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    I am wasting my life on a horrible customer service call at this minute. I had a voice to text icon on my keyboard and it disappeared the other day, it turned into a pencil so you can write. The rep can't even tell me if that is a free trial that expired; I'd pay for it! She had me download a useless app. Anyone know?
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    Quote Originally Posted by mellydance View Post
    I am wasting my life on a horrible customer service call at this minute. I had a voice to text icon on my keyboard and it disappeared the other day, it turned into a pencil so you can write. The rep can't even tell me if that is a free trial that expired; I'd pay for it! She had me download a useless app. Anyone know?
    Haha, the key turns into whatever you select. To get it back to microphone hold it down, 4 options should come up, handwriting (which is the pencil), clipboard, microphone, and settings. Just select the microphone and it will stay there unless you accidentally hit it. The 2 buttons to the right side of the spacebar are like that as well so I choose my 2 most used symbols there so I only have to tap it once instead of holding down the letter that has the symbol in it. Hope this helps.

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    Tech support much more helpful! HOLD DOWN the icon and choices will pop up - I got the microphone back.

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    Ok thank you, depechemodegurl! Black Celebration forever!
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    Quote Originally Posted by mellydance View Post
    Tech support much more helpful! HOLD DOWN the icon and choices will pop up - I got the microphone back.

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    Ok thank you, depechemodegurl! Black Celebration forever!
    I actually paid for Swype before I got this phone and I prefer the LG keyboard to it! Its way better then the Samsung keyboard.

    Black celebration, nice!

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    Thank you, thank you, depechemodegurl!! I have been frustrated, looking for an answer for a while. This is easy & elegant!!
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    Thanks this helped so much!
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    Just in case that solution doesn't work for some here is what I had to do. Go into Apps>Settings>Language and Input and in there make sure you have Google Voice checked right underneath LG Keyboard.

    In my case I had just bought my phone and there was never a microphone there to begin with because Google Voice was not turned on.
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    I have lost the option for a voice recorder button in my txting section for my galaxy 5. I can hold the wee icon to the left of the space bar - but the choices that come up do not include the voice reorder button. Where has it gone?
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    This just happened to me today after a software update. I tried the solution of holding down the key to the left of the spacebar, but the microphone icon does not come up as an option. How can I get it back?
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    Well, I did not know that they're was an update. However, I am still frustrated at the loss of my microphone.
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    I had the same problem today. The microphone was not an option with a hard press of the key next to the space bar. If all the settings seem correct, restart your phone. Worked for me!
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    Bring up keyboard and touch the very bottom left side of phone , not the pencil - next to the home button on bottom - scroll up you should see a row with TRANSLATE on it - it will probably be a light grey which means its off - Tap it ,and turn on. This fixed mine- Now i can voice text again.
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    How to i add a comma to the (.) key? I get that when i hold it down It brings up the menu with punctuation choices but like depechemodegurl, i would like to change it to a comma because that's what i use the most. I gotta be missing something simple. Thanks everyone.

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    After the update the other day I find I have the same problem as everyone else. My microphone disappeared from my keyboard. None of the above solutions fixed the issue. So I went into Applications, scrolled down, clicked on Samsung Account app, then just pressed the 'uninstall updates' button and reboot my phone. Now I have my microphone icon back on my message keyboard. I don't need any updates as my phone works fine without them. Samsung needs to stop messing with its customer base. Hope this helps.
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    ... you also need to have Google Search enabled under Applications, and a language selected. I inadvertently turned it off using Startup Manager, just spent 3 days tearing the internet up looking for the answer.
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    thanks, i had removed google search from my phone.
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    The LG L70 MS323 is similar.
    If you hold down on the settings button you get 3 choices, one of which is the mic icon.
    Just tap it and the settings button changes to the microphone button. You can pick any of the 3 choices whenever you need to.

    If you don't see it then change options for google keyboard as mentioned above.
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    OK, got a replacement phone last week. have everything set up exactly like my old phone. Button next to space bar has a Pencil, Settings and Clipboard. NO MICROPHONE. What now?? Any good aps?? I like that option.
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    Oh my GOSH! I have been ripping my hair out for months trying to find a solution. None of the other suggestions worked, none of them from ANYWHERE on the internet, and the whole time it was because Google Search was disabled?!? You are a LIFESAVER! Work will be so much easier now. Thank you and your big brain!
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    WoW, thanks so much guys. Had the same problem, I had removed Google Search as it was using up a large percent of my battery yesterday. Found these posts and now I can again talk my messages again! Woo Hoo! Keep On Truckin'! BT
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    Turning Google Search back on is what fixed my problem. THANK YOU SOOO MUCH!!!!

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