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12 Best Ways To Fix No Sound Problem in Windows 11

Since Windows 11 is still under testing, users often encounter bugs such as screen flickering, black screens, etc. A few Windows 11 users recently complained about no sound on their PCs or laptops.

Users have reported that sound has stopped working on Windows 11. The problem occurs regardless of whether users select the built-in or external speaker. No sound issue is already seen on Windows 10, but it has been resolved.

If you are experiencing no sound problem on the new Windows 11, follow some basic tips. Hence, this article has compiled a list of the best methods to fix no sound issues on Windows 11.

Also Read: 6 Best Ways To Fix Windows 11 Black Screen Issue

12 Best Ways To Fix No Sound Problem in Windows 11

Since the actual cause of no sound is still unknown, we must rely on some basic troubleshooting tips. So, let’s check out the few best methods to fix no sound on Windows 11 operating system.

1. Check if the Audio is Muted

If other members of your family use your PC/laptop, the chances are that they might have reduced the volume level to zero.

So, if the Audio is on mute, it won’t play any sound regardless of whether you use a soundbar or internal speaker. To unmute the sounds, follow the steps below.

1. Open the Action Center by pressing the Windows Key + A button.

2. On the Action Center, click on the Volume icon.

3. Click on the Volume icon behind the volume slider to unmute the sound.

Click on the Volume icon behind the volume slider

2. Connect the Audio Cable to the Correct Port

If you are still not able to hear the sounds even after unmuting the speakers, you need to check the audio cable connection to your PC.

Connect the Audio Cable to Correct Port

It is common for users to connect the audio cable to the wrong port, resulting in no sound. The green port on your PC’s cabinet is the audio output port, so the audio output jack must be connected there.

3. Select the Correct Audio Source

After inserting the wire to the correct port, you must choose the right audio source. Follow some simple steps below to select the correct audio source on Windows 11.

1. Press the Windows Key + A button to open the Action Center. Then, click the arrow button next to the volume slider on the Action Center.

click on the arrow button

2. Now, you can see all available audio devices. You must pick the correct audio source to fix the no sound issue.

pick the correct audio source

4. Enable the Playback device

Since Windows 11 is not entirely free from bugs, users might face issues with the playback devices. Sometimes, the playback device gets disabled due to a bug or incorrect settings. Hence, you must check and enable the correct playback device to fix no sound issue on Windows 11.

1. Press the Windows Key + R button to open the RUN dialog box. On the RUN dialog box, enter mmsys.cpl and hit the Enter button.

Enter mmsys.cpl

2. This will open the playback devices Windows for the sound output. You need to right-click on the appropriate device and select Enable.

select 'Enable'

3. To confirm whether the device is enabled, you need right click on the playback device and select the ‘Test‘ option.

select the 'Test' option

This will play the sound through the speakers or headphones you are using. If the sound plays, the playback device is enabled and working fine.

5. Allow Apps to Use your Sound Device

On Windows 11, you can manually enable apps to use specific playback devices. So, if you haven’t granted permission to the apps to use your Audio source, the sound won’t play. Hence, in this method, we will allow apps to use our sound device on Windows 11.

1. Open Windows 11 search and type in Sound Settings’. Open Sound Settings from the list of options.

Sound Settings

2. On the Sound Settings page, select the speaker or headphones you are using. Next, click on the Arrow button behind the playback device.

click on the Arrow button

3. Under the General option, click on the Allow option. This will allow apps on your Windows 11 to use this device for audio playback.

click on the Allow option

4. On the same page, scroll down and disable the ‘Enhance audio’ option.

That’s it! You are done. This will fix no sound issue on Windows 11.

6. Run Windows Audio Troubleshooter

Like Windows 10, Windows 11 also ships with an Audio Troubleshooter that can detect and fix problems related to audio playback. Hence, we will use the Audio Troubleshooter to fix the no sound issue.

1. Open Windows 11 search and type in Sound Settings. Open Sound Settings from the list.

Sound Settings

2. Now scroll down and click on the Advanced section.

3. Under the Advanced settings, click on the Output devices behind the Troubleshoot common sound problems option.

click on the Output devices

4. Now, Windows 11 will run the Audio troubleshooter and fix the problem.

run the Audio troubleshooter

That’s it! You are done. This is how you can run Audio Troubleshooter on Windows 11 operating system.

7. Update or Reinstall the Audio Driver

Sometimes, outdated audio drivers also lead to no sound issues. Hence, you need to check and update the Audio Drivers. Even if the audio drivers were up to date, you need to reinstall the audio drivers.

Update Driver

You must open the Device Manager and expand the Sound, video, and game controllers option to update the driver. Next, right-click on the system sound card and select Update Driver.

Uninstall device

If it’s already updated, select the ‘Uninstall device’ and restart your computer. After the restart, Windows 11 will automatically reinstall the device and its driver.

Alternatively, you can use a third-party driver updater to update your audio drivers.

8. Restart the Windows Audio Services

If you still face no sound problem on Windows 11, you need to restart the Windows Audio services. Follow some of the simple steps shared below to restart the Audio Services in Windows 11.

1. First, open the RUN dialog box, type in ‘services.msc‘, and hit Enter.

services.msc

2. This will open the Windows Services page. You need to scroll down and find the Windows Audio Service.

Windows Audio

3. Double click on the Windows Audio services and select ‘Automatic‘ under the Startup type. Once done, click on the Start button.

Click on the Start button

4. After making the changes, click the Apply button and restart your PC.

click on the Apply button

This will fix the no sound issue on Windows 11 operating system.

9. Update the Windows 11 Operating system

As we have mentioned, sometimes, no sound issue is a result of bugs in the system. Therefore, installing Windows 11 seems the best way to fix such things.

Check for updates

To update Windows 11, open Settings > Windows Update > Check for updates. Windows 11 will now automatically download & install the pending updates.

10. Check the Speakers

If all methods fail to fix the sound problem, you might need to check your speaker. If the speaker has any fault, it won’t play any sound.

So, if possible, connect any other speaker to your PC to see if the no sound problem is related to the speaker. If you have a faulty speaker, you must fix or replace it.

11. Switch to Different Audio Formats

Another best way to fix no sound problem in Windows 11 is to change the default format settings of your speakers. Here’s what you need to do.

1. Click on the Windows Start button and select Settings.

Settings

2. When the Settings app opens, switch to the System.

3. On the right side, click on the Sound.

Sounds

4. Now click on the arrow button beside your current audio device.

format settings

5. Click on the Format drop-down and switch to a different format.

select a lower or higher HZ audio format

You need to test your audio output device with different formats. Once you find the format that enables the sound, stick with it.

12. Disable the Audio Enhancements

Disabling the audio enhancements is another great way to resolve no sound problem on Windows 11. Here’s how to disable the audio enhancements in Windows 11 computers.

1. Click on the Windows 11 Start button and select Settings.

Settings

2. When the Settings app opens, navigate to the System > Sound > More Sound Settings.

More Sound Settings

3. Right-click on your connected speaker and select Properties.

Properties

4. Now switch to the Enhancmenets tab.

Enhancements

5. Check the Disable all enhancements and click Apply.

Disable all enhancement

That’s it! After making the changes, restart your Windows 11 computer. This should fix the no sound on Windows 11 issue.

We have listed all possible ways to fix no sound issue on Windows 11. I hope this article helped you! Please share it with your friends also. If you have any doubts, let us know in the comment box below.

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