Cannot Enable Microphone Access to iPhone Apps [Fixed]

There are several reports circulating the internet these days that explain issues faced by iPhone users. The issue is that they are not able to grant microphone access to certain applications on their iPhones.┬áSome users said that the Microphone option was missing from the application’s settings page.

iPhone users are frustrated with this problem on their iPhones since they are not able to make any audio or video calls from applications like Messenger, WhatsApp, etc. Outdated iPhone software, technical bugs within the iPhone, restricting microphone through content and privacy restrictions, etc.

In this article, you will find different kinds of troubleshooting approaches that would easily resolve this issue.

Initial Troubleshooting Tips

  1. Update the iPhone’s iOS software – Several iPhone users have tried installing the recent update from Apple on their iPhones and this has resolved the problem. Try this and check if it has helped.

Fix 1 – Try audio calling someone from the application

Sometimes, the Microphone setting which is missing from the settings page can be rectified by simply calling someone within the application and it will pop up a permission window which you have to accept by tapping Allow.

Fix 2 – Allow Microphone to Apps through the Settings app

Step 1: Open the Settings app on the iPhone first.

Step 2: After you have opened the Settings app, go to the Application on the Settings menu list.


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Step 3: Here it shows all the settings related to the application to which you can grant access.

Step 4: Search for the Microphone option and turn it on by tapping on its toggle button as shown in the below screenshot.


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Fix 3 – Force Restart your iPhone

Step 1: To start with, you have to press the volume-up button once and leave it.

Step 2: Next, you should press and leave the volume-down button on the side of the iPhone.

Step 3: Later, tap on the power button and release when you see the Apple Logo on the iPhone screen.


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This force restarts the iPhone.

Fix 4 – Disable the Microphone Restrictions Settings

Step 1: You should launch the Settings app.

Step 2: Select the Screen Time option from the Settings list as shown below.


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Step 3: Now choose the Content & Privacy Restrictions option by clicking on it.


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Step 4: Scroll down and find the Microphone option from the list and click on it.


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Step 5: Click Allow Changes.


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Fix 5 – Reinstall the Application on your iPhone

Step 1: Uninstall the Application to which you are not able to grant microphone access.

Step 2: To delete the app, you have to long tap on the app icon and select the Remove App option.


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Step 3: Afterwards, click Delete App.


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Step 4: Then select the Delete option from the pop-up window on the screen.


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Step 5: This starts deleting the app from your iPhone.

Step 6: Once it is deleted, reinstall the app from App Store.

Fix 6 – Reset All Settings

If nothing is working out for you in resolving this issue, you can try resetting all the iPhone’s settings by performing Reset All Settings on your iPhone. Once all the settings are reset, this issue will get disappeared.