How to reset audio settings to defaults in Windows 11

To resolve common problems, users can reset most Windows 11 settings to default. If you have recently changed your audio settings but things are not working anymore, you can reset most of the settings to their default state like volume, advanced settings, and driver.

In this guide, we will show you ways to reset the audio settings on Windows 11.

How to reset Windows 11's audio settings to defaults

Here is how to reset audio settings to default in Windows 11

Reset volume settings in Windows 11

    1. Open Settings > click on System > click the Sound tab.
    2. Windows 11 1Under the Advanced section > click the Volume mixer setting.Windows 11 2
    3. Under the Apps section > click the Reset button to restore the original volume for apps.Windows 11 3

Reset advanced audio settings in Windows 11

    1. Open Settings > click on System click the Sound tab > under the “Advanced” section > click the More sound settings option.Windows 11 4
    2. Click the Playback tab > select the speaker from the list and click the Properties button.Windows 11 5
    3. Click the Enhancements tab > click the Restore Defaults button.Windows 11 6
    4. Click the Advanced tab > click the Restore Defaults button.Windows 11 7
    5. Click the Spatial sound tab > click the Restore Defaults button.Windows 11 8

Reset audio driver settings in Windows 11.

    1. Open Start > search for Task Manager > click the top result to open the app.Windows 11 9
    2. Expand the Sound, video, and game controllers category > Right-click the audio adapter > select the Uninstall device option.Windows 11 9
    3. Click the Uninstall button > Restart the device.

Once users complete the steps, the audio driver will reinstall automatically, fixing common problems on users’ computers.

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I'm a passionate tech enthusiast here to break down the latest trends, gadgets, and software. Whether you're a seasoned programmer or just curious about the digital world, I aim to deliver insightful articles that are both informative and engaging.