Turn Voice Input On / Off - Android™

Note The voice input feature:

  • enables hands-free keyboard use by tapping the microphone located on the onscreen keyboard.
  • can't be turned off on some devices.

 

Using Google™ Keyboard/Gboard

  1. From a Home screen, navigate: Apps icon > Settings then tap 'Language & input' or 'Language & keyboard'.
    Note For Oreo OS, navigate: Apps icon > Settings > System > Languages, input & gestures.
    Note For Samsung devices on Oreo OS, swipe up or down from the center of the display to access the apps screen then navigate: Settings > General management > Languages and input.
    Note For Pie OS, swipe up from the home screen then navigate: Settings > System > Languages & keyboard, input & gestures.
  2. From the On-screen keyboard, tap Google Keyboard/Gboard.
    Note Google Keyboard/Gboard is pre-installed on some devices, or download and install the app from the Google Play Store by searching for 'Gboard'.
  3. Tap Preferences.
  4. Tap the Voice input key switch to turn on Switch on or off Switch off.

 

Using Device Keyboard

Note If your device doesn't offer these steps, use Google Keyboard/Gboard to manage voice input.

  1. From a Home screen, navigate: Apps icon > Settings then tap 'Language & input' or 'Language & keyboard'.
    Note For Oreo OS, navigate: Apps icon > Settings > System > Languages & keyboard, input & gestures.
    Note For Samsung devices on Oreo OS, swipe up or down from the center of the display to access the apps screen then navigate: Settings > General management > Languages and input.
    Note For Pie OS, swipe up from the home screen then navigate: Settings > System > Languages & keyboard, input & gestures.
  2. From 'Keyboards...', tap 'Virtual keyboard' or 'On-screen keyboard'.
  3. If presented, tap 'Manage Keyboards', then perform one of the following as appropriate:
    • Tap Google voice typing to turn on or off.
    • Tap <device name> keyboard then tap the Google voice typing key switch to turn on or off.

 

Note For more info on the Google Keyboard/Gboard app, view this support article.

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