Missing dictation

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  1. Docd

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    My brother-in-law's iPhone 5 is missing the dictation microphone in the keyboard. I've looked under settings/general/keyboards but there is no switch to turn it on as on my 6+. Is this turned on anywhere else?
     
  2. RoofMonkey

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    I think that Siri needs to be turned on for the mic on the keyboard to show. Double
    Check that he has Siri active
     
  3. Docd

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    I turn off Siri on my phone and the microphone is still there I my keyboard and so is the option to turn dictation on or off. So I don't think that's it. I believe it is turned on but I will have him check anyway.
     
  4. Europa

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    Settings > General > Keyboard > English > Enable Dictation > On
    If that was already on, is his keyboard set to English? Siri dictation doesn't recognize all languages.
     
  5. RoofMonkey

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    He said there isn't an option like that, as far as turning it on. I don't see that either on my i5, but I'm on 7.x.x
     
  6. RoofMonkey

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    Turned off Siri here: ImageUploadedByiCafe Forums1417118026.140839.jpg

    Turned Siri back on here: ImageUploadedByiCafe Forums1417118052.807447.jpg
    Don't know if it matters, but I'm iOS 7.0.4
     
  7. Docd

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    Ok problem is solved. It was the fact that Siri somehow got turned off when he did the last update. Thanks for the help.
     
  8. Europa

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    Just trying to cover all the bases. It's at the very bottom and I thought he may have missed it. It's an option on 8.x.
    I can disable Siri and still use dictation. Are you certain it wasn't the dictation toggle? Do you see a toggle for it now?
     
  9. Docd

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    I can too but it was Siri. Maybe if the upgrade turned off you can't use dictation but I don't know for sure. Most likely just a glitch in iOS.
     
  10. RoofMonkey

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    NOW I see that this is in the iOS 8 folder.... Oops ;)
     
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