Sometimes because of frequent disconnects (mostly due to the incompetence of Windows), your default recording device can get switched up.
This happens more in case you have multiple headsets or mics or any other audio devices connected to your PC. This also happens if you have multiple software for audio modification, voice changing, forwarding system audio through the microphone.
These mostly come with a driver that makes your PC detect more virtual inputs (e.g., VB audio cable, Aux). And in case you disconnect your real physical mic or your headset with a mic to use it on another device, Windows switches the default mic to one of those virtual inputs.
But when you connect it back, Windows might not revert it back automatically.
The same can happen for audio output through the headset. Windows has historically been not that great handling multiple devices.
Here’s how you can do it:
- First of all, right-click on the sound icon on your taskbar.Sound Icon
- Now select “Open Sound settings.”Open Sound settings
- The Settings UWP app should pop up on the Sound window. In the Input section, click below “Choose your input device.”Input device
- Then select your actual microphone.Actual Mic
- After that, scroll down and click on “Sound Control Panel.”
- Then go to the Recording tab.
- Next, select your mic.
- At the end, select Set Default.