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  1. mellydance's Avatar
    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?
    01-29-2014 07:27 PM
  2. depechemodegurl's Avatar
    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.

    Rockin my LG G2
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    01-29-2014 07:51 PM
  3. mellydance's Avatar
    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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    01-29-2014 08:03 PM
  4. depechemodegurl's Avatar
    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!

    Rockin my LG G2
    01-29-2014 09:17 PM
  5. Jc Carlson's Avatar
    Thank you, thank you, depechemodegurl!! I have been frustrated, looking for an answer for a while. This is easy & elegant!!
    depechemodegurl likes this.
    04-10-2014 10:46 AM
  6. kelly's Avatar
    Thanks this helped so much!
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    04-14-2014 12:50 PM
  7. Jessi Mills's Avatar
    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.
    06-19-2014 05:41 AM
  8. Lisa Levitt's Avatar
    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?
    07-04-2014 08:31 PM
  9. CGingerick's Avatar
    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?
    07-06-2014 01:28 PM
  10. Reedica's Avatar
    Well, I did not know that they're was an update. However, I am still frustrated at the loss of my microphone.
    07-07-2014 11:15 AM
  11. sgar70's Avatar
    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!
    07-08-2014 10:35 AM
  12. Michael Ziebell's Avatar
    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.
    07-23-2014 03:31 PM
  13. Nic's Avatar
    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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    07-23-2014 05:41 PM
  14. GreenfaceONE's Avatar
    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.
    07-29-2014 10:31 PM
  15. GolferSA's Avatar
    ... 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.
    08-06-2014 01:16 PM
  16. kimmiesmith1's Avatar
    thanks, i had removed google search from my phone.
    08-18-2014 08:20 PM
  17. benbart's Avatar
    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.
    08-28-2014 02:05 AM
  18. CaptChris's Avatar
    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.
    09-08-2014 10:19 AM
  19. Kat Anderson1's Avatar
    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!
    09-11-2014 09:32 AM
  20. Thunders Garage's Avatar
    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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    09-11-2014 04:35 PM
  21. MrsWaite's Avatar
    Turning Google Search back on is what fixed my problem. THANK YOU SOOO MUCH!!!!
    09-18-2014 11:08 AM
  22. CTenM's Avatar
    That was exactly the trick! It's a little annoying to have to turn on another prog that consumes battery (I had it off for that reason, among other progs). But to have the microphone back makes up for it! Thank you sooooo much!
    10-21-2014 02:05 PM
  23. silvercreek89's Avatar
    My Note 4 has an app called "voice search" that was disabled by an app I installed to either save battery or memory. Without "voice search" app active, it made the mic disappear from both the Google keyboard and the Samsung keyboard. Turning voice search back on brought the mic back. Drove me nuts because it had nothing to do with anything in "settings".
    11-10-2014 12:21 PM
  24. Tyrone Toomer's Avatar
    Yes Yes Yes. Thats the answer. Turn the Google Search back on. Thank you soooooo much
    11-12-2014 04:52 PM
  25. Rhonda Sposato's Avatar
    You rock! Thank you!
    12-13-2014 10:35 PM
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