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Type by speaking

On your mobile device, you can speak to enter text in most places where you can enter text with a keyboard.

Note: Android isn't the same on all devices. These instructions are for devices running Android 7.0 and up. Check which version of Android you have.

To use your voice to type:

  1. Tap an area where you can enter text. This opens the keyboard.
  2. Tap where you want to type.
  3. On the keyboard, tap Microphone Microphone.
  4. When you see the microphone image, speak the words, numbers, or symbols you want to type.
  5. Wait for your words to be typed. The last word or symbol you said will be underlined.


  • To delete what you last said, tap Backspace Delete.
  • To bring the keyboard back, tap Close Close.

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