How to Fix Bluetooth Headset Mic Not Working in Windows 10

Bluetooth headsets have improved a great deal over the years and are now relatively affordable.

They offer the convenience of not getting tangled up with wires. They are now being used more regularly by many, especially in situations where portability is important.

Bluetooth Headset

When you’re on the go working with your phone or laptop, it’s nice to have the wireless option. With that being said, whether you are on the go with your laptop or tethered to your desktop, Bluetooth headsets still offer the benefit of having no wires. Cable clutter reduction is always a good thing after all.

For those of you using a Bluetooth with Windows 10, you may have encountered some issues getting your mic to work. This is quite the drag when trying to make a VOIP. In cases like this, apps such as Skype then uses your machine’s built-in mic by default if it has one.

This quite frankly sucks and can lead to a frantic scramble sometimes to find a wired headset with a mic. If you are encountering issues getting your Bluetooth headset’s mic to work with Windows 10, stay tuned for some possible fixes.

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1. Re-install Drivers

One of the first things you should try is to uninstall and then re-install the headset. To do this, first make sure your headset is connected. Then go to the Windows 10 Action Center and right-click the Bluetooth Devices tile. You then need to select Go to Settings.

Go To Bluetooth Settings

The Bluetooth & other devices subsection in the Windows 10 settings will then pop up in a window. Under Audio, click on your Bluetooth headset and select Remove device.

Windows 10 Remove Bluetooth Device 1

Next, you need to restart your computer. When it has finished booting up, re-pair your headset as outlined by the manufacturer’s instructions and test out the mic function to see if it works.

2. Restart Bluetooth Services

To restart your Bluetooth services, first press the Windows key (the one with the Windows sign on it) and R at the same time to open the Run dialog box, enter “services.msc” into the dialog box, and click OK.

Windows 10 Services Msc 1

The Services window will now pop up. Right-click Bluetooth Support Service and select Restart.

Windows 10 Bluetooth Support Service

Toggle your headset off and then on again, checking to see if your mic works on re-connection.

3. Update Bluetooth Antenna Drivers

Another option for resolving your Bluetooth headset mic woes is the re-installation of the Bluetooth antenna drivers on your Windows 10 device.

Bluetooth Symbol Wireless

Final Thoughts

These little problems with Windows can sometimes be very frustrating. Hopefully, one of these fixes works for you and allows you to use all the features your Bluetooth headset came with.

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Last updated on 03 February, 2022

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