Try Talking, Not Typing

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Are you tired of typing texts, website searches, or even emails?  Did you know you can use the microphone at the bottom of the iPhone or iPad and just speak your message?  It’s not 100% accurate all the time, but you can edit and make changes a lot faster than typing the entire note.

How To Use the Microphone

To use the microphone when searching the internet:

  • Tap on Safari to open a new web search
  • Tap on the microphone as pointed out with the red arrow
  • Next screen is what you’ll see once you tap on the microphone
  • The line will move as you speak and that’s normal
  • The tiny key board is where you’ll tap to return to typing

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To use the microphone when texting:

  • Open a current text message or create a new one
  • Tap on the microphone as pointed out with the red arrow
  • Next screen is what you’ll see once you tap on the microphone
  • The line will move as you speak and that’s normal
  • The tiny key board is where you’ll tap to return to typing

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Using the Microphone for Emails & Notes App

I dictated a message in an email and one in the Notes App.  Check them out and then all you have to do is play around with using the microphone and practice using this feature!

Email using Microphone

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Notes App Using Microphone

Imagine all the ways you could use this feature.  You could dictate your grocery list, To Do list, a quick note, or email to someone.

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What Do You Think?

Let me know if you have used the microphone for texting, or any of the suggestions above.  Please remember to share these tips on your social media and by email.

Thanks for stopping by today!

Debbie👩🏻‍💻

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