Dictation (multiple languages)

Discussion in 'Apple Watch' started by jmmo20, Apr 28, 2015.

  1. jmmo20 macrumors 65816

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    Hi,
    Unfortunately I don't have an apple watch yet. I was looking at a youtube video right now and a thought occurred to me. Can the Apple watch handle multiple dictation languages?

    In the iphone you can change the dictation language by simply swapping keyboard languages. System-wide Siri however is single language. (you have to set it up in Settings).

    But what about the messages app on the apple watch. Would I be able to reply in English, Spanish or German depending on the language of the incoming text?
     
  2. swordfish5736 macrumors 68000

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    the pre-canned responses and dictation languages are set based on the language of the keyboard selected for that conversation in the messages app on your phone.
     
  3. 3under2 macrumors regular

    3under2

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    This has not been my experience. Whatever language my messages keyboard happens to be on, is the dictation language that my watch pics up. I often text in one language and dictate in another so this is somewhat an issue for me. I try and remember to have my sms keyboard on English even though I am writing in Swedish (only 3 different letters), but sometimes I forget. I then go to dictate or respond to a sms in English and it get's all messed up ... Sheesh! FWP :).
     
  4. h9826790 macrumors 604

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    No, only one language. There may be some single terms available in English even though the dictation is on other language, but not the whole sentences.
     

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