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Question: Touch to talk

I can’t use the speak to text option on my watch. I push the bottom and speak normally into it and nothing happens. The watch is up to date.

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Mar 18, 2018 4:19 PM in response to Chiefs55 In response to Chiefs55

Hi Chiefs55,

I understand that you're unable to use Dictation on your Apple Watch, and I'm happy to provide some help for this issue.

First, make sure that Dictation is enabled on your Apple Watch:

Turn Dictation on or off

On your iPhone, go to Settings > General > Keyboard. Then turn Enable Dictation on or off.


Use Dictation on your Apple Watch - Apple Support
If it's already enabled, make sure that when you start Dictation, you're only tapping on the microphone button and not holding it while trying to speak:

Reply to a message

  1. Open a message, scroll to the bottom, and tap User uploaded file.
  2. Say your message. You can also say punctuation. For example, say “Do you have any ideas question mark.”
  3. Tap Send.
    User uploaded file

If you want to send the message as text instead of audio, change the setting on your iPhone: Open the Apple Watch app, tap the My Watch Tab, then tap Messages > Dictated Messages.


Thanks for using the Apple Support Communities. Cheers!

Mar 18, 2018 4:19 PM

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