Is there a way or app that allows "voice to text" when I am not near wifi or have data?

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For the most part, sure.

I just put my Galaxy Nexus (Android 4.2.2) into Airplane mode and tried to compose an email message with speech-to-text.

It worked, but it was slo-o-o-o-w. And not as accurate as I'd like.

If you go into Settings > Language & input > Google voice typing (settings) you can set which languages are downloaded to your device for speech-to-text. English is my default (and is already downloaded) but I see about 20 other files I can download.

However, whether you can do this or how well it works depends a lot (I think) on your device and the version of the OS you're running.

  • It really does depend as I put my phone into airplane mode and it was very fast at picking up my speech and very accurate. Sep 19, 2013 at 15:04
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    Any information on the privacy policy when using this offline? IS the data transmitted later when going online?
    – Daniel
    Oct 31, 2013 at 19:13
  • "I think it depends..." is not an answer.
    – PJ Brunet
    Mar 18, 2017 at 21:37

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