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How To Turn Off Voice to Text on Android

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No matter how big your smartphone screen is, it can never match the typing experience with a laptop’s keyboard, which is quite easy! But the problem is that the speech-to-text feature is not always correct. Issues such as lack of accuracy, misinterpretation, and accents cause users to move away from this voice-to-text feature. Want to turn off voice-to-text on Android? Keep on reading! 

Quick Answer

Speech-to-text or Voice-to-text feature is automatically activated in Android devices that have version 10 and above. The feature can be turned off depending on the type of keyboard you’re using, such as the device’s default keyboard or Google’s keyboard (Gboard). You can also turn off the Google Voice Typing from the language and input menu on Android devices to remove voice-to-text. 

Users can easily find the option of voice typing in the settings tab of the keyboard they’re using— whether it’s the default keyboard or Gboard. Whatever or wherever you find the option, you can disable it with a single tap. 

In this guide, you’ll learn the detailed steps to turn off the voice input/voice typing or speech-to-text feature on Android on both the keyboard types. Let’s get started.

How to Turn Off Voice-to-text on Android?

Android phones have an accessibility feature named Speech-to-text or Voice-to-text, where a user can dictate the messages, emails, and even type in the word document hands-free. But the glitches, accent problems, and misinterpretation can irritate. Here’s how you can turn off the voice input on an Android device to save the hassle of speaking again and again.

Method #1: Turn Off Voice-to-text in Google Keyboard (Gboard)

Here are the steps to turn off the voice-to-text on Android:

  1. Go to the “Settings” of your Android device from the home screen.
  2. Tap on the “System” > “Language and Input” or “Language and Keyboard” option.
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  3. From the list of keyboard or input methods, choose the Google Keyboard (Gboard). Tap on the “Voice Typing” option and turn it off by tapping the knob.
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  4. Once the voice input feature is turned off, the knob will turn from blue to grey.

Method #2: Turn Off Voice-to-text in Device’s Default Keyboard

Are you using the device’s default keyboard? Here’s a method to turn off the speech-to-text option or manage the voice input. 

  1. Open the “Settings” of your Android device and tap on “System” > “Language and Input” or “Language or Keyboard”.  
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  2. Once you find the keyboard list, tap on the device’s default keyboard to open its settings. 
  3. Tap on “Voice Input”, “Voice typing”, or “Voice-to-text” (depending on the device or OS). Turn off this option to get rid of speech-to-text. 
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How to Turn Off Voice Typing on Android

You can always turn off the Google Voice Typing feature separately on your Android device, whatever your default keyboard. You can find Google Voice Typing or Speech-to-text option in the settings. Here’s how to do it:

  1. Go to “Settings” of your device and find the “Language and Input” or “Language and Keyboard” option depending on the device model and OS you’re using. 
  2. Tap on the “Google Voice Typing” option. Tap on the option and turn it off
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Note

On some devices, you might also need to turn off the Speech Service by Google to completely remove the dictation features. To turn off this option, go to Settings, find Speech Service by Google and disable it. 

Conclusion

Voice-to-text or Speech-to-text feature is an option that a user can utilize for dictation or typing without using the on-screen keyboard. Misinterpretation or inability to understand the accent by your device might need you to speak again and again to type correctly. If you’re having trouble, you can speak slowly, pause at punctuations, add entries to your dictionary to improve the service— or turn it off! You can turn off the voice input on your Android device from Language and Input menu (vary from device to device).  

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