How to use Voice Typing in Windows 11

Voice Typing feature comes pretty handy to type something on the computer. Windows 11 includes Voice Typing features that can be used for voice typing. This tool is pre-installed in Windows 11, you don’t need to install it separately. To use this feature, you need to use the keyboard shortcut key.

This Voice typing tool might come in handy when users need to type thousand of words. You can convert your voice into text with a simple click. You can use this tool on Browser, Notepad, WordPad, etc. In this guide, we will show you how to use Voice Typing Tool in Windows 11.

How to use the Voice Typing Tool in Windows 11

To use the Voice typing tool, go through the following steps.

  1. Open the App in which you want to type the text.
  2. Press Windows + H shortuct key to active Voice Typing.
  3. Click the Microphone button to active listening feature.
  4. Start saying whatever you want to type.
  5. Click the Microphone button to stop.

Let’s discuss this in detail, how to use the Voice typing tool to automate typing in Windows 11.

  1. Let’s suppose you want to write a note on the Notepad. So open the Notepad, then press the Windows + H shortcut key on the keyboard.
  2. A small popup box will appear at the right up to the Taskbar, click the Microphone button to activate the voice typing. If you see the Listening message and beep sound, it means Voice typing is listening to your voice. You can start saying whatever you want to convert into the text.
Voice typing Windows 11
  1. Once you finish your work, you can always click the stop button to stop the voice typing.
  2. In case you dictation is not being picked properly, you can navigate to Settings > Time and Language > Speech. Under the Speech language, you can select your appropriate language based on the region and accent.

Voice Typing Tool settings

Voice Typing tool is very simple but quite useful. This tool provides two major settings options that are the following.

  • Voice typing launcher
  • Auto punctuation
How to use Voice Typing in Windows 11

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Voice Typing Launcher

This option enables the voice typing tool to open when you click on a text box. This feature will work across the apps and Windows, no matter which app or window you’re in. To enable this feature, click the Settings gear icon, then click the respective toggle button to turn on this feature.

How this option will work?

For example, I open the Notepad, and you can see in the GIF image below that the Voice Typing tool gets activated. So now I can start saying, and my dictation will be converted into the text.

Another example, I open Google Chrome Browser, and as soon as I click the Address Bar, a Voice Typing pop appears and starts listening to my voice. Now I can say whatever I want to type in the Address Bar.

Auto punctuation

The best part of the Voice Typing tool is the Auto punctuation feature. This feature works very well. However, this feature is not enabled by default, you can click the Settings Gear icon to open the settings, then click the respective toggle button to turn on this feature.

When you speak something, this feature will analyze your sentences and apply punctuation. For example, If I say, “Hello how are you”, this will work the sentences like this “Hello, how are you?”.

This option is very useful, you should always keep this option enabled.


If you had been wasting your time writing thousands of words using a keyboard. But since now, you can start using the Voice typing tool to save your time.

This is all about the Voice typing tool. I hope this guide is helpful for you; if you have any feedback, feel free to mention it in the comment section below.

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