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How to Turn on and Turn off Windows 8/8.1 Speech Recognition

What will you do if you feel tired to manually input data, start programs, write email and do other things in your Windows 8/8.1 computer? Maybe, you will take a break and start doing the job left. Why don't you turn on Windows Speech Recognition to help you realize all these operations? The Windows Speech Recognition enables you to do everything that can be done with your keyboard and mouse by your voice. And if you are concerned about where you can find it in the computer, this post will show you 3 methods to turn it on, and tell you how to turn it off in the meantime.

Video guide on how to turn on and turn off Windows 8 Speech Recognition:

1. Three ways to turn on Windows 8/8.1 Speech Recognition:

Way 1: Turn it on from Control Panel.

Step 1: Open the Quick Access Menu with Windows key+X, and then choose Control Panel in it.

Step 2: In Control Panel, select Ease of Access to enter it.

Step 3: As the Ease of Access window opens, choose Start speech recognition under Speech Recognition option.

Way 2: Open Speech Recognition from Apps screen.

Step 1: On the Start screen (or Metro Interface), right-tap an icon or any blank area, and select All apps on the bottom right corner.

Step 2: In the Apps screen, locate Windows Speech Recognition and open it by use of a click.

Way 3: Turn it on through Search bar.

Step 1: Open Search bar with the composite key of Windows key+F, type speech recognition in the empty box and choose Apps in the search list.


Step 2: On the left of Search bar, when the search results appear, choose Windows Speech Recognition.

2. Two methods to turn off Windows 8/8.1 Speech Recognition.

Method 1: Choose the close button on the Speech Recognition window to turn it off.

Method 2: Use the composite key of Alt+F4 to close it.

Now, you can feel free to experience the function of Speech Recognition in your Windows 8/8.1 PC.

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