Dictation doesn't work?

Discussion in 'iPhone' started by thomamon, Oct 14, 2011.

  1. thomamon macrumors 6502a

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    So I tried to test dictation with a text. I hit the microphone, said "this is a test" hit done... I saw blue dots moving, but never saw the text show up... I tried several times, saying different things but no luck.
     
  2. ToxicMan macrumors member

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    Yup. Same problem here. I think the apple servers are so overwhelmed they can't keep up. I noticed that when you try dictation, it jumps out to the network for processing.
     
  3. thomamon thread starter macrumors 6502a

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    So what do servers have to do with dictation? It's not hardware/software???
     
  4. HXGuy macrumors 68000

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  5. eclipxe macrumors regular

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    All voice input is handled on the server
     
  6. SmittS macrumors regular

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    Any update guys? I'm not having any luck either.
     
  7. serialtoon macrumors 6502a

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  8. zachimal macrumors member

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    It has worked before for me, quite well actually. However, it seems there are kinks in the server. Sometimes it will even stop listening a half a second after I press it, which seems to be perhaps a separate bug.

    We must be patient given the unprecedented nature of a launch such as the 4S (three carriers at once in the US where before it was only one!!).
     
  9. raremage macrumors 6502a

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    The dictation is basically an extension of the technology used for Siri. Your iPhone goes out to one or more Apple datacenters to handle all voice interactions.

    It seems the servers are getting hammered to me, and on a regular basis. Apple will surely recognize the overburdening of the servers and make an adjustment in time; they appear to have underestimated the impact of a million people trying to get funny answers to obnoxious questions out of Siri bogging things down.
     
  10. SmittS macrumors regular

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    Right after I posted this it start working for me.
     
  11. LindaYD macrumors newbie

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    Mac dictation works on one Mac, not the other one

    Dictation works fine on my Macbook Air, but not on my older Macbook. Both have Mountain Lion. The little mic seems to be taking the dictation, but nothing prints. Tried it in several different places, still nothing. The mic is on auto, fn key (twice), english. Any ideas?
     
  12. CanadianGeek macrumors member

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    This thread is from 2011.
     

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