Use this online mic test to check if your microphone is properly set up.
Follow these instructions:
- If this is the first time you're here your browser will ask you if you allow this site access to your microphone
(if you're on mobile scroll all the way up to see this).
- You will see this question somewhere on your screen, usually near the address bar and back button.
- Allow it. You should then see a line in the Purple box.
Waiting for microphone...
If you don't see a line after allowing access to the mic, please click here.
One of these steps should solve the problem:
Step 1. In some cases you will not see a line before making a relatively loud sound into the microphone. Try that and see if the line appears.
Step 2. Reload the page and try again. In many cases that solves it.
Step 3. If nothing helped please check if your microphone is connected.
If the line is moving when you talk into the mic, then the result of the test is that your microphone is working and properly configured!
If you do see a line but the line isn't moving, then your mic is either broken or (much more likely) it's not properly setup.
Try these steps to solve the misconfiguration (Click here)
Step 1. If your're using Safari as your web browser you'll need to try a different test.
Step 2. Check that your microphone is connected to the correct (normally pink) socket in your computer. If it's a mic with a USB connector just make sure it is properly connected to the USB socket (you will not use the pink microphone in this case).
Step 3. Check that your microphone is not muted - sometimes the mic has a mute button on it or on the wire that is connected to it.
Step 4. Check that the volume on the microphone is not turned all the way down.
Tried the steps and it still doesn't work? Check the settings in your operating system:
How To Change Mic Settings in Windows 10 (external website)
How To Change Mic Settings in Windows 7
How To Change Mic Settings in Windows Vista
How To Change Mic Settings in Windows XP
How To Change Mic Settings in Mac OS X
How To Change Mic Settings in Ubuntu (Linux)