Talk to Text?

Discussion in 'iOS 5 and earlier' started by phowler13, Nov 6, 2011.

  1. phowler13 macrumors newbie

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    Just downloaded 5 on my 3gs. I saw that my buddy has a microphone on his texting screen, but I dont. Is there something in settings I am missing here or is this only available on the 4s??Thanks
     
  2. wingsabr macrumors 6502

    wingsabr

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    only on 4S
     
  3. davehutch macrumors 6502a

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    You can try Vlingo or Dragon Dictation though as a stop gap until you upgrade your phone (both free)
     
  4. gentlefury macrumors 68030

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    Unfortunately, because Siri and voice dictation is so new but still considered beta so Apple is doing limited testing by only using 4s users. That limited testing of course is about 7 million users. I didn't really think I would be using it very much but since I got my iPhone 4 as I've been using it nonstop. I've actually stopped using the keyboard and occasionally will use this to type posts like this one on the Internet instead of actually typing.

    I had a droid back when it first came out and it had voice dictation that was so horrible it was basically useless that's what I was afraid this would be. Fortunately that's not the case at all it works so well that I don't even see a need for a keyboard.

    Like in this post, I can type entire chunks of text and never have to type a single keystroke. It's great it's like being able just talk and have your free flow thoughts appear on the screen. I use it for text messaging all the time I use it in the car I use it at home it's actually one of the greatest features that possibly could've added. I really hope that the entire operating system gets less and less visual and more and more intuitive.

    I feel really sorry for the people that it's not working for. I really hope that they continue to get it better and better so it'll work for everybody.
     
  5. stisdal macrumors 6502

    stisdal

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    This...

    I also didn't think I would use Siri that much, but as stated above, I hardly ever use the keyboard anymore. It is truly that much easier.
     

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