Voice Recognition

Discussion in 'iPad' started by SunnyFL, Jul 12, 2010.

  1. macrumors regular

    Jul 12, 2010
    Is Voice Recognition built into the iPad or is it a seperate app? I saw something called Dragon Dictate on Youtube that seemed to work very well but the few short reviews on iTunes said it was uploading all your contact info to their server. I did not like the sounds of that. Does VoiceOver do the same thing?
  2. macrumors 6502


    Jan 4, 2009
    Mico, Texas
    Separate app. Dragon Dictation works great. Was unaware of contact grabing and don't think that is true. Don't see how it would be legal.
  3. macrumors 65816

    Jul 6, 2007
    Dragon Dictation sends your contact list to their server so they'll be ready to understand oddly pronounced names. I think they updated their app to give the option of not sending your contacts but that "feature" kept me from installing their app.
  4. macrumors 6502a

    Mar 20, 2010
    Dragon Dictation asks if you want to send your contact info. It is your choice to do it or not.
  5. macrumors 6502

    Nov 5, 2008
    yes, you seem to have the choice of uploading the info or not. you can also change your mind later.

    note also, it only uploads the contact names (for better recognition), but does not upload any other info like phone numbers, addresses, etc. To me, that shouldn't be as much a concern compared to uploading your whole address book

    check the privacy submenu on their support page:

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