How to Fix Dictation not working on iPhone XS Max, XS, XR, X

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Voice to text or sometimes called speech to text is an excellent feature to write something using the microphone on iPhone without typing through the hand. You can write hand free, only tap o microphone and speck that you want to write such as messages, notes, email, etc. to type. Sometimes due to a faulty software update or damage microphone; the featured voice to text won’t work accurately or suddenly stopped working. For example, today I have seen lots of users they reporting voice to text not working on iPhone XS max and brand new iPhone XS. That’s why I have decided to put my expert advice on this tech blog. Let’s follow given steps to repair microphone feature and get fresh dictation as like brand new phone has.

Guide to Fix Voice to Text not working on iPhone XS Max

Solution #1. Make Sure Siri & DIcation is turned on

Go to Settings App on your iPhone home screen > Find and tap on Siri & Search > Now turn toggle Siri OFF

Solution #2. Soft Reset your iPhone to Fix dictation won’t work

You should Soft Reset your iPhone XS Max by performing the following steps:

To soft Reset your Face-ID enabled phone you should

Press and release the Volume Up button, now quickly press and release the Volume Down button, and then immediately press and hold the Side button until you see the Apple logo.

Force Restart iPhone XS max won't turn on

Once you see the Apple logo on the screen, then let go of all buttons, and your iPhone will restart

Once your iPhone is back turn on, go back into Settings App> Tap Siri & Search > Turn Siri back ON

Solution #3. Siri & Dication Missing then check out restrictions settings

Go to Settings > Screen Time > Tap on Content & Privacy Restrictions> Now Turn toggle Content & Privacy Restrictions ON/GreenTap allowed Apps > Make Sure Siri & Dictation toggle is Green not off/white.

Do you have any trick (to fix Dictation not working iPhone XS Max) apart from mentioned above? Please let me know in the comments.

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3 Replies to “How to Fix Dictation not working on iPhone XS Max, XS, XR, X”

  1. Jane Aldieri says:

    I gave a brand new XR. I use voice frequently, but just 2 days ago, I started to get a message that I need to tap and then send. I’ve never had this prompt with prior iPhones. When I’d tap the microphone icon, a voice wave signal would appear and an audible alert. Now, I tap, and nothing happens

  2. Jane Aldieri says:

    I gave a brand new XR. Voice was working as advertised until two days ago. I tap microphone icon, and get a message to tap icon and send message. Normal use of this feature would give me an audio wave signal and an alert, and I’d merrily go along speaking. I am completely unable to get recording.

    1. Check any Update is pending under the settings,

      Go to the Settings > General > Software Update.


      Once reset the All Settings, Settings > General > Reset > Reset All Settings.

      Now you can use Default Settings just like a new iPhone.

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