The Windows 11 operating system has a redesigned UI in comparison to the Windows 10 OS, but it also has several other features designed specifically for simplicity and convenience.
The Windows 11 operating system has a feature called “Voice Control” that allows users to control their computers completely hands-free via voice commands. While the feature is very valuable for visually impaired users, it is also a useful tool for typical users who just want to dictate commands to the system.
We will show you how to enable the Voice Access or Voice Control function on your Windows 11 computer using the Settings app in this step-by-step guide.
How to enable Voice Access feature in Windows 11
Step 1: Launch the Settings program on your computer by selecting it from the Start Menu or searching for it.
Step 2: When the program launches, select the “Accessibility” tab from the left sidebar.
Step 3: On the right side, scroll down and locate the “interaction” section and then click on the “Speech” tile to continue.
Step 4: After that, locate the “Voice access” tile and turn the toggle switch ON to enable the feature.
Step 5: Then, click on the downside arrow at the far right of the card and then select the checkbox for the “Start voice access after you sign in to your PC” option.
Following the steps in this article, the Voice Access feature will be activated on your Windows 11 system, and the Voice Control feature will always be active after signing in.
Please keep in mind that if you enable the feature for the first time, you may be prompted to download a speech model. When the download is complete, you will get a “Voice access guide” on your screen, which you should follow to learn more about the function.