Simple Solution To Fix Windows 10 Voice Recorder Not Working

Windows 10 Voice Recorder Not Working

Is your windows 10 voice recorder not working?” If yes, continue reading this page to know how to fix it.Before you perform the advanced methods, check whether the Voice Recorder app is installed completely on your Windows 10 computer. If not, install it, and then check whether the issue is resolved. In case you can encounter this problem even after the app is installed successfully, try the advanced methods given below.

Method 1: Updating The Drivers

Check and update your Windows 10 computer’s drivers. To do so, follow the instructions below.

  • Open the Settings screen.
  • Click the Update & Security option. 
  • Select the Windows Update menu followed by Check for updates. Follow the on-screen instructions to update your computer drivers.

Method 2: Enabling The Recording Device

If you’re using one or more recording devices on your Windows 10 computer, check whether the correct one is enabled. Enable the correct one if you find it is disabled or turned off.

  • In the taskbar of your Windows 10 computer, locate the Volume/Speaker icon and right-click on it.
  • Select the Recording devices option. 
  • Now, a dialog box titled “Sound” will open.
  • Go to the Recording tab.
  • Check whether your recording device is enabled. If not, right-click on it and select the Enable option.
  • If your recording device icon is not displayed in the Recording tab, then right-click on the blank area in the same window and select the Show Disabled Devices option from the Context menu.
  • If still the Windows 10 voice recorder not working, Follow the below methods.

Method 3: Setting The Correct Recording Device As The Default One

  • Open the Sound dialog box by referring to the instructions above.
  • Select the recording device that you wish to use and right-click on it.
  • Click on the Set as a default device option. 
  • Now, check if the Windows 10’s voice recorder is working. If not, try the next method.

Method 4: Running The Built-in Audio Troubleshooter

  • On the Settings screen, select Update & Security.
  • Click Troubleshoot > Recording Audio.
  • Wait for the troubleshooting process to complete.
  • Once it is done, check if the voice recorder is working. 
  • If not, try the next method.

Method 5: Reset Or Reinstall Voice Recorder App

  • Click the Apps & Features option on the Settings screen.
  • Select Voice Recorder > Advanced options.
  • Click Reset or Uninstall as per your preferences.

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