Transcribed voicemails?

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  1. jwolf6589 macrumors 6502a

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    I thought IOS 10 would feature transcribed voicemails? What happened?
     
  2. Jim165 macrumors member

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    If you don't have a 6S or newer, it won't work, which is stupid. My wife is enjoying this feature while I cannot....
     
  3. jwolf6589 thread starter macrumors 6502a

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    How lame
     
  4. RansZ28 macrumors regular

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    For those who do have it its wonderful!
     
  5. Heavy Fluid macrumors 6502

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    It transcribes them, but half of them are wrong. I would like to disable it and just listen to the voicemail how it really is, not how they think that it is. I would hate to miss some important information due to a transcribing error.
     
  6. C DM macrumors Westmere

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    Can't you do both?
     
  7. Small White Car macrumors G4

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    Yep
     
  8. Heavy Fluid macrumors 6502

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    I would like to disable the transcription but have not found a way to do it yet.
     
  9. RansZ28 macrumors regular

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    The voice part of it is original. If you don't like the transcription just don't read it.
     
  10. engelke2010 macrumors 6502a

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    I was wondering when it started. It's nice, but there's a lot of work to go in it.
     
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    It does say Transcription Beta. Optimistically, some of the bugs should be ironed out with future updates. Still a great feature, even in the beta stage.

    You can even submit your incorrectly transcribed voicemails for improvement of the service if you want.
     
  12. BrianBaughn macrumors 603

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    For those who have used both: How does it compare to the transcription of Google Voice? For me, on GV it was a novelty and good for a few laughs on some transcriptions but it wasn't reliable or accurate. I turned it off.
     
  13. Suckfest 9001 macrumors 65816

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    Google is much better than Apple for voice transcription.
     
  14. BrianBaughn macrumors 603

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    Then I'm not missing anything!
     
  15. CopyChief macrumors regular

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    For me, it's on par with, or maybe a little ahead of, where Google transcription was three or four years ago when I first started using it. Google transcription has slowly improved, and I suspect Apple's will, too.
     
  16. Heavy Fluid macrumors 6502

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    So I am taking it that there is no way to actually turn this off?
     
  17. Suckfest 9001 macrumors 65816

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    No.
     
  18. jjk454ss macrumors 601

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    I like the voicemail transcription for when I'm somewhere that I can't listen to a voicemail. But it only gives me a general idea of who is calling and what they may need. The actual transcription is terrible, I have never had one even close to being a decent transcription of the actual voicemail.
     
  19. C DM macrumors Westmere

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    It can be useful for things like phone numbers and something similar provided the other person says those things clearly. Also automated calls (like reminders about something or announcements) are usually transcribed fairly well as they are generally well prepared and thus done with more clarity and at a more appropriate pace than just someone leaving a message quickly.
     
  20. jjk454ss macrumors 601

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    I agree with the phone number part. I hate when people call from one number and ask you to call them from a different one. Half the time I don't even bother calling back :). But now I can just use the number from the transcription to call them back.
     
  21. JoeyD74 macrumors 6502

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    For the most part it's very good. I hate listening to voice mails as most are long winded and end up with can you call me at what ever number anyways.
     
  22. Heavy Fluid macrumors 6502

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    The transcription absolutely murders voicemails from my Dad who has an accent. I wouldn't trust any part of the transcription so I listen to all voicemails just to ensure that I am not missing something.
     

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