Say Goodbye to Microphone Issues in Microsoft Teams on macOS Forever
Say Goodbye to Microphone Issues in Microsoft Teams on macOS Forever

Are you struggling with microphone issues in the Microsoft Teams app on macOS? Don't worry, we've got you covered. Follow our easy step-by-step guide to quickly and easily fix your microphone problems in just a few minutes. Say hello to crystal clear audio in Microsoft Teams on macOS today!

Check Updates!

  1. Make sure you have the latest Mac OS update and the latest Teams app version installed.
To check for updates in Teams, go to your profile picture in the upper-right corner of the Teams app and select "Check for updates. Updates typically instal in the background if they're available.    
  1. Close all other apps that might be using your microphone (like Skype or FaceTime).
  • If you’re using an external microphone, try unplugging it and plugging it back in.
  • You can often save time and effort by restarting your device.
  1. Check your app's permissions
You might need to change one of your privacy settings. Here's how to check:
  1. Navigate to System Preferences.
  2. Select Security & Privacy
  3. Under "Privacy," choose "Microphone" on the left
  4.Make sure Microsoft Teams is selected 5.Close all apps and restart your device
Note: These settings only apply to Mac OS 10.14 and higher.
6.Make sure that the microphone is selected in the Teams app settings. To do this, click your profile picture in the top right corner, then select "Settings" and go to the "Devices" tab. πŸ”  

Reset NVRAM:

If the issue persists, try resetting the NVRAM (non-volatile RAM) on your Mac. This can sometimes fix hardware issues. To reset the NVRAM, follow these steps:
  • Shut down your Mac.
  • Press the power button to turn it on again.
  • Immediately press and hold the option, command, P, and R keys. You can release the keys after about 20 seconds, during which your Mac might appear to restart. πŸ”„option command If the problem still isn't fixed, try updating the audio drivers on your Mac. To do this, go to "System Preferences" and select "Software Update." If there are any updates available, install them and see if that resolves the issue. πŸ’Ύ

Β Extra Guides!

If none of these steps help, try resetting the Teams app on your Mac. To do this, follow these steps:
  • Close the Teams app.
  • In the Finder, go to the Applications folder and find the Teams app.
  • Control-click the Teams app icon, then choose "Show Package Contents."
  • Open the Contents folder, then open the Resources folder.
  • Double-click the reset-teams button. command file. πŸ’₯
This will reset the Teams app to its default settings, which may fix any issues you're experiencing. 🀞  


In this blog, we covered a number of troubleshooting techniques for resolving a microphone issues with the Mac version of the Microsoft Teams app. πŸ’» Check for updates, πŸ”„ close any other apps that might be utilizing your microphone, 🎀 and change your app's permissions πŸ”’ if your microphone works in Teams' web version but not in the app. You can try updating your audio drivers πŸ’Ύ or resetting the NVRAM πŸ”„ if the previous methods don't help. You can attempt to reset the Teams app directly πŸ’₯ if the problem continues. Do you have any more suggestions for resolving microphone-related Microsoft Teams for Mac issues? Please tell us in the comments. πŸ’¬  

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