1. ninnjinn's Avatar
    Activated my Verizon Note 5 today! It is leaps and bounds over my Note 2. But I am having a grumpy moment..... Where in the world is the microphone for text to speech? I tried Samsung keyboard, nadda...... Tried Google keyboard, and microphone is below the send button and it doesn't work. Due to spending most of my time driving, I rely heavily on speech to text.

    I have googled for the last 20mins with no luck in solving my problem.
    12-05-2015 06:12 PM
  2. SpookDroid's Avatar
    I've been using SwiftKey for so long that I don't even look at the stock keyboard anymore... and just noticed that it seems to be MIA at least on the Samsung Keyboard.

    But fear not, you can do a couple things.
    1) Go to your language and Input settings in your phone and make sure that Google Voice recognition is active. Once that's done, tap on a text input field and select the Input Method button that shows up in your notification bar. There select Google Voice. Voilá! Now every time you input text, it'll be via voice (until you select another keyboard).
    2) Download another keyboard. I personally like SwiftKey a lot. Another popular option is Swype. Those do have the Mic button and you don't have to forgo the default text input option in lieu of the Google Voice option (but it does take an extra tap to get the voice recognition going).
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    12-05-2015 07:26 PM
  3. mhunter6378's Avatar
    On the Samsung keyboard I have a key to the right of the Sym key, a long press on that key provides several options one of which is the mic. Does yours not have that option?

    speech to text microphone-image.jpg
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    12-05-2015 08:25 PM
  4. ninnjinn's Avatar
    No I cannot find the option in language and input to turn on the voice recognition

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    12-05-2015 08:41 PM
  5. SpookDroid's Avatar
    Mine's the same as ninnjinn's. So weird, I do remember it was there on the Note 4. But since I don't use that keyboard I just didn't notice before haha
    12-07-2015 11:39 AM
  6. jabum's Avatar
    Activated my Verizon Note 5 today! It is leaps and bounds over my Note 2. But I am having a grumpy moment..... Where in the world is the microphone for text to speech? I tried Samsung keyboard, nadda...... Tried Google keyboard, and microphone is below the send button and it doesn't work. Due to spending most of my time driving, I rely heavily on speech to text.

    I have googled for the last 20mins with no luck in solving my problem.
    05-16-2016 10:56 AM
  7. wookiee2cu's Avatar
    I'm on T-Mobile and instead of the microphone icon I have the smiley face but once I long press on it the other options come up and there is a microphone there. It appears that whichever one I use last (microphone, emoji's, ect) is the the one that's listed on the keyboard. Wonder if Verizon disabled it for some reason.
    05-16-2016 11:51 AM
  8. droidtgray's Avatar
    Try the new Google keyboard found in play store

    Posted via the Android Central App
    05-17-2016 05:10 AM
  9. TechnologyTwitt's Avatar
    I'm on T-Mobile and instead of the microphone icon I have the smiley face but once I long press on it the other options come up and there is a microphone there. It appears that whichever one I use last (microphone, emoji's, ect) is the the one that's listed on the keyboard. Wonder if Verizon disabled it for some reason.
    I'm also on T-mobile, yes if you long press the text/pen button to the left of the Sym button, you'll get the microphone

    _-Technologytwitt-_
    05-17-2016 01:19 PM
  10. thewizardofahhs's Avatar
    I'm also on T-mobile, yes if you long press the text/pen button to the left of the Sym button, you'll get the microphone

    _-Technologytwitt-_
    Galaxy S6 Edge Plus Android 6.0.1
    I can hold the cog symbol to the right of Sym, No mic. Samsung keyboard ver. 1.2.14. I believe that the cog had a mic when I first got it. I tried downloading the Google keyboard, but the layout is different and harder to use. Also the mic is on the far right and near where the screen bends and it requires more effort to use.
    07-14-2016 01:40 AM
  11. moni2004's Avatar
    Thank you! I found the microphone!
    09-27-2016 02:37 PM
  12. Doug Moffat's Avatar
    I would like to purchase a microphone that I can plug in and use my phone as I would a dictaphone. With a stop/pause button, etc. Any suggestions?
    09-30-2016 11:48 PM

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