How to Allow Access to Microphone in Disco

Learn how to allow access to your microphone in Discord with these simple troubleshooting steps. Ensure seamless communication in voice chats and online meetings.

How to Allow Access to Microphone in Disco

In order for you to be able to stream with sound on Discord, the app needs access to the microphone. In this article, we will tell you how to allow access to the microphone in Discord on your phone and PC. Read the detailed instructions with screenshots!

On the computer

PC programs most often request access to the sound input device during the first installation, and then it is always allowed by default. In addition, access is configured for all programs at once, and only for some system applications separately.

But if for some reason your computer is blocking programs from accessing your microphone, it’s easy to fix. Follow the instructions below — we’ll explain using Windows 11 as an example.

  • In the lower right corner of the screen on the taskbar, click on the button with the network, speaker and charging icon.
  • Click on the arrow next to the volume indicator.
  • Click on the Volume Optionslink .
  • In the window that opens, in the ” Input”block , click on ” Microphone” .
  • In the Soundblock, you will see the item “Allow apps and Windows to use this device for sound” . Set the desired option next to it.

Is there another way to enable permission if Discord is denied access to the microphone?

  • Click on the square on the taskbar – this is the Startmenu .
  • Go to Settingsby clicking the gear icon in pinned apps.
  • Among the sections on the left, go to the ” Privacy and Security”section .
  • Scroll down to the ” App Permissions”block .
  • Click on ” Microphone”.
  • Switch the Allow toggleswitch to the On position .

On a smartphone

Smartphones have more flexible permission settings. Now you will learn how to allow Discord to access your microphone on mobile devices running Android and iOS.

By the way, when you first decide to record audio in Discord, the app automatically asks for permission. You can choose one of the permission options: while using the app, this time only, deny. If you choose the second option, Discord will ask for this permission every time.

Why is microphone access denied in Discord? You probably selected ” Deny “ when you first tried to use sound in the app .


The instructions below are written using a Xiaomi smartphone as an example. Your device will likely have a different interface and a different version of Android. But even in this case, you can easily find the right buttons using our instructions.

  • To do this, after entering the settings, go to the ” Applications”section by scrolling down the menu.
  • Then go to All Apps.
  • Find Discord in the list and tap on it. For convenience, use the search bar.
  • Click onPermissions .
  • Tap on the ” Microphone”item .
  • Allow use.


For iPhone owners, we have prepared a separate instruction on how to enable access to the microphone in Discord. Ready?

  • Click on the gear icon on your desktop – this is your smartphone’s ” Settings”.
  • Go to the “Privacy section .
  • Tap on the category of information to which you want to grant rights – in our case, it is “ Microphone”.
  • In the list of applications, find Discord, tap on it and select the access option.

Looks like it worked! Now you know what to do if your microphone access is denied in Discord.

In the browser

The web version also asks for permission to record audio! We tell you where to enable it if access to the microphone is denied for Discord in the browser.

Please note that we are using Yandex Browser as an example. Other browsers have different interfaces, but you will know roughly where to look for the necessary buttons.

Yandex Browser manages permissions using the Protect system.

  • Open the web version of Discord at You can also find this link in the first position in the search results for the query “discord login”.
  • Log in to your account.
  • Now, on the right side of the address bar, find the lock icon and click on it.
  • Find the line ” Use microphone”and switch the toggle switch to the ” On” position .

And if you click “ Configure” , you will get to a window with other permissions.

Now you know everything about how to give access to the microphone in Discord, no matter what device and what version of the messenger you use! If something didn’t work out for you, write your question in the comments – we’ll try to help you figure it out.


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