What do you do when you have trouble with your audio? The first step is often checking that your cables, speaker, and headphones are properly connected. After that’s done, figuring out the cause of the issue—Bluetooth, audio output, updates, or drivers—can be quite the task. Here are some ways you can quickly troubleshoot your audio problems in Windows 10.

Check for updates

When troubleshooting your audio, first make sure your PC is up to date by typing Check for updates in the search box on the taskbar, and then selecting Open. In Windows Update, select Check for updates. If you have any updates, install them and test the audio again.


If your device is up to date, the next step is to check your speaker output. Select the Sound icon on the right side of the taskbar, and then select the Up arrow ^ to open the list of audio devices connected to your PC.

Next, select the desired playback device and test the sound. If the volume is too low, right below your audio devices, you will find the volume slider.

Browser tab sound

Sometimes the sound might be muted by mistake in Microsoft Edge and that can cause audio problems. Ensure the browser is outputting sound by checking the Sound icon on your browser tab.

Audio Troubleshooter

If you’re still having trouble with sound, the Audio Troubleshooter may be able to fix audio problems automatically.

In the search bar on the taskbar, type audio troubleshooter, and then select Find and fix problems with playing sound.

After the troubleshooter opens, select Next to detect audio issues.

Next, choose which audio device you would like to troubleshoot.

After clicking Next, the troubleshooter will prompt you to apply the fix or to skip and continue troubleshooting.

Whether you’re troubleshooting to get ready for that next meeting, next call with friends and family, or to watch a movie or show , make sure you’re good to go with these quick steps. Check out the articles below for more troubleshooting steps.

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