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Win10 Settings & CP shows Microphone Levels Jumping, but NO APPS can hear

Error: “You need to set up microphone in settings” while trying to access microphone on Windows 10


As you are facing issue with accessing the microphone on your device, we will help you with this issue.

I suggest you to refer to the below post replied by Wasim Asad
on August 18, 2022 to setup microphone on your device and check if it helps.

Cortana can’t hear me – Microphone level keeps getting set to

Also, In order to check if your microphone is set to the default value, you must check it from the “Recording” tab.

To access this option, follow these steps:

  • Right click on the volume icon and select Recording Devices.
  • In the window that opens, select the device which has the status Ready.
  • Click on the Set Default from the bottom of the window.
  • If you’ve done this correctly you should see the green mark on the correct microphone and audio level reacting to sound.

Hope it helps. Get back to us with an updated status of accessing the microphone for further assistance.

Thank you.