Fix Skype Audio Not Working Windows 10

skype options audio settings

Skype is one of the best messenger applications in the world, but this doesn’t mean that it can’t have issues. Well, one of the most common issues with skype these days is that Skype audio is not working in Windows 10.

Users have reported that skype audio stopped working after upgrading to Windows 10, and in most cases, it means that the drivers are not compatible with the new Windows.

Fix Skype Audio Not Working Windows 10

Method 1: Configure your speakers and microphone

1. Open Skype and go to tools, then click options.

2. Next, click Audio settings.

3. Make sure the Microphone is set to Internal MIC and speakers are set to Headphones and Speakers.

skype options audio settings

4. Also, “Automatically adjust microphone settings” is checked.

5. Click Save Changes and restart your PC.

Method 2: Update Audio Drivers

1. Press Windows Key + R, then type “devmgmt.msc” and hit enter to open device manager.

devmgmt.msc device manager

2. Next, click on Sound, video, and game controllers to expand it.

3. Now right-click on all the audio device present and select “Update driver software.”

4. Reboot to apply changes.

Method 3: Restart Windows Audio Services.

Sometimes the most simple fix for this problem is restarting Windows Audio Services, which can be done by following this link.

If there is a problem with the sound/audio of your Windows 10, then read: How to fix Headphones not working in Windows 10

Method 4: Change Windows Microphone Settings

1. Right-click the Sound/Audio icon on your taskbar and select “Recording devices.

2. Select your microphone, then right-click on it and select Properties.

microphone properties

3. Under properties, navigate to Advanced tab and make sure that “Allow applications to take exclusive control of this device is not enabled” is unchecked.

Move to the Advanced tab and untick disable Allow applications to take exclusive control of this device

4. Click Apply and OK.

5. Reboot your PC to apply changes.

Method 5: Update Skype

Sometimes reinstalling or updating your skype to the latest version seems to fix the problem.

That’s it; you have successfully Fix Skype Audio Not Working Windows 10, but if you still have any queries regarding this post, feel free to ask them in the comment section.

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Aditya Farrad

Aditya is a self-motivated information technology professional and has been a technology writer for the last 7 years. He covers Internet services, mobile, Windows, software, and How-to guides.

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