Audio Device Settings - Windows 10

Configuration instructions for enabling and setting default audio devices in Windows 10.

- Begin by confirming that your audio device is plugged in or connected (Bluetooth) to your computer.

- Using Windows 10,  right-click on the speaker icon (right-hand side) of the taskbar to show menu choices, left click to select playback or recording device settings.  
Taskbar Playback & Recording Device Menu
- Once in the Playback or Recording section, you should see the corresponding devices listed. 
(as long as they are plugged into, and detected by the computer)
Playback & Recording devices

- Right-click on the appropriate device in the list, and select Set as Default Device.
Note: Current default devices are indicated by a green check mark symbol.

Right Click Set Default Device

- If your default playback or recording device is working properly, you should see the level indicator on the right side of the device listing, moving up and down.
Sound Levels Screenshot

- Be sure to check any volume adjustments to make sure the sound is audible.
Note: Volume controls can be in multiple places, such as the Windows volume icon in the taskbar, a media player software volume button, a physical button on the speaker, headset or microphone, etc.

If you have any questions, come by the Help Desk at Hardman & Jacobs Undergraduate Learning Center Room 105, call 646-1840, or email us at

Keywords:Audio Device Settings Windows 10 default instruction help   Doc ID:81389
Owner:John B.Group:New Mexico State University
Created:2018-04-04 09:51 MSTUpdated:2018-04-18 09:32 MST
Sites:New Mexico State University
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