Voice Dictation

bkford

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Since the 8.1 update, I get a message when trying to use Siri or voice dictation. Really? Using the voice dictation means I agree to send information about my voice input, my contacts (??really??) and my location to Apple? If I don't agree, I can't use the voice dictation or Siri. I don't understand. Can someone explain?
 

ricks2gtouch

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Its always been the case. They are just telling you about it now. If you use Siri to dial a number, it has to have access to your contacts, etc. Also, I believe a lot of the transcription is done remotely as well, so you are agreeing to send your voice transcriptions to them for that purpose.

Someone else probably has a better explanation.
 

Ledsteplin

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It's not a problem. It's like anything that uses your stuff on your phone. I have 15 apps using my microphone. I had to give them permission. I have over 60 apps using my photos. Keyboards. Etc.