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Zoom on iPhone: How to Turn Your Microphone On/Off


Learn how to operate your microphone and sound settings on Zoom.

This article reviews connecting your microphone in a Zoom meeting as well as Zoom’s audio settings.

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How do I connect to audio during my Zoom meeting?

Once you have started or joined a Zoom meeting using your iOS device such as iPhone/iPad, follow the steps below to connect audio to the meeting. 

  1. Touch the meeting window to bring up the in-meeting option tools. 

  1. Select the Join Audio icon option. From here, you can choose the following:

Tap Mute/Unmute in the bottom-left corner of the meeting controls toolbar as needed to control your microphone. 

Optional: In the meeting controls toolbar, tap the More ··· icon, then tap Disconnect Audio if you need to join the audio with a different method. 

How do I test my microphone?

To make sure that your microphone is working properly, you can test your audio both before and during your meeting.  

First, in a mobile browser, go to Next, launch the Zoom mobile app to join the test meeting. 
Note: If this is the first Zoom meeting that you've joined, you will be asked to give access to your microphone. 

To join audio, tap Wifi or Cellular Data. Zoom will automatically test your device's speaker and microphone. Last, tap Done to exit the test meeting. 

How do I troubleshoot speaker or microphone issues?

Speaker issues: If you cannot hear other participants in a Zoom meeting, follow these steps to troubleshoot the issue. 

  • Ensure your speaker is turned on. If you see the speaker icon in the top-left corner is turned off, tap it to turn on your speaker: 
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  • Increase the volume on your mobile device using the volume buttons or notification panel. Even if the speaker is turned on in Zoom, your device's volume might be set to mute or vibrate only. 

  • Try using earphones or a headset with a built-in microphone. 

  • Restart your iPhone/iPad.

  • Reinstall Zoom from the Apple App Store. 

Microphone issues: If you are experiencing issues using your microphone with the Zoom mobile app, follow these steps to troubleshoot the issue: 

  • Ensure the microphone is not on mute. If you see the muted Audio icon in the meeting controls, tap it to unmute yourself: 
    If you are still muted, the host may have muted you upon entering the meeting. Ask to be unmuted by sending a chat message to the host. 

  • Ensure you have connected your mobile device's audio. If you see the following Join Audio icon in the meeting controls, tap it and select Call Over Internet. If prompted, allow Zoom to access your microphone. 

  • Try using earphones with a microphone. 

  • Ensure Zoom has access to your device's microphone.

    1. Go to Settings. 

    2. Tap Privacy. 

    3. Switch on the toggle for Zoom next to Microphone. 

  • Ensure that no other applications are using the microphone at the same time. 

    1. Double tap the "Home" button to view apps currently running. 

    2. Swipe up to close an app. 

  • Restart your iPhone/iPad. 

  • Reinstall Zoom from the Apple App Store. 

You can also read Troubleshooting speaker or microphone issues on your mobile device from Zoom Support. 

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