Windows 10 volume increases or decreases automatically

You’re at home using your Windows 10 computer, but strangely enough, the Windows 10 operating system is automatically increasing the volume. Right away you’re wondering a ghost is haunting your house. Well, there’s a high chance your computer is not being haunted by a ghost who’s out to eat your work. It’s just one of those many problems Windows 10 throw at us computer users from time to time. Like most problems with Windows 10, there are several ways to potentially fix the issue, and we’re going to look at a few of them today.

Windows 10 volume changes automatically

If you find that the audio or volume on your Windows 10 computer increases or does down automatically by itself, here is what you need to do to fix the problem.

1] Run the Audio Troubleshooter

Windows 10 volume increases automatically

Press the Windows + I key to fire up the Settings app, then from there, click on Update & Security. You should see an option from the left-pane that says Troubleshoot, just kindly select that option.

Moving forward, click on the option that says Playing Audio, then finally, select Run the troubleshooter. Wait for it to scan and do its thing, then follow any instructions that could help with returning your computer’s audio to normalcy.

Alternatively, you could do this by launching the Settings app, select System from the menu, then Sound, and finally, select the Troubleshoot option.

2] Update or Roll back the audio driver

Click on the Start menu icon, then type control panel. Select from the search query and be sure to choose Hardware and Sound from the menu. The next step, then, is to click on Device Manager, then choose the option, Audio inputs and outputs.

You’ll see a drop-down showing your audio device. Right-click on it, select Properties. Finally, click on Driver, then select Roll Back Driver and follow the instructions to do so. If you need details, then this post will show you how to update or rollback the driver.

3] Disable Sound enhancements

Microsoft and third-party vendors have shipped audio enhancement packages designed to make your system’s specific hardware sound absolutely perfect. These are referred to as Audio Enhancements in Windows 10. But sometimes, these very ‘enhancements’ can cause problems with audio and sound. If you face issues with your audio in Windows 10, you may want to Turn Off Audio Enhancements and see if it helps.

Hope something here helps you. If you need more ideas, check these links:

  1. How to fix Sound Distortion issues
  2. Troubleshoot Windows 10 Sound and Audio problems.
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