Dictate text on iPhone
On iPhone, dictate text instead of typing it.
Note: Dictation may not be available in all languages or in all regions, and features may vary. Cellular data charges may apply. See View or change cellular settings on iPhone.
Go to Settings > General > Keyboard.
Turn on Enable Dictation.
Tap on the onscreen keyboard, then speak.
When you finish, tap .
To insert text by dictating, tap to place the insertion point, then tap . You can also replace selected text by dictating.
Add punctuation or format text
While dictating text, say the punctuation or formatting.
For example, “Dear Mary comma the check is in the mail exclamation mark” becomes “Dear Mary, the check is in the mail!” Punctuation and formatting commands include the following:
quote … end quote
cap—to capitalize the next word
caps on … caps off—to capitalize the first character of each word
all caps—to make the next word all uppercase
all caps on … all caps off—to make the enclosed words all uppercase
no caps on … no caps off—to make the enclosed words all lowercase
no space—to eliminate the space between two words (not available for all languages)
no space on … no space off—to run a series of words together (not available for all languages)
smiley—to insert :-)
frowny—to insert :-(
winky—to insert ;-)