How do I troubleshoot Dictate?

How do I figure out why Dictate isn't working on my own?


When Dictate isn't working, it's a good idea to check several things:

  • Is the microphone working? (If you have a separate microphone, make sure it is plugged in and turned on, etc.)
  • Are you in a quiet area? Sometimes Dictate can pick up too many different words if it is loud where you are.

Plus, check out the link below to the official Microsoft page on troubleshooting Dictate.


  • Last Updated Jul 12, 2021
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  • Answered By Mary Snyder (she/her)

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