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How to enable mono audio on Windows 11

Windows 11 makes audio easier to hear with an option to convert stereo into mono audio, and here's how to do it.

Windows 11 mono audio
  • To enable Windows 11 mono audio go to Settings > System > Sound, and turn on the Mono audio setting.
  • The feature will combine the left and right audio into a single channel.

On Windows 11, you can enable mono audio if you have difficulty hearing sounds from your computer. The feature allows the system to convert stereo sound into a single channel to help you hear everything.

The feature is not new, it was available on Windows 10, but now, the option is available through the Sound settings page.

This guide will teach the steps to use the Sound settings to enable mono audio on Windows 11.

Enable mono audio on Windows 11

To get mono audio from stereo speakers on Windows 11, use these steps:

  1. Open Start on Windows 11.

  2. Search for Settings and click the top result to open the app.

  3. Click on System.

  4. Click the Sound page on the right side.

  5. Under the “Output” section, turn on the Mono audio toggle switch.

    Mono audio

Once you complete the steps, the system will combine the left and right audio channels to provide mono sound.