Editing messages

Discussion in 'Apple Watch' started by treimche, May 21, 2015.

  1. treimche macrumors member

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    Since the watch/siri/iphone/whatever does not know every single word when using dictation, is there a way to edit or delete a single word? It's annoying having to cancel the message and start all over only to have it produce another wrong word. If this is not possible, hopefully it will be in a near future OS update.
     
  2. zmunkz macrumors 6502a

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    I haven't found a way to do this on the watch…
     
  3. bjdraw macrumors 6502a

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    I love the ability to send the audio version when the dictation isn't 100%. I haven't had a single complaint from a recipient so far. I hope they add the ability to send as audio after dictating to the iPhone too.
     
  4. Mac 128 macrumors 601

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    Most people are annoyed when I send an audio message -- both when I send it, and by the people who receive it. Most are not in a position to put the phone up to their ear or listen to it over a speaker when I send it. Most go u listened to. And the people around me when I'm speaking the message don't like it anymore than if I were carrying on a loud conversation on the phone, which is what it takes with Siri. Moreover, I have to speak one way, which is very unnatural to get Siri to accurately record my text. I would never want others to hear me talking that way, much less send it to the intended individual. So I would have to re-do the text if I were going to send it via voice anyway, so that it sounded like natural speech.

    As far as I'm concerned, and most of my friends, Apple jumped the gun taking Siri out of beta status and making it a primary feature of the Watch. At least for me and the people I know, Siri is not a practical solution to almost anything, and the alternative of sending sound clip is simply not an acceptable substitute for most situations where a text is being sent in the first place.
     
  5. pakyooh macrumors 6502

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    The only problem with sending audio instead of dictation is that you can't play audio on an Apple Watch.

     
  6. bjdraw macrumors 6502a

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    You can't? Works for me. I can listen to voice mails. too. [​IMG]

    And on the iPhone, you can raise to listen to voice messages, so it isn't a privacy issue.
     
  7. pakyooh, May 22, 2015
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    pakyooh macrumors 6502

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    Gotta check this out again then, last time i used it was before the update. The only option it was giving me was listening on the phone itself.

    ************EDIT***********

    IT WORKS! lol

     
  8. bjdraw macrumors 6502a

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    Nice. This reminded me of how cool the walkie-talkie feature that didn't make it to the final version would've been.
     
  9. zmunkz macrumors 6502a

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    Lol nokia for the win i guess
     
  10. pakyooh macrumors 6502

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    Lol not to digress but I really loved Nokia to the point where I paid full price for a handful of their phones because the carriers didn't carry their phones. I went to the events they held and I was an "ambassador". Don't really know what that means but all I know was I was getting free stuff. lol

     
  11. Knightcastle macrumors regular

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    Biggest annoyance for me with sending audio instead of text is that I punctuate as I dictate - meaning in audio messages I'm saying "comma" "full stop" etc

    You kind of have to decide before you dictate which you are sending
     
  12. pakyooh macrumors 6502

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    Lol Im gonna intentionally do that for audio messages from now on.

     
  13. zmunkz macrumors 6502a

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    lol yeah comma me too exclamation point
     
  14. viachicago22 macrumors 6502

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    Someone on another thread said that if Siri makes a mistake they will say "asterisk [word]" so they don't have to start over. Thought that was a good suggestion.
     

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