[Zoom’s voice is small! ] Thorough explanation of the cause and how to adjust the volume

[Zoom's voice is small! ] Thorough explanation of the cause and how to adjust the volume
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If you are using the web meeting app Zoom, you may have trouble if the other party says that your voice is low.

Alternatively, some participants may be holding their heads because their voices are low and they are unable to communicate smoothly.

So this time, we will specifically introduce how to solve the problem of Zoom’s “low voice” . Let’s also check out what to do if your voice is low or you can’t hear it at all.

This article is for people who:

  • A person who was told that the other party said “the voice is low” in a Zoom meeting
  • People who felt that the voice of the participants in the Zoom meeting was low
  • People whose voice is still low even after changing the Zoom settings

What to do when you are told that your voice is low in a Zoom meeting

What to do when you are told that your voice is low in a Zoom meeting

 

Here are three effective ways to deal with being told that your voice is too low. Let’s join the Zoom meeting again after practicing one of the methods.

Make sure your microphone audio isn’t turned off

If Zoom’s microphone is muted, meeting participants will not be able to hear you.

The easy way to check if the audio is off is to check the microphone mark displayed at the bottom of the Zoom screen. If there is a red slash over the microphone symbol, it is muted.

When you click the microphone mark, the red diagonal line disappears and the mute is released .

Adjust volume in Zoom settings

In some cases, the volume setting on Zoom is low, and the other person in the meeting says that the voice is low .

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In this case, you can solve it by changing the audio settings of Zoom and adjusting the volume .

As a specific method, first, click the “^” next to the microphone displayed at the bottom of the Zoom screen. Then, since the menu related to audio opens, let’s select “Audio Settings”.

Next, adjust the “volume” slider of the microphone. If the microphone volume is too high, the sound will be distorted and it will be difficult to hear the voices of the participants in the meeting, so be sure to control the volume well.

Prepare a microphone or headset

If you have a microphone built into a computer (PC), smartphone, or tablet, you may feel that the specifications are insufficient.

There’s nothing you can do about it, so if you’ve tried the methods I’ve introduced so far and the voice is still low, we recommend using a microphone or headset .

If you don’t want to spend a lot of money for a Zoom meeting, just linking earphones with a microphone to your device will improve the usage environment, so please try it.

What to do when the voice of the other party in the Zoom meeting is low

What to do when the voice of the other party in the Zoom meeting is low

The meeting will not proceed smoothly if the voices of the participants in the Zoom meeting are not audible.

This chapter introduces common causes and solutions when the other party’s voice is low.

Adjust the volume of your device

In some cases , the volume of the device itself, such as a computer (PC), tablet, or smartphone, is low and the audio of the Zoom meeting cannot be heard .

In this case, you need to adjust the volume on the device itself. If normal volume adjustments don’t work, we recommend checking the default settings as well.

Adjust volume in Zoom settings

If the volume of the speaker on Zoom is set low, it will be difficult to hear the voices of the meeting participants.

The solution in this case is as follows.

     

    1. Click the “^” next to the microphone mark displayed at the bottom of the Zoom screen
    2. Click “Audio Settings”
    3. Adjust speaker output volume
    4. Use headphones or headsets

    There is a limit to the specifications of speakers built into computers and smartphones.

    If you’ve tried the methods I’ve introduced so far and still feel that the other party’s voice in the Zoom meeting is low, buy headphones or a headset.

    Even if you just connect earphones, you may not feel that your voice is low, so we recommend that you try it.

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    What should I do if my voice does not reach or hear the other party in the Zoom meeting?

    What should I do if my voice does not reach or hear the other party in the Zoom meeting

    Not only is the voice low, but some people may be in trouble because they can’t have a conversation with the other person in the Zoom conference at all.

    In this chapter, we will introduce three common reasons why the other party in a Zoom meeting cannot hear or receive any audio at all. We will explain the appropriate countermeasures for each cause, so let’s check if there is anything that applies to you.

    Cause 1: The earphone microphone or headset connected to the device is not working properly.

    When using an earphone or headset connected to the device, if the connection is poor or the cable is not properly inserted, the sound may not be heard or delivered properly .

    First, try unplugging the cable from the device and plugging it back in.

    In the case of a wireless (Bluetooth) connection, the app may not recognize earphones, etc., depending on the timing of the connection or the timing of entering the meeting room.

    In this case, please exit the Zoom meeting once, reconnect the Bluetooth connection, and then join the meeting again.

    Cause 2: Your device is not working properly

    Sometimes it is caused by the computer (PC), tablet, or smartphone you are using .

    In this case, there are various possible causes, but if the situation does not change after restarting or shutting down, consider using another device.

    If you cannot communicate via Zoom on your computer (PC), download and install the app on your smartphone or tablet and try to join the meeting.

    Cause 3: Access to the microphone/speaker is not permitted

    If the device you use is denying access to the microphone/speaker in Zoom , you won’t be able to communicate by voice at all, let alone a low voice.

    If you don’t allow access, you’ll see a “Join Audio” mark at the bottom of the Zoom screen. By clicking this mark, the host and participants will be able to hear and hear each other’s voices, so let’s try it out.

    If authorization is not successful, change it from the settings of the device itself. The specific operation method differs depending on the device you use, but let’s allow access rights for Zoom’s microphone and speaker from the privacy settings etc.

    It’s safe to test before being told that your voice is “low”! How to do it

    It's safe to test before being told that your voice is low

    After the Zoom meeting has started, if a participant says that their voice is too low, it will take time to make adjustments. Less meeting time means less time for important conversations, so it’s a good idea to test in advance .

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    how to test speakers

    First, let’s check how to check the volume with the speaker test.

    1. Sign in to Zoom
    2. Open “Settings”
    3. Click “Audio”
    4. Click “Speaker Test”
    5. Adjust output volume

    how to test mic

    Next, test how loud your voice is heard by the other party.

    1. Sign in to Zoom
    2. Open “Settings”
    3. Click “Audio”
    4. Click “Test Microphone”
    5. Adjust input volume

    summary

    summary

    Introduced how to deal with low voices in the web meeting app Zoom. Here is a summary of the key points covered:

    • First, check and adjust the settings of your device.
    • Next, check and adjust the settings on Zoom
    • Have a headset or headphones ready if you need them
    • If you can’t hear any voice at all, it’s effective to change the device or check the connection
    • It is safe to conduct a test before the meeting

    With the Zoom app, you can always communicate with people in remote locations over the Internet. If you are told that your voice is too low, please refer to the steps introduced in this article and take appropriate measures.