Dictation not available?

CNeufeld

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Nov 25, 2009
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Thought it should just be there automagically, but nope. Not in messages, not in a text field like I'm typing in now... Someone in an apple forum mentioned they had to enable their 3G connection on their iPhone, but my SIM is in transit.

Anyone else having similar issues?

C
 

xak

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Mar 13, 2012
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I'm assuming you're connected to the internet, because I'm certain it is required just like it is for Siri...
 

SandboxGeneral

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Sep 8, 2010
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Thought it should just be there automagically, but nope. Not in messages, not in a text field like I'm typing in now... Someone in an apple forum mentioned they had to enable their 3G connection on their iPhone, but my SIM is in transit.

Anyone else having similar issues?

C
I'm dictating this from my new iPad right now. When I first turned it on it asked me if I wanted to enable dictation and I said yes. I also enabled my Wi-Fi so I can obviously get on Internet. Did you enable dictation on yours?
 

gforce216

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Jun 17, 2009
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Did you turn it on in Settings-General-Keyboard? It isn't on by default if you're restoring from an old iPad like Siri was with the 4S.
 

Lumpy05

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Mar 16, 2010
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Bloomington, IN
No, its working great. Did it ask you if you wanted to use voice dictation during the setup? It did for me. I am using it over wifi and 3G with no issues, it works well.
 

CNeufeld

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Nov 25, 2009
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Edmonton, AB
Did you turn it on in Settings-General-Keyboard? It isn't on by default if you're restoring from an old iPad like Siri was with the 4S.
Thanks for that. Apparently I haven't enabled the dictation when I setup my iPad, or it got reverted when I restored my old iPad's backup. I had gone through the settings but hadn't seen that one in particular. It's working fine now!

C
 

LeahM

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Mar 18, 2008
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I must mumble a lot because it doesn't dictate my words properly.


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