Voice recognition is turned on by default. Your Microsoft SwiftKey Keyboard utilizes Google Voice technology to power this feature.
To access Voice to Text (also known as Voice Recognition/Text to speech/Voice Input) please follow the steps below.
- Open the Microsoft SwiftKey Keyboard in your desired app
- Long press the comma/microphone button to the left of the spacebar and begin speaking
If you'd like to turn this off please follow the below steps.
- Open Microsoft SwiftKey
- Tap 'Rich input'
- Uncheck 'Voice typing'
My Voice to Text doesn't work!
Google has integrated its 'Google Voice' technology into the main 'Google' app.
If you find yourself unable to initialise voice dictation, please visit the Google Play Store and download (or update) the Google app.
Adjust your Google Voice settings
Within the Google app you'll discover numerous options that allow you to fine-tune your Google Voice experience.
- You can specify which languages you'd like to use with voice recognition.
- Voice recognition primarily requires an internet connection, but it's possible to download languages for offline recognition.
- Offensive words are blocked by default.
To access these settings:
- Open the Google app
- Tap the 'hamburger' menu (indicated by three lines)
- Tap 'Settings'
- Select 'Voice'
Note: Unfortunately the accuracy of the words generated when using voice to text is not controlled by Microsoft SwiftKey, and not based on our predictions.