How to Fix Headphones Not Working on Windows 10

When you are watching movies or any other content on your Windows PC and have connected your headphones to your PC to get a better experience. Sometimes you may notice that the headphones are not working. This issue can be easily fixed. Read on to learn more about the possible solutions.

Steps to Fix Headphones Not Working on Windows 10

In this article, we have mentioned four possible solutions to fix the issue of headphones not working on Windows 10.

  • Turn off Panel Jack detection
  • Change Original Sound
  • Setting up Headphone as original Playback
  • Update Sound and Audio Driver
  • How to update Sound and Audio driver through Utility tools

Turn off Panel Jack Detection

If you have installed any third-party software on your operating system, you need to follow the steps below:

  1. Right-tap on the “Start” button.
  2. Click “Run.”
  3. In the search box type “control panel,” and then tap the “Enter” button to launch it.
  4. Click “Sound and Hardware.”
  5. Locate “Realtek HD Audio Manager” and then tap ok.
  6. Visit “Connector” settings.
  7. Select the “Disable jack panel detection” button.
  8. After the above process, you need to reset your operating system and then plug your Headphone to check the improvement.

Change Original Sound

Here are the steps to follow:

  1. Right-tap on the “Start” button.
  2. Select “Control Panel.”
  3. Select “Hardware and Sound.”
  4. Click “Sound.”
  5. Double-tap on “default playback device” in the Playback features.
  6. Click the “Advanced” button.
  7. Now you need to change headphone settings in the dropdown option.
  8. After the above process, you have to plug your headphone into your operating system and check for improvement.

Setting up Headphone as original Playback

If you have changed default sound settings and are still facing Headphones Not Working issue, then you can use another solution that is given below.

Here are the steps on how to setting up Headphone as original Playback:

  1. Right-tap on the “Start” option.
  2. Select “Control Panel.”
  3. Click “Sound and Hardware.”
  4. Right-tap and click the “Show Disable device” option in the Playback menu.
  5. Right-tap on your desired Headphone on the list appears on your screen.
  6. Click “Enable.”
  7. Select the “Set as Default” option.
  8. Select “Apply.”
  9. After the above steps, you have to plug your Headphone on your operating system and the check for improvement.

Update Sound and Audio Driver

To fix this issue, you can update your sound and audio drivers in two methods;

  • Using a third-party utility tool.
  • Windows automatically updates features.

How to Update Sound and Audio Driver through Utility Tools

Sometimes headphones not working issues occur on your device due to incompatible or outdated sound or audio drivers.

In this situation, first, you need to update your current driver, then you need to update the utility tool which scans your driver.

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