How to Stop Discord from Lowering App Volume – (PC & Mobile)

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If Discord lowers the volume of your, app or game then you came to the right place. Here I have listed the best solution how to stop discord from lowering app volume.

The solutions are for PC, Android, and iPhone users.

I personally spend around 4 to 5 hours every day on Discord and keep getting such issues. 

I am listing all possible solutions through which I have fixed my issues several times.

Even many users reported that their Discord attenuation is not turning off, so let’s see a few major reasons why this happens.

Why does Discord Lower my Volume?

This is important to know why discord lower volume. Probably your voice gets lower when someone else speaks, or the sound within the game or app gets lower.

A few major causes behind such issues are

  • Windows sound communication reduces the volume
  • Discord Attenuation is turned on.
  • Outdated audio drivers
  • Outdated Discord or Windows
  • Third-party mixer apps can also take access to the volume.

Now let’s see in detail and start with the troubleshooting to fix this problem.

 

How to Stop Discord from Lowering App Volume – (PC)

I have listed  5 solutions here that are effective enough to fix discord lowering down the volume of your and other applications.

But before proceeding with the fixes, I would recommend that you should try restarting your device.

QUICK FIX – If you have issues with the Discord app, then try using discord web on any of your browsers.

 

FIX 1 – Turn Off Discord Attenuation

Attenuation is a discord voice & video feature that lowers the volume of other applications when someone is speaking.

In the first step, you must check Discord attenuation and disable it by moving the slider to 0.

  • Open Discord and click on the settings gear icon to open discord user settings.

     

  • From the left-hand menu, click on Voice & Video and scroll down to the Attenuation section.

    Discord attenuation not turning off
    Discord attenuation not turning off

     

     

  • Here move the slider to the left and make it zero. Now below that, you will find two more options “When I speak” and “When others speak”, disable both of these options.

Once done restart Discord and see if your problem is resolved and if not then try the below solutions.

 

FIX 2 – Disable Windows Sound communication

If even after disabling Discord attenuation, discord is lowering down the volume then probably it’s Windows reducing the volume.

  • On your Windows PC or laptop, right-click on the volume icon at the right-hand bottom and choose Sounds.
  • Soundbox will now be up, from the top menu tabs click on Communications.

    Discord lowering volume of other applications
    Discord lowering the volume of other applications

     

     

  • Here click on the option of Do nothing.

Once done click on Apply and then on Ok

Now restart your discord and try connecting to someone on the voice channel to see if the issue is resolved and if not then follow the below fixes.

 

FIX 3 – Disable Windows Exclusive Mode

Exclusive mode is another feature of Windows where the currently running app may get more advantages by taking more higher volume and decreasing other apps’ volume.

If you have tried both the above solutions, then probably after applying this you may get the solution.

  • On your Windows PC or laptop, right-click on the volume icon at the right-hand bottom and choose Sounds.
  • You will see a sound box, click on the Playback tab from the top menu tabs.
    Windows output properties
    Windows output properties

     

     

  • Here look for the output device that you are currently using, make right-click on it, and choose properties.

     

  • This will bring up another properties box, click on the Advanced tab.

     

  • Now here you will see Exclusive mode, uncheck the box “Allow the application to take exclusive control of this device”.
    Disable Windows Exclusive mode
    Disable Windows Exclusive mode


Once done click on
Apply and then on Ok. Restart your PC and check if this resolves the problem.

These are the best fixes I listed for how to stop discord from lowering app volume, but still, if you have issues then probably you need to update outdated drivers and Windows.

 

FIX 4 – Update Audio Driver

If Discord is still lowering the game volume or the volume of other applications then probably it’s an outdated or corrupted audio driver.

Follow the simple below steps to update the audio driver on Windows 10 and 11.

  • Right-click on the Windows icon and from the list choose Device manager.
  • The device manager box will now be up, here look for Sound, video, and game controllers and double-click on them to expand the drivers.

     

    How to stop discord from lowering app volume
    Update Audio Driver on Windows PC and laptop

     

  • Now look for the Sound card you are using (Realtek), right-click on it, and choose Update driver.
  • Choose “Search Automatically Search for drivers” and this will update the drivers if available.


Now if this shows, already updated then you can also try updating try Realtek driver manually from the official website.

After updating the driver, restart the PC and check if this fixed the problem.

 

FIX 5 – Update Windows & Discord

Outdated Windows and Discord apps can also create such problems. Updating Windows will also update all your drivers and bugs.

To update your Windows click on the search box, type Update, and choose check for updates.

This will bring up a Windows update, click again on check for update and follow the instructions.

Updating Discord is very easy and simple. Open Discord, press the Ctrl + R key and Discord will be updated. 

Related Article – How to Stop Discord showing what game you are Playing

 

How to Stop Discord from Lowering App Volume – (Android & iPhone)

Many Discord mobile users requested to share solutions on how to stop discord from lowering app volume and game volume.

The major cause of Discord’s lowering volume is Discord attenuation which is only for PC.

Android & iPhone Discord doesn’t have an attenuation feature so far, so why is it lowering down app or game volume?

There is no perfect solution for this but you can try a few below fixes.

  • Restart your mobile and then launch Discord again.

     

  • Try to use your headphone directly through the AUX, instead of Bluetooth.

     

  • You can also try turning On/Off “Enable Mobile Voice Overlay”.


Launch the Discord app, tap on your profile picture, and then tap on Voice. Scroll down a bit and you will find Enable Mobile Voice Overlay. If it’s disabled then enable it and if already enabled then disable it.

 

What is Discord Attenuation?

Discord attenuation is a feature on Discord PC that automatically reduces the volume of other apps so that you can clearly hear and speak on Discord

In simple words, attenuation is a great feature of Discord that lower the volume of other apps and games when you or someone else speak on Discord.

To enable Attenuation in Discord follow the below steps.

  • Open Discord and click on the setting cog icon in the left-hand corner.

     

  • From the left-hand menu options scroll down and click on Voice & Video.

     

  • Again scroll down to Attenuation and here you will see the slider and drag it to the right. The more you slide more the volume will be lowered for other apps.

To turn off discord attenuation, drag it to the very left to 0.

Below attenuation, you will have two more options “When I speak” and “When others speak”.

So if you turn the toggle on for When I speak and disable it for When others speak then attenuation will only work when you speak.

 

FAQs on How to Stop Discord from lowering app volume

Why does my Discord keep getting quieter and lowering my volume?

Now if your Discord is getting quieter then probably it’s because of some third-party sound apps or corrupted outdated sound drivers.

You better try disabling any such apps and also update your audio driver with the help of the steps explained above in this article.

How do I stop discord from muting other sounds?

If Discord attenuation is selected to 100% then it will mute other apps and game sounds when you speak on Discord.

You either need to reduce the discord attenuation to below 70 to lower the other app’s volume or choose 0 to do nothing.

Discord Attenuation is not turning off?

If you are not able to disable discord attenuation then probably Discord is not functioning properly.
Try below fixes
– Restart Discord and Update it
– Restart the PC as well if restarting discord doesn’t work.
– Reinstall Discord by fully uninstalling Discord.


FINAL WORDS

While using Discord or any other app you may face such issues. Discord attenuation is a great feature but sometime it may not be suitable for you.

Hopefully, this step-by-step guide on how to stop Discord from lowering app volume will fix your problem.

I would recommend again that try restarting your PC first if Discord attenuation is not turning off.

If still you have issues, please let us know in the comment box.


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