Type text with your voice

You can speak to enter text in most places you type. You can even add common punctuation marks when you say "comma," "period," "question mark," "exclamation mark," or "exclamation point."
 

Set up voice commands

  1. At the bottom right, select the time or press Alt + Shift + s.
  2. Select Settings .
  3. At the bottom, select Advanced.
  4. In the "Accessibility" section, select Manage accessibility features.
  5. Under "Keyboard and text input," turn on Enable dictation (speak to type).
  6. Tap or select where you want to type.
  7. Select Speak .
    • You can also press Search  + d or press Launcher  + d.
 

Edit your text with voice commands

To easily edit your text, use the following commands:

Command Description
“Type [word/phrase]” Types the spoken text.
“Select all” Selects everything in the text input area.
“Unselect” Clears the selection.
“Cut” Copies and deletes any selected text.
“Copy” Copies selected text.
“Paste” Pastes text from clipboard.
“Delete” Deletes the previous character or selected text.
“Undo” Undoes previous text-editing action.
“Redo” Redoes previous text-editing action.
“Help” Opens a support help center article.
“New line” Moves the cursor to a new line.
“Move to the next character” Moves the cursor right one character.
“Move to the previous character” Moves the cursor left one character.
“Move to the next line” Moves the cursor down one line.
“Move to the previous line” Moves the cursor up one line.
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