This article explains how to test your audio before a Zoom meeting on Windows and Mac devices in order to rule out any audio issues.
- Prerequisites for testing device’s microphone and speakers
- Testing speaker and microphone before joining a meeting
- Testing speaker and microphone from the audio settings menu
Prerequisites for testing device’s microphone and speakers
1. Device must have a microphone, such as a built-in microphone, a USB microphone, or an inline microphone on headphones.
2. Device must have a speaker or headphones.
Testing speaker and microphone before joining a meeting
If you haven't enabled the setting to automatically join by computer audio, you can test your speaker and microphone before joining a meeting.
1. After clicking to enter a meeting, click Test Speaker and Microphone.
2. The meeting will display a pop-up window to test your speakers. If you don't hear a ringtone, use the drop-down menu or click No to switch speakers until you hear it. Click Yes to continue to the microphone test.
3. If you don't hear an audio replay, use the drop-down menu or click No to switch microphones until you hear it. Then click Yes when you hear the replay.
4. Click Join with Computer Audio to exit the speaker and microphone test.
5. Click Join with Computer Audio to join the test meeting with the selected microphone and speakers.
Testing speaker and microphone from the audio settings menu
1. Sign into the Zoom application.
2. Click your profile picture and then click Settings.
3. Click the Audio tab.
4. Click Test Speaker to play a test tone.
5. If you can't hear it, select a different speaker from the menu or adjust the Volume.
6. In the Microphone section, you'll see the green Input Level bar move when Zoom is picking up audio.
7. Click Test Mic to test your microphone.
8. Your audio will start recording. Click Recording when you're done and it'll play back. You can select another microphone from the menu or adjust the input level.
9. Check Automatically adjust microphone volume if you want Zoom to adjust the input volume automatically.
For more information on these steps, please visit the official Zoom support article.
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