How to check the operation of the audio device (pre-meeting/during a meeting) in Zoom

This section describes how to check the operation of the audio device (pre-meeting/during a meeting) in Zoom App


Devices required for verification

  • Microphone
    Built-in microphone, USB microphone, or headphone in-line microphone
  • Speaker or headphones


Operation check method Windows / Mac Test before meeting

  • Log in to the Zoom client.
  • Click Gear mark (setting).
  • Click the Audio tab.


Test the speaker

  1. Click Test Speaker to play the sound.
  2.  If you can not hear the sound, select another speaker from the pull-down next to the test button, or adjust the output volume.The speakers displayed in this pull-down will show the speakers connected to the computer.


Test the microphone

  • The microphone section, [ test of the microphone to test the microphone by clicking].
  • You can see the green input level bar move as Zoom picks up the audio sound.
  • Audio will start recording. When finished speaking, click [ Recording ].
  • The recorded audio is played back. Select another microphone from the menu or adjust the input level.
  • To have Zoom automatically adjust the input volume, check [Adjust volume automatically ].


When joining a meeting

When joining a meeting, you will be prompted if you did not select the Automatically join audio on the computer option.

  1. Click Test Computer Audio to test the speaker and microphone.
  2. Click this to open the audio settings. Please refer to the
    above ” Test the speaker ” and ” Test the microphone “.


In meeting

You can access audio settings and test audio while already in a meeting.

  1. In Meeting Controls, click the arrow next to Mute / Unmute.
  2. Click [ Audio Settings ].
  3. Click this to open the audio settings.
  4. Please refer to the above ” Test the speaker ” and ” Test the microphone “.


Audio settings

  • Automatically adjust the audio: Automatically adjust the input volume of the microphone based on the sound that Zoom picks up.
  • Automatically join audio on a computer when joining a meeting: Automatically join computer audio instead of specifying how to join audio each time.
  • Always mute the microphone when joining a meeting: Always mute the microphone when joining a meeting. You can unmute it later.
  • Join audio when joining a meeting using third-party audio: This option turns off the prompt to join audio if third-party audio is enabled for the meeting. Read more about third-party audio.
  • Enable stereo: Sends stereo audio if supported by your microphone. Read more about this setting.
  • Do not change the original audio from the microphone: Allows the microphone to transmit the original sound without applying for the Zoom audio extension. Read more about this setting.
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iOS · Android to join device audio in a meeting

  • If this is your first time joining a Zoom meeting, you will be asked to grant access to the microphone.
    When joining a meeting, you will be prompted to join the audio.
  • The following audio options are displayed.
  • [Internet Call]: Connect to audio via the Internet
  • Dial In: Provides the option to dial into Zoom meetings via phone
  • Call My PhoneCall to join
  • the meeting. Meeting host requires a subscription to premium audio
  • CancelIf you select], [ audioyou can open again prompt by tapping].
  • Once connected, a microphone icon will appear in the lower left corner to mute and unmute.
  • If there is a need to participate in the audio in a different way, [ Details], [ cutting of audioand disconnect the audio and tap].

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Frequently Asked Questions


The first thing you should do after you join a meeting is to click on Test Speakers and Microphones. Your speakers will be tested via a pop-up window which will appear during the meeting. You can change speakers if you are not hearing the ringtone by using the drop-down menu or clicking No if you do not hear the ringtone by using the drop-down menu. In order to proceed with the microphone test, click Yes to continue.
Using the audio or video controls on your screen is pretty easy. On the right upper corner of the screen, (on Android and iOS, upper left), you’ll find the icons for the audio and video controls. It is possible to mute or unmute yourself by clicking the Microphone icon on the toolbar. In order to stop or start your video, click on the Video Camera icon at the bottom of the screen.
You should ensure that the speaker volume and microphone volume are at a reasonable level. If you are using an audio device, make sure it is properly connected and that it is not muted. The Bluetooth function should be disabled. You may be able to fix the problem by resetting the Bluetooth connection between your computer and an external audio device
Zoom’s settings can be accessed by clicking on your user icon, followed by choosing “Settings” from the drop-down menu located under the icon. In the settings, click on the “Audio” tab once you are in the settings window. You can select the audio output device that you wish to use from the dropdown box in the “Speaker” section.
How to enable Zoom audio conferencing options
  1. The Zoom web portal can be accessed by logging in to your Zoom account.
  2. Select Account Management then Account Settings from the navigation panel on the left side of the screen.
  3. Go to the Meetings tab and click on it.
  4. It is necessary to select the audio option that you wish to use in order to enable the audio type.
  5. Save the file by clicking on the Save button.
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Testing your video before a meeting

Launch the Zoom client and sign in to your account. In the drop-down menu, click on your profile picture, then click on Settings. You will find the Video tab on the left side of the screen. As you select a camera, a preview video will be displayed; you will be able to choose a different one if another one is available to choose from.

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