Microphone Icon Dissapeared on My 4S?

Discussion in 'iPhone Tips, Help and Troubleshooting' started by Eager Beaver, Nov 20, 2011.

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    Eager Beaver

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    When I send messages to people nowadays, I click the mic icon next to the space bar and dictate my messages. So yesterday I discovered that it had dissapeared, and I cannot figure out how to get it back.
    Anyone know what happened, or how to recover it?
     
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    verwon

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    Did you turn off Siri?
     
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    Eager Beaver

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    Nope, Siri works fine -
     
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    Eager Beaver

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    anyone know this 4s, and how to fix this?
     
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    Check keyboard under Settings. Make sure you're running the right one.

    Mine, for example, is English Qwerty US
     
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    Eager Beaver

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    I've done that, set the same as your's -

    Some of these guys on this site are iphone Einstiens, I hope one of them reads this post and figures this out -
     
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    Eager Beaver

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    Bump - please help
     
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    Kyotoma

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    Have you tried a soft reset?
     
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    Eager Beaver

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    what is a soft reset?



    EDIT: I Googled "soft reset", performed it, and my mic icon is back.
    Thanks my friend, (and thanks to the others guys who replied), you guys rock !!!
     
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    Kyotoma

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    No problem. For the record:

    Soft Reset:

    Hold the Lock button and the Home button at the same time. You'll see the "Slide to Power Off" Screen, followed by the screen turning off. Keep holding the Lock button and Home button until you see the Apple Logo. Wait a minute, and you should see your lock screen on display again.
     
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    What else can I do if it doesn't work? As mine is still gone and soft reset didn't work
     
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    dictoresno

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    just like in the blackberry world, when in doubt.....reboot. fixes 99% of common issues on all platforms.
     
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    icon for iphone 4s

    all I did was go to settings
    keyboard, qertez highlight English
    go back to main screen
    hold down the power button on top of the phone
    then just turn phone back on then go to your txt page with keyboard and your mic icon should be there
     
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    Restart works, but.....

    Hi there!

    Same problem here with my 4S. It only happens with WhatsApp, though, maybe because I don't use the mic so much in other apps. I discovered the reboot/reset/restart 'solution' before coming here and it works, but... is an iPhone supposed to need to be frequently restarted? Don't think so! Should I take him to the doctor?


    On the other hand, the 'soft reset' recipe above didn't work.... maybe because a different OS.

    Any bright idea? Thanks a lot in advance!
     

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