How do I change my audio from speakers to headphones or another audio source?

Make sure the device you want to stream audio to is connected.

You can do this by verifying that the cable (3.5mm, HDMI, etc.) is plugged into the computer. If you plug the device in, your computer may notify you of a new audio source.

If you want to change your audio source, follow the steps below.

If you just want to set your default sound playback device on Windows 10, you can do that directly from the sound icon in your notification area. Click the speaker icon, click the name of your current default sound device in the menu, and then click the device you want to use. This change affects all apps set to use the “Default” device.


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