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CapCut Voice-Over Not Working – Reasons and Fixes

CapCut Voice-Over Not Working – Reasons and Fixes

CapCut offers multiple options to add music or sound to video projects, but some users complain the Voice-over tool is not working when recording audio. 

If the CapCut “Voice-over” option is not working, this happens when another app is using the microphone on your device. To fix this, force stop the audio or recording apps in the background to let CapCut use the microphone for voice-overs. If this fails, check the microphone permissions for CapCut and provide access to it. 

In this detailed guide, we’ll explain why the CapCut “Voice-over” feature is not working on the mobile or PC app and discuss a few fixes to get rid of this annoyance once and for all. 

Why is the CapCut Voice-over option not working?

Why is the CapCut Voice-over option not working?

Here are some of the reasons why the CapCut “Voice-over” is not working on the app:

  • Recording a voiceover while another app is using the microphone.
  • Minor glitches or problems with the device microphone. 
  • Incorrect app permission settings. 
  • Using the wrong audio option for voice-over.
  • The CapCut app is not updated to the latest 8.7.0 or above version.
  • Corrupt app installation files. 

How do I get the CapCut Voice-over tool to start working?

How do I get the CapCut Voice-over tool to start working?

To get the CapCut Voice-over tool to start working on the app, try these 6 step-by-step methods to resolve the problem quickly. 

Check Device Microphone

Your device or PC microphone might be glitching or is facing problems while picking up your voice to record the audio correctly on CapCut

To troubleshoot this, try using a headphone to record your voice-over on CapCut for the time being. Take the device or PC to a professional technician who can analyze and diagnose the issue with the microphone. 

Allow CapCut to Access Microphone

CapCut needs access to the microphone on your mobile device or PC for recording the voice-overs on the app. However, if you’ve denied the permission, the feature will stop working and show you a warning message. 

To fix this, update the permission settings for the CapCut app by following these steps: 


  • Open “Settings.”
  • Go to “Privacy.”
  • Select “Permission Manager.”
  • Tap “Microphone.”
  • Select CapCutunder “Denied.”
  • Tap “Allow.”


  • Open “Settings.”
  • Go to “Privacy & Security.”
  • Tap “Microphone.”
  • Toggle on the button next to CapCut to allow it to access the microphone. 


  • Go to “Settings.”
  • Click “Privacy.”
  • Select “Microphone.”
  • Toggle on the switch below “Allow Desktop Apps to Access Your Microphone.”
Allowing desktop apps to access microphone

After providing the access, re-launch the CapCut app and try using the Voice-over feature to check if it’s working now.

Close Other Apps Using Microphone in Background

When you are screen recording while editing a CapCut project or running another app in the background already using the microphone, the voice-over feature won’t work.

So, force close other apps using the microphone on your mobile device or PC when recording the voice-over on CapCut. Here’s how:


  • Open “Settings.”
  • Tap “Apps.”
  • Select “All Apps.”
  • Select the app using the microphone in the background when you are editing the CapCut video. 
  • Tap “Force Stop.”


  • Swipe up on the Home screen and stop in the middle to access the running apps.
  • Next, swipe left or right to find the app using the microphone.
  • Swipe up on the app preview to force stop it. 


  • Press “Win + X” on the keyboard.
  • Click “Task Manager.”
  • Right-click any app you think is using the microphone. 
  • Click “End Task.”

Afterward, re-launch the CapCut app, start editing your project, and see if the feature works now without throwing any error message. 

Use Right Voice-over Option

After every update, CapCut introduces new features to the app or re-designs the old ones by changing their names or location. As a result, you often access the wrong options to apply to your video and assume the tool is not working. 

The same might be the case for the CapCut “Voice-over” option. Here’s how you can find this feature on the recent app update on your mobile or PC app. 

CapCut Mobile App:

  • Open “CapCut.”
  • Tap “New Project” and import your video or image elements to the app.
  • Select the clip in the timeline.
  • Tap “Audio.”
  • Select “Record.” (Note: Voice-over option is now renamed as “Record,” not “Sounds.”)
  • Tap the “Record” button to start adding the voice-over to your project files.  

CapCut PC:

  • OpenCapCut.”
  • Click “New Project”
  • Import your files and drag them to the timeline. 
  • Instead of selecting the “Audio” option in the toolbar, click the “Record” icon below the player to add voice-over to your footage. 
Accessing Voice-over in CapCut

Update CapCut App

CapCut 8.6.9 or below version on your device often leads the Voice-over tool to stop working or disappear from the app.  Luckily, you can overcome this problem by simply updating the CapCut app in the following way:

CapCut Android / iOS App:

  • Open “Play Store” / “App Store.”
  • Find “CapCut.”
  • Tap “Update.”

CapCut Desktop:

  • Launch “CapCut.”
  • Click the gear icon.
  • Go to “Version.” 
  • Select “Check for Updates.” 
  • Click “Install Now.”
  • Click “Restart.”

Next, Relauch the CapCut and verify if this fix works. 

Remove and Reinstall CapCut

Sometimes, the CapCut system installation files corrupt due to bugs on the device or the app. This causes the CapCut to keep crashing or stop certain features from working, such as voice-over.

To rectify this, uninstall the CapCut app and reinstall it on your device this way:


  • Tap and hold “CapCut.”
  • Select “Uninstall” > “OK.”
  • Open “Play Store.”
  • Find “CapCut.”
  • Select “Install.”


  • Touch & hold “CapCut.”
  • Tap “Remove App.”
  • Choose “Delete App” > “Delete.”
  • Launch “App Store.”
  • Search for “CapCut.”
  • Select “GET.”


  • Go to “Settings” > “Apps.” 
  • Access “Apps & Features.”
  • Select “CapCut.” 
  • Select “Uninstall.”
  • Click “Uninstall” to confirm.
  • Launch “Microsoft Store.”
  • Find “CapCut.”
  • Select “Install.”


In this article, we’ve explored everything you need to know why the CapCut “Voice-over” tool is not working and what solutions can help you fix this problem.

We hope one of the methods worked, and you can now use the voice-over feature effectively for adding audio recordings to your projects. However, if the problem persists, contact the CapCut support team for a conclusive fix.


  • Tauqeer Ahmed

    Tauqeer Ahmed is a technology expert with over 10 years of experience in the industry. He has a degree in Computer Science and specializes in network security and software troubleshooting. You can find out more about him at