How to Fix No Sound on Windows 11

Jun. 23, 2022 / Updated by Bessie Shaw to Windows 11

It is reported that an increasing number of Windows 11 users encounter a no sound issue after minor updates. In fact, the no audio problem also troubled many Windows 10 users. This article presents 6 ways to help you fix the no sound issue on Windows 11.


Contents:

Way 1. Check audio settings and volume levels

Way 2. Select the right audio source

Way 3. Update audio drivers

Way 4. Enable the playback device

Way 5. Change sound settings

Way 6. Run Windows 11 Audio Troubleshooter


Way 1. Check audio settings and volume levels

In some cases, Windows 11 users may not realize that the audio is on mute or the volume is too low to hear. So you should check your audio settings and volume levels.

Step 1. Press Windows and A altogether on your keyboard to open the Action Center.

Step 2. If the audio is muted, click the volume button to unmute it.

mute and unmute sound volume

Step 3. Increase the volume to a higher level.

Check to see if this solution fix the no sound problem. If not, try next solution.

Way 2. Select the right audio source

Mismatching audio source can result in no sound on Windows 11. You have to choose the correct the audio source. To do so:

Step 1. Press Windows and A at the same time to open the Action Center again.

Step 2. Click on the arrow icon at the right side of the volume bar.

select audio source

Step 3. Choose the audio device that you are going to use for playback. Then reboot your PC to see if this helps.

Way 3. Update audio drivers

A missing or outdated audio driver can lead to no sound or many other audio problems on Windows 11. Updating the audio driver/sound drivers is one of the most common solutions to the Windows 11 no sound output issue. You can update audio drivers by using professional driver updater tools, like Driver Talent.

Driver Talent is a useful driver update software that automatically scan the drivers on your PC, find out all missing, corrupted and outdated drivers, and then download & install the latest or the best matched drivers for your hardware and devices, including motherboard, display card, audio card, network card, USB WLAN card and so on from different brands such as AMD, NVIDIA, Intel and Realtek.

Now download Driver Talent and buy Pro version. Then take the three steps to get the latest sound drivers.

Step 1. Click the Scan button to check all drivers on your PC.

update audio drivers

Step 2. Click the Update button to download and install new audio drivers.

fix Windows 11 no sound

Step 3. Restart your PC.

This should fix the Windows 11 sound problems caused by audio drivers.

Way 4. Enable the playback device

The Windows 11 no audio issue will occur if the system audio device is turned off. To solve the no sound problem, you have to enable the audio device.

Step 1. Press Windows and R altogether on your keyboard to open the Run box.

Step 2. In the Run box, type mmsys.cpl and click OK.

enable audio device

Step 3. Find your audio output device, right-click on it and then select Enable.

Step 4. Right-click on your audio output device again, and then click on Test to see if the sound plays via your headphones or speaker that you want to use. If not, enable and test other playback devices until you find the right one.

Way 5. Change sound settings

Many people fix Windows 11 no sound output issue by changing sound settings. So you can try to adjust your Windows 11 sound settings if the solutions above don't work.

Step 1. Press Windows on your keyboard.

Step 2. Type sound, and then select Sound Settings.

Step 3. Choose the speaker that you are going to use as the audio output device. Then click the arrow icon at the right side of it to open the Properties window.

Step 4. Under the General section, click on the Allow button.

Step 5. Scroll down to find Enhance audio, and then turn it off.

Step 6. Find Spatial sound and turn it off as well.

turn off Enhance audio Spatial sound

Now check to see if the Windows 11 sound problem is solved.

Way 6. Run Windows 11 Audio Troubleshooter

Step 1. Press Windows on your keyboard.

Step 2. Type sound, and then select Sound Settings.

Step 3. Go to the Advanced section, find Troubleshoot common sound problems and then select Output devices next to it.

After that, Windows 11 will begin to detect the sound problem and then fix it for you.


Hope these solutions can help you fix Windows 11 no sound or other audio problems. If you still have any questions, please feel free to leave a message in the comment section below.




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3. Top 3 Ways to Update Dell Drivers for Windows 11

4. Fix Blue Screen of Death in Windows 10/11

5. How to Fix Windows 11 Screen Flickering Issue

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