Questions tagged [voice-recognition]

Mechanism by which an application or system recognises commands or data input given by voice

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What do I say to make a new line when using voice recognition?

I've found I can make punctuation happen by saying "comma", or "period", but I can't find the word for new line. I tried "paragraph", and "line break", but it just prints those words.
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How to store reminders from Google Now offline?

I find it very convenient to set reminders using voice "OK Google" with Google Now. However, I cannot seem to get it to work when I do not have an internet connection. Is there a way I can ...
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Can I get Voice to Text to spell my daughter's name correctly?

Let's say my daughter's name is Danny. But she/we spell it Dani. Every time I use her name in VTT it is misspelled Danny and I have to correct it. PITA. I've tried adding the name correctly spelled ...
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How it happens that I can take a picture by voice on Samsung Galaxy s7?

On my Samsung Galaxy S7 I can start camera application and then if I say "take picture" (in Russian) it automatically presses shutter button. Who does this? Camera application itself? Where I can ...
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Is there a quicker way to change languages for speech-to-text?

I really love using speech-to-text in my SwiftKey keyboard, but I can't use different languages unless I go to Settings > Speech-to-text > Language. This is quite bothering and I hope there's a ...
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Switching Google Voice typing language and force offline mode?

I've been using Google Voice for quite some time as it's fast and convenient compared to typing on the phone keyboard. However, I speak multiple languages and when I use the Google Voice software, if ...
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Is there a fully secure way to do speech-to-text?

Is there a secure way to do speech-to-text that ideally uses end-to-end encryption and guarantees my privacy on an android phone? A solution that requires root access is acceptable, as is a solution ...
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Enter username or password via voice?

Is there a way to enter a username or password by voice? Google's Voice Search only interprets entire words or phrases but I couldn't find any way to dictate letter-by-letter to an input field. Is ...
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How to force voice recognition into writing out numbers or just printing numerals?

One edge case I've found when transcribing notes is that, if I say 1, 2, 4 or 8, it's never clear if they will come up as numbers or as one, two, four, eight or one of their homophones. Using Dragon ...
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How to add a word to the Voice Typing recognition list?

I need to frequently say the word "olivette". I added it to my keyboard dictionary. Voice Typing ALWAYS interprets it as "all of that". It doesn't learn from my correcting it. A ...
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Voice typing is not working when talking onto Bletooth headset

I'm trying to use the "Google Voice Typing" and Gboard dictation, both works fine. However if I'm using my Bluetooth headset neither of them can recognise any words. Only if I hold the phone ...
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Do any versions of Google's "Voice Typing" work completely offline?

Do any versions of Google's "Voice Typing" work completely offline? Note that when I specify "completely offline", I mean with absolutely no data sent to Google or other parties.
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Custom Voice Action

Can i make the google assistant of my android phone to perform custom actions? For example: Ok google. open barrier via "AppName"? I have tried the system actions, but neither one matches my need. So ...
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Why does Google Voice Typing transcribe certain words incorrectly, and not offer alternatives?

There are a few words that I use in everyday conversation that Google Voice Typing doesn't seem to want to recognize. The first is "extraordinarily." It always transcribed "extraordinary Lee." The ...
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Punctuation in Google Voice typing on Android 11 in other than english language

I'm trying to use Google's voice typing but compared to iPhone it's really rude. I'm already on Android 11. But it is still not able to detect my punctuation words, so everytime I want a . or , I need ...
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Is there a way to improve voice to text results?

Lately, I've been doing quite a bit of dictation using the voice-to-text functionality. For the most part, it's all right but it's developed some annoying behavior. Regular words are getting ...
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Is it possible to access speech-to-text audio clips for debugging?

Is there a way to access the audio clip that gets used for Google's speech-to-text transcribing? I've been getting increasingly inaccurate output using Google's speech-to-text output. After ...
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Voice typing new line

I have a Samsung S9 running Android version 10 (q). I frequently use the Google speech to text facility on the keyboard. I can make it do punctuation like commas and periods however I cannot make it ...
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Google Voice typing punctuation - how to have it?

I'm trying to use Google's voice typing, but it is not able to punctuate my sentences. No matter I say "point", "dot" or "comma", it always writes it into my text. ...
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How do I add new text to speech entries using Gboard?

I was using SwiftKey prior to this but I switched over to Gboard because it has better voice recognition when using speech to text. Something got changed in SwiftKey recently and the quality of speech-...
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How do I keep voice to text active in gboard? Even during silences

I often use gboard's text to speech to do voice typing. However, every time I pause speaking for a few seconds, I have to reactivate this feature by click the microphone on the keyboard. How do I keep ...
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How can I configure Google voice access so that I only have to say "hey Google" once?

After I say "hey Google", Google voice access is letting me say a few voice commands. However, after a few ones, I have to say "hey Google" again to be allowed to give further ...
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Leaving the dictation mode with a voice command

Is there any way to leave the dictation mode with a voice command, without having to tap anywhere in Android 4 or above? I use the built in speech recognition program.
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Calling up an arbitrary dictation app from within a keyboard app (Swype)

I've been using the Swype/Dragon keyboard for years, because I found its swipe-typing function to work best, and the voice dictation was also the best for the languages I needed. Despite the app's ...
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How can I configure Google speech to text so that whenever I say "Frank" it writes "Franck"?

