How to fix Microsoft Edge when it has no sound

Xiaobai Software  2022-07-10 11: 33  read 670 views

Edge has done a great job replacing Internet Explorer, and since it's the default browser in Windows 11, more people are starting to use it.This also helps Edge focus on malware protection and detection of unsafe web pages.

If you've decided to use Edge as your default browser and find it has no sound, don't worry.We will tell you how to fix it quickly.


1. Check your device volume

Before you try to troubleshoot Edge not having sound, check your device volume.Launch a different browser or any other application that can play media content to check if the audio is working on your computer.

On a Windows computer, launch Settings and go to System > Sound.Then, scroll down to Advanced Sound Options and click Apply Volume and Device Preferences.There, check Microsoft Edge's volume and output devices.

2. Unmute tab

It's possible that Edge didn't have sound because you accidentally muted the tab that was playing audio.Look for the speaker icon next to the label name and tap it.

Alternatively, you can right-click the tab and click Unmute Tab, or select the tab and press Ctrl+M.

3. Update Edge

If you like to use multiple browsers and don't open Edge very often, it may miss the opportunity to update to the latest version.In this case, you may encounter different problems, including not being able to play audio.

To update Edge, navigate to edge://settings, click AboutMicrosoft Edge.If any updates are available, Edge will automatically install them.


4. Check the Edge extension

Sometimes, you need to mute your computer so you can better focus on your work.And there are plenty of browser extensions that can mute all your browser tabs.E.g,Mute Tab Mute all tabs with one click.

If you share a computer with someone else, they may have installed a similar extension but forgot to tell you.

If you don't have an extension specifically designed to control browser audio, a broken or outdated extension can prevent Edge from playing audio.

To view all installed extensions, navigate to edge://extensions.


Identifying problematic extensions can be difficult, so it's best to disable all extensions.Then, enable them one by one until you find the extension in question.

5. Reset Edge permissions

If Edge only has no sound for certain websites, you can try changing the permissions of Edge websites.

1. Go to the website in question.

2. Click the "View Website Information" icon next to the URL.

3. Select the permissions for this website.

4. Click the Reset permissions button.



6. Delete cached data

Any web browser saves a copy of web pages or other related items so they load faster when you visit again.While this has a positive effect on your browsing experience, if Edge accumulates too much cached data, you may experience problems with no sound.

To delete cached data, go to edge://settings and open the Privacy, Search and Services menu.Then, from Clear browsing data, click the Choose what to clear button.

Set the time range to All time, tick Cached images and files, and click Clear Now.


7. Reset Edge

If none of the above solutions help you to fixMicrosoft Edge, you should try resetting your browser to default.Remember, this will delete all cached data, cookies and extensions.But it keeps browser history and saved passwords.

1. Go to edge://settings.

2. From the left pane menu, select Reset Settings.

3. Tap Restore settings to default > Reset.


Repair Microsoft Edge Audio

Hopefully one of the fixes will sound again.Most of the time, you'll need to reset site permissions or disable broken extensions.To prevent this from happening again, you can use the extension manager to keep an eye on them.


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