Testing Audio During a Zoom Meeting


I have already joined a Zoom meeting, but I would like to test the audio input/output on my device.


  • Zoom


These instructions are written specifically for adjusting audio settings during an ongoing Zoom meeting.
  1. Make sure the audio icon on the bottom left of the toolbar is labelled Mute, and that it does not have a red slash through the icon.
  2. If you did not click Test speaker and microphone when entering the meeting, you can still access your audio settings and test your audio when you are already in a meeting.
  3. In the bottom toolbar, click the arrow next to the audio icon.
  4. Click Audio Settings.
  5. Click Test Speaker to play a test tone. 
  6. If you cannot hear it, select a different speaker from the menu or adjust the Volume.
  7. In the Microphone section, you will see the green Input Level bar move when Zoom is picking up audio.
  8. Click Test Mic to test your microphone. 
  9. Your audio will start recording. Click Recording when you are done and it will play back. You can select another microphone from the menu or adjust the input level.
  10. Check Automatically adjust microphone settings if you want Zoom to adjust the input volume automatically. 

Note: If you are on Mac OS 10.14 Mojave and are still having difficulty accessing your built-in mic, check your operating system permissions to confirm that Zoom has access to the mic

Note: If you are using Windows and are still having difficulty accessing your built-in mic, Windows 10 has a privacy feature that may block Zoom from using the mic. Learn more about this feature and how to allow Zoom access to your mic.