This tutorial will show you how to uninstall speech pack languages for Voice Access for your account in Windows 11.
Voice access is a new feature in Windows 11 that enables everyone, including people with mobility disabilities, to control their PC and author text using only their voice and without an internet connection. For example, you can open and switch between apps, browse the web, and read and author email using your voice.
When you turn on voice access for the first time, you are prompted to download voice access language files to be used by on-device speech recognition.
Voice access is currently available in English in the following dialects - English - US, English - UK, English - India, English - New Zealand, English - Canada, English - Australia, English - Ireland.
Once the language files have been downloaded, voice access works regardless of your internet connection status.
You can switch to a different language at any time from Voice Access Settings > Languages.
If you no longer need to use an installed language for Voice Access, you can uninstall it.
Open Settings (Win+I).
Click/tap on Apps on the left side, and click/tap on Installed apps on the right side. (see screenshot below)
Click/tap on the 3 dots button for the Speech Pack language (ex: "English (Australia)") you want to uninstall, and click/tap on Uninstall. (see screenshot below)
Click/tap on Uninstall to confirm. (see screenshot below)
When finished, you can close Settings if you like.
Open Windows Terminal, and select Windows PowerShell.
Copy and paste the command below into Windows Terminal, and press Enter to see a list of all installed speech pack languages. (see screenshot below step 3)
Get-AppxPackage *MicrosoftWindows.Speech* | Select Name, PackageFullName
Make note of the PackageFullName (ex: "MicrosoftWindows.Speech.en-AU.1_22.214.171.124_x64__cw5n1h2txyewy") of the speech pack language (ex: "en-AU") you want to uninstall. (see screenshot below)
Type the command below into Windows Terminal, and press Enter. (see screenshot below)
Remove-AppxPackage -Package 'PackageFullName'
Substitute PackageFullName in the command above with actual PackageFullName (ex: "MicrosoftWindows.Speech.en-AU.1_126.96.36.199_x64__cw5n1h2txyewy") from step 3.
Remove-AppxPackage -Package 'MicrosoftWindows.Speech.en-AU.1_188.8.131.52_x64__cw5n1h2txyewy'
When finished, you can close Windows Terminal if you like.