SOVLED! Bluetooth Headset Mic Not Working Windows 10

Overall, it’s not uncommon for bugs to complicate the operation of computer peripherals and Bluetooth headset mic not working Windows 10 is one of the consequences. In most of the cases, the best solution is to run the Recording Audio troubleshooter. Besides that you could grant apps the permission to access the microphone, update the headset driver, check out Bluetooth services, tweak Sound settings, etc. Continue reading to be able to enjoy your Bluetooth headset as well as its mic to the fullest. 


Like other peripherals for computers, headsets could run into a couple of problems in the course of operation. Still, in the case of Bluetooth headset mic not working Windows 10, you should give these possibilities some thought:

  • Bugs.
  • Lack of permission.
  • Outdated driver.
  • Disabled Bluetooth services.
  • Unsuitable Sound settings. 

What Must Be Done

Run The Recording Audio Troubleshooter

  • Step 1: Press Windows + I to open Settings, select Update & Security and choose Troubleshoot.
  • Step 2: Click Additional troubleshooters, pick Recording Audio and hit Run the troubleshooter.
  • Step 3: If the troubleshooter manages to find the cause at the end of the troubleshooting, hit Apply this fix.
  • Step 4: Restart your computer. 
  • Step 5: When the screen comes back on, determine whether the issue persists. 

Grant Apps The Permission To Access The Microphone

  • Step 1: Press Windows + I to open Settings, choose Privacy and select Microphone.
  • Step 2: Under Allow access to the microphone on this device, if you see Microphone access for this device is off, hit Change and toggle the switch on. 
  • Step 3: If you see the switch under Allow apps to access your microphone is off, toggle it on. 
  • Step 4: Grant apps on your PC the permission to use the microphone by toggling their switches under Choose which Microsoft apps can access your microphone.
  • Step 5: Restart your computer. 

Update Driver

  • Step 1: Press Windows key, type devmgmt.msc and press Enter.
  • Step 2: In Device Manager, locate your Bluetooth headset, right-click it and pick Update driver.
  • Step 3: Follow onscreen instructions.
  • Step 4: After the update finishes, restart your computer.
  • Step 5: Determine whether the issue persists. 

Note: You recently updated your Bluetooth headset driver? Then there is a good chance that the new driver is the root of the trouble and you should roll back the previous driver. 

  • Step 1: Go to Device Manager, right-click your Bluetooth headset and pick Properties.
  • Step 2: Step 3: Go to the Driver tab, hit Roll Back Driver and follow onscreen instructions.
  • Step 3: Restart your computer. 

Check Out Bluetooth Services

  • Step 1: Press Windows key, type Services and press Enter.
  • Step 2: Locate the Bluetooth services, right-click each of them and pick Properties. If the Service status of the services says stopped, hit Start. Additionally, it’s a good idea to change Startup type of the services to Automatic as well. Proceed to select Apply and choose OK when everything is in order. 
  • Step 3: Restart your computer. 

For good measure, enable all services available to your Bluetooth headset.

  • Step 1: Connect the Bluetooth headset to your computer
  • Step 2: Press Windows key, type Control Panel and press Enter.
  • Step 3: Change View by to Category, choose Hardware & Sound then select Devices & Printers.
  • Step 4: Right-click your Bluetooth headset and pick Properties
  • Step 5: Go to Services tab, check all the checkboxes, select Apply and choose OK. 

Tweak Sound Settings 

  • Step 1: Look to the right side of the taskbar, right-click the speaker icon and click Sounds.
  • Step 2: Go to Recording tab, right-click your Bluetooth headset and pick Set as Default Communication device.
  • Step 3: Select Apply then choose OK.
  • Step 4: Restart your computer.
  • Step 5: See how things turn out. 


How come I can hear everyone but no one hears me?

There is no clear-cut answer to the question. There is a good chance that you have muted your microphone, messed up the connection and so on. Examine each of the possibilities to deduce what must be done. 

Why is my mic not working during calls?

Take a look at the volume. If you set the volume too low, it’s only natural that the other side cannot hear you. 

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