The steps in this article are going to show you how to enable dictation on your iPhone keyboard so that you can use the voice typing feature in the iPhone Google Docs app.
The ability to speak into an electronic device and have it translate that spoken text into written words is something that can really help to expedite document creation.
With today’s technology this feature is surprisingly robust, and you can even take advantage of it on your iPhone. Specifically we will be showing you how to use voice typing in the Google Docs iPhone app.
How to Enable Dictation on the iPhone Keyboard
The steps in this guide were performed on an iPhone 11 in iOS 13.1.3. Note that you need to have the dictation option enabled on your keyboard before you will be able to use the voice typing feature for Google Docs.
Step 1: Open the Settings menu.
Step 2: Choose the General option.
Step 3: Select the Keyboard option.
Step 4: Tap the button to the right of Enable Dictation.
Step 5: Touch the Enable Dictation button to confirm.
Now that this seting is activated we can go to the Google Docs app and start using the feature.
How to Do Voice Typing in the Google Docs iPhone App
If you haven’t already downloaded and installed the Google Docs app on your iPhone, then you can get it from the App Store here. Once you’ve got it installed and signed in with your Google Account you can continue with the steps below.
Step 1: Open the Google Docs app.
Step 2: Open the document where you wish to stat voice typing.
Step 3: Tap the microphone button on your keyboard.
Step 4: Speak the text that you wish to add to the document.
You can return to the standard keyboard at any time by touching the keyboard icon.
Note that voice typing isn’t perfect, so there will likely be some mistakes. I find it to be most effective when I speak slowly and deliberately.
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