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How to Enable Dictation for Voice Input on iPhone, Mac, Android, and Windows Devices

How to Enable Dictation for Voice Input

How to enable voice input on Windows

If you are using Windows 7, open Speech Recognition by clicking the Start button > All Programs > Accessories > Ease of Access > Windows Speech Recognition.

If you are using Windows 8, press the Win key (which looks like the Windows logo) + Q. In the search box, type in speech recognition, and then click on Windows Speech Recognition to get started.

And if you using Windows 10, go to the Control Panel > Ease of Access > Speech Recognition > Start speech recognition.

Then follow these steps:

  1. Say “start listening”, or click the Microphone button to start the listening mode.
  2. Open the program you want to use or select the text box you want to dictate text into.
  3. Say the text that you want dictate.

How to enable voice input on macOS

Follow the steps below –

  1. Go to the Apple Menu > System Preferences > Keyboard > Dictation
  2. Turn on Dictation by clicking on the button.
  3. Check Use Enhanced Dictation – this allows you to use dictation even while offline, which is a useful feature to have. It required a 433MB download to activate.
  4. You can also choose your shortcut key from the drop-down menu. We kept it at the default press Fn twice, but you can enter a custom binding as well.

How to enable voice input on Android

  1. Go to Settings > Languages and Input > Text to speech output
  2. In current keyboard, choose Gboard if it isn’t already selected.
  3. If Gboard isn’t available as an option, you can download it from Google Play.

How to enable voice input on iPhone, iPad, and iPod touch

If you’re using an iPhone or an iPad, voice typing is just as simple. Open the keyboard, tap the mic, and tap on Enable dictation if you haven’t already.

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