I've noticed that on my Android 13 device (a Pixel 5), in the Languages & input settings, there are two speech input related options:

  • Voice input
  • On-device speech recognition

both have the option to download languages, in order to be performed offline.

What's the difference between the two? The only context where I use voice/speech recognition is Google Keep Notes.

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    Just in case it matters, could you edit and mention the device model and whether you're using a custom ROM?
    – Andrew T.
    Mar 6 at 4:10
  • @AndrewT. done, thanks for the suggestion!
    – Marcus
    Mar 7 at 10:05


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