1. Android Central Question's Avatar
    I want to turn off tap to speak because I don't use it
    03-26-2018 11:56 AM
  2. RumoredNow's Avatar
    Settings > Accessibility > Select to Speak, set it to off.
    03-26-2018 11:59 AM
  3. B. Diddy's Avatar
    Welcome to Android Central! It's in the Accessibility menu: https://support.google.com/accessibi.../7349565?hl=en. Are you unable to find it there, or to turn it off there?
    03-27-2018 10:19 AM
  4. MikeP_UK's Avatar
    The suggestion from B Diddy is the exact opposite of what we want to do.

    We want to turn off the feature that asks the user to speak a search option instead of displaying the keyboard. We want the keyboard back please. How do I get that back? (I'm new to Android and something appears to have turned the keyboard entry off, but I have no idea why of how not how to get it back.
    11-24-2018 10:38 AM
  5. MikeP_UK's Avatar
    I want to return to the keyboard input, not use speach. Your 'answer' above does not help as mine is already OFF. When I want to search on Chrome I want a keyboard but I cannot find out why that is not appearing.
    11-24-2018 10:45 AM
  6. Rukbat's Avatar
    Settings > System > Language & keyboards > Virtual keyboard > Manage keyboards

    Turn off Google voice typing. (And make sure you have at least one keyboard turned on.)
    Laura Knotek likes this.
    11-24-2018 02:57 PM
  7. B. Diddy's Avatar
    Oh, I see. The problem is that your initial question was pretty vague -- didn't mention the device, or what they meant by "tap to speak." Questions about the Select to Speak icon (as described in the link in my previous post) are common here, so I was trying to use my ESP to guess what you meant.

    Which phone do you have? Do you have a hands-free or driving mode turned on? When you see that speech-to-text window, is there an X in the corner that you can tap?
    11-25-2018 12:50 AM
  8. B. Diddy's Avatar
    I merged your duplicate threads. We're all trying to help, so there's no need for snarkiness, thanks.
    11-25-2018 12:53 AM
  9. Puppiebud50's Avatar
    I have this same problem and have tried resetting what else can I do
    12-26-2018 12:29 PM
  10. Puppiebud50's Avatar
    I have a moto e 4 plus
    12-26-2018 12:31 PM
  11. ChuckK7MCG's Avatar
    I am having the same problem, on a MOtoE5plus

    I cannot get the device to display a data entry keyboard. It just displays a tap to speak window, with a unresponsive X in its top right corner.
    02-01-2019 03:35 PM
  12. renewedman's Avatar
    Like many others, I don't how 'tap to speak' came on but I want the option of how to return keypad?
    How to I tried acouple of suggestions, below but still no keypad.
    I've a moto e5
    Please HELP
    James
    03-04-2019 06:57 PM
  13. renewedman's Avatar
    Thanks Rukbat, Your: Settings > System > Language & keyboards > Virtual keyboard > Manage keyboards

    Turn off Google voice typing. (And make sure you have at least one keyboard turned on.) Did the trick, thank you.
    Laura Knotek and belodion like this.
    03-04-2019 07:56 PM
  14. Stacy Dawdry's Avatar
    I am having the same problem, on a MOtoE5plus

    I cannot get the device to display a data entry keyboard. It just displays a tap to speak window, with a unresponsive X in its top right corner.


    Can you please tell me how you resolved this issue??? TIA
    04-02-2019 07:53 PM
  15. Adam Wilkes's Avatar
    I accidentally disabled Google Keyboard App in the list of Apps. Once Enabled, I had a choice of keyboards in the Settings/Language&Input/CurrentKeyboard etc. and the tap to speak nightmare was gone
    holyguacamole likes this.
    05-05-2019 12:31 PM
  16. holyguacamole's Avatar
    I have never signed up for any of these techie forums cuz I don't know much... until today.

    I have been using android os since 2.x days. I just got 8.x phone yesterday and started to "explore" it. All of a sudden, this "Tap to Speak" feature took over and I couldn't type!! The solution mentioned above,

    Settings > System > Language & keyboards > Virtual keyboard > Manage keyboards

    Turn off Google voice typing

    did NOT work cuz "Turn off Google voice typing" thing is DISABLED. Sigh. My God, what are those nerds at Google thinking?!

    Adam Wilkes is my HERO today, cuz Google Keyboard App was disabled (I have no idea how it happened) and once it was enabled, I was able to DISABLE that #$@)*&! thing.
    06-02-2019 08:30 PM

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