1 - How do I use Voice Typing?
Your Microsoft SwiftKey Keyboard now offers Voice Typing (or voice dictation) - perfect for all those moments when you prefer to speak instead of type.
If you’ve selected English as your Microsoft SwiftKey language option you'll find Voice Typing is enabled by default.
Tap the microphone icon on your Microsoft SwiftKey Keyboard to get started.
Speak to begin dictation - the microphone will turn blue. To stop dictation - tap the microphone.
If you'd like to disable Voice Typing, or hide the icon from your Microsoft SwiftKey Keyboard:
1. Open your Microsoft SwiftKey app.
2. Tap 'Settings'.
3. Tap the 'Voice Typing' button to toggle off/on.
2 - Voice Typing & your data
Your data from Voice Typing will be sent to Microsoft’s speech services to turn your speech into text. If you agree to share your Voice and text data with Microsoft, it will help our speech-recognition services understand you better and make Voice Typing more accurate.
All of your voice and text samples that are shared with Microsoft are de-identified.
Due to this de-identification, if you sign into Microsoft SwiftKey using a Microsoft Account your speech input data will not be viewable in the Microsoft privacy dashboard.
How can I stop sharing my Voice data?
You can stop sharing this data at any time. To do this:
- Open your Microsoft SwiftKey app.
- Tap ‘Settings’.
- Tap ‘Help Voice Typing'
- Select 'Stop contributing'. By choosing this option you will still be able to use the Voice Typing feature, but your voice clips won't be shared.
If you wish to contribute voice clips again, choose the 'Yes, I'll contribute voice clips' option.
Note: If you turn ‘Voice Typing’ off altogether, the ‘Help Voice Typing’ button will be disabled.