Three Issues That Can Impact Zoom Device Quality

Three Issues That Can Impact Zoom Device Quality

Most tablets, phones, smart TVs, and sound bars all have the capability to serve as Zoom devices. However, you have to ask yourself if those products also have the right capacity to be effective for web-based communications, especially when using Zoom.

Not all wireless devices are equal when it comes to using Zoom. So, before jumping in and choosing just any smart device, it may help to know what to look for. Some people have encountered less than optimal performance from their chosen mediums depending on what you’re using. Here are several of the most common types of complaints you may hear about. 

Security and Privacy Breaches

Many people have heard or seen news stories about Zoom meetings being crashed, or bombed, by uninvited attendees. Some were funny and some were not. Depending on the nature of the Zoom call, security and privacy breaches could end up having a negative impact.

In 2020, there were numerous breaches, especially as it became a mainstay communication medium during the pandemic. Fortunately, many of the bugs or flaws have been addressed by now. Some suggestions that decrease the chance of breaches include:

  • Sticking to secure web browsers when using Zoom.
  • Protect meetings with password protection, making sure that only invited attendees receive it.
  • Take advantage of the two-step authentication option.

Video Quality

Poor video quality has been a concern for Zoom users. When a person or business has to rely on video conferencing to complete important tasks or define objectives, it’s important that people can actually see the images that are vital for success. Distorted or blank images can create gaps that render Zoom meetings pointless.

The first step to increasing video quality is to make sure the wireless device is optimal. That in itself does wonders for enhancing images. It’s also important to become familiar with display settings, like selecting the HD option. The program also has some nice built-in “touch-up” options to utilize. Good lighting and device placement also factor in heavily when you’re trying to get the best video quality from a Zoom device.

Audio Quality

Poor audio quality can also be a major concern for Zoom calls. If people can’t hear the information, how do they know what to take from the meeting? Hearing is one of the essential senses that people use to receive messages. Part of a healthy feedback process is to hear the correct information in order to send an appropriate response. It’s a bit of Communications 101, but still essential when using Zoom to communicate. 

Once again, high-quality devices are the first step toward good audio. Adjusting settings and eliminating background noise also helps to improve audio quality.