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If you are desperate to know how to fix Blue Yeti microphone issues, you have luckily arrived at the right place. We know simple and effective ways to fix Blue Yeti not recognized on Windows 10 and other issues with this mic. Just work your way down through the list of tips below and get your device up and running again:

Make sure your microphone is turned on

Yep, we know that seems too obvious, but a lot of users get panicked into troubleshooting before checking if their Blue Yeti mic is actually on. So, take a closer look at yours and see if the piece of hardware has been switched on – this might save you both time and effort.

Check your microphone connection

The second step is to ensure that your mic is properly connected. It is a good idea to reconnect it – some users have reported this manoeuvre has worked for them. You can also try another USB port since the current one might be faulty.

Make sure it is not a hardware issue

Now it is time to connect your device to another computer. The point is, the mic might be faulty. If so, you need to invest in a new device.

Set your Blue Yeti as a default device

You may have issues with your Blue Yeti mic if it is not configured to be your default device. Here is how you can fix that:

  1. Go to your taskbar.
  2. Navigate to the system tray.
  3. Right-click on the Speaker icon.
  4. Select Recording Devices.
  5. Locate your Blue Yeti mic (keep in mind that it might be under the name USB Advanced Audio Device).
  6. Right-click on the device and select Set Default Device.
  7. Click Apply and OK to save the changes.

Set your mic as a default device.

Now check if your Blue Yeti issue has been resolved.

On Windows 11, go to the Settings application and click on Sound under the System page. When you get to the Sound page, click on Microphone to check your default mic. If you want to add a Bluetooth device, click on Add Device beside “Pair a new advice.”

No success so far? Then keep on reading – one of the following fixes is sure to help you.

Make sure your mic is not disabled in Windows

To do that, take the steps below:

  1. Go to the volume icon in the taskbar.
  2. Right-click on the icon.
  3. Select Recording devices.
  4. Locate an empty space and right-click on it.
  5. Select ‘Show disconnected devices’ and ‘Show disabled devices’.

On Windows 11, follow these steps: 

  1. Go to the Settings application and click on Sound under the System page. 
  2. When you get to the Sound page, click on Microphone to check if your default mic is enabled. 
  3. If you want to add a Bluetooth device, click on Add Device beside “Pair a new advice.”

See if your microphone is detected now. Then enable it.

Restart the audio service

The audio service is responsible for audio-related processes, including the Microphone. You may be experiencing the error because the service isn’t properly configured.

Restarting the Windows Audio and Windows Audio End Point Builder services should fix the issue in this case.

The steps below will guide you, whether you use Windows 10 or Windows 11:

  1. Open the Start menu and type “Services.”
  2. Click on the Services app in the search results.
  3. After the Services application opens, scroll down to Windows Audio and double-click it. 
  4. Click on the Stop button once you see the Windows Audio Properties (Local Computer) dialog window.
  5. Select Automatic beside the Startup Typed drop-down menu and click on the Start button.
  6. Click on OK and repeat steps 3 to 5 for the Windows Audio Endpoint Builder service.

Run the Audio Troubleshooter

Windows’ native audio troubleshooter finds and fixes audio-related problems. It can detect mic issues and resolve them or suggest solutions.

Follow these steps to run the troubleshooter in Windows 11:

  1. Tap Win + I on your keyboard to launch Settings.
  2. Click on Sound under the System page of the Settings app.
  3. Scroll down under the System > Sound page to the Advanced section.
  4. Click on Input devices beside “Troubleshoot common sound problems.”
  5. The tool will ask which device you want to troubleshoot. Choose one and click on Next.
  6. It’ll scan for issues and automatically resolve them if it has the corresponding fix. If the troubleshooter can’t resolve the problem, it will tell you what’s wrong.

Follow these steps to run the troubleshooter in Windows 10:

  1. Tap Win + I on your keyboard to launch Settings.
  2. Click on Update & Security once you get to the Settings app’s home page.
  3. Go to the left pane of the Update & Security page and click on Troubleshoot.
  4. Next, go under the Troubleshoot page, click on Playing Audio, then select the Run the Troubleshooter option.
  5. The tool will scan for audio-related errors, which may include the microphone, and provide solutions.

Update your microphone driver

If your mic’s driver is out of date, it can prevent the device from proper functioning. This means that updating the driver will most likely resolve your Blue Yeti problem.

Here is how you can do that:

Update the driver manually

You can update the driver in question yourself. To do that, you should go to the manufacturer’s website and find the necessary software. Download it, then install it on your PC. Remember that you should be very careful since installing the wrong driver may cause your system to malfunction.

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Use Device Manager

Another option is to use the built-in Device Manager tool:

  1. Navigate to the taskbar and right-click on the Windows logo icon.
  2. Select Device Manager from the list of options.
  3. Locate your problematic Blue Yeti mic.
  4. Right-click on the device.
  5. Select the Update driver option.
  6. Make Device Manager search for the driver you need online.
  7. Select the ‘Search automatically for updated driver software’ option.

Device Manager will search for the driver needed online. However, it may fail to succeed in this. So, bear in mind this method is not flawless.

Recruit Auslogics Driver Updater

On this list, the easiest way to resolve the problem is by using Auslogics Driver Updater. This tool needs just your click to scan your system for driver-related problems. Then it will find the latest manufacturer-recommended versions of the drivers that your PC needs to function properly and install them on your computer. This means all your driver issues – not only those related to your Blue Yeti devices – will be fixed. As a result, you will get a much faster and more stable system.

Ensure that all your drivers are up to date.


Now you know how to fix Blue Yeti microphone issues in Windows 10. If you need further assistance, do not hesitate to leave your comment below.