The purpose of this article is to give you tips for enabling your microphone if you're using the Safari web browser. You’ll need to give Safari permission to access the mic on student devices.

How do I give Safari permission?

Safari should ask for permission to access the microphone the first time you use Amira. You should only need to give Amira permission once. When you launch from HMH Ed and you see the following message at the top of your browser window, click Allow.

How do I re-enable access to the microphone in Safari?

If you do not get a prompt to enable your microphone, or you begin using Amira and get an alert at the beginning of a session about enabling your microphone, follow these steps:

  1. Start by clicking the small red microphone icon in the browser address bar

  2. In the pop up that appears, select Always allow on

If no microphone displays, you may need to adjust your system settings to recognize a microphone. See instructions in next section.

My browser has access to the microphone but Amira still can’t hear. What do I do?

You may need to change your system preferences to recognize your device’s internal microphone.


You can watch this video or follow these 5 steps:

  1. Tap the settings icon

  2. Find Safari within the menu options along the left side of the screen

  3. Tap Clear History and Website Data > Clear

  4. Tap Siri & Search > Toggle all Siri options off

  5. Scroll down to "Settings for Websites" and click Microphone

  6. Choose Ask if you want Safari to request access every time you visit a website - or - choose Allow to allow the use of the microphone without permission every time you visit a website

You may need to change your system preferences to recognize your device’s internal microphone. Here's how:


  1. Click the Apple icon in the upper-left corner

  2. Select System Preferences

  3. Click the Sound option

  4. In the Input tab, select your microphone and adjust the volume to at least 50%

  5. Close (x) the window when you’re finished

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