How To Disable Live Caption Windows 11

Microsoft’s Windows 11 introduces a new feature called Live Caption, which transcribes audio from videos, meetings, and other multimedia content in real-time. This can be a helpful accessibility feature for people who are deaf or hard-of-hearing, but if you don’t need it, you might want to disable it to reduce distractions or save system resources. In this blog post, we’ll guide you through the process of disabling Live Caption in Windows 11.

Step-by-step guide to disable Live Caption in Windows 11

Follow these steps to disable Live Caption on your Windows 11 system:

  1. Right-click on the Volume icon in the taskbar (located at the bottom-right corner of your screen).
  2. From the context menu, click Open Volume mixer.
  3. In the Volume mixer, click on the ellipsis (three-dot) icon in the top-right corner to open the advanced settings.
  4. Select Live Caption settings from the drop-down menu. This will open the Live Caption settings page in the Windows 11 Settings app.
  5. Under the “Live Caption” section, toggle off the Turn on live captions switch.

That’s it! Live Caption should now be disabled on your Windows 11 system. If you ever need to re-enable it, simply follow the steps above, but toggle the switch back on in step 5.


If you want to customize the appearance of Live Captions, such as changing the font size or background opacity, you can do so from the same Live Caption settings page. Scroll down to the “Caption appearance” section to customize these options.


Windows 11’s Live Caption feature can be a great tool for accessibility purposes, but it may not be useful for everyone. By following the steps above, you can easily disable Live Caption on your system. Remember, you can always enable it again if you need it in the future.