How to Turn Off the Narrator on Xbox One

Ben Stegner 05-01-2018

Have the Narrator stuck on your Xbox One and can’t figure out how to turn it off? This accessibility feature is designed to help people with visual impairments A Brief Guide to Windows 10 Accessibility Tools Whether you struggle with poor vision or want to explore speech control, Windows 10 offers plenty of accessibility tools to help you out. We show you where to find and how to use them. Read More use the console, but if you accidentally turn it on and don’t need it, it can quickly get annoying.


How to Turn Off the Narrator on Xbox One

  1. Press and hold the Xbox button on your controller until it vibrates and you see power options.
  2. Press the Menu button (on the right side of your controller) to turn off the Narrator. This shortcut is likely how you mistakenly enabled the Narrator in the first place.

Alternatively, you can also disable the Narrator through system settings:

  1. Press the Xbox button to open the Guide and scroll over to the gear icon.
  2. Select Settings, then pick the Ease of Access category.
  3. Choose the Narrator panel, then toggle Narrator to off on the leftmost panel.

You can also turn off the Narrator using Kinect Microsoft Kills the Kinect for Xbox One Microsoft has stopped making the Kinect, the gaming accessory that looked, at one point, like it might represent the future of gaming. Because gamers have moved onto bigger and better things. Read More voice commands: “Hey Cortana, turn off Narrator” (or “Xbox, turn off Narrator” if you’ve disabled Cortana).

If you use a keyboard with your Xbox, you can press Windows key + Enter to toggle the Narrator.

This feature lets those with disabilities navigate around their Xbox consoles, but it can drive you crazy to hear every move you make around the menu announced loudly. If you ever toggle the Narrator again by mistake, it’s likely because of that quick shortcut. Remember that, as it’s the quickest way to disable the Narrator.

Check out some other useful Xbox tips 10 Useful Xbox One Settings You Should Know About Here are the most useful Xbox One settings you should know about to unlock new features and get more from your gaming console. Read More if you’d like to read more.


Have you ever accidentally enabled the Xbox One Narrator? Are you relived to know how to stop it? Share with us in the comments!

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  1. Amanda
    March 14, 2020 at 2:28 pm

    I figured this part out but everytime I turn it back on so does the narrator!!! My one year old turned it on, it's so annoying
    Please help

  2. William B
    June 28, 2019 at 2:02 am

    I can’t turn off the narrator at all. I can’t use ease of access and by pressing start after holding the Xbox button. What do I do?!