The problem of Discord volume resetting often arises due to the application’s settings, which sometimes make automatic adjustments. One such setting is the Automatic Gain Control, which modifies the volume levels based on the loudness or softness of the user’s voice.
Issues like Discord audio glitches can also stem from corrupt, outdated, or missing drivers. Additionally, defective hardware such as a damaged headset or a malfunctioning microphone may lead to similar problems, but this happens less frequently.
How to Prevent Discord Volume from Resetting Itself
Encountering frequent resets of Discord volume can be troublesome. You may try closing and reopening Discord or rebooting your device as initial measures to resolve the problem. If the problem persists, the following steps could provide a solution:
- Synchronize Volume Levels Across Devices: Ensure you use consistent volume levels on both mobile and desktop clients due to Discord’s synchronization across devices.
- Discard Discord Cache: Discord stores temporary files to improve user experience. Sometimes, these files can corrupt and create issues. Clearing them helps resolve the problems while keeping your data safe.
- Reinstall Discord: Uninstalling and reinstalling Discord refreshes the core files of the application and upon re-login, your data will be restored from your account.
- Reset Discord Voice Settings: Incorrect configuration of Discord’s voice settings can cause volume issues. Resetting them to the defaults will remove your custom settings but might resolve your audio issues.
- Update Discord: Update the Discord app on your computer to the latest version to avoid volume resetting due to outdated software.
- Update Operating System: If the updates to Discord do not solve the issue, then the problem may lie with your operating system. Updating Windows, Mac, or Linux can resolve various bugs and is likely to fix the problem with Discord as well. Here’s how to update your OS.
Step-by-Step Solutions to Discord Volume Resetting
1. Synchronize Volume Levels
- Open Discord on your mobile device.
- Tap your profile icon at the bottom of the screen.
- Access the Voice settings and adjust the Volume slider to your preferred level.
- Launch Discord on your desktop and verify that the volume level matches the mobile app.
2. Clear Discord’s Cache
- Navigate to the Cache, Code Cache, and GPU cache folders within the Discord AppData directory, then right-click on each and choose Delete.
- Empty the Recycle Bin to ensure complete deletion of these cache files.
3. Reinstall Discord
3.1 On Windows:
- Navigate to Settings, then go to Apps > Installed Apps.
- Find Discord and click the three dots, then select Uninstall.
- Visit Discord’s official website to download and install the latest version of the app.
3.2 On Mac:
- In Finder, open the Applications folder, locate Discord, and move it to the trash.
- Re-download and reinstall the latest version of Discord from the official website.
- Verify if the volume resetting issue has been resolved.
4. Reset Discord’s Voice Settings
- Open Discord and click on User Settings at the bottom-left corner.
- Select Voice & Video from the left sidebar.
- Scroll down and click on Reset Voice Settings.
5. Update Discord
- Launch Discord and initiate a manual refresh by pressing Command + R on Mac or Ctrl + R on Windows.
- The app will restart and automatically check for and install any available updates.
6. Update Your Operating System
- For Mac: Click System Settings from the corner of your screen, then select General and Software Update.
- For Linux: Open the Terminal and run sudo apt-get upgrade, input your password, review and confirm the updates.
- For Windows: Navigate to Settings, select Update & Security, then Windows Update, and click Check for Updates.
If updating your operating system does not resolve your issue, or if you suspect Windows is causing the volume to reset, refer to our troubleshooting guide “Volume keeps resetting on Windows.”
For additional support, feel free to reach out to the Discord support team via Discord Web or their social media channels.