How To Fix Discord Notification Sound Not Working

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Discord is one of the most popular to talk over a voice call, video call, and text. Gamers primarily use it due to its low impact on the processor. Discord is easy to use; it can even be used by people with little to no knowledge of computers.

But, now and then, problems occur when something doesn’t go right or when something develops a defect or glitch. One of these prevalent glitches is the glitch where Discord notification sound not working, either on mobile or PC.

How do I change Discord, not playing notification sounds? The solution is what we will be discussing in this article. So, let us get right to it.

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How To Fix Discord Notifications Not Working On Windows 10

How To Fix Discord Notification Sound Not Working on Windows 10?

As always, there is a possibility that there may be more than one cause for Discord not making notification sounds. Here are some ways to fix it.

1. Setting Up the Correct Audio Output Device:

Sometimes the audio output might not be set to the desired device, so assign it to the selected device.

Here are the steps to it:

  1. Let the Discord Software installed on your computer run like normal.
  2. Click on the User Settings on the bottom left corner of the application and is beside your avatar.
    Discord Settings option
  3. From the options, select Voice & Video.
    Discord Voice&Video Tab
  4. From the displayed options, you have to select the desired output device from the drop-down menu.
    Change output device Discord
  5. Closeout of the application and check if Discord no notification sounds problem is fixed.

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2. Toggling Streamer Mode:

The streamer mode might be the cause of the problem. So, try toggling it on and off.

  1. Let the Discord Software installed on your computer run like normal.
  2. Now, click on the User settings button which is on the bottom left corner of your screen, or right beside your profile icon.
    Discord Settings option
  3. In the App Settings section, toggle the Streamer Mode on and off with a minute or two-time interval. If, by any chance, the setting was set as ‘on,’ toggle it off and continue with the original steps.
    Turn off Streamer Mode
  4. Closeout of the application and check if Discord plays the notification sound.

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3. The Server Sounds:

Sometimes, the notifications to your server might be set to ‘off’ by default. This option can cause a problem in specific instances. Here is a way to troubleshoot this:

  1. Let the Discord Software installed on your computer run like normal.
  2. In the server tab, select the server in which this problem exists. Right, click on it. If this problem appears on every server you are in, try it out on all the servers.
  3. Choose the Notification Settings from the menu that appears.
    Change discord server notification settings
  4. Check All Messages option under the Server Notification Settings.
    fix discord notification sound not working
  5. Click done and close out of the tab.
  6. Repeat these steps if you want to get notification sound from all the servers you are currently in.
  7. Closeout of the application and check if Discord plays the notification sound.

4. Try Updating Windows:

Sometimes, undated drivers that are downloaded into Windows might be the cause of Discord notifications sound not working. So, try updating Windows.

  1. On your desktop, go to the search bar on the right side of the taskbar beside the Windows logo.
  2. Type in ‘Check for Updates’ in the search box and click the option that comes up at the top.
  3. In the dialog box that appeared, click on Check for Updates to check if your version is up to date or not. If your software is up to date, it will prompt you with the same message.
  4. If any updates are available, update and restart your PC.
  5. Check if Discord plays the notification sound. 

Still Discord Notification Sound Not Working? Follow below steps

5. Try Updating Discord:

Sometimes, the connection to Discord’s servers might be hindered due to Discord being undated. This issue might be the cause for Discord not playing notification sounds. Here are the steps to update Discord.

  1. Let the Discord Software installed on your computer run like normal. Hold the Control Key (Ctrl) + R to do the desired task.
  2. This function will make Discord check and download any available updates
  3. Closeout of the program and check if Discord plays the notification sound.  

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6. Activate the Sounds of Discord:

Sometimes the settings of Windows might already deactivate the sounds of Discord by default. Here is the way to activate it.

  1. Open up the Control Panel.
  2. Open up the Sound option.
  3. Select the Sounds tab.
  4. Click on Discord in Program Events.
  5. Then click on the Sounds drop-down menu and select Windows Default.
  6. Click OK to finalize settings and then close out of the tab.
  7. Check if Discord plays a sound.

Notifications play a big part in our lives; they help us understand and get our priorities straight, and the noticeable sound that alerts us plays an essential role in this. But in some instances, the sound doesn’t play and can cause many problems. This problem is seen with Discord, and we have discussed the various methods of fixing the problem. So, go ahead and try out these methods if you have these problems. 

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