Whether you’re chatting with friends over Skype, talking tactics at a game, or giving a few songs, a microphone can be very useful for your computer. But what if you don’t have one?
While you may not have a microphone for your computer, chances are you do have a smartphone. There is a solution to this problem of yours which is that you can use your smartphone as a PC microphone and it is very easy to set up.
We’ll show you different ways to use your phone as a microphone.
One of the best ways to achieve this is to use WO Mic. With this program, you can use USB, Bluetooth, or Wi-Fi to connect your smartphone’s microphone to your computer.
It’s completely free to use, has low latency, and will work in any application like a standard microphone.
Go to site WO Mic web website and download PC client and PC driver. Install both. Then grab the app Android or iOS.
Launch the PC program. open Connections > Connect… and select transport types.
We will detail the steps for all the different options below.
Connect via Bluetooth
First, enable Bluetooth on your computer. Press the button Windows + I to open Settings and go to Devices > Bluetooth & other devices. Shift Bluetooth to ON. Your computer is now discoverable to other devices.
Next, enable Bluetooth on your phone. The exact location of this option will vary on device, but is usually within your Settings, possibly under the Connections category.
Pair your phone with your computer. A notification will appear on your computer to confirm the connection.
In the Windows WO Mic program, select Bluetooth as your Transport type and select your phone from the dropdown Target Bluetooth device . Click OK.
On the phone’s WO Mic app, tap gear setting, tap Transport, and select Bluetooth. Go back to the screen and tap play icon to start casting your voice.
Connect via USB
This method only works for Android. Connect your phone to the computer using a USB cable. It’s the same one you use to charge your phone.
Windows may ask you to install drivers, so follow the process to completion.
In the Windows WO Mic program, select USB as your Transport type. Click OK.
On the phone’s WO Mic app, tap gear setting, tap Transport, and select USB. Go back to the screen and tap play icon to activate your phone’s microphone.
Connect via Wi-Fi
For this method, your phone and computer must be connected to the same Wi-Fi network.
To change your Wi-Fi network in Windows, press the key Windows + I to open Settings and to go to Network & Internet > WiFi.
On the phone’s WO Mic app, tap gear setting, tap Transport, and select Wi-Fi. Go back to the screen and tap play icon. A gray banner message will appear at the top with a number at the end. This is the IP address.
In the Windows WO Mic program, select Wi-Fi as your Transport type. Click OK. In the field Server IP address, enter the IP address of the application. Click OK to start using the microphone.
Connect via Wi-Fi Direct
This method requires that you turn your phone into a Wi-Fi hotspot and use your network data. Use this as a last resort; if your computer does not have its own internet connection, and the other methods above are not suitable.
First, create a mobile hotspot from your phone. How to do this varies by device, but look in Settings and you can find it under the Connections or Tethering category.
Next, you have to referensi your computer to this hotspot. Press the button Windows + I to open Settings, go to Network & Internet > WiFi and select hotspot.
On the phone’s WO mic app, tap gear setting, tap Transport, and select Wi-Fi Direct. Go back to the screen and tap play icon.
In the Windows WO Mic program, select Wi-Fi Direct as your Transport type. Let the field Soft AP IP Address defaults to 192.168.43.1. Click OK and you’re good to go.
Is Windows Not Detecting Your Voice?
You shouldn’t have any problems, but if you followed the instructions above and Windows doesn’t detect the microphone, there’s an easy fix.
Press the button Windows + I to open Settings. open System > Sound. Under Input, use the dropdown to select Microphone (WO Mic Device).
Speak into your smartphone and you will see the volume reflected on Microphone bar test You.
Alternative Method for WO Mic
Download this app, connect your phone to your Windows computer using the headphone jack and your phone will then work as a computer microphone.
You can even plug a pair of headphones into your computer’s microphone jack and use them. This may seem like an odd idea, but the two utilize vibrations for different primary functions.
Simply put, the headphones vibrate to make sound, while the microphone monitors the vibrations. But you can still swap them out and use the headphones as a microphone. However, bear in mind that the audio quality will leave a lot to be desired, so make this a last resort.
Smartphone as Webcam
While using your smartphone as a Windows microphone may not be ideal for everyone, it is the perfect solution for those who need to speak quickly and don’t have a traditional microphone handy.
When you can chat in minutes without spending a dime, it’s hard to complain. You become cost-effective and take advantage of the devices you already have.