How to check if Skype audio is working properly (example)

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There are many applications we can rely on to communicate efficiently with other people anywhere in the world, via our PC or mobile phone. One of them is Skype, but sometimes these tools tend to have problems that we need to solve. That is why in this article we will teach you how to check if Skype audio is working properly.

But many will wonder how it is possible that I, a simple user, can carry out this type of verification if I have no computer skills.



How to check if Skype audio is working properly?

But we can tell you that this is not necessary, as the application itself has a built-in function that allows you to perform test, to verify the optimal functioning of the application .

For many this is news that may seem sensational, since it will not be necessary to do more, just apply the test and you will know immediately which adjustment to make. And that's what we're going to do in this tutorial to show you the steps to take for this setup for issues like lowering the volume when talking on Skype.

How to check if Skype audio is working properly?

It is very interesting how you can use this built-in function , known as a test call. Where should you look for the Echo 123 option, then make a call to the test service, this to record a message. Then you will be able to play that message and you can check if the Skype audio is working properly.

So in this way you will listen to yourself and this is how other people will listen to you, you can also through this function know what adjustments you should make in the settings of Skype . We will start this tutorial by pointing out the steps to follow to apply this feature on a mobile phone.



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Steps to check if Skype audio is working properly

We will then see how to use the function on a mobile phone and the first thing we will do is enter the application, then we will click on the search button and you will write the following: Echo123 . The results should show Echo / Sound Test Service. The next step is to click on the result and this action will open the window to start a conversation.

Once the window opens, click the Call button and this will initiate a test call . The next step is to follow the instructions that the wizard will point out, where you need to leave a message after a beep. When this beep sounds again, it will indicate that the time to leave the message has expired and the message will be repeated immediately.

If you don't hear the instructions the system gives you, this is an unmistakable sign that there is a problem with the speakers.

If, on the other hand, if you can hear the system prompts, but not the message you just recorded, you have a problem with the microphone, now to end the recording you have to click on the red button and on End call.

How to check if Skype audio is working properly on a PC

As in the previous case, the first thing to do is to log into the application, then go to the calls option and click there. Then you need to select the option Audio settings , then hover your mouse over the contact bar and type Echo123. And the following Echo / Test Found service will appear in the results.


The next step is to double click on this result and then click on the Call option, the test call will begin and you will need to follow the system instructions. Once done, you need to click on the red End Call button.


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As in the previous case, if you don't listen to the instructions you have problems with the speakers , if you don't listen to your message you have a problem with the microphone.


You realize how simple and easy it was to perform this check and it was not necessary for you to take any extended courses. The app itself has the methods to fix any issues with the volume or audio and you can check for yourself if the Skype audio is working properly.

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