Dell Laptop Audio Settings

The following settings are recommended for Dell laptops to help with microphone and speaker issues: Driver Update, Sound Communication setting, Speaker Audio Enhancement setting, and Microphone Audio Enhancement setting.

*** Note: Some settings may not appear as options due to differences with hardware and drivers.

  • Use the Dell Support Assist tool in the laptop to check for and install the most current drivers.
    • Note: There was a recent big security bug Dell announced, so do update the BIOS as well if an update is available.
  • Disable Windows from changing audio settings when it detects communication activity
    • Open the Sound Control Panel from the Sound section of the Windows Control Panel
    • Select the Communications tab
    • Select "Do Nothing" in the list
    • Click the Apply button
  • Disable Audio Enhancements for the Speaker
    • Open the Speaker Properties (Control Panel > Sound > Output Device Properties > Additional Device Properties)
    • Select the Advanced tab
    • Uncheck the "Enable Audio Enhancements" option
    • Click the Apply button
  • Disable Audio Enhancements for the Microphone
    • Open the Microphone Array Properties (Control Panel > Sound > Input Device Properties > Additional Device Properties)
    • Select the Advanced tab
    • Uncheck the "Enable Audio Enhancements" option
    • Click the Apply button
Creation date: 12/15/2020 3:43 PM      Updated: 1/13/2022 3:30 PM
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