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The voice-to-text feature is very useful, but every once in a while when sending an SMS or email message to a friend, I want to really let loose.

However, Google, in their defense of my virginal eyes, replaces such words with hashes (####) if it recognizes the word at all.

How do I turn off this ####### "feature"?

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I am interested to know if this is possible, I haven't found a way. I think you should use #### in the title too :) – Ryan Conrad Aug 18 '11 at 18:01
+1. We need more hilarious question titles around here. – newuser Aug 18 '11 at 18:29
Here's my trouble: it worked on my previous droid razr maxx, but after I got it replaced with another when it got broken, even when I uncheck "block offensive language" or whatever under the voice-text input, it STILL does it. – user39062 Aug 8 '13 at 16:41
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There is a checkable/uncheckable option called Block offensive words under SettingsVoice input & outputVoice recognizer settings.

For Samsung phones, the settings are named slightly differently: from the Settings app, try Language & inputVoice search settingsBlock offensive words. This of course only works with the integrated Google voice recognition.

For Android 4.3 (and possibly earlier versions):

SettingsLanguage & inputGoogle voice typing (settings)Block offensive words

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Bah, you beat me to it! – shambleh Aug 18 '11 at 18:15
haha, it's a setting i've also had to find and change ;) – jlehenbauer Aug 18 '11 at 18:16

Settings, Language & Input, Voice Search Settings, Then uncheck "Block offensive words" (thats for Samsung phones)

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Not only for Samsung, it is for every phone running on Jelly Bean 4.1+. – Shywim Jul 18 '13 at 7:51
How is this different than the accepted answer? – Al E. Jul 18 '13 at 12:43
@Al: It's going to get downvoted more! – Alex Jul 18 '13 at 12:46
@AlEverett After this answer was posted, I accepted/improved an edit to the other answer from an anon user adding this information. sabrina, was that you? – Dan Hulme Jul 18 '13 at 13:00

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