Voice Recognition Not Working

Discussion in 'iOS 5 and earlier' started by DPOIFVet, Dec 9, 2011.

  1. DPOIFVet macrumors newbie

    Oct 5, 2011
    Columbus, OH
    I am trying to use the Voice Recognition on my iPhone 4S for texting. After I speak, the 3 purple bubbles show up as if they're processing what I just said and then they go away and nothing is written in the text field.

    Siri still recognizes my voice just fine and I have already tried to update my iPhone, restart my iPhone, and restore my iPhone and nothing is working.

    I greatly appreciate any and all assistance in this matter.
  2. gentlefury macrumors 68030

    Jul 21, 2011
    Los Angeles, CA
    I have this happen a lot when I either have a weak signal, if apples servers are being crappy or if I am in an extremely loud environment (like walking along a busy road and an 18-wheeler just drove past as I was saying something).

    There has been entire days that it did that....so that was on apples side.
  3. dotme macrumors 6502a

    Oct 18, 2011
    You're not alone. That service died about 90 minutes ago for me, and a few others as well. There's a thread in the main iPhone forum about it. Siri works fine, dictation doesn't. The general consensus is that it's server-side, and the best thing to do for now is wait it out.

  4. drjosephs182 macrumors newbie

    Dec 9, 2011
    Me too

    Siri works fine, voice dictation using the microphone icon does not. (My 4s is on ATT).
  5. jjllmont macrumors newbie

    Dec 9, 2011
    voice recognition not working

    I am having the same problem-siri is fine-voice dictation gets the purple bubbles, then nothing-
  6. jdwrx01 macrumors newbie

    Dec 9, 2011
    In the same boat as you guys, voice texting not working, siri works but takes longer than normal, all started today, i have verizon, stupid purple bubbles....:mad:
  7. pdqgp macrumors 68020


    Mar 23, 2010
    Here too. Ironically we're both in Columbus, Ohio. Could be our area or a link to their servers?
  8. jjllmont macrumors newbie

    Dec 9, 2011
    voice recognition not working

    philadelphia here-
  9. DPOIFVet thread starter macrumors newbie

    Oct 5, 2011
    Columbus, OH
    Well as long as its server-side/connection issues, I don't mind as much anymore. I was just worried that it was my iPhone.
  10. smiffer55 macrumors newbie

    Jul 28, 2010
    While I'm not worried it is annoying. Mine seems to work only about 30% of the time the past two weeks.
  11. dhlizard macrumors G4


    Mar 16, 2009
    The Jailbreak Community

    Small world ;)
  12. cbrolaw macrumors newbie

    Dec 28, 2011
    Voice Recognition

    I tried turning Siri off then back on and the voice recognition started working again. Not sure if coincidence but worth a try.
  13. ryandavis11202 macrumors newbie

    Feb 12, 2012
    This worked for me too...

    I turned Siri off and then back on, and that fixed my speech to text problem. Thanks cbrolaw!:)
  14. Henri7 macrumors newbie

    Feb 25, 2012
    Here in UK, VR not working

    New phone, worked fine for a few days, now nothing. The symbols come up, and then it ‘thinks’ but then leaves a blank. Does this with texts, messages and tweets. Any ideas gratefully received
  15. 6' cindy macrumors newbie

    May 12, 2012
    here too

    I live in Rochester NY. Siri works, dictation doesn't

    PS Just read the posts above, disabled then re-enabled Suri. Voice-to-text working again.

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