As a frequent user of Microsoft Teams, I understand the frustration of missing important notifications or calls because I couldn’t hear my computer ringing. Fortunately, there are a few simple steps you can take to ensure that Microsoft Teams rings from your computer, so you never miss an important message or call again.
Step 1: Adjusting Notification Settings
The first thing you’ll want to do is make sure your notification settings are properly configured. To do this, open Microsoft Teams and click on your profile picture in the top right corner. Then, select ‘Settings’ from the dropdown menu.
In the ‘Settings’ menu, navigate to the ‘Notifications’ tab. Here, you will find various options for customizing your notifications. Make sure that the ‘Sound’ option is enabled and set to a volume that is audible to you.
If you want to further customize your notification sounds, you can click on ‘Manage notifications’ and choose specific sounds for different types of notifications, such as messages or calls.
Step 2: Checking System Sound Settings
In some cases, the issue may not be with Microsoft Teams itself, but rather with your computer’s sound settings. To ensure that your computer’s sound is properly configured, follow these steps:
- Click on the volume icon in the bottom right corner of your screen.
- Ensure that the volume is turned up and not muted. If it is muted, click on the speaker icon to unmute it.
- Click on ‘Open Sound settings’ to access the sound settings menu.
- In the sound settings menu, make sure that the volume is turned up for both the ‘Device’ and ‘App volume and device preferences’ sections.
Step 3: Testing Ringtone
After adjusting your notification and sound settings, it’s a good idea to test whether Microsoft Teams is now ringing from your computer. You can do this by asking a colleague or friend to initiate a test call or send you a message. If you don’t have anyone available to help, you can also initiate a test call yourself by clicking on the ‘Calls’ tab in the left sidebar and then selecting ‘Test call’.
If you can hear the ringing sound and receive notifications on your computer, congratulations! You’ve successfully made Microsoft Teams ring from your computer.
Ensuring that Microsoft Teams rings from your computer is essential for staying connected and responsive in your work or personal life. By adjusting your notification settings, checking your system sound settings, and testing the ringtone, you can easily resolve any issues with missed calls or notifications. Now, you can confidently rely on Microsoft Teams to keep you connected and informed.