This article explains how to uninstall or remove a Voice access language in Windows 11.
Voice access is a new experience that enables anyone to control their PC and send text messages using their voice. With Voice access, users can navigate the Windows interface, open applications, and execute commands, all through spoken commands.
The first time you launch voice access, Windows checks if your display language is supported. If yes, you can continue with the setup experience.
You can use the settings option to add additional languages with Voice access. These languages are now supported by Voice access – English – US, English – UK, English – India, English – New Zealand, English – Canada, and English – Australia.
After installing a new language, you can switch to a different language anytime from Voice Access Settings > Languages.
If you no longer need a language pack for Voice access, you can uninstall it. The steps below show you how.
Install and remove language for Voice Access
As mentioned, users can install an additional language pack for Voice access in Windows. Once a language is installed, you can switch to a different language anytime from Voice Access Settings > Languages.
If you want to remove unused languages, you can also do that in Windows.
Here’s how to uninstall or remove a language installed for Voice access.
Use the Windows Settings app
To uninstall Voice access language using the Windows Settings app, click Start -> Settings -> Apps -> Installed apps.
On the Apps -> Installed apps settings pane, scroll down the list of installed apps and select a Speech Pack (e.g., English United Kingdom). Then right-click on the Settings option (three dots) and select Uninstall.
When prompted, click the Uninstall button to remove the language.
Use the Windows Terminal app
Another way to uninstall Voice access language is to use the Windows Terminal app. To do that, open the Terminal app.
Then run the command below to list installed languages for Voice access.
Get-AppxPackage *MicrosoftWindows.Speech* | Select Name, PackageFullName
That should output similar lines as below with Name and PackageFullName columns.
Name PackageFullName ---- --------------- MicrosoftWindows.Speech.en-US.1 MicrosoftWindows.Speech.en-US.1_184.108.40.206_x64__cw5n1h2txyewy MicrosoftWindows.Speech.en-IN.1 MicrosoftWindows.Speech.en-IN.1_220.127.116.11_x64__cw5n1h2txyewy MicrosoftWindows.Speech.en-GB.1 MicrosoftWindows.Speech.en-GB.1_18.104.22.168_x64__cw5n1h2txyewy
With the list handy, run the command below with the PackageFullName you want to uninstall.
Remove-AppxPackage -Package 'MicrosoftWindows.Speech.en-GB.1_22.214.171.124_x64__cw5n1h2txyewy'
When the command is completed, the package will be removed.
That should do it!
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