1. liin's Avatar
    Don't know where else to ask this.

    Is there anyway to turn speech command off that prevent it from activating all together? If not, is there a way to get rid of that pop up screen every time it activates by accident?
    10-05-2013 02:49 PM
  2. PB_H's Avatar
    SETTINGS
    system
    ease of access
    speech
    those are the two places where you'll find all the speech settings.
    10-06-2013 12:14 AM
  3. WanderingTraveler's Avatar
    Go to settings>speech if you're using WP8.

    There, you'll find some settings, but...

    No way to turn it off altogether.

    Yep, you heard that right.
    I checked, and I couldn't find anything.
    10-06-2013 12:28 AM
  4. ableable's Avatar
    As to my experience the setting to disable the speech doesnt occur before you have dowloaded a voice language file, no matter which language.
    10-06-2013 12:45 AM
  5. PB_H's Avatar
    Go to settings>speech if you're using WP8.

    There, you'll find some settings, but...

    No way to turn it off altogether.

    Yep, you heard that right.
    I checked, and I couldn't find anything.
    Look under ease of access that's where you can turn off some speech settings too,
    such as speed dial, call forwarding, and announcing call ID.

    I don't get any announcements unless I have those check ON and in Speech I have Use Speech,
    Play Audio Confirmations and Read aloud incoming text messages enabled
    I have an 810 and that's how I shut off all speech, maybe it's different with the 1020
    10-06-2013 01:35 AM
  6. tgr42's Avatar
    Guys, the question is obviously about the speech recognition that happens when you hold down the Windows button. He said "is there a way to get rid of that pop up screen every time it activates by accident". There's no other speech-related functionality that shows a pop up screen and activates by accident.

    The answer is no, there's no way to disable this in the speech or ease of access settings. It would be nice if there was. The closest you can do is to disable the setting "Use Speech when the phone is locked" in the speech settings.
    10-06-2013 11:37 AM
  7. PB_H's Avatar
    Guys, the question is obviously about the speech recognition that happens when you hold down the Windows button. He said "is there a way to get rid of that pop up screen every time it activates by accident". There's no other speech-related functionality that shows a pop up screen and activates by accident.

    The answer is no, there's no way to disable this in the speech or ease of access settings. It would be nice if there was. The closest you can do is to disable the setting "Use Speech when the phone is locked" in the speech settings.
    Right, I guess I should learn to read.
    But I've stopped accidently pressing on the Windows icon for 2 seconds,
    ... and that stopped this from happening.
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    10-06-2013 02:46 PM
  8. piotr0001's Avatar
    My issue is: I don't want to lock my screen because I don't find it convenient, but when I have my lumia 1020 in my pocket, the screen not being locked, from time to time my pants hit the Windows button and it launches voice recognition with the related small noise. So: how can I disactivate voice recognition even when screen is not locked?

    Thanks!
    03-06-2014 01:00 PM
  9. purple squirrel's Avatar
    SERIOUSLY WHY IS THIS SUCH A STUPID PHONE!!!! WHY CAN'T YOU TURN THIS OPTION OFF???? PLEASE MICROSOFT THIS IS ACTUALLY MAKING ME WANT TO SMASH MY PHONE EVERY TIME IT ACTIVATES :((((((
    06-09-2014 01:28 AM
  10. Parag Dutta's Avatar
    If you have CORTANA activated you can disable this voice sh** with ease! Open cortana and tap on the 'mic' icon once. After it get selected tap twice on the same logo. It will activate your cortana and then tell her "Open ease of access settings" After it get opened, tap once on "Narator quick launch once" and then tap twice again on the selected icon twice and walllla! You are alive again :D Thank me later!
    10-12-2014 10:18 AM
  11. Jim Halt's Avatar
    i need to turn off voice announcing my calls to the world
    04-12-2015 12:16 PM
  12. TomasDion's Avatar
    Its annoying isn't it? I'm having the same frustration and searching for answer to turn it off. The speech function is not even working well and you can't turn it off at will.
    04-16-2015 10:00 PM
  13. TomasDion's Avatar
    Oh mine... i though all these time I was the only one who has lot it over this annoying feature!
    04-16-2015 10:02 PM
  14. Mahmoud Mohammed3's Avatar
    I have been having same thing over time, now could you do me a favor by telling me how you got rid of it?
    06-23-2015 08:16 PM
  15. hossboss's Avatar
    When phone takes over and those damn yellow boxes appear, LE CORTANA FIX IT!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! When you here voice, tap once the eye glass symbol which is located lower right corner. Tap once, then tap twice. Ask cortana to open ease of access. Tap once and then twice to toggle switch off!
    wtf
    07-15-2016 08:31 AM
  16. jo anne marie boyland's Avatar
    OMG. who is going to mess with that tap one tap twice crap when you have already had it with this crap. Like I have all day to screw with a device was supposed to make life easier. NOT
    04-24-2017 09:47 PM
  17. jo anne marie boyland's Avatar
    No way tap this tap that. Huh? Can you write up a decision tree for that procedure?
    04-24-2017 10:14 PM

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