Voice Mail Transcription is Awesome

Discussion in 'iOS 10' started by ericgtr12, Sep 17, 2016.

  1. ericgtr12 macrumors 6502a

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    I just experienced this for the first time and was pleasantly surprised at how well it worked, it didn't seem to take any longer than normal either, the VM was left and tranascribed within a few seconds of the call. One of the cooler features I've seen yet.
     
  2. Ntombi macrumors 68040

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    Mine either isn't working, or I haven't found it. Do I have to turn it on?
     
  3. ericgtr12 thread starter macrumors 6502a

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  4. Ntombi macrumors 68040

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    Okay, then mine isn't working. Shoot, I was really looking forward to it. As buggy as it is, it's one of my favorite features of Google Voice.

    Thanks.
     
  5. Pravda macrumors 6502a

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    Anyone on AT&T provider has transcription working?
     
  6. ericgtr12 thread starter macrumors 6502a

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    Yes, I'm on AT&T.
     
  7. Pravda macrumors 6502a

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    Thank you for your quick reply.

    Just called AT&T, still in beta according to the rep and my iPhone 6+ is not supported. All good.
     
  8. ericgtr12 thread starter macrumors 6502a

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    Interesting, mine is the 6S Plus for reference.
     
  9. CaptMarvel macrumors 65816

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    Still not functional on my iPhone 7 Plus and I'm on AT&T as well. Maybe it's because of the beta.

    Does it do previous emails, or only new ones?
     
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    I have an iPhone 6s and it is working as well. I am on Verizon, and my wife is on AT&T and hers is working as well. My understanding is that you must be subscribed to a visual voicemail service through your carrier (not Apple). This allows for translation of the voicemail message, although I have seen some reports that it is done locally via Siri.

    For the record, I had several voicemails in my queue prior to iOS 10, and after installing iOS 10, I was able to tap on them and see the transcribed text.
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    You should not have to turn anything on other than subscribing to a visual voicemail service through your carrier. To see if it is working for you, go into your voicemail messages and tap on a message. If it is activated, the message will expand and present the transcribed text of the voicemail message
     
  11. Ntombi macrumors 68040

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    Ah, I'm still waiting for my 7, so this is the 6. Mystery solved!
     
  12. PieTunes macrumors 6502

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    I have a 7 Plus and am on AT&T, I wasn't aware of this transcription feature until I restored my phone and was poking around in my call logs. Looked in the voicemail tab and saw they were all transcribed, sorta freaked me out a little. The transcriptions aren't perfect but it's a great way to quickly glance and see if listening to the whole message would be worth your time.
     
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    Odd enough, now mine is working! I guess all it took was posting to this thread :eek:
     
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    FYI. Verizon 6s Plus here and all of a sudden (24 hours after loading 10.0.1), all my voicemails are transcribed. I thought it was for only new ones going forward but the processor (whatever it is) did all of them. Excellent. Much better than having to replay several times to get numbers that are hard to hear and to see if you even care about playing a message.
     
  15. ^^BIGMac macrumors 6502a

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    AT&T here.

    Anyway to turn off the transcription feature?

    I get a lot of this kinda of thing: Hi this is ____. When are you ____ tonight? WTH?
     
  16. Pravda macrumors 6502a

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    I get the same issue especially when the subject is giving a time, phone number or name.
     
  17. Volusia macrumors regular

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    Mine is working on an 8+, occasionally. Doesn't always work...
     
  18. Ntombi macrumors 68040

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    Why bother turning it off? Just listen if it’s weird (mine is sometimes too, as I have an unusual name, and the transcription can’t handle it like Siri.
     
  19. ^^BIGMac macrumors 6502a

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    But the question is, "can you turn it off"? I don't think so. Correct me if I'm wrong.
     
  20. Ntombi macrumors 68040

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    Yeah, I understood the question. I was posing a different one.
     

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