How to Mute or Unmute Sound on Windows 11

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This post shows students and new users steps to mute or unmute sound when using Windows 11. When the sound coming out of your computer is too loud, Windows allows you to quickly mute the volume from the Quick settings panel as well as in Windows settings app.

Although one can adjust the sound volume on Windows 11, sometime, one may just want to completely mute or turn off the sound coming out of their computer. Toggling the sound device mute option is quickest way to do it, and the steps below will show you how to do that.

In Windows 11, you can adjust or mute the sound volume right from the Quick settings menu on the Taskbar. Simply activate the Quick settings menu by clicking a hidden or translucent button located on top of the Wi-Fi, Speaker, and/or Battery icons.

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To get started learning how to mute the sound in Windows 11, follow the steps below.

How to mute sound volume in Windows 11

As mentioned above, Windows allows you to quickly mute the sound volume coming out of their computer from the Quick settings menu.

The Quick settings menu is a hidden button located on top of the Wi-Fi, Speaker and Battery icons.

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Once you click on the Quick settings button, it should open the menu. From there simply toggle the speaker/sound icon to mute. Doing will turn off all the sound coming out of your computer.

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You can also bring the slider to the far left to mute the sound coming out of your computer. When the speaker is muted or off, it should have a little x in front of the icon.

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How to unmute sound on Windows 11

If you wish to unmute, click the speaker icon again or, simply move the slider to the right to unmute and increase the sound volume.

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How to mute or unmute from Windows settings app

One can also use Windows settings app to mute or unmute the sound on Windows 11. If you right-click on the Quick settings area of the taskbar, it should display and give you the Sound settings options as shown below.

Click on Sound settings to open Windows settings app and bring up the Sound settings.

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If you have multiple sound devices, you can independently mute or unmute the volume for each. Select the sound device you want to adjust the volume for, and move the slider left to decrease and right to increase the sound.

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That should do it!


This post showed you how to quickly mute or unmute the sound volume on Windows 11. If you find any error above or have something to add, please use the comment form below.

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