Different Ways to Mute and Unmute Sound Output Volume in Windows 11

In this article, you will learn about the different ways to mute and unmute sound output volume in your Windows 11 PC.

Different Ways to Mute and Unmute Sound Output Volume in Windows 11

At times when you need to cut off your entire sound output, you can mute your system sound or minimize the volume. Muting your sound output can be done in multiple ways. Here is how you can mute and unmute the sound output in different methods:

  • Using the mute key in Keyboard
  • Through Quick Settings
  • Mute and unmute in Settings
  • Volume settings in Control Panel
  • Through Volume Mixer

Mute and Unmute Sound Volume using Keyboard

  • Nowadays, all the keyboards are sophisticated with lots of shortcut keys.
  • Press the “Mute” key on the keyboard to mute or unmute.
  • Commonly it’s the F6 key, but it may vary depending on the manufacturer.

Through Quick Settings

  • Open the quick settings by pressing the Windows +A key
  • In the volume slider, click on the speaker symbol to mute or unmute the sound output.

Mute and Unmute in Settings

  • Open the Settings application by pressing the Win+I key on your keyboard.
  • Under the System settings, click on the Sound option.
  • In the Output section, on the volume slider click on the speaker symbol to mute or unmute the sound output.


Mute and Unmute Sound Output Volume in Volume Mixer

  • In the settings application, under the system settings click on the sound option.
  • Scroll down and click on the Volume Mixer from the Advanced section.
  • On the volume slider, click on the speaker symbol to mute or unmute the sound output.

Mute and Unmute Sound Output Volume in Game Bar

  • Press the Win+G key to open the Game Bar.
  • On the Audio widget settings menu, in the mix section, click on the speaker symbol on the slider to mute or unmute the output speaker.

Using the Control Panel

  • Search for the control panel in the start menu.
  • Click on the Sounds icon in the control panel.
  • Under the Playback section, double click on the output device you want to mute or unmute.
  • Click/tap on OK. (see screenshot below)

Through the Windows Mobility Center

  • In the run command box, enter mbclrt.exe to open Windows Mobility Center.
  • In Volume, check or uncheck Mute muting or unmuting the sound output