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HT5176 iPad 3 - Dictation not working

3113 Views 14 Replies Latest reply: Feb 1, 2013 11:02 AM by nikolafromprovo RSS
Patrick Gott Calculating status...
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Aug 4, 2012 12:02 PM

For any reason dictation is not working on my iPad anymore. Did that happen to anybody else as well? Or does someone have a solution for that?

 

It used to be working and I have no idea what is the problem.

  • Horseluv Level 1 Level 1 (20 points)
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    Aug 4, 2012 12:36 PM (in response to Patrick Gott)

    Try rebooting ipad, by holding down home and sleep button until, apple sign shows up. Hope this helped!!

  • revscooterboy Calculating status...
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    Aug 7, 2012 11:22 AM (in response to Patrick Gott)

    I am encountering the same problems on all iOS devices.  Was trying dictation on new Mountain Lion Update on my iMac and it said that everything I dictate had to be sent to Apple to be converted to text including my contacts and any names or nicknames associated with me "to ensure better accuracy".  So I tried dictation on my iPad(3) and my iPhone 4S which up until today was working just fine.  Got the same result as you.  Wondering if Apple wants everything we say now on any device sent through their servers - you know to keep tabs on us users...lol.

  • revscooterboy Level 1 Level 1 (0 points)
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    Aug 7, 2012 11:40 AM (in response to Patrick Gott)

    UPDATE - litterally one minute after posting my original response  I  turned off dictation in my Preference settings on my iMac(Mountain Lion) and tried one last time using dication on my iPad and it was like Apple through a switch and my dictation was back on!  I then tried it on my iphone and it was working there too. Can the dictation on the iMac and the iOS devices be somehow linked?

     

    Just turned dictation back on on my iMac and it seems to be working fine. In fact I'm speaking this posting using the dictation software.  still working on the iOS devices too.  Must be an intermittant server issue with Apple.

     

    OR... maybe Apple was reading my post and saw that I was on to them and quickly turned off the "Big Brother" switch.  Oh well at least its working...for now.

  • revscooterboy Level 1 Level 1 (0 points)
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    Aug 7, 2012 3:05 PM (in response to Patrick Gott)

    Not sure I could even tell you what I did specifically and in what order. I really didn't hold out any hope that it might work. To be honest both my iPad and my iPhone 4S were acting up this morning. Siri was unbelievably slow and couldn't finish simple tasks for me. So I did a full reboot of the iPhone and that didn't seem to work either...

     

    Wow just as I was using dictation on my iPhone to finish this post it gave up half way through giving me the three purple dots then finally giving up. I tried a couple of times with very simple dictation and no dice. My iPhones loading wheel is still spinning so I'm figuring it's a server glitch or dictation is suddenly requiring too many resources.

     

    Now it's back working fine.

     

    I know that I did reboot both my iPhone and iPad after I disabled dictation from my iMac but then reenable it again and it's working okay on my computer. Strange that this happened after updating to Mountain lion. Curious?

     

    Sorry I can't be more help

  • revscooterboy Level 1 Level 1 (0 points)
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    Aug 7, 2012 7:27 PM (in response to Patrick Gott)

    I am in Canada and at present dictation seems to be working.

  • Bigd4112002 Calculating status...
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    Sep 6, 2012 10:42 PM (in response to Patrick Gott)

    This also happened to my iPad 3 I did a all reset now it is working fine

  • SMMPA man Calculating status...
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    Sep 7, 2012 7:51 AM (in response to Patrick Gott)

    Last night I noticed the same thing on my iPhone 4S and tried my iPad 3 with the same results.  But I did install Mountain Lion last week.  Haven't used the dictation there but did turn it on.  Seems like we need a resolution. 

  • NickSartor Calculating status...
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    Sep 7, 2012 8:21 AM (in response to SMMPA man)

    Same thing on an iPad 3

    iPad, iOS 5.1.1
  • Aaron Fleming Level 1 Level 1 (25 points)
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    Sep 7, 2012 12:33 PM (in response to Patrick Gott)

    I had the same problem for the last couple of days, and have been able to resolve it on both my iPad and MacBook Pro. My discussion (here) covers what I did.

  • nikolafromprovo Level 1 Level 1 (0 points)
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    Feb 1, 2013 11:02 AM (in response to Patrick Gott)

    So I just had the same problem and it was driving me crazy, and just when I was submitting my feedback to Apple I realized that the key clicks also stopped whenever my dictation stopped working, and also before dictation stops working I would never hear the final DING sound when I stop the dictation. So I tried to TURN OFF KEYBOARD CLICKS in the settings>sound. This worked for me! Good luck!

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