No voice recognition on iPhone 4?

Discussion in 'iOS 5 and earlier' started by Doc69, Oct 12, 2011.

  1. Doc69 macrumors 6502

    Dec 21, 2005
    I know that Siri is only available on the iPhone 4S, but I thought that regular voice recognition, in Messages and Mail for example, would be working on the iPhone 4 as well. What's the deal here? I can't find any new voice recognition functions in iOS 5 on the iPhone 4.
  2. yippy123 macrumors newbie

    Dec 23, 2008
    Yeah, I'm wondering that too. I don't have an iPhone 4, but I have a 3GS. I thought the dictation feature was a feature of iOS. I realize Siri is only for the 4S, but I was a bit disappointed when I did not see it.
  3. Doc69 thread starter macrumors 6502

    Dec 21, 2005
    Yes, the voice recognition feature of the Google and Dragon Dictation apps works great on pre-4S iPhones. So I see no reason why it wouldn't work in iOS 5 on the iPhone 4. I'm still keeping my fingers crossed that I have just missed a setting or something...
  4. moargolems macrumors regular

    Aug 21, 2011
    Siri is the new iPhone's "killer feature". This way they're trying to encourage iPhone 4 users to upgrade.
  5. Doc69 thread starter macrumors 6502

    Dec 21, 2005
    So can anyone confirm if the voice recognition features if iOS 5 for Mail and Messages, are supposed to work on an iPhone 4, or if they are for iPhone 4S only, just like Siri. I'm still hoping that I've missed a setting or something.
  6. mroniger macrumors newbie

    Jul 15, 2010
    no voice commands in sub 4s phones. at least not native

    Check out vlingo in the appstore - its a free app(was 9 bucks?) that does many siri like functions

    Its my workaround for now :)
  7. ericg301 macrumors 65816

    Jun 15, 2010
    Nope. It was never an IOS5 feature.

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