To fix a problem, you need to diagnose it first. You might encounter a screen flickering issue or a bios error or even a corrupt audio driver and for that, TheWindowsClub should be your first destination to find a quick fix for what you’re facing. If you’ve read the title of the article, then you’re here trying to understand what is wrong with your Realtek HD Audio Manager.

Realtek HD Audio Manager is a one-window panel from which you can control all your audio devices. If you’ve connected speakers or headphones, you can switch between the two using the audio manager. You can even switch to your system’s internal speakers and control the audio volume of the device as well. But without a Realtek HD Audio Manager, doing all of that becomes inconvenient. Let’s look at some of the major issues that users report while using Realtek HD Audio Manager.

Common Issues With Realtek HD Audio Manager

Common Issues with Realtek HD Audio Manager

The two main issues faced by this control panel are missing icons and driver incompatibilities.

Missing Icon

The point of having an audio control panel in the taskbar below is for convenience, if you want to lower volume or open the control panel, you simply click on the icon. But what if the icon is not there? This has been happening with many users after going through a Windows 10 update. If you’re not able to see the icon of Realtek HD Audio Manager, then it is a driver’s issue and you need to reinstall your audio driver.

Incompatible Driver

Incompatible Driver

Incompatibility can not only occur with the wrong software but also with the driver conflicting with the system’s basic audio driver. For that, you need to update your driver, follow the steps below to troubleshoot incompatible driver issues.

  1. Open the start menu or click on the Windows logo on the bottom left of the screen.
  2. You will see a search bar. Type in Device Manager. A “device manager” is a place where you will find and can manage all your device drivers.
  3. Once the manager is open, navigate to the sound, video, and game controller section.
  4. This section will have all the drivers that are currently installed in regard to sound, video, and game controllers. Simply expand the selection to see all the available installed drivers.
  5. The best way to fix a driver’s issue is by simply updating the driver. Find Realtek HD Audio Manager and right-click on it to open the relevant options.
  6. You will see an option “update driver”. Select that.
  7. Windows will ask you to do an automatic update or a manual. Let the windows select the right driver from their database by choosing the automatic update option.
  8. Once the update is carried out, you would need to restart the system for the settings to take place.

Once your system is restarted, you will see the Realtek HD Audio Manager option when you click on the speaker icon in the taskbar. If you still don’t see it, then the audio manager is conflicting with the Microsoft UAA bus driver and you would need to disable that.

Disabling Microsoft UAA Bus Driver

Disabling Microsoft UAA Bus Driver

To disable the Microsoft UAA bus driver, simply open the device manager again and navigate to system devices.

Once you’ve expanded the selection, find Microsoft UAA bus driver. Once found, simply right-click and click on “disable device”. After you have done that, restart the system to have the settings in place. This should work and you will now see Realtek HD Audio Manager when you click on the speaker icon.

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How to move contacts between iPhone and an Android phone

Are you planning to switch from android phone to iPhone or from iPhone to an android phone? Or you have already changed the smartphone and now planning to move contacts?

You get the best feeling when you finally purchase the phone you have been dreaming of whether it be an iPhone or S6. You cannot resist transferring everything to the new phone and this seems to be an issue, especially if you are not techy.

So how to transfer contacts from iPhone to android or from android to iPhone? Don’t panic, it can be easily done. The detailed guide below will help you make the transition as smooth as possible.

Before you can proceed with the transfer, you need to have a few things with you. These include:
1. Both the phones, the old and the new, with their USB cables.
2. A computer or a laptop.
3. A phone transfer software.

Getting ready for the contact transfer

Connect both the phones to the laptop or computer with their USB cables. Make sure that you are using a reliable phone transfer software. It should have the phone to phone transfer feature which lets you move contacts, videos, messages, apps, etc. between phones easily.

Once you have the phones connected and the software is ready, follow the steps below.

Run the phone transfer software

As soon as you will run your phone transfer software, it will detect both the phones. You have to select the phone to phone transfer. You will see both the phones in the interface with their details such as contacts, messages, music, videos, and others.

TIA Phone Transfer Step 1

The phone on the left side will be used as the source. So if you wish to transfer contacts from iPhone to S6 (assume), you have to ensure that the iPhone is on the left side. You can easily switch the positions of the phones.

Use Flip to change the positions of the phones.

Transfer contacts

Once the phones have been adjusted, you can proceed with the transfer. Select contacts from the content. You can transfer pretty much anything between the phones. You have to choose what type of content you wish to transfer (contacts in this case). Once you have selected the contacts, click the Start Copy.

TIA Phone Transfer Step 2

The transfer will begin. The contacts will be copied, not moved from the old to the new phone. This means you will still have the contacts in your old phone.

TIA Phone Transfer Step 3

You can move other content between the phones similarly.


If you are using a powerful phone transfer software, it will make your life easy and will allow you to transfer contacts from android to iPhone and vice versa painlessly. Access to the right software at the right time is what you need.

Not just that it will transfer contacts but you can transfer everything ranging from messages to videos to music to files to folders and much more. You just name it.

You can now change phones without the fear of losing contacts and your data. Change phones as many times as you wish. You will not lose anything.

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