If you see Speech to Text Error 0x80049dd3 while using the Voice Typing tool on your Windows 11/ 10 PC, then these troubleshooting tips will help you fix the issue. Voice Typing is a built-in feature of the Windows 11/ 10 OS that translates Voice into Text. In other words, it uses your system’s microphone to receive your voice input, convert it into text, and type it for you in any program on your PC. This comes in handy when you are not using your keyboard for typing.
Many users have been receiving the Speech to Text Error 0x80049dd3 while using the Voice Typing feature in Windows 11. The error says:
Something went wrong. Please try again later. 0x80049dd3
While Microsoft has yet not released any patch to resolve this error, there are some fixes using which you will be able to use the voice typing feature without the 0x80049dd3 error.
Fix Speech to Text Error 0x80049dd3
Follow these troubleshooting tips to fix the Speech to Text Error 0x80049dd3 on your Windows 11/10 computer:
- Re-enable Speech Recognition.
- Check microphone settings.
- Create a new user account.
- Reinstall your audio drivers.
- Set up microphone for speech recognition.
- Use Network Reset option.
Let us see these in detail.
1] Re-enable Speech Recognition
Start by checking if Speech Recognition is disabled on your PC. Windows Speech Recognition is a technology that gives you the ability to control your keyboard or mouse actions through voice commands. Sometimes, a glitch in the Windows OS automatically disables Speech Recognition that further creates issues with Voice Typing. Here’s how to re-enable Windows Speech Recognition:
- Click on the Start button in your Windows taskbar and select Settings.
- Click on Accessibility on the left.
- Navigate to Speech under Interaction.
- Toggle the button next to Windows Speech Recognition if it is set to Off.
2] Check microphone settings
Next check the microphone settings. To use the Voice Typing feature, you must have a working microphone connected to your PC.
- Press Win + I to open the Settings window.
- Select System on the left, and then Sound on the right.
- Navigate to Volume under Input.
- Speak into your microphone for a few seconds and look at the volume bar. If it moves while you speak, your microphone is On and working properly.
If you have more than one microphone connected, make sure to select the correct microphone in Choose a device for speaking and recording under Input.
3] Create a new user account
Next, create a new user account with admin rights and switch to that account to get the issue fixed.
- Right-click on the Start menu button and select System.
- Click on Accounts on the left.
- Click on Family & other users on the right.
- Click on the Add account button next to Add other user.
- Create a new user account with or without Microsoft sign-in details.
- Change Account Type to Administrator.
- Click on the Start menu icon.
- Click on the username option.
- Select the new user account.
Once you’ve logged in as this user, you will be able to use Voice Typing without the Speech to Text Error 0x80049dd3.
Also Read: How to install Windows 11 Home without Microsoft Account.
4] Reinstall your audio drivers
Voice input errors may occur due to corrupt audio drivers. Reinstall your audio drivers if the issue persists.
- Right-click on the Start menu icon and select Device Manager.
- In the Device Manager window, click on the View menu and select show hidden devices.
- Now expand the Sound, video, and game controllers section.
- Look for audio drivers (Realtek, Nvidia, etc.).
- Right-click on driver and select Uninstall device.
- In the Uninstall device window, select Delete the driver software for this device and then click on the Uninstall button.
- Reboot your PC.
- Use the Windows Update feature to install the latest drivers.
5] Set up microphone for Speech Recognition
Make sure you’ve set up your microphone for Speech Recognition.
- Click on the Start menu icon in your taskbar area.
- Select Settings.
- Click on Time & language on the left.
- Select Speech on the right.
- Click on the Get Started button under Microphone.
- Follow the screen instructions to set up microphone for speech recognition.
Also Read: How to Boost or Increase Microphone Volume in Windows.
6] Use Network Reset option
If nothing works, use the Network Reset option. Network Reset is a Windows feature that allows troubleshooting Network-related issues with a click of a button. This feature resets all network adaptors to their factory settings in Windows.
- Go to the Settings window.
- Click on Network and internet on the left.
- Scroll down to Advanced network settings on the right.
- Navigate to the More settings section and click on Network reset option.
- Click on the Reset now button.
- Wait for the process to finish.
- Reboot your PC.
That’s all! The above solutions will hopefully fix Speech to Text Error 0x80049dd3 on your Windows PC. Do let us know in the comments if you find this post helpful.
Why is my voice typing not working?
Is speech-to-text accurate?
The accuracy of a speech-to-text tool depends upon how much it is trained. According to Microsoft, a properly-trained Windows Speech Recognition can be 99% accurate, with an error rate as low as 5.1. The tool creates a voice profile (based on the AI model) to recognize your voice commands. The more you use Speech Recognition, the more detailed your voice profile becomes, giving better results with time. Other similar speech recognition software also provide fairly accurate results while converting speech to text on Windows PC.
How can I convert Speech to Text?
To convert Speech to Text in Windows 11/ 10, you may use Window’s built-in Voice Typing feature. This feature allows you to type using your voice. In other words, you may use your voice to tell the system what to type in MS Word, Notepad, Google Chrome, or any other app or program in Windows. Other third-party tools are also available to convert speech to text in Windows.
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