5 Ways to Fix Opera When the Microphone is Not Working

Grant permissions to use Microphone to the site you are accessing

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You have been preparing for a video call for the whole day and are now ready. You join the call using the Opera browser but apart from your camera working well, the microphone does not work.

Well, this does not call for an alarm, you have simply encountered an Opera browser microphone not working error.

The Opera browser is one of the best and most secure browsers we have today. The most recent updates come with a host of features that improve our browsing experience and make everything simple. But what do you do when you encounter this error?

Why is my Microphone not working on a browser?

Depending on the browser you are using, different reasons might lead to the issue with your microphone not working.

Some browsers might be outdated, something that might change your settings and prevent them from using your microphone. When using the Opera browser, always make sure that you are using the latest version of the browser.

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Use the latest version for a great online experience and no microphone errors!

How do I enable Microphone in Opera?

  1. Click the menu icon on the top right corner and then select Go to full browser settings.Opera menu and settings - opera browser microphone not working
  2. Select Privacy and security on the left-hand side.Privacy and security - opera browser microphone not working
  3. Scroll down and then click on Site settings.Site settings - opera browser microphone not working
  4. Scroll down and click on Microphone.Microphone - opera browser microphone not working
  5. Ensure that Sites can ask to use your microphone is enabled.Sites can ask to use your microphone

How do I fix the Opera browser if my microphone is not working?

1. Grant permissions to use Microphone to the site you are accessing

  1. Make sure that you clicked allow when accessing the site that wants to use the microphone.opera browser microphone not working
  2. If not, click on the microphone icon on the address bar of the Opera browser.
  3. Select Clear this setting and reload.Clear this setting and reload
  4. Click Allow when asked if the site can use your microphone, as shown above.

2. Update the Opera browser

  1. Click the Opera browser icon on the top left corner.opera browser microphone not working - Opera browser icon
  2. Select Update & Recovery… in the drop-down menu.Update and recovery - opera browser microphone not working
  3. Select the Check for Update button.Check for updates - opera browser microphone not working
  4. After the update downloads, click Relaunch now to update to the downloaded version.Relaunch now - opera browser microphone not working

3. Clear Opera’s cache and cookies

  1. Click the menu icon on the top right corner and then select Go to full browser settings.Go to full browser settings
  2. Select Privacy and security on the left-hand side.Privacy and security
  3. Click on Clear browsing data.Clear browsing data - opera browser microphone not working
  4. Ensure that Cookies and other site data and Cached images and files are selected and then click on the Clear data button.clear cache and cookies

4. Set default Microphone on system settings

  1. Click the Windows start icon and then click on the Settings gear.Windows start and settings - opera browser microphone not working
  2. Select System on the menu icons.System settings - opera browser microphone not working
  3. Click on Sound and then scroll down to Input.opera browser microphone not working - sound and input
  4. Using the dropdown button, ensure the correct input microphone is selected.dropdown input

5. Set default Microphone on Opera browser

  1. Click the menu icon on the top right corner and then select Go to full browser settings.Opera menu and settings - opera browser microphone not working
  2. Select Privacy and security on the left-hand side.opera browser microphone not working - Privacy and security
  3. Click on Site settings.Site settings - opera browser microphone not working
  4. Scroll down and click on Microphone.Microphone - opera browser microphone not working
  5. Under Microphone, click on the dropdown menu and select the same microphone set on the system settings in solution 4 above.Opera default microphone

How do I change my default Microphone in Opera?

As discussed above, setting the wrong default microphone could be one of the reasons why you are getting the Opera browser microphone not working error. This means that you should change the default microphone in Opera.

Doing that is easy. All you need to do is go to Site settings and under Microphone, click on the dropdown menu, and then select your default microphone.

As you can see, you can easily fix the Opera browser when the microphone is not working. All these fixes are easy and will not take you more than a minute. In addition, you can do all this on your own without any external help.

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