FIX: Discord Mic Cutting Out [6 Ways to Fix It]

How to Fix Discord Mic Cutting Out

Discord is the most popular voice and text chat service and has millions of users that utilize it for many purposes. However, a common and frustrating issue many users experience is Discord not picking up the mic or the sound cutting out. This article will show how to fix this issue.

Discord Mic Cutting Out

Why Does My Mic Keep Cutting Out on Discord?

Discord’s audio may start randomly cutting out or regardless of whether you are on a private call or a public voice channel, video, or audio-only call.

Many users have complained that other Discord chat members can’t hear them, or the whole chatroom has the same problem, and no one can hear anybody.

The most common reason for Discord’s audio cutting out is if your audio drivers are outdated.

Furthermore, the audio may cut out due to the Echo Cancellation feature within Discord, which may mistake actual talking for an echo.

How to Fix Discord Cutting Out

Before you try fixing Discord, you should cross out the usual suspects.

  • Make sure that your Internet connection is stable and the latency is low.
  • Make sure there are no problems with your microphone/headset.
  • Check your Windows 10 audio drivers and update them if they’re not.
  • Try reconnecting to the server.
  • Turn off Echo Cancellation and see if it was the culprit.

Fortunately, there are ways to resolve this issue. Still, you may have to try several methods to find the one that eventually works.

Video on How to Fix Discord Audio Cutting Out

Table of Contents:

Method 1. Change Server Region

1. Open Discord and select your server.

Open your server's dropdown menu

2. Open your server’s drop-down menu.

Select Server Settings

3. Click Server Settings.

Click Change

4. In the Overview tab, under the Server Region, click Change.

Select server region

5. Choose another server region.

Click Save Changes

6. Click Save Changes.

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Method 2. Adjust Automatic Input Sensitivity Settings

Click User Settings

1. Click the User Settings icon in the bottom-left corner.

Toggle the input sensitivity slider on

2. Under App Settings, click Voice & Video.

3. Scroll down to Input Sensitivity and enable the toggle next to Automatically determine input sensitivity.

Toggle the input sensitivity slider off

4. Then, Disable the toggle, and make sure the manual bar is pulsating when you talk, indicating that Discord is picking up sound.

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Method 3. Select the Input Device Manually

Click User Settings

1. Click the User Settings icon in the bottom-left corner.

Choose your microphone/headset

2. Under App Settings, click Voice & Video.

3. In the Input Device drop-down menu, select your microphone/headset.

set input volume to max

4. Set the Input Volume slider to max.

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Method 4. Reset Voice Settings

Click User Settings

1. Click the User Settings icon in the bottom-left corner

Click the Reset Voice Settings button

2. Under App Settings, click Voice & Video.

3. Scroll down till the end and click Reset Voice Settings.

Click Okay to confirm the action

4. Then, click Okay to confirm your selection and wait for Discord to reinitialize.

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Method 5. Disable Exclusive Mode in Windows

Open the sound options

1. Right-click the sound/volume icon in the bottom-right corner.

Click Sounds

2. Click Sounds.

Select your microphone/headset and clikck Properties

3. Select the Recording tab. Then, select your microphone, and click Properties.

Unchek the two checkboxes under Exclusive mode

4. Select the Advanced tab and uncheck the checkboxes under Exclusive Mode.

Click Apply and click OK

5. Click Apply and click OK.

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Method 6. Update Windows Audio Drivers

Right-click the Start button and click Device Manager

1. Right-click the Start button and click Device Manager.

Expand the Sound, video, and game controllers list

2. Find and expand the Sound, video, and game controllers list.

3. Right-click your system audio device and then click Update Driver.

Click Search automatically for drivers

4. Click Search automatically for updated audio driver software, wait for the process to finish, and close the window.

5. Alternatively, you can browse your computer for drivers and install them manually.

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