio issue, restart your PC or Mac. This action could help to fix the various audio problems in Google Meet.
5. Troubleshoot microphone (Windows).
There is a built-in troubleshooter that can detect and fix microphone-related issues in Windows 10.
Click on Windows Settings > System > Sound. Scroll down to the Input section, select your preferred microphone in ‘Choose your input device,’ and then click ‘Troubleshoot’.
6. Use Google Meet in Google Chrome.
While Google Meet works on all major browsers such as Firefox or Safari, it works best in the latest versions of Google Chrome. If you could not detect any problem with the audio for the following reasons above, check to see if the web browser that you are using is up to date. Updating your Google Chrome or Firefox browser to the latest version could solve your audio issue.
You can solve the microphone issue in your Window setting by following the steps above. We hope you were able to fix the microphone issue by joining Google Meet from this article!