How to Adjust Microphone and Headset Volume in Discord

Discord, the voice over IP chatting platform, is insanely popular amongst gaming communities. After all, communication is one of the most important things in any game requiring even slight teamwork.

Communication can quickly diminish though if you, or your teammates, are struggling to hear each other. Even worse, microphones can pick up distracting background noise if someone is using voice activation instead of push to talk.

Thankfully, Discord makes it easy to adjust the volume of yourself and even others – here’s how.

How to Raise & Lower Microphone / Headset Volume in Discord


  1. In Discord, click the Gear icon in the lower left corner next to your Avatar.
    Discord Settings Icon
  2. Click Voice & Video in the menu at the left under App Settings.
    Discord Voice and Video in User Settings
  3. Use the Volume sliders under Voice Settings to adjust the volume in Discord. Input Volume raises and lowers your microphone levels and Output Volume adjusts your headset volume.
    Discord Input and Output Sliders in Voice Settings


  1. Open the Discord mobile app.
  2. Tap the Hamburger menu icon (Discord Hamburger Menu) in the upper left corner and then tap your Avatar at the bottom right.
    Discord Mobile App Avatar in Hamburger Menu
  3. Scroll down to the App Settings section and then tap Voice & Video.
    Discord Mobile App Voice and Video in User Settings
  4. Use the Volume slider under Output to raise and lower the output volume. Unfortunately, you can’t adjust your input volume in the mobile app.
    Discord Mobile App Output Volume Slider in Voice and Video Settings

Adjusting Volume of Individual Users in Discord

To adjust the volume of individual users on Discord, right click any user in a voice channel and use the volume slider.

Discord User Volume Slider in User Right Click Menu

On mobile, long press (tap and hold) any user in a voice channel to see their volume controls.

Discord Mobile App User Volume Slider in User Long Press Menu

Leave a Comment