To fix the VRChat mic not working issue, check the audio settings of your game and make sure you’ve updated your audio drivers. Restarting both the headset and VRChat can also fix the problem.
When I faced the same issue, I checked whether my microphone working in other applications while using VRChat in my Oculus Quest 2. Surprisingly the mic was working and I recorded my own voice to confirm.
While checking the mic, it is also necessary to check the speaker. Check both left/right speaker of the Quest 2.
At first i thought that the newly released finger tracking on VRChat beta update is causing the issue as a new update is always full of bug.
As I could record my voice, I was sure that the problem is with the VRChat app. So, I uninstalled the VRChat application entirely and rebooted the device and the issue was immediately fixed.
I have followed a lot of discussion in forums and decided to explain the issue and make it very simple for others.
How to Fix a not Working Microphone in VRChat
I have explained how to fix the issue if you’re using VRChat in your headset. So, now I’ll be explaining how to fix the issue if you’re using VRChat in your PC.
- Click the speaker at the bottom right of the screen, select Recording Devices, and ensure the microphone level goes up whenever you talk. Your microphone must also be enabled.
- To unmute yourself, click the cross-out mic on the bottom left of your menu.
- Go to Settings and slide the Microphone Level slider to the right.
- Test a few recording devices in your Settings menu if you’re not sure.
- Go to recording devices and double-click the button for your microphone by right-clicking on the speaker icon at the bottom right.
- I enabled listening and increased the microphone level to 100, and raised the mic boost to +30dB. If you can now hear yourself clearly, then that may have fixed your issue.
- Try using some other recording device if you’re using a USB headset or microphone. Some USB audio devices are incompatible with VRChat.
- You should make sure that voice chat applications like Discord are not running in Administrator mode if you use them.
Why is my PC not detecting my headset Mic?
There could be several reason why your PC may not be able to detect your Headset Mic. Your audio driver may be outdated, microphone is not selected as primary source of audio, maybe there is an error with headset audio port or there is a problem with headset jack.
How do I test if my mic is working?
To test a microphone that has already been installed:
- Make sure your microphone is connected to your PC.
- Select Start> Settings> System> Sound.
- In Sound settings, go to Input and under Test your microphone, look for the blue bar that rises and falls as you speak into your microphone. If the bar is moving, your microphone is working properly.
- If you aren’t seeing the bar move, select Troubleshoot to fix your microphone.