Add an option to disable auto-adjusting mic level
When on the call the Teams will automatically adjust the mic sensitivity level. I want it to stay at the same level. It's really annoying as it picks up background sounds when not talking. Also, it doesn't readjust it after the call, so i.e. if I had set level 50% before the call the Teams will readjust it to 80% and it will stay at 80% after the call has ended. This forces me to keep manually adjusting the mic level. It's a minor thing, but really infuriating. Would be really great, to just have a checkbox to disable mic level adjusting.
Thank you for your continued feedback. The team has placed this item on their backlog. We will share an update as soon as one is available.
Ron Pleshek commented
When I use Teams using Plantronics BT600 headset the mic setting jumps to 100% resulting in unusable echo. Teams won't let me manually adjust the mic level in Sounds->Recording->Levels. Teams isn't usable for me.
fix this ******. My employer makes me use it and I don't have any other app .
Its driving me insane!!!!!!!
This is killing me... please fix it... I have to basically hold down my mouse on the mic level slider during a meeting so people can understand me properly. Are you kidding me?
Dean Flaming commented
Agreed.... Adding the AGC and AEC controls support - at least in the shared.xml file - would be a huge help. It took Skype years to get this functionality and now we appear to be taking a step backwards with Teams.
FYI - This is the settings which Skype supports in the shared.xml file.
Isaac Beizsley commented
This makes my main microphone utterly unusable (I suspect anybody who has a mic which has gain control on it will be the same), and my webcam mic is terrible in general, but even worse when using it in Teams. It ignores the 'Allow applications to take exclusive control of this device' settings, which is a straight up bug, but auto-adjustment with no means of disabling it is downright ridiculous.
As this is a bug in my opinion, it need to be fixed. I cannot understand, why this is ignored by microsoft over a year now.
Steve Mayhew commented
I have a Yeti Nano with OSX 10.14.6, you can watch it do this in the Yeti control panel. Since the mic is condenser it picks up all the room background noise when teams does this.
Neither Zoom.us or FaceTime exhibit this annoying behavior, my company uses team so kind of stuck.
Steve Feinstein commented
This, this, this, a million times this!
Please add an option to not adjust the microphone sensitivity. I have to manually decrease it in the control panel every few seconds while talking. Otherwise it will increase to a level where I am no longer audible.
I also tried to place the microphone next to a fan so it is constantly confronted with noise and mute myself when I am not talking. This actually works to some extent (mic gain stops at about twice the level it should have but does not seem to go further), but is far from perfect.
Please add an option to disable this feature or remove it entirely.
This is a very disruptive bug because it literally forces me to constantly adjust the settings while the meeting is going on. Please fix ASAP
Zach Annett commented
In the meantime, even if there isn't a convenient way to disable auto-gain in the UI, is there a configuration file that can be modified to disable this? Or is this completely hard-coded in the application?
An option to disable the Automatic Gain Control Microphone, please. In my audio driver the option "GAC" is disabled, but when I open a Teams conversation, the volume goes up to Max (100%). I vote for a solution.
Paul van Rouwendaal commented
I totally agree, we need to have a feature to disable the automatic volume adjustment and be able to manually control the mic volume!
If I'm not on mute when I'm not talking, other people are complaining they will hear distorting sounds coming from my mic, which is just highly amplified room noices.
I also consider this as a bug in MS teams, because I never had this problem in Skype.
Brian Surette commented
I now need to stay on mute throughout the call and unmute to speak. I can watch the microphone volume move up in Device Properties each time I speak until it reaches 100%. This doesn't happen in any other program.
My organization just adopted Microsoft Teams as our primary webconferencing solution. Please fix this.
Bill T commented
Any update on this being resolved?
Conor Bodily commented
I have this issue as well, Teams will increase my microphone gain to 100% causing undesired noise and feedback. Disabling the "Allow applications to take exclusive control of this device" in the control panel does not fix the issue.
Ben G commented
Same as with everyone else, it just maxes mine out, which is annoying for everyone.
Fix this bug MS
The concept of auto-adjusting microphone volume is completely ********. If it is implemented in a software, it should be the bare minimum to be able to disable it.
All this thing does on my end is crank up the volume to maximum and leave it there. Extremely annoying!
Can we please get this to stop adjusting the microphone levels. Whenever I join a Team Session, my microphone goes from 40 to 100, which causes very loud issues on entry to fellow users.
this is just abysmal, it's been an issue with Skype but there were ways to disable it in the registry (which is mind boggling for a voice chat software) but now they've completely gone apesh~t.