Change Voice Control settings for accessibility on Mac
On your Mac, use Voice Control settings to turn Voice Control on, customize Voice Control settings and commands, and create a vocabulary of custom words and phrases. Learn how to use Voice Control.
To change these settings, choose Apple menu > System Settings, click Accessibility in the sidebar, then click Voice Control on the right. (You may need to scroll down.)
Turn Voice Control on or off. See Turn Voice Control on or off.
Choose the language to use when you speak commands to your Mac. See Customize Voice Control.
Choose the microphone to use to speak commands to your Mac.
If you choose Automatic from the pop-up menu, your Mac listens to the device you’re most likely to use for speaking commands.
Display suggested commands and hints on the screen.
Play sound when command is recognized
Have your Mac play a sound to indicate that it recognized the command you spoke.
Continuously show item names, numbers, or a numbered grid on the screen. See Label onscreen items.
Fade overlay after inactivity
When item names, numbers, or a numbered grid are shown, dim the overlay after the specified period of inactivity by the specified amount.
Voice Control Guide
Use the interactive Voice Control Guide to learn and practice essential Voice Control commands.
Show the list of commands you can use to control your Mac and use apps.
Specify custom words or phrases to use when you speak to your Mac. See Use a custom vocabulary with Voice Control.
This option is not available for all Voice Control languages.
Advanced Actions menu
Show the menu you can use to import, export, or delete custom commands and vocabulary. See Import custom commands.
Standard commands and commands you created are shown. Use the search field to find a command, or scroll through the categories of standard commands, such as Basic Navigation and Text Editing. See Turn standard commands on or off.
Click a command in the list to show information about how to use it.
Add , Remove
Create your own commands, or delete commands you created. See Create your own commands.
Words or phrases that you added.
Add , Remove
Add words or phrases to your custom vocabulary, or remove them.