Most online gamers who use the discord app are familiar with this issue. The discord app helps you communicate with your teammates during gameplay. When it cuts out, you’ll not be able to communicate effectively with your teammates. And you do not want this to happen.
I understand how frustrating it can be when you get to cut out. But don’t worry, with the detailed solutions that I’m going to show you in this article, you will fix it.
- 1 What Causes the Discord audio cutting out problem
- 2 How to fix the Discord audio cutting out
- 2.1 Solution 1: Updating your Windows 10 audio drivers
- 2.2 Solution 2: Restarting The Discord Application
- 2.3 Solution 3: Checking if Discord servers are up and running
- 2.4 Solution 4: Modifying region settings in Discord
- 2.5 Solution 5: Uninstall and Reinstall the Discord app
- 3 Conclusion
What Causes the Discord audio cutting out problem
The discord audio problem occurs when there is something wrong with your Windows audio driers or the discord app itself. When this happens, you ought to seek for a solution as soon as possible. While looking for an answer, check for the following points:
Whether Windows 10 audio drivers are outdated.
Whether your discord app is outdated
Whether you installed the discord app properly
Whether discord servers are up and running
Whether there are irrelevant changes made to your region settings on Discord
Nonetheless, whatever the case may be, you should fix it immediately with the steps I detailed in the next section when you discover it.
How to fix the Discord audio cutting out
Fortunately, fixing your discord audio problem does not require any complicated operation. Sometimes you may need to reinstall the discord app to fix it. Nonetheless, you can fix this issue by carefully following a few guidelines that I’m going to show you.
Here are some solutions that will help you get your discord app running smoothly.
Solution 1: Updating your Windows 10 audio drivers
The first thing to do when you keep getting cut out while using the discord app is to update your audio drivers. This is one of the easiest ways to fix this problem.
The following steps will guide you on how to update your Windows 10 audio drivers.
Step 1: Press the Windows key + X keys simultaneously and click on the Device Manager option.
Step 2: In the Device Manager option, toggle the Sound, video, and game controllers option. The options that are in the drop-down menu will vary depending on your system setup. Check the Sound, video, and game controllers section for any exclamation marks. If you can find any, follow the same steps from this method and update them all.
Step 3: Right-click the system audio driver (usually High Definition Audio device) and then click Update Driver.
Step 4: Click Search automatically for updated audio driver software and wait for the process to finish.
If there are no drivers for you to update, or if after updating the issue is not solved, move down to the next potential solution below.
Solution 2: Restarting The Discord Application
When you have tried the solution above and failed, the next thing to do is restart the discord application. This is another right way to fix this issue. You can efficiently restart your discord application by following the simple guidelines below carefully.
Step 1: Right-click your Windows taskbar and choose Task Manager.
Step 2: Click the Processes tab and search for Discord on the list. Make sure to check the background processes as well.
Step 3: Right-click the app and any related processes and click End Task.
Step 4: Navigate to the location of Discord on your hard drive and open it again.
If the problem is still not solved after restarting the discord application, you need to move down to the next potential solution below.
Solution 3: Checking if Discord servers are up and running
When something is wrong with the discord app servers, it could lead to you getting cut out. Because sometimes issues like this can be caused by a problem with the central servers, you should check the Discord Status.
If everything looks good and the result of the Status is All Systems Operational. You need to move down to the next potential solution below.
Solution 4: Modifying region settings in Discord
After performing the solutions above and the problem is not fixed, you need to change the region settings in the discord app. You can smoothly do this by following the steps below.
Step 1: Open Discord by right-clicking it, and click Run as administrator.
Step 2: Click the down arrow found in Discord.
Step 3: Select the Server Settings.
Step 4: Inside the Server, Region tab, click on Change.
Step 5: Try different options until you can find one that works properly.
If, after performing this operation, you couldn’t fix the problem, you need to move down to the next potential solution below.
Solution 5: Uninstall and Reinstall the Discord app
To uninstall and reinstall your Discord app is another right way to fix the problem. I found out that this method is useful when there is some within the app, or when there is an incomplete installation. It is easy to do, and I’m going to show you how to do it.
The following steps will guide you on how to uninstall and reinstall the discord app.
Step 1: Press the Windows key +X at the same time and then click the Apps and features option.
Step 2: Search for Discord in the app list and select it.
Step 3: Click the Uninstall app option, and follow the on-screen instructions to complete the uninstallation process.
Step 1: Download the latest version of the discord app.
Step 2: Run the installer and complete the setup process by following the instructions.
Step 3: Log into your account again and check to see if the issue you have resolved the issue.
The audio problem most users encounter on Discord can be caused by a variety of reasons. This problem is annoying, but you can fix it. I have shown you the solutions required to fix it and get your Discord running smoothly again. Now it’s your turn to perform these solutions and solve this problem.