How to mute the microphone: For privacy reasons, you are going to disable the microphone Of computer? You don’t want to let the person who is talking to you on the phone hear what is happening around you and for this you want to disable the microphone on call? During a video conference, would you like to mute the microphone to avoid disturbing others? If you answered yes to at least one of these questions, this is the tutorial for you!
In the next paragraphs, in fact, I will have the opportunity to explain you in detail how to mute the microphone both as regards the computer and as regards the telephone, with a focus on what are the main applications for videoconferencing. The procedures to follow are all very simple: you just have to follow the steps below and the game will be done.
Since I see you quite caught up in the subject, do you know what I’m telling you? Let’s put aside the chatter and let’s get started! Strength and courage: make yourself comfortable, take all the time you need and put my “tips” into practice. You will see that being able to disable the microphone on your devices will be disarming simplicity. Have a good reading!
How to disable the PC microphone
If you have come to this article to understand how to disable the microphone of the PCthis is the part that interests you, since I will explain how to proceed both on Windows 10 and on macOS.
If you use Windows 10click the button Start (the flag icon located in the lower left corner of the screen) and click on thegear present in the menu that is proposed to you, so as to open the application Settings.
In the opened window, select the item Systemclick on the wording Audio on the left and click on the wording Manage audio devicespresent in the section Input. Then, click on microphone name of your interest (you can find it in the section Input devices present in the opened screen) and click on the button Disable.
In case of second thoughts, to reactivate the microphone, just go to the Windows 10 settings (as I just showed you) and click on the button Ability related to the microphone you turned off just now.
To proceed on macOSinstead, go to the menu System Preferences (by clicking on the gray icon with gears) located on the Dock bar and, in the window that opens, click on the item Sound (the icon of megaphone). In the screen that opens, select the tab Entranceclick the microphone name in use (Choose a device for audio input and drag the cursor placed on the adjustment bar located in correspondence with the wording Input volume.
In case of second thoughts, to reactivate the microphone, go back to the section of System Preferences that I have just pointed out to you and move the cursor of the adjustment bar attached to the wording Input volume.
For more information on how to disable the microphone on your PC, you already know what to do: take a look at the tutorial that I have dedicated entirely to the subject.
How to mute the phone’s microphone
Regarding turn off the phone’s microphone when making a call, know that, to do so, simply press the dedicated button on the dialer (the screen that appears during the call).
- On Android – after making or answering a call, press the button on the related screen Deactivate (the symbol of microphone crossed out), so as to disable the microphone. To reactivate it, press the del icon again microphone crossed out (which will be deselected at this point).
- On iPhone – after having answered or made a call, in the screen concerning the latter, tap the button mute (the icon of microphone crossed out visible on the screen). To reactivate the microphone, press the button again mute.
In case you want to remove the audio from a video, however, know that this is feasible using some useful apps for this purpose, such as the ones I told you about in depth in the tutorials on how to remove audio from videos and how to remove audio. from a video on smartphone.
How to disable the microphone in applications
You wish to know how to disable the microphone in applications and more particularly in the main videoconferencing apps? You are satisfied!
How to mute the microphone on Meet
Mute the microphone on Meet it is of a disarming simplicity: to do it, in fact, just use the special function that allows you to mute, which can be used on both desktop and mobile.
If you use the Web version of Meet (accessible to This Page and running on all major browsers), after logging in to the conference of your interest, simply click on the button Turn off the microphone (the icon of gray microphone on white background). To reactivate it, however, click on the button Turn on the microphone (the symbol of white microphone on red background).
If you use Google Meet from mobileafter logging into the videoconference using the official app of the service for Android or iOS / iPadOSpush the button Turn off the microphone (the symbol of microphone bottom right) and that’s it. By pressing the button Turn on the microphone (the icon of microphone crossed outwhich is always at the bottom right), however, you can reactivate the microphone.
For more information on how Meet works, I refer you to reading the guide I have dedicated to the application.
How to mute the microphone on Zoom
Disable the microphone on Zoom it’s just as simple. Also in this case, in fact, it is possible to mute (and possibly remove the mute) by pressing a simple button.
From computeronce logged into the videoconference via the Zoom official client (or his web version) and click on the button Turn off sound at the bottom left. To reactivate the microphone, click on the button Unmute audio (always located at the bottom left) or press the space bar on the keyboard (releasing it will mute again).
From mobile, the procedure to follow is almost the same. After logging into the video conference from the Zoom app for Android or iOS / iPadOSpress the button Turn off the sound (bottom left or top right, depending on the device in use), to disable the microphone, or press the button Turn the sound back on (always at the bottom left or top right, depending on the device in use) to reactivate it.
If you want to learn more about the general operation of Zoom, reading the guide that I have dedicated entirely to this platform will help you.
How to mute the microphone on Teams
Also mute the microphone on Teams it is a very simple operation to carry out and, as in the case of the applications mentioned above, just click on the appropriate button present when you start the conference to do so.
From computerafter starting the conference (or taking part in it), acting from the Teams login page or from his official clientyou can deactivate the microphone by clicking on the button Mute microphone (the icon of microphone below) and that’s it. To reactivate it, just click on the button Activate microphone (the icon of microphone at the bottom).
From mobile, you have to follow the same steps just indicated, with the difference that in this case you have to act from the Teams app for Android or iOS / iPadOS. After starting a conference or joining one organized by another person, you can deactivate and activate the microphone pressing the icon that represents the latter and which is located at the bottom left.
For more information about the general functioning of Microsoft Teams, take a look at the tutorial I have dedicated entirely to the platform: I hope it will be useful to you.
How to turn off the Google microphone
You have come to this guide with the aim of discovering how to turn off the Google microphoneas you find the function inconvenient “Hey Google” or “OK Google”, which allows you to call up the virtual assistant of “Big G”? Then follow the steps given below and you will see that you will succeed without problems.
- On Android – call up the Google Assistant (for example by pressing and holding the middle button), click on the icon compass (bottom right) and tap on Your photo (top right). Now, press on the rumors Settings> Voice Match and move up OFF the switch located in correspondence with the wording Ok Google. To restore the function, just go back to the screen in question and move to ON the switch in question.
- On iOS / iPadOS – open theGoogle apppresses on Your photo at the top right and select the wording Settings. In the screen that opens, tap on the wording Voice and move up OFF the lever placed in correspondence with the wording Hotword “Hey Google”. In case of second thoughts, it also seems superfluous to say, just go back to the screen in question and move to ON the lever located in correspondence with the wording Hotword “Hey Google”.
Further information and details on how to disable “OK Google” are available in the guide I have just linked to you. Take a look