Privacy and Security Start or Stop Contributing Voice Clips to Microsoft in Windows 11


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This tutorial will show you how to start or stop contributing your voice clips to Microsoft for your account in Windows 11.

Voice clips are audio recordings of what you say when you use your voice to interact with Microsoft products and services. When you use your voice to interact with Microsoft products, speech recognition technology automatically generates the audio of what you say into words so that the Microsoft services can respond.

You can also choose to contribute voice clips to help improve voice typing. If you choose not to contribute voice clips, you can still use voice typing. You can change your settings anytime in voice typing settings. If you’re using a work or school account, the ability to share voice data isn’t available, but you can still use voice typing.

Microsoft uses voice clips to help train speech recognition technology to be better, more accurate, and more precise for you and everyone who speaks your language. For example, your everyday use of Microsoft voice-enabled products helps speech recognition models to learn and better recognize complex and nuanced aspects of how people talk—like accents or regional dialects, and how sentences are structured in different languages. Sampling voice clips also helps Microsoft make their technology better at understanding speech in different acoustic settings—like when there’s a lot of ambient noise versus when things are quiet. These improvements allow Microsoft to build better voice-enabled capabilities that benefit users across all Microsoft products and services.



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Contents

  • Option One: Start or Stop Contributing Voice Clips for Online Speech Recognition in Settings
  • Option Two: Start or Stop Contributing Voice Clips for Online Speech Recognition using REG file
  • Option Three: Start or Stop Contributing Voice Clips for Voice Typing




Option One

Start or Stop Contributing Voice Clips for Online Speech Recognition in Settings


1 Open Settings (Win+I).

2 Click/tap on Privacy & security on the left side, and click/tap on Speech on the right side. (see screenshot below)


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3 Click/tap on Start contributing my voice clips or Stop contributing my voice clips (default) for what you want. (see screenshots below)

It is required to have online speech recognition turned on to have this Help make online speech recognition better setting available.


voice_clips_Settings-2.png
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4 You can now close Settings if you like.




Option Two

Start or Stop Contributing Voice Clips for Online Speech Recognition using REG file


1 Do step 2 (start) or step 3 (stop) below for what you want.

2 Start Contributing Voice Clips for Online Speech Recognition

A) Click/tap on the Download button below to download the file below, and go to step 4 below.​

Start_contributing_my_voice_clips_for_online_speech_recognition.reg


(Contents of REG file for reference)
Code:
Windows Registry Editor Version 5.00

[HKEY_CURRENT_USER\Software\Microsoft\Speech_OneCore\Settings\OnlineSpeechPrivacy]
"HasAccepted"=dword:00000001

[HKEY_CURRENT_USER\Software\Microsoft\Speech_OneCore\Settings\OnlineSpeechLogging]
"LoggingAllowed"=dword:00000001

3 Stop Contributing Voice Clips for Online Speech Recognition

This is the default setting.


A) Click/tap on the Download button below to download the file below, and go to step 4 below.​

Stop_contributing_my_voice_clips_for_online_speech_recognition.reg


(Contents of REG file for reference)
Code:
Windows Registry Editor Version 5.00

[HKEY_CURRENT_USER\Software\Microsoft\Speech_OneCore\Settings\OnlineSpeechLogging]
"LoggingAllowed"=dword:00000000

4 Save the REG file to your desktop.

5 Double click/tap on the downloaded REG file to merge it.

6 When prompted, click/tap on Run, Yes (UAC), Yes, and OK to approve the merge.

7 You can now delete the downloaded REG file if you like.




Option Three

Start or Stop Contributing Voice Clips for Voice Typing


This option has no effect on the setting in Option One and Option Two.


1 Start voice typing (Win+H).

2 Click/tap on the Settings (gear) button on the voice typing menu. (see screenshot below)

voice_clips_Voice_Typing-1.png

3 Click/tap on the Learn how to start contributing voice clips link under Help us improve voice typing. (see screenshot below)

voice_clips_Voice_Typing-2.png

4 Do step 5 (start) or step 6 (stop) below for what you want.

5 Start Contributing Voice Clips for Voice Typing

A) Click/tap on Yes, I'll contribute voice clips. (see screenshot below)​

If you click/tap on No, I don't want to contribute, it will take you back to the voice typing menu without making any changes.


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B) Click/tap on Start voice typing to go back to the voice typing menu. (see screenshot below)​

voice_clips_Voice_Typing-4.png

6 Stop Contributing Voice Clips for Voice Typing

This is the default setting.


A) Click/tap on Stop contributing voice clips. (see screenshot below)​

voice_clips_Voice_Typing-5.png


That's it,
Shawn Brink


 

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