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Voice Dictation – How to use the Speech to Text feature on a mobile device

Both iOS and Android devices have ways of converting your Speech to Text. Here is a guide on how to do it on both of these devices …


iOS Device

Start by creating your Google Doc or opening your doc from your Google Drive’s Classroom folder. This also works with other applications, but if using Google Docs, your screen should now look like the below, with either a blank document, or the worksheet you need to complete …

Press where you want to type on the document and click on the microphone on the keyboard …

Your keyboard will then turn into the below. This is how you know it’s been activated. You can now start talking and it will automatically detect your voice. However, for punctuation, you will need to say it (Say comma for a ‘,’ to appear, for example) …

Once done, and you are happy with what you have said, press on the keyboard button at the bottom to return the keyboard back to normal …


Android Device

Start by creating your Google Doc or opening your doc from your Google Drive’s Classroom folder. This also works with other applications, but if using Google Docs, your screen should now look like the below, with either a blank document, or the worksheet you need to complete …

Press where you want to type on the document and click on the microphone above the keyboard …

Your keyboard will then turn into the below. This is how you know it’s been activated. You can now start talking and it will automatically detect your voice. However, for punctuation, you will need to say it (Say comma for a ‘,’ to appear, for example) …

To pause the recording, tap on the green microphone button. This will turn it to grey. Then, to start talking again, press it again …

To undo a mistake, press on the ‘backspace’ button on the right hand side …

Once you have finished and want to return to the keyboard, press on the ‘x’ …