While playing PS4 games, the audio has a quite essential role. It gives us a better experience while playing the PS4 games. Since PS4 allows you to connect with other users in the internet, the PS4 mic is quite important. You can use it to communicate with other users while playing the game.
However, it will be annoying if your PS4 mic is not working. Just follow the solutions in this article to fix the PS4 mic not working error.
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How to Fix PS4 Mic not Working Error
Method 1: Check the hardware to fix PS4 mic not working
If others can’t hear you in the party chat, but you can hear them clearly, please check these possibilities below to troubleshoot your problem.
Check your headset
First of all, you need to check your headset’s cables and ports to see if they are working properly.
Make sure that you correctly plug the cables into the appropriate ports. Make sure there are no dust or obstacles inside the ports that may prevent your device from working properly.
Check your mic boom
You may need to troubleshoot whether your problem lies in your headset with mic boom, so follow these two steps:
- Check whether your mic boom is not loose. Unplug your headset from your PS4 controller, then disconnect the mic boom by pulling it straight out of the headset and plug the mic boom back in. Then re-plug your headset into your PS4 controller again.
- Try your PS4 headset with mic in another device to see if it works normally. For example, plug your headset into your mobile phone, and make a phone call with your mic and see if it works well.
If your headset and microphone are working normally, skip to method 2.
If your headset and microphone are not working well, it could be an problem with your mic boom, so you may need to replace it with a new mic boom. Or you can try this non-official but effective solution (this works for many users):
- Connect your PS4 headset with mic into the PS4 controller.
- Unplug your microphone halfway out from your controller, and plug it back. Repeat this more than twice until you hear a sound like buzz.
- Try your PS4 mic again to see if it works.
Method 2: Check the PS4 settings to fix PS4 mic not working
If you are sure that there is no problem with your mic boom and headset, it seems like an problem with your PS4 settings. Check the following steps to make sure that the PS4 settings are configured correctly.
- Go to the PS4 Settings > Devices > Audio Devices.
- Click Input Device and select Headset Connected to Controller.
- Click Output Device and select Headset Connected to Controller.
- Click Volume Control (Headphones), and set the level to maximum.
- Click Output to Headphones, and select All Audio.
- Click Adjust Microphone Level, then follow the wizard to calibrate your microphone.
If your mic can be detected on the Adjust Microphone Level screen, then the headset and mic are working with the PS4 properly. If your mic was not detected on the Adjust Microphone Level screen, continue to Method 3.
Method 3: Check the audio settings on your PC to fix PS4 mic not working
Sometimes PS4 mic not working may be caused by the incorrect audio settings in your Windows. Check the following settings in your computer to make sure your microphone is unmuted.
Note: The screenshots below are shown in Windows 10, but the fixes apply to Windows 7 & 8 as well.
- Plug your microphone into the microphone jack on your PC.
- On your desktop, right-click the Speaker Icon at the bottom right corner, then Click Recording devices.
- On the Sound pane, click the Recording tab, and check if your microphone is set as default (there will be a green check mark next to it and the Set Default button is grayed out).
- If your mic is not the default device, click the Set Default button to set it as default.
Note: The device name might not be Microphone and the icon might not be in shape of a Microphone in your computer.
- Click OK to save your settings.
- Still on the Sound pane, click the Recording tab. Click your default microphone then click the Properties button.
- Click the Levels tab. Then slid the slider of Microphone and Microphone Boost to medium or higher to unmute your microphone.
Note: If the volume is muted, you will see the sound icon display on your desktop like this:
- Click OK to save your settings. Then try your PS4 mic to see if it works.
Method 4: Update your sound card driver to fix PS4 mic not working
If your microphone works well with your mobile phone, but it doesn’t work with your PS4, it might be caused by the outdated or missing sound card driver in your computer. You can try to update your sound card device driver to fix your problem. Follow the instructions below:
- Type Device Manager in the search box, and click Device Manager to open it.
- Double click Sound, video and game controllers to expand it, then right click the sound card installed in your Windows, and click Uninstall device.
- Check the box next to Delete the driver software for this device, and click Uninstall.
- Download the latest version of your sound card driver from the manufacturer’s website, and install it in your computer.
- Restart your PC and see if your PS4 microphone works.
If you are not familiar with playing around with driver problems, you can do that with Driver Easy.
Driver Easy will detect the drivers condition in your computer, and install the correct drivers for your PC. More importantly, with Driver Easy, you don’t need to struggle figuring out the Operating System, and you don’t need to worry about making mistakes while processing. That will tremendously save your time and patience.
You can update your drivers automatically with either the FREE or Pro version of Driver Easy. It only takes 2 simple clicks with the Pro version (and you will get full support and a 30-day money back guarantee).
- Download and install Driver Easy.
- Run Driver Easy and click Scan Now. Then Driver Easy will scan your computer and detect any problem drivers.
- Click the Update button next to the driver name to download and install the correct driver (you can do that with the FREE version). Or click Update All to automatically download and install the correct version of all the problem drivers (you can do that with Pro version, and you will be prompted to upgrade when you click Update All).
- After updating the driver, restart your computer, then try your PS4 mic and see if your problem is solved.
That’s all about it. What is your solution for this problem? Share with us! And if your problem still persists, feel free to comment below and we will see what more we can do.
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That’s it! The PS4 mic will work properly now. You can use it to communicate with your friends while playing the PS4 games. Enjoy your gaming, Folks!