How to Turn on Microphone on iPhone

Kyle Wood

iPhone, Tutorials

If you’re wondering how to turn on the microphone on your iPhone, you’ve come to the right place. Whether you need to record audio, make voice memos, or use voice commands with Siri, enabling your iPhone’s microphone is a simple process. In this tutorial, we’ll guide you through the steps to ensure that your microphone is activated and ready to use.

Step 1: Accessing the Settings

To begin, unlock your iPhone and locate the “Settings” app on your home screen. It looks like a gear icon and is usually found on the first page of apps. Tap on it to open.

Step 2: Navigating to Privacy Settings

Once you’re in the Settings app, scroll down until you find “Privacy” – it should be located near the top of the list. Tap on it.

Step 3: Selecting Microphone

In the Privacy settings menu, you’ll see various options. Look for “Microphone” and tap on it.

Step 4: Enabling Microphone Access

On the Microphone settings screen, you’ll find a switch labeled “Allow Apps to Access Your Microphone”. Make sure this switch is turned on – if it’s green, then access is already enabled. If not, simply tap on the switch to activate it.


  • If this switch is disabled, none of your apps will be able to utilize your iPhone’s microphone.
  • You may see a list of apps below this switch. By default, all apps have access to your microphone when this setting is enabled. However, if there are specific apps that you don’t want to grant microphone access to, you can individually control their access by toggling the switches next to their names.

Step 5: Testing Your Microphone

Now that you’ve enabled microphone access, it’s a good idea to test whether it’s working properly. You can do this by opening any app that requires microphone usage, such as the Voice Memos app or a voice recording app. Try recording some audio and play it back to ensure that your microphone is functioning as expected.


  • If you’re still experiencing issues with your iPhone’s microphone, make sure your device is running on the latest software update. Apple periodically releases updates that address bugs and improve overall performance.
  • If the problem persists, there may be a hardware issue with your microphone. In this case, it’s recommended to contact Apple Support or visit an authorized service center for further assistance.

That’s it! You’ve successfully turned on the microphone on your iPhone.

Now you can enjoy using voice commands, record audio, and make voice memos effortlessly. Remember to periodically check your microphone settings to ensure that access is still enabled for any new apps you may install in the future.

We hope this tutorial has been helpful to you. If you have any further questions or need additional assistance, feel free to reach out to us.

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