How can I configure Google speech to text so that whenever I say "Frank" it writes "Franck"? I use Android 12 with a Google Pixel 6.
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Google voice typing not separated when using GBoard App

In earlier days, two years back I suppose, no matter which keyboard app I used, there was a separate voice typing keyboard app from Google which looked like this: When I used the voice typing built-...
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How to disable text correction suggestions (underlined) with Google Voice typing?

When I use Google Voice typing to produce some text, a fair amount of the text becomes underlined (and if you tap the underlined text a drop-down list presents suggestions to correct any errors in the ...
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How can I add a default alternative spelling to voice dictation?

My SO has a different spelling (but same pronounciation) of a common name. Every time I use voice dictation (which is all the time) and I say their name, I have to correct it with the keyboard. Is ...
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How can I make a change language shortcut for voice recognition in android 2.3.4?

I have a Samsung Galaxy S2 Phone, I work in English, Spanish and French, and constantly have to change from one language to the other, making a shortcut to change the language of the voice-recognition ...
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Accidentally enabling Google voice input, how to switch back to text keyboard?

I have a Vodafone (VFD 610) Android phone - I seem to have picked up Google voice input (microphone next to the text box), and so I have no keyboard and I can't send messages. It's never happened ...
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Change Navigation Language Google Maps

I got a new OnePlus One recently and have noticed that the Google Maps Navigation Voice is in English (India) ( I bought the phone in India). This is very annoying and refuses to change no matter how ...
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Offline Italian translate - error message "no connection for speech input (E4)"

I've downloaded the Italian translate package for Android, the voice recognition does not work offline. I get the error message "no connection for speech input (E4)" The following workaround ...
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Speech recognition not working in Xiaomi Redmi Note 4G

Has anyone experienced it before? The speech recognition (Google Now and speech input) is not working in Redmi Note 4G at all. I've tried cleaning cache, re-training, re-authentication, etc. but every ...
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How the f*&% to stop voice-to-text from censoring profanity?

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,...
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Offline Spanish voice recognition: "no connection for speech input (E4)"

I am trying to set up a Google Nexus 7 (kitkat) and a Samsung Note 2 (jellybean) for offline English-Spanish Translation using the Google Translate app. Both devices are usually set to UK English. On ...
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How to set default phone number for contacts?

USE CASE: When I do voice dialing with Google on my Android phone or more importantly text messaging it always asks which phone number I should use for the contact. That's really frustrating when I'm ...
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How to dictate single letters and number to Android?

at the job we routinely use a web application through our smartphones and on one of its screens we have to input the chassis number of cars, technically called V.I.N.. Just to let you know, a likely ...
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How can one start transcription in Microsoft Teams for Android?

How can one start transcription in Microsoft Teams for Android? I don't see the option: I use MS Teams on Android 10 with Samsung Galaxy S9. It's different from turning on captions. I do have the ...
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GBoard app: Initializing of voice-to-text takes forever

I use GBoard on my Poco X3 and the keyboard sporadically takes forever to initialize when using Voice Typing. Sometimes it's fast, sometimes it isnt. Sometimes it shows "initializing" and ...
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Using Google Voice Recognition offline

Question How to force Google Voice Recognition working in offline mode even if an internet connection is available? Background I know Google Voice Recognition has an offline mode1, using "speech ...
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Audio notes & voice recording stop abruptly in Google Keep

I've recently been trying Google Keep for its speech-to-text feature. The problem I'm having though is that it only records a couple of seconds then stops; usually about 2 to 7 seconds. I tried it ...
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Voice activated / HF inputs: how can you escape special function phrases?

For example, say I have a sentence that I want to end with a period then have returned to a new line, but the contents of that sentence itself include period and new line as literals. Is it possible ...
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How does Samsung's Voice Recorder's Speech-to-text function store the text and sync it with the audio?

I am using Samsung Galaxy S7 and recently, I used the speech-to-text feature in the default Voice Recorder application. When I play one of the audio files that was recorded with that feature, the ...
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Voice to text: How punctuation works in Dutch?

I've seen a lot of post about the punctuation, but that was all about the English version of voice-to-text. The Dutch version works pretty good, but it seems to be imposible to do things like 'new ...
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Google Assistant routine only executing first command?

I have a Google Assistant routine with 2 custom actions: Navigate to home and Play Spotify music. For some reason, only the first action ever completes when I execute the routine via voice command. If ...
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Dictation (Voice Recognition) Function has Stopped Working

I have a Samsung Galaxy J3 Luna Pro whose dictation listening function has recently stopped working.  When I press the microphone button now to dictate, the blue button indicating it is listening to ...
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How can I enable dictation in Android messaging (texting) apps?

How can I enable dictation (voice to text) in Android messaging (texting) apps?
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Google Speech recognition doesn't consistently enter the speech into app text field

I cannot figure out the whole pattern but much of the time these days if I use Google Speech to recognise some text to put into a text field eg Facebook's or Messenger's, it successfully recognises ...
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How do I restore the microphone button on my Galaxy keyboard

The little microphone icon disappeared from my Galaxy 3 keyboard a couple of weeks ago, and the mic icon does not appear as an option when you hold that button on the keyboard. All of the other ...
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Disable 'OK Google' recognition without completely disabling Google app

I find the 'OK Google' always-on voice recognition to be creepy and intrusive. At the same time, I find the voice entry for GBoard keyboard to be very useful. If you completely disable the Google ...