Enable/Disable online speech recognition in Windows 11

Windows 11 is the new operating system from Microsoft that ships with many exciting features and visual changes. Apart from the features, Windows 11 also provides more speech, voice activation, inking, typing, and privacy controls.

In this article, we will discuss the Online speech recognition technology that provides you with more accurate recognition of your voice for commands, dictation, and app interaction.

Microsoft’s Windows 11 has two different types of Speech recognition features. One is device-based, and the other one is cloud-based. The cloud-based or online speech recognition settings let apps use Microsoft cloud-based speech recognition.

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Steps to Enable/Disable Online Speech Recognition in Windows 11

You can manually enable or disable the online speech recognition in your Windows 11 computer to more accurately recognize your voice. Here’s how you can enable or disable the online speech recognition in Windows 11.

Turn on/off Online Speech Recognition in Windows 11

You can use the Settings app of Windows 11 to enable online speech recognition. Here’s how to turn on Online speech recognition in Windows 11.

1. First, click on the Windows 11 Start button and select Settings.

Settings

2. Click on the Privacy & Security on the left pane of the Settings app.

Privacy & Security

3. On the right, scroll down to Windows permissions and click on the Speech.

Speech

4. On the Speech, turn on the toggle for ‘Online Speech recognition’ to enable the feature.

'Online Speech recognition'

5. If you don’t want to use Online Speech Recognition in Windows 11, turn off the toggle for ‘Online Speech Recognition’.

turn off

That’s it! You can enable or disable online speech recognition in Windows 11. When you turn off online speech recognition, you won’t be able to use apps that use Microsoft’s online speech recognition technology.

However, you can use the other device-based (Windows Speech recognition) or other speech services on your computer.

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So, this guide is about enabling or disabling online speech recognition on Windows 11 computers. If you have doubts about online speech recognition in Windows 11, let us know in the comments.