How To Turn Off Live Caption Windows 11

Live Caption is a handy accessibility feature introduced in Windows 11 that automatically generates real-time captions for any audio or video content playing on your device. This can be useful for people with hearing disabilities or those who prefer visual feedback over audio. However, if you no longer want to use this feature or find it distracting, you can easily turn it off. In this blog post, we will walk you through the steps to disable Live Caption in Windows 11.

Turning Off Live Caption in Windows 11

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

  1. Right-click on the speaker icon located in the system tray at the bottom-right corner of your screen.
  2. In the pop-up menu that appears, click on Open Volume mixer.
  3. The Volume Mixer window will open. Here, you will find the Live Caption toggle switch at the bottom of the window.
  4. Click on the Live Caption toggle switch to turn it off. The switch will turn gray, indicating that Live Caption is now disabled.

Your Windows 11 device will no longer generate live captions for audio and video content.

Alternative Method: Using Windows Settings

If you prefer using the Windows Settings app, follow these steps to disable Live Caption:

  1. Press Win + I on your keyboard to open the Settings app.
  2. Click on Accessibility in the left-hand menu.
  3. Scroll down to find the Hearing section, and click on Captions.
  4. In the Captions settings, toggle off the switch next to Enable live captions.

Live Caption will now be disabled on your Windows 11 device.


Windows 11’s Live Caption feature can be a valuable tool for accessibility and convenience. However, it is not necessary for everyone, and some users may find it distracting. With the steps outlined above, you can easily disable Live Caption and customize your Windows 11 experience according to your preferences. If you ever want to enable Live Caption again, simply follow the same steps and toggle the switch back on.