How to Stop Microphone Auto Adjusting Windows 10

February 12, 2022

Why Microphone level keep adjusting it self automatically?

There can be a lot of reasons behind this problem. Mostly it happenes when using much multiple applications or third-party programs. So, how to fix this? continue reading post 😊.

  • It’s mostly reported that Skype is causing this issue due to misconfiguring its settings.
  • Steam is also another reason for this thing. You can change mic settings in the software.
  • If any Application is allowed to take exclusive control on the microphone this can be happened!
  • Also Corrupted or outdated drives can cause this problem!

Now let’s see how to fix this!

How to stop Mic from auto adjusting?

Fix 1: Stop skype for adjusting microphone.

If Skype is configured by default to adjust the microphone levels, you may encounter the problem. So, it is necessary to prevent Skype from auto adjusting the microphone. Here’s how to do that:

Step 1. Open the Skype UWP client, and then click the Action button (three-dot icon) at the upper left corner and select Settings from the context menu.

Step 2. Select the Audio &Video tab from the pane, and then scroll down to the Microphone section and untick the checkbox for Automatically adjust microphone settings.

If you are using the Desktop version, you can go to the Audio Settings and uncheck the box of Automatically adjust microphone settings.


uncheck Automatically adjust microphone settings

Now, you can start your computer and see if the issue “mic volume keeps changing” still persists.

Fix 2: Prevent Steam from Auto Adjusting the Microphone

Step 1. Log in to your Steam client and click on the Friends & Chat icon at the bottom right corner of the window.

Step 2. Click on the Gear icon at the upper right corner and select the Settings menu.

Step 3. In the Friends List settings, click on the Voice tab and scroll down to the bottom of the screen and click on Show Advanced Settings.

Step 4. Toggle off the switch off Automatic volumegain control.


Restart Steam and see if Windows 10 microphone level keeps changing.

Fix 3. Reconfigure the Microphone Settings

How to stop microphone auto adjusting Windows 10? Another effective method is to reconfigure the microphone settings. By doing so, no apps are allowed to take exclusive control of the microphone. Here’s how:

Note: This operation might cause some other voice features to function improperly. If this method fails to work, you’d better reverse its settings.

Step 1. Press Win + R keys to open the Run box, and then type mmsys.cpl in it and hit Enter.

Step 2. Go to the Recording tab, and then select the affected microphone and click on Properties.


Step 3. Go to the Advanced tab inside the Properties window and then untick the checkbox next to Allow applications to take exclusive control of this device.

Step 4. Click on the Apply button to execute the changes.


reboot your computer and see if the auto adjustment issue still persists.

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