Nokia Lumia 521 - How do I set up voice commands on my Lumia phone?

Install the speech support, if available for your language:

  1. Make sure that you have date+time set correctly in your phone settings to complete next steps.
  2. Select Settings > speech > Speech language.
  3. Select and download the desired speech language. Check the progress in Settings > phone update.
  4. When the download is over, you are notified that Your update is ready to be installed.
  5. Two options appear: you can either postpone this installation or choose to install the new language immediately. If you choose to install right away, the phone will automatically restart.
  6. After the restart, the phone starts updating itself. During this there will be gears rotating on the screen for up to 5 minutes.
  7. Once ready, you will see a new screen stating that the update is completed. Tap done and the start screen are shown.
  8. Press and hold the Start key to use speech features on your phone.