5 ways to fix your phone’s microphone when it’s not working

Problems with the mobile microphone

Are you trying to make a phone call with your mobile, but they can’t hear you on the other side? If the answer is yes, it is most likely that the mobile microphone has a problem.

Fortunately, fix the microphone problems of our Android mobile It is very easy and, the 5 solutions that we present below, prove it.

Check if the microphone has really been damaged

Record audio to test microphone

Sometimes the problem is due to an occasional failure of the mobile and really it’s not about anything serious, so it is necessary to assess the situation calmly.

To test the microphone, call different friends or family and try to record an audio. If the microphone really has a problem, you won’t be able to do either of those things correctly no matter how many times you try.

To know if the problem is hardware (which requires a technician to repair), install the Phone Doctor Plus app on your mobile.

Phone Doctor Plus

With this application you will be able to examine the microphone of your mobile in less than 30 seconds and know what happens to it for sure.

Turn off noise reduction

Disable noise reduction on Android

Some Android phones have a feature called “noise cancellation” or “noise reduction”, which allows eliminate surrounding noise when we are making a call or recording an audio or video. However, in this case, it is necessary to disable it to verify that it is not the cause of the problem.

Here’s how you can disable noise reduction on Android:

  • Go to Settings.
  • Go into Call settings.
  • Find the function Noise reduction and disable it.
  • Restart your mobile and test if the microphone works now.

Turn off the mobile and let it rest

Turn off the mobile for a minute

When you use your mobile a lot and very often, it is possible that one of its elements suddenly stops working. Therefore, close all applications and turn off the smartphone. Leave it like that for a few minutes to allow its internal parts to cool completely. Turn it on and see if the mic works now.

Be careful with third-party apps

Third-party apps can interfere with the microphone

Sometimes the apps we install can interfere with the normal operation of our mobile. To find out if downloaded apps are causing the problem, restart your mobile in safe mode (which disables third-party apps).

If in safe mode the microphone works, then it is time for you to perform a factory reset to fix the problem caused by third-party apps.

Clean the mic

Clean the mobile microphone with a pin

The microphone of your mobile is in that small hole located next to the micro-USB port. By taking our mobile with us everywhere, it is possible that in that small hole some dirt is deposited over time, thus covering the microphone. To clean it, you can simply blowing it off or trying to remove dirt with a fine pin.