How to Use a Headset with Mic on Nintendo Switch

Plug your headset into the jack or USB port on the Switch. Or plug your headset into the dock's USB port. Next, connect headset to mobile device and use the Nintendo Switch Online mobile app. You can also use your mobile device's built-in microphone to chat on the Nintendo Switch Online app.

If you’re looking for a way to use your headset with a mic on your Nintendo Switch, this guide is for you. It’s a simple process that can be done in a few short steps. In this guide, we’ll show you how to use voice chat on your Nintendo Switch using a headset with a mic.

Firstly, plug in your headset into the Nintendo Switch. It’s that easy. Once that’s done, go to the audio settings on your Switch by pressing the plus icon on the home screen of Fortnite, then going over to the right to settings. Under the audio options, scroll down to the speaker and make sure voice chat is turned on. Additionally, ensure that push to talk is turned off. If push to talk is on, your party won’t be able to hear you at all.

You can go through the different options like party or game chat and then voice chat notification. If you want to increase the voice volume, you can do so under the voice chat options. Once you’re done adjusting your settings, go ahead and apply them by pressing x.

To test if the mic is working, launch a game and observe the upper left-hand side of the screen. You should see your voice icon is activating, indicating that the mic is working.

That’s it! You’re now ready to talk to your party members or game with your Nintendo Switch using your headset with a mic. If this guide was helpful, leave a thumbs up. Don’t forget to subscribe to our channel for more Nintendo Switch tech help videos.


Can you talk on mic on Nintendo Switch?
On the Nintendo Switch, start the game mode (multiplayer) that supports voice chat. On the smart device, select Start after receiving the prompt asking, Start voice chat? As you play online, other players using the Nintendo Switch Online app will join the voice chat lobby as they join your online game.
How do I get my microphone to work on my Switch?
Go to the Audio Settings (speaker icon). You can configure the Volume sliders to your liking. Below the Volume sliders, there are two toggle settings: Voice Chat, and Voice Chat Method. Voice Chat is "On" by default.
Why can't i talk in my mic on Nintendo Switch?
What to do. Make sure there isn't a headset inserted into the headphone port, then perform a Microphone test to verify whether the microphone is functioning. If the microphone works fine during the test, make sure the game you are playing supports the microphone feature.