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Mac Microphone Solutions

Select the input you want to use

  1. Click the Apple menu

  2. Click System Preferences

  3. Click Sound

  4. Click Input

  5. Select the device you want to use in the list of sound input devices

Check the microphone permissions

  1. Click the apple icon in the menu and select system preferences

  2. Click Security and Privacy

  3. Click the privacy tab

  4. Click Microphone

  5. Make sure the web browser you are using is check marked

Content & privacy restrictions

  1. Click the apple icon to the top left of your display

  2. Click System Preferences

  3. Click Screen Time

  4. Click Content & Privacy

  5. Click “Turn Off”

Make sure that input & output are not muted

  1. Click Apple Icon

  2. Click System Preferences

  3. Click the input tab and make sure the mute check box is not checked

  4. Click the output tab and make sure the mute check box is not checked

Check the input volume slider

  1. Launch System Preferences

  2. Select the Input Tab

  3. Make sure the Input Volume Slider is not turned all the way down

Forget and resync AirPods

  1. On your Mac, click the Apple icon in the menu bar and select System Preferences

  2. Click the Bluetooth icon in the preference pane

  3. Right-click your Airpods in the Devices list

  4. Click Remove in the contextual menu that appears

  5. Click Remove again to confirm

  6. Put both AirPods in the charging case and open the lid

  7. Press and hold the setup button on the back of the case until the status light flashes white

  8. Select your AirPods in the Devices list, then click Connect

Make sure your AirPods are charged.

Turn off Bluetooth on other devices that use your AirPods to avoid resyncing while in session.

Use software update

  1. Choose System Preferences from the Apple menu , then click Software Update to check for updates

  2. If any updates are available, click the Update Now button to install them

Disable any audio or camera Apple extensions

  1. Click the apple icon

  2. Click System Preferences

  3. Click Extensions

  4. Go through all items on the left hand side and disable any extensions that has to do with audio or video

Some system extensions aren't compatible with current versions of macOS or might not be compatible with a future version.

Restart your Mac

  1. Select the Apple icon in the top menu bar

  2. Click Restart

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