Note: Windows 11’s online Voice typing feature can be more accurate than the built-in speech recognition features. See the guide How to use Voice typing in Windows 11 to find out how to use it. See How to use speech recognition in Windows 11 to find out how to set up and use the Windows Speech Recognition feature.
This section explains how to improve speech recognition in Windows 11 using the built-in training feature. This is a step-by-step guide with pictures of the screens to help.
1. Click or tap on the microphone icon in the taskbar’s system tray to open the Speech Recognition settings menu. Select Configuration, then Improve voice recognition. If you can’t see the microphone icon, press the Up arrow ˄ to expand the system tray.
2. The Speech Recognition Voice Training wizard will appear and guide you through a series of spoken phrases. Click Next to begin.
3. Read the training phrases as clearly and naturally as you can, talking at your normal volume and speed. The training will pause and prompt you if it hasn’t understood you properly.
4. When you’ve finished running through the training, you can either click the More Training button to continue training or Next to finish.
Note: If this does not work it could be because your computer settings are managed by someone else (an IT department or administrator for example) in which case you will need to contact them to access these settings or for further help.