No sound on Google Chrome? Here’s how to fix that

Ivan Jenic
by Ivan Jenic
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  • Google Chrome is a browser of choice for millions of users worldwide.
  • Despite its popularity, sometimes errors can appear in Chrome.
  • If you have no sound in Chrome, check the Volume mixer and make sure that Chrome isn’t muted or disable all extensions.
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5. Clear cache and cookies

  1. On your Chrome browser, click on the three vertical dots at the top right corner.
  2. Select More tools -> Clear browsing data.
  3. In the Clear browsing data window that appears, you have the option to set a timeline against which the data will be cleared. Select All time for a comprehensive clean up job.
  4. Click on Clear Data.
  5. There is an Advanced tab as well that you can check for additional options.

Restart your PC and check if the sound issue has been resolved, or read on for other steps.


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6. Reset Chrome settings

  1. Click on the three vertical dots at the top right corner of your Chrome browser.
  2. Select Settings.
  3. Select Advanced tab at the bottom.
  4. Select Reset at the bottom.
  5. There will be a confirmatory box, click on Reset tab for the process to begin.

7. Update Chrome

  1. Click the three vertical dots at the top right corner of your Chrome browser.
  2. There should be an Update Google Chrome link shown if an update is available.
  3. Alternately, click on Help -> About Google Chrome.
  4. Chrome will automatically check, download and install any update available.
  5. Relaunch when prompted to complete the installation process.

8. Uninstall and re-install Chrome

Un-installing Chrome:

  1. Start by closing all instances of Chrome already running on your device.
  2. Next, click on Start -> Setting.
  3. Select Apps.
  4. Select Google Chrome under Apps & features.
  5. Click on Uninstall.
  6. Select Also delete your browsing data if you’d like to delete all your info linked to your profile. Those include bookmarks and such.
  7. Click Uninstall for the process to begin.

Maybe it’s time to try another browser. We recommend Opera. Check out our review to learn more!


To see how to properly install Chrome, we suggest you check our Chrome installation guide.

That’s all. There will be a new Chrome window shown after the installation is complete.

This should rid you of all issues with Chrome, including sound not working.

Editor’s Note: This post was originally published in February 2018 and has been since revamped and updated in August 2020 for freshness, accuracy, and comprehensiveness.

Editor's Note: This article was originally published in February 2018 and was revamped and updated in August 2020 for freshness, accuracy, and comprehensiveness.