Talk to text on my iphone? Help
May 2, 2015 11:10 AM   Subscribe

Hello, I would like to talk into my phone (with headphones/mic) and have a document be typed up. How can I do this? Can I open google docs on my iphone and get a talk and text/type feature? thanks
posted by TRUELOTUS to Computers & Internet (8 answers total) 4 users marked this as a favorite
*I also have a google nexus!
posted by TRUELOTUS at 11:11 AM on May 2, 2015 [1 favorite]

Open up the notes app. Tap the microphone icon to the left of the space bar in the keyboard and start talking. I wrote this comment doing just that in an iPhone 5. I haven't figured out how to do carriage reruns though.
posted by jamaro at 11:21 AM on May 2, 2015

The microphone icon to the left of the spacebar enables dictation. You enable dictation by going to settings > general > Siri. Any app that lets you type text will let you dictate text.
posted by awesomelyglorious at 11:22 AM on May 2, 2015 [1 favorite]

Yes. Once you've opened the Google Docs app and the keyboard is on the screen, tap the microphone icon on the lower left to engage dictation.
posted by JackBurden at 11:24 AM on May 2, 2015

Carriage returns can be done by saying "new paragraph" I think
posted by Brainy at 11:59 AM on May 2, 2015

For android, "ok google, take a note...blah blah blah..."
posted by rhizome at 12:01 PM on May 2, 2015

Saying "New Line" starts the following text on a new line, while saying "New Paragraph" begins a new paragraph (effectively 1 and 2 carriage returns.)
posted by awesomelyglorious at 12:12 PM on May 2, 2015 [1 favorite]

You can also say "comma," "period," "exclamation point," etc. and it should recognize it.
posted by Rhaomi at 1:41 PM on May 2, 2015 [1 favorite]

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