How to use Siri Voice Dictation on the new iPad 3
We show you how to make use of the new iPad 3’s Siri Voice Dictation function
If you're familiar with both the iPad 1 and 2, you'll notice that the new iPad (running iOS 5.1) features an addition: a microphone button on the on-screen keyboard.
Similar to Siri on the iPhone 4S, voice dictation allows you to dictate text instead of typing.
Most apps that make use of the standard on-screen keyboard will allow you to dictate text, but you may find some are not yet compatible.
Here's a quick guide on how to use voice dictation:
- Check voice dictation is turned on by going to Settings> General> Keyboard > Dictation, also ensure your iPad has a connection to the internet.
- Within an app such as Pages or Mail, tap on the screen to reveal the on-screen keyboard.
- Towards the lower left section of the keyboard you should find the voice dictation logo. Simply tap this and you're ready to go.
- Simply say what you wish to be written in a clear voice. Make sure you use punctuation commands such as "full stop", "new paragraph" and "at sign" to guarantee perfectly typed text.
- Once you've finished dictating tap the microphone button again and a few seconds later your text should appear. If you've got more to add your document or email simply repeat steps 3 and 4.