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How To Use Phasmophobia Spirit Box

Know how to use the Spirit Box in Phasmophobia to talk to Ghosts & get evidence. Also find out how to fix Spirit Box not working bug/glitch.

The spirit box in Phasmophobia is an item that you can use to talk to the ghost. If you are playing this terrifying game and want to know how to get it working, you are at the right place. In this guide, I will explain how the Spirit Box works and how you can use it to communicate with ghosts.

How to Use Spirit Box inPhasmophobia?


This item will help you get evidence about the ghost you are encountering and there’s a certain way you should use it. Here’s what you have to do.

  • First, go to the room where there’s the ghost.
  • Place the Spirit Box there.
  • Turn off the lights in the room.
  • Begin your set of questions for the spirit.
  • Use the voice commands to communicate with the spooky spirits. Try the general questions like:
    • Who are you?
    • What is your name?
    • Are you alone?
    • Are you angry?
    • Why are you here?
    • Can you show yourself?
    • Give us a sign.
    • Should we leave?
    • Are you friendly?
    • Talk to us.

Initially, some ghosts will talk easily but at higher difficulty levels, the ghost will be a tough nut to crack.


Do note that the game is in early access right now, so some errors are bound to happen. Many players are facing issues while interacting with it and I will address it further ahead in this article.

By the way, while you are in the ghost’s room, you can also use the crucifix. Plus, if you want to buy some time before the ghost’s hunting phase, you can use smudge sticks to your advantage. Make sure to light and use smudge sticks at the right time to get the benefit.

How to Fix the Spirit Box Not Working Issue



There is a bug/glitch with the Phasmophobia Spirit Box and this is how to solve it. Whenever you see the error message of no microphone detected even if it is connected and working properly otherwise, close the current investigation. Doing this will potentially solve the bug when you start a new investigation.

It is a known bug that the developers have addressed on steam. Until it is fixed, you can use this temporary fix as a substitute. Make sure to not use alt + tab with this game, though, because that is causing the issues with voice recognition.


That is everything you need to know about this. Don’t miss our other guide on how to setup the camera in Phasmophobia.

Do not forget to check our Phasmophobia Wiki guide for more ghost hunting tips.