Speech to Text on IOS 5 not available?

Discussion in 'iOS 5 and earlier' started by sazzybmac, Oct 13, 2011.

  1. sazzybmac macrumors newbie

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    Hi! I thought the IOS 5 was supposed to include speech to text for text messages, etc. But after downloading IOS 5, it looks like it is not available after all. Am I missing something? Do I need to turn it on somewhere in IOS 5? PLEASE say it's a new feature!
     
  2. jwingfie macrumors 6502a

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    iPhone 4S only feature.
     
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  4. sazzybmac thread starter macrumors newbie

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    Aw. I sad!!! Dragon Dictation seems like a hassle, opening the app, speaking, selecting what to do with it, etc, but it'll do!
     
  5. jwingfie macrumors 6502a

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    It can be a hassle, but it's much better than nothing I have found.
     
  6. AlphaVictor87 macrumors 6502a

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    Use vlingo, its much closer to siri being able to say "text [persons name] blah blah blah" and it'll send it instead of having to pick what you want to do with something after you dictate it
     
  7. jwingfie macrumors 6502a

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    Nice! I've never heard of this one. Downloading now :cool:
     
  8. sazzybmac thread starter macrumors newbie

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    yeah vlingo, you can say "text Bob HI how are you!" And it'll take you to the SMS right away, BUT BUT BUT it costs 6.99 for that specific feature. 6.99 vs 199 for a new 4S haha!
     
  9. jwingfie macrumors 6502a

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    It was free for me? I've used it a few times already
     
  10. F123D macrumors 68040

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    Vlingo is completely FREE now in version 2.1.0. I've tested it out sending texts and emails by speaking only and it works pretty well. I don't plan on using it really but its an alternative for non iPhone 4S users.

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    Yeah, vlingo updated their app on Oct 4 to make it completely free. :)
     
  11. Votekinky06 macrumors 6502

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    I just downloaded vlingo, it had all of the features mentioned above and it was free, not 6.99. Pretty cool alternative, will definitely hold me over till I can/will upgrade.
     

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