Windows 11 introduces plenty of new features as well as a fresh new look. Microsoft announced a new feature called Voice Access with Windows 11. Users can use their voices to access and use their computers with this feature. You can teach your PC some useful commands to make it more accessible.

Enable & Use Voice Access in Windows 11

In this article, we’ll share how to enable and use voice access in Windows 11.

Enable Voice Access In Windows 11

You can easily enable voice access on Windows 11 PC using the Settings app. To set it up, follow the steps given below-

  • Open the Settings app on your PC by pressing the Windows + I key combo.


  • In the Settings app, head to the Accessibility section from the left sidebar.

How To Use Voice Access In Windows 11?

  • On the right side of the Accessibility section, click on the Speech option that you will find under the Interaction.

How To Use Voice Access In Windows 11?

  • On the next screen, enable Voice Access This will turn on voice access in Windows 11 PC. If you want to start the voice access feature only after you have signed in, then check the checkbox for Start Voice Access After You Sign In To Your PC.

How To Use Voice Access In Windows 11?

Voice Access feature is currently available in English (United States) and you will have to download the offline language pack to get ahead with it. To do so, click on the Download button from the top bar to download and install the offline language pack on your PC.

Voice Access Commands List 2022

A list of commands that you can use with the Voice Access feature has been shared by Microsoft. The following is a list of all the actions and commands available with Voice Access working on Windows 11-

Command To Manage Voice Access & Microphone


Command To Interact With Apps


In the given above list of commands, ‘x’ is the search query, ‘search engine’ can be a search engine like Bing, YouTube, and Google. ‘Direction’ in the command is left, right, top right, top left, bottom right, and bottom light.

Command To Interact With Controls


In the above commands, ‘direction’ is up, down, right, and left.

Command To Interact With Overlays


In the given above list of commands, ‘scope’ is everywhere, here, taskbar, as well as the name of the app.

Command To Control Keyboard And Mouse


The ‘direction’ in the given above list of commands can be up, down, right, left,  top right, top left, bottom right, and bottom left.

Command To Interact With Touch Keyboard


Command To Dictate Text


Command To Select Text


Command To Edit Text


Command To Navigate Text


Command To Dictate Punctuation Marks

How To Use Voice Access In Windows 11?

Command To Dictate Symbols

How To Use Voice Access In Windows 11?


Here, we’ve explained how to use voice commands in Windows 11 and how to enable them. To help you use your voice to control your PC, we’ve provided a list of Microsoft-shared voice commands.


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