Using Voice to Text

How to Use Apple Dictation

If you like, you can dictate instead of typing. Make sure Enable Dictation is turned on (in Settings > General > Keyboard) and iPad is connected to the Internet

Dictate text. Tap on the iPad keyboard, then speak. When you finish, tap Done.

Add text. Tap again and continue dictating. To insert text, tap to place the insertion point first. You can also replace selected text by dictating.

Add punctuation or format text. Say the punctuation or format. For example, “Dear Mary comma the check is in the mail exclamation mark” becomes “Dear Mary, the check is in the mail!” Punctuation and formatting commands include:

quote … end quote

new paragraph

new line

cap—to capitalize the next word

caps on … caps off—to capitalize the first character of each word

all caps—to make the next word all uppercase

all caps on … all caps off—to make the enclosed words all uppercase

no caps on … no caps off—to make the enclosed words all lowercase

no space on … no space off—to run a series of words together

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