How to Activate Voice Recognition on Samsung
Most Android phones come with voice-to-text and text-to-speech (TTS) already activated. If yours is not activated, follow the steps and learn how to turn on/off voice-to-text on Android:
- Open the Settings app
- First, open the Settings app on your Android device.
- You can find this app in your app drawer or by tapping the gear icon on your home screen.
- Select “Language & input”
- Once you’re in the Settings app, scroll down until you see the “System” section and then tap on “Language & input.” (or Settings > General Management > Language and input on older devices)
- Enable “Google Voice Typing”
- In the “Language & input” menu, locate the “Keyboard & Input Methods” section, and then tap on “Virtual keyboard.”
- Next, tap on “Google voice typing” to enable the feature. If this option is already enabled, skip to step 4.
- Select the voice input language
- Once you’ve enabled Google’s text Voice Typing, you can choose the language that you want to use for voice recognition.
- Go to Voice > Offline speech recognition and ensure your language is downloaded so that you can use this feature without any wi-fi need.
- Tap on “Languages,” and then select the language that you want to use.
- Turn on voice recognition
- Now that you’ve enabled Google Voice Typing and selected your preferred language, you can turn on speech recognition.
- To do this, go to any app that allows you to enter text, such as Messages or Notes.
- Tap on the text field, and then tap on the microphone icon to activate the voice recognition feature.
How to Activate Mic on Samsung?
Before you can use the voice-to-text functionality on your Samsung, you must first enable it. Please complete this by following the steps below:
- Go to Settings
- First, open the settings app on your Samsung device.
- You can do this by tapping the settings icon, usually a gear-shaped icon.
- Tap on “Apps”
- Once you’re in the settings app, scroll down until you see the “Apps” option, and then tap on it.
- Select the app you want to use the microphone with
- Scroll down and select the app you want to use the microphone with.
- This could be any app that requires a microphone, such as a camera app, voice recorder app, or messaging app.
- Tap on “Permissions”
- Once you’ve selected the app, you’ll see a list of permissions that the app requires. Locate the “Microphone icon” option and tap on it.
- Enable the microphone
- You’ll be presented with a toggle switch that allows you to turn the microphone on or off for the selected app.
How to Convert Voice to Text on Samsung
- Launch any app you can type into, such as Gmail, Messages, or Chrome then tap in a text field.
- Tap the Voice Input icon, which looks like a microphone.
- It’s in the upper right corner of the Gboard keyboard. If you’re using another keyboard, it might be elsewhere. In the popular Swype keyboard, for example, tap and hold the comma key to get the microphone.
- As you speak, you should see your speech converted automatically to text.
- If you’re using some keyboards (like Swype or Grammarly), you may see a window with a microphone button while you’re dictating. Tap this to alternate between recording and pausing.
- When you’re done, tap the Voice Input icon again to stop recording. You can edit the transcription as normal if necessary, then send the message or your voicemail.
How to Voice to Text Punctuation on Samsung?
Punctuation with voice commands on a Samsung device is a convenient feature that can help you quickly and accurately transcribe your speech into text. Here’s a step-by-step guide on how to dictate punctuation on Samsung:
- Open the keyboard
- First, open any app where you can type, such as Messages, Notes, or text app.
- Once the keyboard appears, locate the microphone icon on the left-hand side of the keyboard.
- Tap the microphone icon
- Tap the microphone icon to activate the voice-to-text feature.
- Speak your message
- Once the microphone is activated, speak clearly and directly into your Samsung device.
- To dictate punctuation, simply say the name of the punctuation mark you want to use, such as “period,” “comma,” “question mark,” “exclamation mark,” or “semicolon.”
- Review the transcribed text
- After you’ve finished speaking, you can review the transcribed text on the screen.
- If you notice any errors or missing punctuation, you can use the backspace button to make corrections.
- Add or remove punctuation manually
- If you prefer to add or remove punctuation manually, you can do so by using the keyboard.
- Simply tap the keyboard icon to switch from voice-to-text mode to keyboard mode, and then type the punctuation mark you want to use.
- You can then switch back to voice-to-text mode by tapping the microphone icon.
How to Use Dictation to Add Emojis to Text on Samsung
If you want to format emojis into your text message, you can do the following steps in order:
- Open Messages or any other app that lets you write text.
- Tap the icon that looks like a microphone on your keyboard.
- Say the name of the emoji and the word “emoji.” E.g., “Cat emoji” or “Happy Face emoji”.
- You can look up the name of an emoji you want to use on a website if you don’t know it.
- Tap the Dictation icon once more to turn it off.