After a day’s hard work, you start playing Minecraft, and suddenly, you realize there’s no sound. And now you’re annoyed. I mean, who wouldn’t be, right?
Many players have complained about not being able to hear any sound due to a bug. But this is nothing new to the fandom of Minecraft, though. In the past, this has been seen many times when the developers released a new patch. But you don’t have to be too worried over this as it’s a minor glitch that might conflict with system settings.
In this post, I will show you some amazing ways to fix the sound bug in Minecraft. Keep Reading.
Why is there no sound in Minecraft?
The sound may not work in Minecraft due to Conflicting Audio Settings, Minecraft being muted, minor Game Bugs, Windows Family Settings, Mipmap Level, Incomplete Installations, Sound enhancements, Outdated Audio Drivers, the Game being bugged for adding too many add-ons, etc.
Press F3+S or F3+T at the same time to force reload the game textures, sounds, and other resource contents. Before moving on to the fixes, make sure you didn’t accidentally muted your PC. Click on the Sound icon in the system tray and open the volume mixer to check if Realtek audio driver is enabled or not.
How to Fix Minecraft No Sounds
When I first experienced this problem, I searched all over the internet. I found some solutions in different forums, but most didn’t work.
After experimenting with different settings, I finally found a solution. But it took me a lot of time.
So, I have short-listed a few ways you could solve this problem. And all of them have been tested, and therefore you don’t have to worry about a thing.
Here are the steps to fix Minecraft No Sound issue:
1. Refresh the Game, and Its Textures
The first solution I’ll recommend you to use will be the most basic one. As you may or may not know, Minecraft uses lots of different Textures, and each of them is linked with a particular sound. And players can hear that sound when they are interacting with a specific object.
If there is anything wrong with them, you’re likely not to hear any sound.
I’ll advise you to use the F3 debug hotkeys to tackle this problem. At first, open Minecraft. Then press F3+S at the same time. If that doesn’t work, then try pressing F3+T to forcefully reload the game.
You’ll have to wait a few seconds, and then you should be able to hear the sound. These commands refresh not only textures but also other resource packs as well.
2. Check if Minecraft was Muted Unintentionally
If you’re audio works perfectly except for Minecraft, then there is a big chance of it being muted.
Similar to other games, you can find a separate Volume Mixer for Minecraft, and it allows you to control the output volume from the game.
- Go to the Notification Are and right-click the Volume icon.
- Select Open Volume Mixer.
- Check if there’s a mini-window for Minecraft. Hold and drag the slider under it to turn up its volume.
- Launch the game and check if the audio is back to normal.
3. Check Audio Settings in Minecraft
Volume Settings is generally lowered in Minecraft by default. Since many people don’t know it, they accidentally think something might be wrong. So, turning the volume up manually might solve your problem.
So, I’ll navigate you to the game’s audio settings and make sure that they’re properly adjusted.
- Launch Minecraft and wait for the title screen to load. Then click Options [If you have installed Minecraft from the Windows store, click Settings].
- Click Music & Sound to view the sound-related settings of the game. Ensure that each setting is set to 100%. Then hold and drag the slider to max.
- Click Done to save the settings and re-launch the game.
Hopefully, this might be the solution you’ve been looking for. If it still doesn’t work, then try following the next one.
4. Adjust the Mipmap Level
Mipmapping is the setting that controls the quality of Textures in games. Adjusting this setting can drastically reduce aliasing and flicker.
You might be thinking, what do Mipmap Levels have to do with sound not working?
Although it might not have any direct relations, I have found that it does work. And I’m not the only one. You can find many players in online forums that claim to fix sound problems by this method.
Here is how you can change the game’s Mipmap Level:
- Launch Minecraft and click on Options.
- Among the options, find and select Video Settings.
- Locate Mipmap Level and adjust it by moving the slider.
- Find a level where you feel comfortable playing.
- Restart the game.
5. Modify the sound settings in Windows
While roaming the internet for a solution, I found an unusual one. If your playback setting is set to Surround then you may not hear any sound in Minecraft. You have to turn it to Stereo.
It was discovered that a bug was the reason behind it. Try modifying the sound settings in Windows to see if you can resolve this problem. Here is how to do it:
- Go to the Notification Area and right-click the Volume icon.
- Click Sound. In the Playback menu, select your default playback device and then click Configure at the bottom left side of the screen.
- From Audio channels, select Stereo and click
- After that leave the default settings and keep pressing Next.
- Restart your PC.
6. Disable Sound Enhancements
The latest version of drivers often uses enhancements to improve your sound quality. Some of them are inconsistent with Minecraft and likely cause sound-related issues.
So, you should try turning sound enhancements off to see any changes. If you can’t find the Enhancement tab, don’t worry. In some cases, it is renamed Sound Blaster.
Follow these steps to disable all audio effects:
- Go to the Notification Area and right-click the Volume icon.
- Click Sound Settings. In the Playback menu, select your default playback device and then right-click and select Properties.
- Select the Advanced tab and uncheck the exclusive mode where applications can override the settings.
- Uncheck the box that says Enable audio enhancement.
- Go to the Spatial Sound tab, click on the drop-down menu, and select Windows Sonic for Headphones.
- Click OK to save your settings.
7. Update Audio Drivers
An outdated audio driver is expected to cause sound issues in Minecraft and other applications. So make sure your audio driver is up to date.
You can do it in two ways: Automatic and Manual.
Windows generally update your sound drivers automatically, but you can do it by yourself if you want. Just go to the manufacturer’s website of your sound card, find the latest version of the driver, and install it in your system.
8. Reinstall Minecraft
If you have followed all the methods mentioned above and still couldn’t fix your sound problems, there is only one thing left. Reinstalling Minecraft.
But before reinstalling, you have to make sure that you have saved your progress in-game. Here’s how you can reinstall it:
- Go to the Control Panel and select Uninstall a Program.
- Locate Minecraft and right-click on the launcher to uninstall.
- Go to Minecraft’s official website, insert the credentials and download the game again. After installing, launch the game, and you should have no problem.
Minecraft is a game that has more than 100 million active players worldwide. If a sound-related problem occurs in-game then it’ll likely affect many players.
But if anyone follows the mentioned methods they won’t ever have to worry about sound problems again.