6 Fixes For Zoom Audio Not Working

Ah, Zoom! It’s the app that’s become synonymous with virtual meetings, classes, and hangouts. And while it’s transformed the way we connect, we’ve all faced those awkward moments when the audio just doesn’t cooperate. That moment of “Can you hear me? No? How about now?” has become the quintessential tech fail of our times.

So, if you’ve found yourself in that scenario, you’re not alone. Having faced the ‘Zoom audio not working’ conundrum more times than I’d like to admit, I decided to put on my troubleshooting hat and dive deep. After many tests, meetings, and a couple of faux pas, here are the 9 fixes that have always brought me back from the abyss of silent Zoom calls.

1. Check that Mute Button

Yes, I know, it sounds obvious. But let’s face it, we’ve all been there. It’s easy to forget, especially if you’ve been hopping between calls. Always ensure that your microphone isn’t muted. If you see a red slash through the mic icon, just click it.

Check that Mute Button


2. Do the Internal Mic Check

Go to the Zoom settings and under the audio tab, run a test of your speakers and microphone. Sometimes, the problem can be as simple as Zoom not picking up the right mic or speaker.

3. Update Zoom

Software glitches can be a common culprit. Regular updates often fix these pesky issues. So, if your Zoom app has been showing signs of audio rebellion, perhaps it’s time for an update. Zoom’s official site always has the latest version.

Keep Zoom up to date

4. Check the Audio Settings of your Device

If Zoom’s settings are perfect but you still can’t get things working, the problem might be with your device. Whether you’re on a Windows PC, Mac, or mobile device, navigate to your sound settings and ensure everything’s in order.

5. Reconnect your Audio Devices

This trick has saved me more times than I can count. Disconnect your headphones or external mic, wait for a moment, and then reconnect. It’s a bit of tech magic, but it often does the trick.

6. Restart your Computer or Device

The classic “turn it off and turn it back on” approach. It’s a cliché for a reason. A quick reboot can solve a myriad of problems, including your Zoom audio woes.

Restart your Computer or Device


Tech hiccups are a part and parcel of our increasingly digital lives, but with a bit of patience and these tried-and-tested tricks, you’ll be back in the audible realm of your Zoom meetings in no time. Remember, every problem has a solution; sometimes it just takes a bit of tinkering.

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Benjamin Johnson

Hey there, I'm Ben, the tech-savvy Founder and CEO of WinFixo.com. I've dedicated my life to helping fellow Windows users optimize their PCs for peak performance. Join me on this journey as we unlock the full potential of your Windows devices together!

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