When attending a Zoom meeting, it’s important to make sure your sound is working properly. The only thing worse than a long, mundane, meeting is one where you can’t hear or be heard easily.
Thankfully, Zoom allows you to adjust the volume of both input and output devices. In this article, we’ll show you how to adjust the volume of your headphones, speakers, and microphone in a Zoom meeting.
How to Lower / Raise Volume in a Zoom Meeting
You can lower or raise the volume of your headset, speakers, or microphone in the Audio Settings of Zoom.
- While in a Zoom meeting, hover over the window so that the
- Click the up arrow to the right of the
Mutesymbol at the far left of the
Meeting controlsand then select
- Use the volume sliders to lower or raise your speaker (what you hear) or microphone (what others hear) levels
Alternate Solution: Adjust Volume Output via the Windows Volume Mixer
If you’re unable to adjust the volume in the Zoom meeting client, then you can always use the Windows volume mixer instead.
Sorry Apple users, I don’t have an iMac to demonstrate the same process for but it should be very similar!
- Right click the speaker icon at the bottom right of your computer’s task bar and select
Open Volume Mixer
- Find Zoom in the
Volume Mixerand use the slider to lower the volume
Note: Sometimes 2 Zoom options appear in the volume mixer. Try to turn down (or up) the one with a “bobbing” green bar.