Technology is closer than ever to us now, and we can only delight in this partnership. Nonetheless, listening to Skype robotic voice is a little too much for a hardcore computer nerd, isn’t it? Indeed, people, which is exceptionally valid for your Skype connections, should remain human. So never tolerate the sort of standard of call that makes you assume computers are increasing.
And the good news is that after checking out the tips and guides below, you will have what it takes to fix the ‘Skype goes robotic’ problem.
Here are our top 7 solutions to Windows 10’s Skype robotic voice problem:
- Investigate the Case
- Check Skype Heartbeat
- Check Your Headphones / Speakers
- Check Your Internet Connection
- Update the Skype app
- Uninstall and Reinstall Your Skype
- Update Your Drivers
1. Investigate the case
Do you just encounter the problem in question with a single contact?
If so, you may be on the other end of the problem. Share this article with the person so they can solve the dilemma.
If all your contacts sound like machines, find the right option for you by working your way down.
2. Check Skype Heartbeat
If your Skype contacts sound metallic, the first thing you can do is check Skype Heartbeat: the point is the app itself may have problems. You may use Skype Status to check:
- Visiting the website for Skype Status
- Launch and connect to your classic Skype:
Skype -> Help -> Heartbeat
3. Examine Your Headphones / Speakers
Skype ‘robotic’ can mean that your headphones or speakers are playing. Make sure, first:
- Your speakers/headphones are plugged in and switched on;
- They haven’t been muted;
- There’s nothing that blocks them.
We also suggest that you test the audio equipment on another Windows-based device. The headphones/speakers could be damaged and need to be replaced.
4. Check Your Internet Connection
Skype ‘robotic’ dilemma sometimes arises from a weak link to the Internet. Do not hesitate, then to:
- Test the signal frequency for Wi-Fi.
- Close the applications that could hog your bandwidth on the Internet.
- Continue to make use of a wired connection.
5. Update the Skype App
It could be worth upgrading the app if you keep hearing robotic voices when skyping. That can be achieved by:
- Visiting and installing the new Skype edition of the official website;
- Checking the Windows Store for available Skype updates;
- If you use Skype Classic for Desktop, follow the instructions below:
Skype -> Support -> Alerts Search
6. Uninstall and Reinstall Your Skype
Try uninstalling and reinstalling the app to stop your Skype from making robotic sounds.
To delete your Skype, here are some easy steps to follow:
- Back up your Skype history first:
- Windows logo key + R -> Type %appdata%\skype into the Run box -> OK
- Copy and transfer the My Skype Got Files folder and ‘Your Skype Name’ folder to a separate location on your PC.
- Windows logo key + R -> In the Run box, type in ‘appwiz.cpl’.
- Programs and features -> Skype -> Right-click on it -> Uninstall/Change -> Uninstall the app.
- Go to C:\Program Directories -> Find the folder for Skype and the folder for SkypePM -> Remove.
You may need to uninstall Skype entirely in some situations. This process allows the Windows register to be edited, which is also a dangerous business. The machine can be irreparably harmed by a minor error. Back up your registry:
- Windows logo key + R -> In the Run box, select regedit.exe-> Enter.
- Registry Editor -> Select the registry keys and/or subkeys that you want to back up -> File > Export -> Choose the backup file position and name -> Save.
Create a system restore point:
- Windows logo key + S -> In the Search window, type restore -> Build a restore stage.
- System Properties -> Create -> Define the restore point that you would like to construct-> Create.
In addition, we highly advise you to protect your files against data loss. A quick and simple-to-use solution for backups, e.g. BitReplica Auslogics, for this reason, can come in very handy. Now delete the entries for Skype from the registry:
- Windows logo key + R -> Type regedit.exe into the Run box-> Enter -> Registry Editor
- Edit -> Find -> Type Skype into the Find box -> Find Next
- Right-click on the search results -> Delete them
It is time to get Skype reinstalled on your PC:
- Download the new edition of Skype;
- On your PC, instal it;
- Check if it’s really ‘robotic’.
7. Update Your Drivers
Faulty or out-of-date drivers, which is explicitly weird, will cause your Skype to go ‘robotic’. We suggest that you correct the drivers as quickly as possible in order to fix the problem in question.
- Troubleshoot your drivers manually
You are free to devote your time and resources one by one to upgrading your drivers. Go to the websites of your suppliers, download the exe.files needed and follow the instructions on the screen to upgrade your drivers.
- Use Driver Verifier
It is not as straightforward to identify the biggest suspect of your drivers as it would sound. Use the Driver Verifier to get rid of this boring job.
Start menu -> Type verifier -> Enter -> To detect misbehaving drivers, obey the prompts. Allow use of the Manager for Devices
- Make use of Device Manager
If it comes to dodgy drivers, System Manager is your go-to app.
By taking these moves, reinstall or upgrade them:
Win + X -> System Manager -> Find and upgrade your machines / reinstall their drivers