The MacBook sound system is excellent and delivers exceptional quality. But as we all know, nothing is failsafe these days. Even the MacBook can have sound issues. These problems can appear from time to time, and it’s important to solve them. It doesn’t seem problematic at first, but many apps need sound, and that’s why we have a few guides on how to fix everything.
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Check the sound settings!
Before changing the settings, you want to disconnect anything connected to the Mac, be it your USB items, thunderbolt products, or headphones.
- Now you want to go to the Apple menu and choose System Preferences
- Select the Sound option
- Press Output and then choose the speakers.
- Check and see if the volume slider is set to low, then test again
- You can also check if the Mute checkbox is active; if it is, you have to deselect that.
If you use external speakers
Sometimes you’re just using external speakers, which can sometimes malfunction. Either that, or they are not connected the right way. With that in mind, you can troubleshoot or disconnect the speakers and then reconnect. Sometimes this might be the ideal option. Removing junk files can sometimes help too.
Unplug every peripheral you have
The reason for that is some peripherals might lead to specific issues, which can become a problem if you use too many. It will help save time while also narrowing down on the potential culprit and solving the issue as quickly as possible. In the end, that’s what will help prevent any downsides.
Update your Mac’s Operating System
Another thing you want to do is to update your Mac OS if possible. Updates solve many issues and offer all kinds of new features. The latest updates can tackle any sound problems and update security and other essential systems.
Stop and restart the app that causes issues!
It’s essential to see when there are sound issues and what app causes them. Sometimes you may need to restart the entire computer. Other times, it all comes down to restarting a problematic app. Try to see what app leads to sound issues and restart it. Then you can also restart the entire computer, as needed.
Restarting the sound controller
We found that restarting the sound controller will usually tackle this problem if it is a sound-related issue. What you can do is to:
- Go to Apps/Utilities and then double-click the Activity Monitor
- Write “coreaudiod” in the search bar
- Click X in the toolbar to quit the Core Audio Controller.
- The Core Audio Controller will restart, which should help solve this issue.
All these tips and ideas are beneficial since they allow you to solve any sound problems. Unfortunately, sound issues can appear randomly, so you want to solve them as quickly as possible. The ideas above are worth a try, so give them a shot today and see if they can improve your current situation. Some trial and error might be necessary to find what solution fits your needs!