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You can manage your device settings in Microsoft Teams so that your device uses the right speakers, microphone and camera. You can change these settings at any time. Once changed, the settings carry over to your next meeting or call.
Please note: You can change your device settings before, during or after a call.
If you want to use a single device such as a headset, you may find it easiest to select this from the ‘Audio devices’ drop-down menu. This will configure the Speaker and Microphone settings at the same time.
You can select the audio output device you want to use by using the ‘Speaker’ drop-down menu. If you’re using a laptop then your internal speakers should appear as ‘Speakers/Headphones (Realtek(R) Audio)’. If you have plugged in a headset you should see this listed on the drop-down menu. For example ‘Speakers (Jabra EVOLVE 20)’.
You can select the input device you want to use by using the ‘Microphone’ drop-down menu. If you’re using a laptop your internal mic will appear as ‘Microphone Array (Realtek(R) Audio)’. If you’re using a headset you should see this listed on the drop-down menu. For example ‘Microphone (Jabra EVOLVE 20)’.
Please note: The IT Service recommend enabling the ‘Automatically adjust mic sensitivity’ setting.
When your mic is turned on in a Teams meeting or call, background noise around you—shuffling papers, slamming doors, barking dogs, and so on—can distract others. Teams offers three levels of noise suppression for the Teams desktop app and iOS to help keep meeting participants focused.
Please note: The IT Service recommend leaving your noise suppression setting set to ‘Auto (Default)’.
Reduce background noise in Teams meetings
Enabling this option will show the ‘High fidelity music mode’ option within Teams meetings.
Learn more about High fidelity music mode
If you have a secondary speaker device connected you can set up a secondary ringer. This is useful if you’d like your ringer to play through your headset as well as your laptop speakers.
You can choose your desired webcam via the camera drop-down menu. If you’re using the built-in webcam within your laptop you will see this listed as ‘Integrated webcam’.
Within device settings, scroll to the Camera section then select the ‘Adjust brightness’ toggle switch to enable automatic brightness enhancement in low light conditions.
If you require further assistance with configuring your device settings in MS Teams, please contact us via the IT Service Desk.
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