How to Fix Voice Typing Not Working: Not Showing up Error on Google Docs Because of App or Microphone Issue

There are multiple ways that you can use to troubleshoot these problems so you can start using Google doc's voice-to-text typing feature again.

You can access Google Docs on any device you want. You can access it using your Android Phone, tablet mobile devices or iPhone. You can also log in to Google Docs via its online version using Windows 10 S or MacBook OS. Let's dig deep into the troubleshooting methods one by one.

Method No. 1: Switch to a Different Platform

If you are using Google docs on your mobile, switch it to the online web version. Voice typing is currently dedicated to the web, and you cannot use it properly over smartphones or now. Make sure to use Google Chrome to utilize the voice typing feature. It's currently not compatible with many other web browsers as well.

Method No. 2: Give Google Docs Permission to Access Microphone

For Windows 10 PC

  • Open the Settings Menu of Your Windows 10 PC
  • Go for Privacy
  • Select App Permissions
  • Click on Microphone
  • Look for the application that allows using microphone option
  • Select Change
  • Confirm if Allow option can use the microphone. Ensure it is set to enable.
  • Check the Allow desktop applications to have access to the microphone or not.

For Mac Computer

  • Open System Preferences on your Mac PC
  • Go for Security and Privacy
  • Check around the Privacy tab
  • Choose Microphone
  • Check the box next to the Google Chrome browser

For Google Chrome Browser

  • Click the three-dotted icon on Chrome Browser to check permission on Google Chrome.
  • Check around the Settings
  • Go to Privacy and Security
  • Choose Site Settings
  • Look for the Permissions menu
  • Choose Microphone
  • Make sure to check the Allow section to ensure if Google Docs is in it
  • Click to open it if you see Google Docs under the blocked section
  • Tap the drop-down menu after selecting the Microphone
  • Choose Allow

Method No. 3: Clear Google Chrome's Cache, Cookies, and Browsing Data

  • Click the three-dotted icon on Chrome Browser to check permission on Google Chrome.
  • Select More Tools
  • Go for Clear Browsing Data
  • Set the time range to all-time now
  • Make sure o check all the boxes next to Cache, Cookies and Browsing Data
  • Select the Clear Data Button

Method No.4: Check the Microphone Input Volume on your Computer

For Windows 10

  • Open the Setting Menu of Your Windows 10 PC
  • Select System
  • Choose Sound
  • Go to the Input option
  • Select your microphone under your input device
  • Select Device Properties
  • Here you can adjust the volume of your microphone using the given slider

For macOS

  • Open System Preferences on your Mac PC
  • Double click on the Sound icon
  • Go for the Input tab
  • Choose your microphone
  • Here you can adjust the volume of your microphone using the given slider

Method No. 5: Update Google Chrome Browser to the Latest Version

  • Click the three-dotted icon on Chrome Browser
  • Choose Update Google Chrome
  • After installing updates, restart your chrome browser

You may contact Google support to assist you if none of the given solutions work.