1. denjr10's Avatar
    After an update last week, the "microphone icon" for voice to text in text messaging disappeared. I use the native text messaging software and keyboard provided with the HTC Evo 4g LTE with Sprint as my carrier. I have had this function since I purchased my phone about 6 months ago and it did work very well for me.

    I'm sure that there is a way to alter settings to re-apply the voice to text feature but haven't been able to figure it out.

    I made a few searches on the forum and haven't seen this question asked yet. If this has already been discussed and I missed it, a link would be greatly appreciated.

    Thank you so much for trying to help!
    02-16-2013 11:50 AM
  2. Cyrene's Avatar
    Maybe you need a reboot or a factory reset. Mine works perfectly.

    Sent from my EVO LTE using Tapatalk 2
    02-16-2013 03:11 PM
  3. denjr10's Avatar
    Thank you for the reply!
    No change with reboot.
    I'd rather not factory reset, but I would if it came down to that.

    After further button pressing and investigation today, I've discovered that the issue is only with the Swype Keyboard.

    So, to be even more specific:
    -I do have the voice to text icon on the HTC Sense keyboard option.
    -I DO NOT have the voice to text icon on the Swype keyboard.
    Suggestions on how to re-apply the voice to text option on the Swype keyboard are what I'm looking for
    02-16-2013 04:06 PM
  4. Hammer9274's Avatar
    Thank you for the reply!
    No change with reboot.
    I'd rather not factory reset, but I would if it came down to that.

    After further button pressing and investigation today, I've discovered that the issue is only with the Swype Keyboard.

    So, to be even more specific:
    -I do have the voice to text icon on the HTC Sense keyboard option.
    -I DO NOT have the voice to text icon on the Swype keyboard.
    Suggestions on how to re-apply the voice to text option on the Swype keyboard are what I'm looking for
    I would go download the swype beta, it's much better than the pre-installed one, imo. It has the voice to text button, and it uses Dragon dictation as the software. www.Swype.com
    02-16-2013 04:56 PM
  5. Cyrene's Avatar
    Another option would be to download Kii Keyboard. It has swype as well.

    Sent from my EVO LTE using Tapatalk 2
    02-16-2013 08:38 PM
  6. denjr10's Avatar
    Thank you all for your time and replies!

    Problem solved!
    02-17-2013 01:53 PM
  7. Hammer9274's Avatar
    Your welcome, but don't keep us in the dark, tell us what you tried, what you thought of it, how it worked etc.
    02-17-2013 11:51 PM
  8. denjr10's Avatar
    oops, I guess I never explained what worked LOL

    I had intended to try both the Swype beta and the Kii. However, I tried Kii first. It worked, so I just stuck with that.

    The only minor issue with Kii that will require a bit of getting used to is that some of the long press punctuation is in a slightly different place than I am used. I don't see that as a big problem and I'm already getting used to it.

    A positive change that I attribute to Kii is that I'm making LESS mistakes than I had been on Swype, even after using Swype for a few years. When I do make an error, I also feel that the Kii suggestions tend to be more accurate than I was used to with Swype. Keep in mind that I'm comparing to the stock Swype, not the beta version that was suggested above.

    I'm sure these are all just personal preference and there's probably a hundred keyboards out there that would do the job. Kii was the first one I downloaded and it worked. So I just rolled with that.
    02-19-2013 10:39 PM
  9. Dominique Hall's Avatar
    Thank you for the post as i was having the same issues with my galaxy note and i installed the kii keyboard and got my voice text back.
    05-15-2013 09:09 AM
  10. Mario DCruz's Avatar
    my voice to text icon on the swype keyboard also disappeared with the update, but resetting the "Default keyboard "to "swype "from the "Google keyboard" ( under "Language and Input" "fixed that problem smartly-presumably everybody else has tried this, but I'm not sure why it hasn't worked for them.
    Mario
    06-06-2013 03:06 AM
  11. Diane Kimberlin's Avatar
    I took the battery out of my phone and now my speaker icon is back on my keyboard.
    Kev MacD likes this.
    11-27-2013 04:11 PM
  12. KavonK's Avatar
    I have an S7.

    Hi, I recently had the same issue and went bananas, as I use the talk to text button ALL the time. Took a while on the phone, but got a very good US rep from Samsung that got me the answer. It is still here, just hidden. Trust me. IT IS STILL THERE> They will spend hours on the phone with you to figure out your issue and they are open 24/7. 1.800.726.7864

    1) Go to your text message
    2) Locate the button ( gear ) right of the Sym, on your keyboard.
    3) Hold it down for 1 second of two, not just click it.....
    4) Three icons will show up,
    5) Choose the speaker. It will stay there.

    You now have your speaker button back. Yay Samsung rep, for letting me know.

    also check promotions.samsung.com to see if you missed anything when you purchased your S7.

    Have a good day!
    03-17-2016 06:43 AM
  13. Chris Rose2's Avatar
    To add to that. if the Gear Button is not visible (Sym, Doc, Gear, or Mic) holding down either of this will bring up the little window to choose between the 4 icons. Only1 of the 4 will be visible on the keyboard.
    03-21-2016 02:05 PM
  14. peorgy's Avatar
    Thank you soon much for your post. You saved me the hours you spent with Samsung Techs. Respect.
    Peorgy
    04-08-2016 10:07 AM
  15. mgotravel1's Avatar
    Thank you. I am so grateful for the easy fix. I couldn't believe they had gotten rid of that function and now I have it back. Much obliged.
    04-09-2016 08:53 AM
  16. Robelnabawy's Avatar
    I figured it out! Thank you!
    04-15-2016 10:47 AM
  17. Trucollector's Avatar
    I have an S7.

    Hi, I recently had the same issue and went bananas, as I use the talk to text button ALL the time. Took a while on the phone, but got a very good US rep from Samsung that got me the answer. It is still here, just hidden. Trust me. IT IS STILL THERE> They will spend hours on the phone with you to figure out your issue and they are open 24/7. 1.800.726.7864

    1) Go to your text message
    2) Locate the button ( gear ) right of the Sym, on your keyboard.
    3) Hold it down for 1 second of two, not just click it.....
    4) Three icons will show up,
    5) Choose the speaker. It will stay there.

    You now have your speaker button back. Yay Samsung rep, for letting me know.

    also check promotions.samsung.com to see if you missed anything when you purchased your S7.

    Have a good day!
    -----------------------
    Thanks! Holding down the button where the microphone used to be worked on the NOTE 5 as well! You saved me a lot of trouble.
    05-10-2016 11:53 AM

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