Discord is one of the ever-going platforms with millions of active gamers using it as their default place to communicate. However, this does not stop it from having its share of issues. For example, gamers are fed up with Discord changing the input devices. In this post, we are going to see what you can do if Discord keeps on changing the input devices during a session.
Why does Discord keep changing audio devices?
Users reported that Discord keeps changing audio devices, and this is probably due to the PC detecting HDMI as a new audio device and turning it on when the PC switches on after going into the Power saving mode. The same situation is applicable to other similar devices like HDMI cables.
Discord keeps changing the Input device error
If Discord keeps changing the Input device, execute the solutions mentioned below to resolve it:
- Use the Don’t show me this sign again option
- Change the settings in Discord
- Disable the second output/input devices
- Delete Discord LocalAppdata
- Reinstall Discord
Let’s talk about these solutions in detail.
1] Use the Don’t show me this again option
Sometimes, Discord keeps showing the message that a new device is detected even though all this time, it is just detecting a single device. A workaround, in this case, is to just click on the “Don’t show me this again” option. You will see the option when the pop-up appears telling you that a new device is detected.
2] Change the settings in Discord
Discord has its own audio detecting procedures due to which even though the default option is set in Windows settings, it becomes invalid and hence the pop-up appears. However, this whole situation is simply avoidable by going to Discord’s settings and selecting the default device. Here’s how to do the same:
- Launch Discord and navigate toward its Settings.
- Scroll down, search, and click on Voice & Video option.
- Now, go to Voice settings, and select the Input device and Output device from the drop-down menu.
Now launch Discord, and if it prompts you to select the device, proceed to the next solution.
3] Disable the second output/input devices
Next up, we are going to disable other audio resources, however, this is only recommended in cases, where there is no use for the device in question, otherwise re-enabling the second device for different uses will get hectic. Follow the prescribed steps to do the same:
- Open Control Panel.
- Set View by to Large icons.
- Click on Sound.
- In the Playback tab, find the secondary audio device.
- Right-click on the device and then select the Disable option.
At last, relaunch Discord, if prompted, select the device, and then click on the Don’t show me this again option.
4] Delete the Discord LocalAppdata
If disabling the secondary audio device was of no help, perhaps the corrupted app cache and data are the culprit. An improper or messed-up Discord update is particularly the reason behind this situation. Therefore, we are going to delete the Discord LocalAppData. Here’s how it is done:
- Click Win + R to open the Run dialogue box, and then type the following:
- Find the Discord folder and right-click on it.
- Finally, select the Delete option.
Fingers crossed that Discord won’t experience any more mishaps.
5] Reinstall Discord
If none of the above solutions resolves this, consider reinstalling the Discord app. Sometimes the incorrect installation of the app is the cause and will be resolved by installing a fresh copy. So, first, uninstall Discord and then reinstall the app and we can manually uninstall Discord from the Settings app.
However, we recommend completely uninstalling the Discord app with its leftover and residue files. After Discord is uninstalled, restart the PC, go to Discord’s official website (discord.com), and download the latest installer. Now, run the installer and follow the prompted guide to complete the installation for Discord.
Why does Discord keep messing up my audio?
A lot of users complained about experiencing bad audio quality in Discord, and there can be multiple reasons behind this cause. One of the known causes is Discord’s voice sensitivity option, and some users also reported that enabled Echo cancellation is also contributing to the problem. Therefore, we recommend restarting Discord and disabling both voice sensitivity and Echo cancellation. Apart from this, changing voice channel regions also seem to provide relief to the users.