Can’t Unmute Discord

Have you ever experienced the frustration of not being able to unmute yourself on Discord? Well, let me tell you, I’ve been there too. As someone who relies heavily on Discord for communication with friends and colleagues, it can be incredibly annoying when you can’t be heard in a voice chat. But fear not, I’m here to help you navigate through this issue and get you unmuted in no time!

Check your microphone and settings

The first thing you should do when you can’t unmute yourself on Discord is to check your microphone and settings. It’s possible that your microphone is not properly connected or configured. Start by checking if your microphone is plugged in correctly and test it with other applications to ensure it’s working fine. If you’re using an external microphone, make sure it’s set as the default input device in your computer’s sound settings.

Next, let’s take a look at your Discord settings. Click on the gear icon at the bottom left of your Discord window to open the User Settings. Go to the “Voice & Video” tab and make sure the correct input device is selected under the “Input Device” section. Additionally, ensure that the input volume slider is not set too low.

Check your keybinds

If you’re still unable to unmute yourself, it’s possible that you have accidentally set a keybind that mutes your microphone. Check your keybind settings in Discord by going to User Settings > Keybinds. Look for any keybinds that might be conflicting with the unmute function and modify or remove them accordingly.

Check the server permissions

If the issue persists, it’s worth checking the server permissions. Sometimes, server administrators may have restricted the ability to unmute yourself for certain roles or channels. You won’t be able to unmute yourself if you don’t have the necessary permissions. Contact the server administrator or a moderator and explain the issue to see if they can assist you in resolving this problem.

Restart Discord and your device

If all else fails, sometimes a simple restart can do wonders. Close Discord completely and reopen it to see if the issue persists. Additionally, try restarting your device as well. This can help refresh any temporary glitches or conflicts that might be causing the mute problem.

And there you have it! These troubleshooting steps should help you unmute yourself on Discord. Remember, technology can be unpredictable at times, but with a little patience and persistence, you’ll be back in the conversation in no time.


Being unable to unmute yourself on Discord can be frustrating, but it’s not an unsolvable problem. By checking your microphone and settings, reviewing your keybinds, verifying server permissions, and restarting your device, you can usually resolve the issue. Don’t hesitate to seek assistance from server administrators or Discord support if you’re still experiencing difficulties. Happy chatting!