Swiftkey and Siri dictation option

Discussion in 'iOS 8' started by kuruptmixer, Sep 21, 2014.

  1. kuruptmixer macrumors member

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    I'm looking to delete the default apple keyboard but when I do, I realize that Swiftkey doesn't have the Siri dictation option. I was wondering is it possible to use the dictation option without the Default apple keyboard? If so, how can I do this? It's pretty annoying to have to switch between 3 keyboards.

    Thanks!
     
  2. ideal.dreams macrumors 68020

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    Just came across the same realization while using the Swype keyboard. Hopefully this is something that can be addressed!
     
  3. adammusic macrumors 6502

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    Are there any 3rd party keyboards that have the dictation mic button on them? Until then im using the stock keyboard.
     
  4. Kubaton macrumors member

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    No. Apple doesn't allow developers access to the voice dictation API as of now.
     
  5. Baby Panda macrumors newbie

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    Well that's a bummer...
     
  6. RMSko macrumors 6502

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    They also don't allow access to any keyboard shortcuts you may have created.
     
  7. adammusic macrumors 6502

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  8. powerstrokin macrumors 6502a

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    Maybe it was so that people would simply use Apple's keyboard.

    That's the main reason I promptly uninstalled SwiftKey- no voice dictation.

    I think the stock keyboard is really great now especially with the predictive text added. Still needs some work, but nothing is perfect.
     
  9. kuruptmixer thread starter macrumors member

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