The only thing worse than a dull meeting, is one where you’re struggling to hear or keep your headphones on. Microsoft Teams has the ability to adjust volume settings while in a meeting, but it’s not exactly clear where these settings are. Here’s how to raise or lower the volume in a Teams meeting.
How to Adjust Volume in a Microsoft Teams Meeting
You can adjust the volume of your speakers or headphones in a Microsoft Teams meeting using the volume controls under Device Settings. Here’s how, step-by-step:
- While in a Teams meeting, click the
3 dotsin the Options bar at the top and select
- Under Device settings at the right, use the
Volume sliderbelow Speaker to lower or raise the volume.
Unfortunately you can’t adjust microphone levels in Teams just yet. You can, however, adjust both output and input volume in Windows Sound Settings. We cover more about doing that below.
Raise/Lower Microsoft Teams Volume via the Windows Volume Mixer
If you’re unable to adjust the volume in the Teams client, then you can always use the Windows Volume Mixer instead.
- Right click the
Speakericon at the bottom right of your computer’s task bar and select
Open Volume Mixer.
- Find Teams in the
Volume Mixerand use the
Volume sliderto raise or lower the volume.
Adjusting Microphone Levels for Microsoft Teams Meetings
Unfortunately, you can’t change levels or the sensitivity of your microphone in the Device settings of Microsoft Teams. You can adjust your microphone’s level (volume) using Windows Sound Settings though:
- Right click the
Speakericon at the bottom right corner of the Taskbar and select
- In the Sound window that appears, right click your microphone (it should have a green checkmark next to it) and select
- Click the
Levelstab and use the
Volume sliderto adjust the volume of your microphone.