Skype Muting Other Sounds on Windows 11 [2022 Fix]

Written By FarhanMax

Each app that you use on Windows has notification sounds that will alert you of the notifications. It is essential for these notification sounds to be heard by the user because there can be some very important messages or emails received by the user.

There is an issue with Skype where if there is an ongoing call, the other notification sounds cannot be heard.

Why does Skype mute other sounds on Windows 11? 

Skype mutes other sounds because Windows recognizes Skype calls as Communications activity. When there is a Communications activity in progress, Windows lowers the volume of all the other apps in your system. This happens by default and many users were forced to change the settings to fix the issue.

For example, your boss has sent you an email about some very important work. You did not hear the notification sound of the email because you were using Skype which was muting other sounds on your Windows 11 device.

It is clearly understandable why you can be annoyed by this issue and I agree entirely that this is an unnecessary problem.

That is precisely why I have written the best procedures that you can follow to fix this annoying issue.

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How to Fix Skype Muting Other Sounds on Windows 11 Issue

 There are multiple methods that you can follow to fix the Skype muting other sound issue on your  Windows  11 device. I have written the best and most legitimate ones for you in this post. Please go through them.

1. Change the Communication Activity setting

The best way to fix this problem is to go to the sounds menu and change the Communication Activity setting. Changing this setting will fix the Skype muting other sounds issue on Windows 11.

All you have to do is go to the Control panel and change some settings.

The process is simple,  so there is no reason to be nervous or to doubt yourself.  Keep calm and go through the simple steps given below and you will be all set. You got this!

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Here are the steps to Change the Communication Activity setting to fix the Skype  muting other sounds issue on Windows 11:

  • Click on the search button and search for Control Panel.
  • Click on Control Panel. control-panel-and-click-on
  • Search for sound at the top right search box and click on Change system sounds from the Sound Change-system-sounds
  • Go to the Communications tab, select the Do nothing option and click on Apply. Click on OK. Communications

If you have followed the steps properly, then the problem must have been solved.

If for any reason this method did not fix the problem, please go through the other methods given below.

But before that, go through our epic guide on Is Discord Better than Skype.

2. Change System Sound Settings

Another reason that you could be facing the Skype muting other sounds issue could be because of your System volume being too low. You can increase the volume from the Sound settings.

This process is also very easy like the last one. It should not take more than a minute to complete this method as it is very straightforward and can be done by a child as well.

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Here are the steps to change System sound settings to fix the Skype muting other sounds issues on Windows 11:

  • Go to the search button to search for the Control Panel.
  • Enter the Control Panel. control-panel-and-click-on
  • Type in Sound in the top right search bar and click on Adjust system volume from the Sound section.
  • Slide the bar to increase the volume of your system.

If you have followed the steps correctly, you will not face the Skype muting problem again.

If this method does not apply to you or it did not fix the issue, please follow the other procedures given below.

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3. Increase volume from Volume mixer

Windows 11 has some slight  UI changes but most features are still similar to Windows 10. Just like Windows 10, it is very easy to change the volume from the Volume mixer.

Your System volume might be too low for which you might not be able to hear the other notification sounds.

You have to enter the volume mixer from the Volume button at the bottom right. This process is extremely easy so there is no reason for you to be tensed. Keep calm and go through the steps.

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Here are the steps to increase Volume from Volume mixer to fix the Skype muting other sounds issue on Windows 11:

  • Right-click on the Volume button at the bottom right and click on Open volume Mixer.
  • Use the sliders to adjust the volume.

If you have followed the steps properly, the problem must be fixed. If not, please follow the given method below.

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4. Reinstall Skype

Reinstalling Skpecan fix this problem if the previous methods did not work. The great thing is that reinstalling Skype is child’s play on Windows 11.

Here are the steps  to  reinstall Skype  to fix the Skype  muting  other sounds issue on Windows 11:

  • Go to the Control panel by searching for it by using the search button at the bottom.
  • Enter the Control Panel.
  • Click on Uninstall a program below the Programs section.
  • Right-click on Skype from the list and click on uninstall.
  • Reinstall Skype by downloading and installing from your internet browser like Chrome.

If you have followed the steps properly then Skype must be reinstalled and the  problem will be fixed.

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Conclusion

I hope that you were able to fix the Skype muting other sounds issue on your device and are back to using Skype with no problems whatsoever.

I pray that you never face any issues like this in the future.

No matter who you are, where you are, or what you are doing, I wish you luck in whatever you do in the future.

Take care and stay safe!

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