In-app audio settings let you decide the microphone and speaker/headset Dialpad uses.
Built-in options are often included with a laptop or desktop, but Dialpad supports external microphones and speakers/headsets as well. So you're able to choose what works best for you. It takes only a few clicks, and then Dialpad knows your preferences for all calls and messages.
Let's take a look at audio settings in Dialpad's desktop app.
From the Dialpad app, navigate to the Hardware Settings icon. It will display quick access to your microphone, speaker/headset, and camera.
You can also navigate to the drop-down menu in the top-right corner of the Dialpad app and select App Setting. Here you'll find the same list of microphone, speaker/headset, and camera options.
Make any adjustments necessary, then continue using Dialpad.
If you'd rather use a headset for in-app audio, make sure that you've got the following set up:
- USB wired headset or USB dongle-based wireless headset
- Headset is selected in your computer's sound settings
- Headset is selected as default microphone in your Chrome browser (Chrome app users)
- Docking station is plugged directly into your laptop
Connecting a new USB headset will prompt an overlay, asking whether you'd like to continue to use that specific microphone.
If the app detects a change to your speaker as well, Dialpad will display an alert; this typically occurs when docking with an external monitor that has built-in speakers.
From the Dialpad app, navigate to the drop-down menu in the top-right corner and select App Settings > Ringing/Notification Audio.
Decide where ringing and notification sounds play from, and choose the ringtone that Dialpad plays each time you receive a call. You can also test the audio to ensure it's working properly.
Run a System Test
From the Dialpad app, navigate to the Hardware Settings icon and select Test Network & Audio.
Dialpad will redirect you to the system test in your web browser. It runs through the microphone, audio playback, network connectivity, data transfer, VoIP, and audio input.
If there are any issues along the way, the system test will offer deeper insights and troubleshooting assistance.