How to Fix or Enable Voice-to-text for iPhone X: The Help Guide

To enable voice-to-text on your iPhone X, simply head to the settings menu, select General > Keyboards and turn on the Dictation switch. However, if the feature is not working as intended, read further and learn how to fix this issue.

Fix or Enable Voice-to-text for iPhone X

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Voice-to-text on iPhone lets you tap on the “mic” icon while messaging to dictate what you wish to write instead of typing it down. This feature is useful for situations where you need your hands free and still want to send that reply on time! Here’s how you can activate your Voice-to-text feature on iPhone X, or clear any issues that might be causing it to stop working.

If you simply wish to enable the voice-to-text feature on your iPhone X, you can skip this part. If you’re having issues using the Voice-to-text function on your iPhone X, here’s what you can do:

  • Go to Settings > General > Siri and turn Siri OFF.
  • Perform a Soft Reset of your iPhone X by performing the following:
    • Press and release the Volume Up button, then press and release the Volume Down button, then press and hold the Side button until you see the Apple logo.
    • Once you see the Apple logo let go of all buttons and your iPhone will restart.
  • Once your iPhone is back on, go back into Settings > General > Siri and turn it back ON.

If you simply wish to learn how to activate voice-to-text on the iPhone X, or performed the steps above (for users that have issues), continue with the following:

  • Go to Settings > General > Restrictions and make sure Siri is ON.
  • Go to Settings > General > Keyboards > Enable Dictation and make sure it’s ON.
  • Test your Voice-to-text feature as it should be working now.
  • If issue persists go to Settings > General> Software Updates and make sure your iPhone is running the latest iOS version.

I hope that we’ve been able to help you fix or enable the Voice-to-text feature on your iPhone X device. We would appreciate it if you help us spread the word so please share this post if you found it helpful.

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