How to use your smartphone as a computer microphone

In the modern world, almost every user needs a microphone on a computer. At the same time, not everyone is ready to spend money and buy a professional device with more or less sound sound for these tasks. Usually the problem is solved with the help of headphones with headphones, but sometimes they may not be available. In such a situation, an Android smartphone will come to the rescue. Yes, few know that from the phone you can make a microphone for the computerbut the benefits of such a chip are through the roof.

Let’s learn how to make an external microphone on a computer from a smartphone.


How to make a computer microphone from a smartphone

To make a smartphone microphone for computer, you will need almost no additional tools. All you have to do is download the WO Mic application to your phone. There are 4 connection methods available in the application – via USB cable, via Bluetooth, as well as via Wi-Fi and Wi-Fi direct (when the phone is a hotspot for a computer).

I will show everything using the USB connection example, as this is the easiest. It is better to use the native cable than the smartphone, everyone has it. If you do not have it, you can look at Ali, there are many of them. Keep in mind that the program may not work properly with cheap cables.

Before proceeding with the instructions, I would like to draw your attention to the fact that you must first download the program to your computer and download a special driver. Without it, you will not be able to set up a microphone. Also, be aware the program works only with computers based on Windows 7, 8, 10.

I want to say right away that you will not be able to adjust the microphone volume. Initially, developers offered a subscription, but since the Google Play payment does not work in Russia, it is unlikely to be issued. One of the additional subscription cookies – a quick button to turn off the micro and without ads.

How to use your phone as a microphone for a computer via USB

To make a computer phone microphoneyou will need:

  • Launch the developer mode on your smartphone. To do this, go to Settings, Advanced settings, For developers. Turn on the toggle switch opposite Operation for developers.
  • Nothing will work without the developer function.

  • Then, in the Developer menu, you need to turn on the toggle switch opposite USB Debugging (the toggle switch is just below)
  • After that, open the WO Mic application on your smartphone, click on the gear icon at the top of the screen.
  • Find the Connection Method section and specify USB.
  • Select USB as the connection method.

  • Then, return to the main page of the application, press the Play button at the top.
  • At the top of the smartphone app, the caption “Launched. Connect via USB.”
  • Click the Play button and connect to your computer.

  • After that, we connect the smartphone to the computer using a USB cable.
  • Open the program on the computer, select the connection method – USB.
  • Click the Connect button at the bottom of the program.

This is the interface of the program in Windows.

You can also try to connect via Wi-Fi or Bluetooth, but I can not guarantee them, after all, there are many nuances with these protocols and the program was released a long time ago.


How to allow microphone access to the computer

Generally, there are usually no problems, it all started for me once or twice. However, before you begin, I recommend that you check if microphone access is allowed on your computer:

  • On a Windows computer, open Start, Settings.
  • Then go to the Privacy tab and then to the Microphone.
  • Under Allow microphone access to this device, click Change.
  • Turn on the toggle switch next to Microphone Access for this device.

Control microphone access to your computer.

If this does not work, then your computer is probably connected to another microphone and you need to set your smartphone as the audio source:

  • Open Start and then Settings.
  • Go to the System tab and then Sound.
  • Open the input tab, select WO Mic Device.

Specify the desired microphone in the audio settings.

How to set up a microphone on a computer via smartphone

There are many things in the WO Mic application microphone tuning functions:

  • Function 1 – if you are going to connect headphones to the phone.
  • Mode 2 – if you listen to yourself in other modes.
  • Function 3 – if you are in a noisy room or far away.
  • Rear microphone – if you use another optional microphone.

The microphone settings are here.

Respect to the developers for such opportunities, but on the Xiaomi Redmi Note 8 everything started without any problems and worked as it should. I noticed almost no difference between the functions. If something goes wrong and the microphone does not work properly, try changing it.

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See also our articles on how to use your smartphone as a security camera and as a portable radio. Both brands are very good, be sure to check it out!

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