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truth1ness

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May 8, 2011
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Is there anyway to delete/go back a word when dictating on the iphone? In Dragon Dictation I used to be able to say "Scratch That" and it would delete the last thing I said. It seems like if you make a mistake with iphone dictation you need to exit out of dictation, edit, then restart it which is really annoying.
 

tmanto02

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Jun 5, 2011
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Is there anyway to delete/go back a word when dictating on the iphone? In Dragon Dictation I used to be able to say "Scratch That" and it would delete the last thing I said. It seems like if you make a mistake with iphone dictation you need to exit out of dictation, edit, then restart it which is really annoying.

I wiould also love the answer to this. You can even start new lines or paragraphs however I can't figure out how to delete!
 

BrettDS

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Nov 14, 2012
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I just spent a little time searching and it doesn't look like there is an option. Remember that when you dictated text in iOS 7 you couldn't see the test appear as you spoke. You said your whole sentence and waited to see what you got, so when dictation worked that way there was little need to go back and erase a word in the middle of a sentence. Now that you can see what you're dictating it makes much more sense, but I'm guessing no one at Apple thought to add it yet.
 

Oppressed

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Aug 15, 2010
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A simple toggle under Siri to enable text editing speech would solve this. Basically saying the words backspace, undo, and clear all would perform the action instead of writing it. If you wanted to type these words you would have to manually input them or toggle the setting off. Personally I never say these words in normal speech so it would only benefit me.
 
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