Audio and video settings

Before using Skype for Business for calls and video calls, it is a good idea to adjust your speakers, video camera and microphone.

Adjusting speakers and microphone

  1. Click the drop-down arrow by the cogwheel icon at the top of Skype for Business, pick Tools and then click Audio Device Settings.
  2. Select the device you want to use for audio calls and then set the volume level
  3. Please note, that the volume of your operating system influences the volume in Skype for Business, so please check this setting as well 
  4. Click the green play icon to hear a test sound and use the slider to adjust the volume
  5. Then speak into your microphone and use the slider to adjust the volume
  6. Finally adjust the volume of the ringer by using the slider. Hear a sound test by clicking the green play icon
  7. Click OK to save settings

Adjusting your camera

  1. Click the drop-down arrow by the cogwheel icon at the top of Skype for Business, pick Tools and then click Video Device Settings
  2. Select the camera you want to use for video calls
  3. Press Camera settings to adjust lighting and colour
  4. Click OK to save settings

It is always a good idea to test your settings. So find a nice colleague and make a test video call to fine-tune your settings.

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