How to Adjust the Volume in a Microsoft Teams Meeting

The only thing worse than a meeting that’s already pretty dull 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.

Adjust Volume in the Teams Desktop Client

Step 1: While in a Teams meeting, click the 3 dots in the options bar and select Show device settings

Microsoft Teams Show Device Settings Option

Step 2: In Device Settings at the right of the Teams meeting, adjust the volume bar under Speaker to lower or raise the volume

Microsoft Teams Adjust Volume Sliders

Related: Best Headsets for Conference Calls and Virtual Meetings

Adjust 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.

Step 1: Right click the speaker icon at the bottom right of your computer’s task bar and select Open Volume Mixer

Windows 10 Open Volume Mixer

Step 2: Find Teams in the Volume Mixer and use the slider to raise or lower the volume

Microsoft Teams in Windows Volume Mixer

32 thoughts on “How to Adjust the Volume in a Microsoft Teams Meeting”

  1. You would think TEAMS would have a volume button/slider, like all other apps and devices. Gary Kildall would never hav let this happen.

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  2. Sound settings (searched in the bar, should say ‘control panel’ under the right one) and then under the “Communications” Tab I found my problem. “When Windows detects communications activity: And the option “Reduce other sound volumes by 80%” was checked.

    So having skype open likely made windows think teams was needing to be quiet. Helpful, but not helpful

    Best wishes mates

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  3. I had an issue with very low volumes, while using PC Speaker for Teams calls. Seems to have been resolved as follows:
    in System Sound Settings in Control Panel, go into Device Properties. There is a setting for Spatial Sound Format. This has a dropdown box, with options for “Off”, or “Windows Sonic for Headphones”. “Off” was selected as default.
    Select the “Sonic” option, then select “Off” again. This has doubled my call volume.

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    • I FOUND IT! (for my android phone)

      My issue: I can’t control Teams volume during a call. Physical buttons do not work. There is no “calls” volume slider in Android’s volume settings.

      Solution: During a call, minimize Teams app or go to the participants menu. Now the volume is adjustable – the “call” slider appears in volume settings and the physical buttons work.

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    • Hi,

      Unfortunately I don’t have access to a Mac to test this… if you find out, please let me know and I’ll gladly add a section for Mac to the article!

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      • On my MacBook Air, the Teams volume is coupled to system volume. So no, does not appear to be possible.

        My hack – add another audio device just for Teams, and select that as the output in the app. I’m using a cheap BT headset.

        You can keep a different sound output for the rest of the system, e.g. built-in speakers.

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        • You can also go to settings: Audio App settings and there ou can fine (in my case) 3 Teams app Icons, and just try to adjust them and you will see you can look it up in soundmixer too

          (one icon could not be adjusted on my pc)

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