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Why My PS5 Mic is Not Working?

Alex Ortiz
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Hey there! Guess what? The PS5 DualSense controller has a neat trick up its sleeve – it comes with its own microphone. Neat, right? But, if you’re like me and sometimes use an external microphone, there’s a tiny bit of setting up to do on your PS5. Don’t worry, I’ve got your back. Let’s walk through it step by step!

Setting Up Your External Mic on PS5

  1. Heading to the Right Place: First, grab your PS5 controller. Now, go to your PS5’s main menu and look for something called Settings. Found it? Awesome, click on it.
  2. Making the Right Sound Choice: Once you’re in the Settings, there’s an option named Sound. Yep, that’s the one! Go ahead and select it.
  3. Picking Your Microphone: Now, on the left side, there’s a list. From that list, find and choose Microphone. Are you with me so far? Great!
  4. Choosing the Mic Source: Here’s where the magic happens. You’ll see an option called Input Device. Click on that. If you want to use the controller’s built-in microphone, select Microphone on Controller.

But Wait, What If I Have a Headset?

Oh, I almost forgot! If you’re rocking a cool headset with a microphone, you’ll want to choose that instead. So, under Input Device, pick the option that represents your headset. That way, everyone can hear your lovely voice through the headset mic!

And there you go! Easy as pie, right? Now you’re all set up to chat, play, and have loads of fun with your PS5.

If You’re Using DualSense Controller Mic…

So, you’re using the built-in microphone on your DualSense controller? That’s super cool. But before we dive into some fun gaming or chatting, let’s make sure you’ve got everything set up correctly. Trust me, it’s super easy! Let’s go!

Check if Your Mic is On or Off

  • Finding the Mute Button: Okay, so grab your DualSense controller. Look beneath the big PS button. See that small, flat button? That’s the magic button we’re looking for. It can mute (turn off) or unmute (turn on) your microphone. Give it a press and make sure your mic is on.

Another Quick Way to Check

  • The Quick Menu Shortcut: Here’s a nifty trick for you! Press the PS button on your controller. This brings up a quick menu right on your screen.
  • Spotting the Microphone Icon: On the right side of this menu, you’ll spot a microphone icon. If it looks like it’s crossed out, that means it’s muted. Simply select it to unmute your microphone.

And there you have it! Now you’re all ready to chat with your friends or give commands in your game. Just remember to unmute when you want to speak and mute when you need some quiet time.

Still Having Trouble? Adjust the Microphone Level

Sometimes tech can be a tiny bit tricky. If you’re still having some issues with your DualSense controller mic, let’s try adjusting the microphone level. It’s pretty simple, and I’ll guide you through it step by step. Let’s get that mic working perfectly!

Getting Your Mic to the Right Volume

  • Back to Settings We Go: Grab that controller and head over to Settings. From there, dive into Sound.
  • Where’s That Microphone Setting?: Once you’re in the Sound menu, you should see Microphone. Go on, click on it! Now, find the option that says Adjust Microphone Level and select it.
  • Test and Adjust: In this section, you’ll see something called the Input Volume bar. Here’s a little fun test – try talking or singing into the mic and watch the bar. Is it moving? That’s your voice causing it!
  • Getting It Just Right: If the bar is moving when you speak, it means your microphone is hearing you! (Yay!) Now, play around with the Microphone Level slider. Move it up or down until that input bar falls into the zone that’s labeled Good.

Still Not Working?

If after all your adjusting and singing, the input slider isn’t moving, even when the Microphone Level is turned up all the way… well, it might mean there’s something wrong with the mic itself. Bummer, I know. But don’t lose hope! It might just be time to get it checked or replaced.

Remember, tech can be a bit quirky sometimes, but with a little patience and tweaking, you’ll be back in the game in no time! Keep rocking that PS5! 🎮🎤

Is the Microphone is Working?

Microphones can sometimes play a game of hide-and-seek with us, but don’t worry. We’ll figure this out together. If you’ve tried adjusting the levels and it’s still not singing back to you, let’s check a few more things.

1. Is Your Mic on Mute?

Some microphones, especially those on headsets, have this little button that can mute them. It’s like their way of saying, “I need a break!” So, give it a look and make sure that button isn’t pressed. If it is, give it another press to unmute.

2. Test Drive on Another Device

A quick way to know if your microphone is feeling okay is by connecting it to another device. Maybe plug it into your computer and see if it works there. If it does, then the mic is alright, and it might be the PS5 settings.

3. Got the DualSense Controller? Try a Reset!

If you’re using the built-in microphone on your DualSense controller and things are still silent, maybe it just needs a quick reset. It’s like when we nap for a bit and wake up feeling refreshed!

Resetting Your DualSense Controller:

  • Look at the back of your controller. There’s a tiny button there – that’s the reset button.
  • Grab a paperclip (or something small and pointy) and gently press that button.
  • Hold it down for about 5 seconds. Don’t worry; it’s just like giving your controller a short break.

After doing all this, try speaking into the mic again. If it’s still silent, the microphone might be feeling a bit under the weather and might need some professional love or a replacement.

But fingers crossed, with these steps, you’ll be back to chatting and gaming in no time! Keep rocking it! 🎮🎤🕹️

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