How To Fix Discord Notification Sound Not Working Issue

Discord is one of the free VoIP applications available that’s popular among the gaming community. On a Windows PC, you can use the web app or dedicated app to do voice chats or send text messages to your video game teammates thus creating a lively game community. While this is quite a stable platform there are some issues that you might experience with it. In this latest installment of our troubleshooting series we will tackle the  Discord notification sound not working issue.

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How To Fix Discord Notification Sound Not Working Issue

Before doing the recommended troubleshooting steps for this particular problem it’s best to refresh the Windows 10 operating system by restarting your computer. Surprisingly, this simple step can fix most of the issues that you might encounter with your computer.

There are several factors that can cause this problem ranging from a wrong setting or a bug in the software. Listed below are the troubleshooting steps you need to do to fix this problem.

Select the correct output device

Discord has a setting which allows you to set the output device. Make sure that this is set correctly.

  • Open the Discord app
  • Click on the User Settings located at the  bottom left and on the right side of your avatar. 
  • Click on Voice & Video
  • Select your output device from the drop down menu in Output. You can select your device or you can select the Default device from the menu.
  • Click the close button on the top right corner.

Check if the Discord notification sound not working issue still occurs.

Try turning off streamer mode

Streamer mode which hides the personal information of streamers. This often results to the notification sounds being disabled. To check if this is what’s causing the problem you should try to turn off this feature.

  • Open the Discord app
  • Click on the User Settings located at the  bottom left and on the right side of your avatar. 
  • Click Streamer mode in App Settings section
  • Check if the Enable Streamer Mode option is on or off. If it is on, toggle the option Enable Streamer Mode off. 
  • Click the close button on the top right corner.

Check if the Discord notification sound not working issue still occurs.

Toggle the streamer mode

There’s a possibility that toggling the streamer mode to the on position then turning it back off will fix the problem.

  • Open the Discord app
  • Click on the User Settings located at the  bottom left and on the right side of your avatar. 
  • Click Streamer mode in App Settings section
  • Check if the Enable Streamer Mode option is on or off. This option should be off.
  • Turn on the Enable Streamer Mode option
  • Click the close button on the top right corner
  • Now you have to turn this option off.
  • Click on the User Settings located at the  bottom left and on the right side of your avatar. 
  • Click Streamer mode in App Settings section
  • Turn off the Enable Streamer Mode option
  • Click the close button on the top right corner

Check if the Discord notification sound not working issue still occurs.

Turn off streamer mode option

There are times when the streamer mode option will automatically turn off. If this happens then you will need to turn off this option from the settings.

  • Open the Discord app
  • Click on the User Settings located at the  bottom left and on the right side of your avatar. 
  • Click Streamer mode in App Settings section
  • Turn off the Enable Streamer Mode option
  • Click the close button on the top right corner

Check if the Discord notification sound not working issue still occurs.

Change server sound settings

  • Open the Discord app
  • Right click on the server icon from the left pane. This should be the server you are experiencing problems with. If you want to get the message sounds from all server then you will have to repeat these steps for every server
  • Select Notification Settings from the menu
  • Select the option All Messages from the Server Notification Settings
  • Click Done
  • Repeat the steps given above for all the servers if you want to get sound notifications from all of your servers.

Check if the Discord notification sound not working issue still occurs.

Update the Discord app and Windows

In case the above steps fails to fix the problem then you should update Discord and Windows.

To update Windows

  • Hold Windows key and press I.
  • Select Updates & Security.
  • Click Check for updates.

To update Discord

  • Open Discord App.
  • Hold CTRL key and press R.
  • This will refresh the Discord app and download any available updates.

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