[FIXED] Samsung Galaxy S23 Ultra Microphone Not Working?

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Muhammad Tayyab


The microphone is an important component of any smartphone. If it is not working for some reason or becomes faulty, you might be unable to communicate with various apps requiring a microphone. On the other hand, the functionality of the phone also gets disturbed.

If the microphone is not working on your Samsung Galaxy S23 Ultra, then the voice calls, camera recording, or voice recording apps will not function properly.

To fix this issue, there are numerous proven fixes that can help you resolve this issue. Starting with the simple fixes and then heading toward advanced fixes, this guide includes all.

1. Soft Reset your phone.

  • Simultaneously, press and hold the “Volume Up” and “Power” buttons until the power options appear on the screen.
  • Next, select the “Power OFF” option and wait for your phone to completely turn OFF.
  • Now, wait for several minutes (2-3) and then press the Power button to turn ON your smartphone.

2. Give Access To Microphone.

  • Head over to the “Settings” on your phone
  • Next, scroll down a bit and select “Privacy”.
  • Now, turn ON the “Microphone access” option.

3. Update the phone Software.

  • Head over to the “Settings” on your phone
  • Next, scroll down to the bottom and select “Software Update”.
  • Now, tap the “Download and Install” option.

Samsung Galaxy S23 Ultra Microphone Not Working

After you have tried the above quick fixes and still the microphone is not working, then try the below fixes one by one:

  1. Enter Safe Mode
  2. Give Microphone Permission for individual Apps
  3. Disable Bluetooth
  4. Try to Clean the Microphone Hole
  5. Disable Bixby Voice
  6. Reset All Settings
  7. Wipe System Cache
  8. Factory Data Reset

Enter Safe Mode

Safe mode is one of the best methods in the troubleshooting process. It diagnoses your phone for any kind of software-related issues. If you found no issue in safe mode, then it means some third-party apps are interfering and causing the issues.

  • Simultaneously, press and hold the “Power” and “Volume down” buttons until you see the power options appear on the screen.
  • Next, Long press the Power icon for several seconds until you see the pop-up “Safe Mode”.
  • Now tap the “Safe Mode” icon to confirm.
  • After that, your phone will boot into “Safe mode”.
  • Finally, you will be able to see the “Safe mode” label at the bottom left corner of the screen.

Try to delete all the recent third-party apps that are the real culprits.

Give Microphone Permission for individual Apps

In case, you are facing issues with the microphone on a particular app, then the issue might be with the app’s settings. You might not have been given access to the microphone. Therefore, go through the app’s settings and give permission to the microphone.

  • Head over to “Settings” on your phone.
  • Next, scroll down a bit and tap “Apps”.
  • Further, select the particular app to enable microphone permission on it.
  • Now, tap “Permissions” and then select “Microphone”.
  • Finally, select the “Allow only while using the app” option.
give permissions to apps

Disable Bluetooth

If any device is connected to your smartphone via Bluetooth, then the microphone of the other device such as headphones or earbuds will be used instead of your phone microphone.

Therefore, turn OFF the Bluetooth on your smartphone and then check.

Try to Clean the Microphone Hole

Tiny dust particles in the microphone of your smartphone might also cause severe interruptions. Therefore, it is recommended to check the microphone hole for any kind of dust particles. If the microphone on your smartphone is not working, then do consider cleaning it carefully with a tiny brush or something else.

Disable Bixby’s Voice

If the Bixby’s voice is activated on your phone, it runs in the background all the time regardless of any request. There is also a high chance, Bixby’s voice might be interfering with other apps using a microphone. Therefore, force stop Bixby’s voice.

  • Head over to “Settings” on your phone.
  • Next, scroll down a bit and tap “Apps”.
  • Further, select “Bixby’s voice” from the list of apps.
  • Finally, tap the “Force Stop” button at the bottom.
force stop app

Reset All Settings

Sometimes, the changes made to settings might conflict and cause severe interruptions. The microphone issue might also be the result of these changes. Therefore, you should try to reset all the settings on your phone. This won’t harm any of your personnel data, accounts, or settings for the downloaded apps on your phone.

  • Head over to the “Settings”.
  • Next, tap “General Management”.
  • Further, scroll down a bit and tap “Reset” and then “Reset All Settings”.
  • Finally, tap the “Reset Settings” button.
reset all settings OR apps preferences

Wipe System Cache

Another fix that can lead you to eliminate this particular issue is by booting into the recovery mode of your smartphone. By doing so, you will then be able to wipe the cache partition. This method removes all the temporary files that might be causing issues to your device.

how to wipe cache partition

Steps To Follow below:

  • Switch OFF your smartphone.
  • To enter into recovery mode, press and hold the “Power” and “Volume UP” buttons until you boot into recovery mode successfully.
  • Once in recovery mode, use the volume buttons to switch between different options and the power button to select the desired option.
  • In recovery mode options, select the “Wipe Cache Partition” option and continue by pressing the “Yes” to confirm.
  • When you are done with it, now reboot your phone by selecting the “Reboot the System Now” option.

That’s it, you are done with clearing the system cache. Once your smartphone boots up successfully, then check whether the microphone is working or still the problem persists.

Perform Factory Reset

This method is very effective and worth considering when facing any kind of issue on your device. This will restore all the settings to the factory default settings. But you need to take a complete backup of your important data as it will wipe all the available data on your device.

How To Perform Factory Data Reset

Here are the steps below:

  • Head over to “Settings” on your smartphone.
  • Next, tap “General Management”.
  • Scroll down to the bottom and you will see the “Reset” option. Just tap on it.
  • Here, you will see various reset options.
  • Tap on the one labeled “Factory Data Reset”.
  • Now, it will provide you with information stating that all the data will be erased from your phone.
  • Simply scroll down to the bottom and tap on the “Reset” button.

Now, wait for the process to complete, once it is finished, the phone will boot up and will be directed to the Welcome screen. Now, set up your phone accordingly by following the on-screen instructions.

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If you are having issues with the microphone on your Samsung Galaxy S23 Ultra, then you need to reboot your smartphone on the spot. Moreover, check the app’s settings for microphone permissions. Further, update the phone software. Also, do consider cleaning the microphone of your smartphone.

At last, reset all settings on your phone. If still the problem shows up, then perform factory data reset on your smartphone.

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