How to Turn Off Microphone in Windows 10

In this post, we will see the unique methods to turn off the microphone (mic) in Windows 10. Let us begin.

How to Turn Off Microphone in Windows 10

You can do it with any of the following methods. Let us see what those ways are.

Method #1

Launch Device Manager. Expand “Audio inputs and outputs.” You can see the entry “Microphone” there.

Right-click on it and then hit the “Disable device” option. Hit “Yes” in the confirmation pop-up.

Note: To enable, follow the above steps and then hit the “Enable device” option.

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Method #2

Open Sound settings. Hit the “Device properties” link in the “Input” section. Now, you can see a checkbox beside “Disable.” Select it.

Note: To turn on, follow the above steps but unselect instead of selecting.

Alternatively, you can follow these steps:

Open Sound settings. Hit the “Manage sound devices” link in the “Input” section. Hit “Microphone.” Click on the “Disable” button.

Note: To enable, follow the above steps and then hit the “Enable” button.

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Method #3

Right-click on the “Volume” icon in the taskbar. Hit the “Sounds” option. In the “Sound” pop-up, navigate to the “Recording” tab.

Now, you can see “Microphone.” Right-click on it and then hit the “Disable” option.

Note: To turn on, follow the above steps and then hit the “Enable” option.

Alternatively, you can follow these steps:

Go to the “Recording” tab using the above steps. Select “Microphone” and then hit the “Properties” button.

Now, you can see a drop-down list beside “Device usage.” Open it and choose “Don’t use this device (disable).” Hit the Ok button.

Note: To turn on, follow the above steps but choose “Use this device (enable).”