How to change the default microphone on Windows 10

Windows 10 allows users to connect different types of audio devices to a system. These devices can be connected via an audio jack, USB port, or Bluetooth. In some cases, an HDMI cable can also be used to send audio from the system to a TV.

The audio devices that a user can connect to a Windows 10 system are not limited to output devices. Implantable devices ie microphones can also be connected. Of course, users can connect multiple microphones to a system if they use it for recording.

Windows 10 default microphone

Windows 10 allows users to connect multiple hard drives to the same type ie, multiple webcams, multiple hard drives, multiple mics, but it will always be basic for one device when an app needs to be used.

This is to be expected as not all apps have the option to select a device from those that have a connection. Apps usually use the default device set and if you want to change the device, you need to change the default device in Windows 10.

Change the default Windows 10 microphone

If you have connected more than one microphone to your Windows 10 system, you can change the following steps which are set to the default microphone on Windows 10.

  1. Connect the microphone you want to use as the default microphone on Windows 10.
  2. Open Control Panel.
  3. go to Hardware and sound.
  4. Click Sound.
  5. Go to Registration tab.
  6. Make absolutely sure microphones connected to the system are listed. If they are not, they have not been properly configured.
  7. Right click on the microphone you want to use it as the default microphone.
  8. Select ‘Set as default device’. Windows 10 will now use this tool for all non-call related apps e.g., recording apps.
  9. Right click on the tool again and select ‘Set as default communication tool’ and Windows 10 will use it as the default tool for all calling apps (Skype, Discord, Microsoft Teams) as well.
  10. Click Submit.

Conclusion

It’s not difficult to change the default microphone on Windows 10 as long as it’s set up properly. If a mic you have connected and set as the default device is disconnected, Windows 10 will automatically switch to using the next available device as usual. When you reconnect the mic, you need to change the default setting.

You may need to restart an app for it to find the new default mic. If an app allows you to select a mic from a list of connected devices, you can select the mic from the app’s settings and you don’t have to change the default microphone on Windows 10.

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