General Can I turn off transcribed messages on my iPhone...

StarShot

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I just want to be able to hear any messages left on my phone. Instead, intermittently I get a transcribed message that arrives late. And mostly, they don't load and I'm not give a chance to hear them aurally.

Whatever happened to simply being able to listen to messages. I've read that the transcription of messages is a beta program THAT I never downloaded. I've noticed this problem on the X and now on my 6S I'm using. PITA

HOPING iOS 12 either fixes this problem or does away with transcriped messages
 
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ApfelKuchen

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I don't know about your version of iOS 11, but on mine I most definitely can listen to voicemail that shows transcriptions (Transcription Beta). The same triangular Play button is there as always existed, along with the speaker/receiver option.

I find the transcriptions to be very useful. Though there are occasional gaps (indicated by _____ ), the accuracy of what is present is excellent, and I rarely need to listen in order to fill the gaps.

By the way, that should be "aurally," not "orally." Were you dictating the text by some chance?
 

StarShot

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Mar 31, 2014
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I don't know about your version of iOS 11, but on mine I most definitely can listen to voicemail that shows transcriptions (Transcription Beta). The same triangular Play button is there as always existed, along with the speaker/receiver option.

I find the transcriptions to be very useful. Though there are occasional gaps (indicated by _____ ), the accuracy of what is present is excellent, and I rarely need to listen in order to fill the gaps.
Well, mostly there is no option to listen. I agree that IF the transcriptions do come up, I can figure them out. However, one look and they're GONE.
 
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