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Speech to text mic icon missing from keyboard ?


  1. StDevious

    StDevious Well-Known Member

    Have an Eris with 2.1, but the keyboard doesn't have the mic icon for typing text by speaking. How so ?

    I'm not rooted by the way.

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  2. DDustiNN

    DDustiNN Well-Known Member

    The stock keyboard doesn't have speech-to-text... what you've seen is a modified version:

    [MOD] HTC_IME (8th June) v27: Small fix - xda-developers

    Oh and yes you can install it without being rooted. You just have to go to Settings >> Applications >> Unknown sources and make sure it's allowed, then you can install the .apk file from a file manager (Astro, EStrong, etc).
    StDevious likes this.
  3. StDevious

    StDevious Well-Known Member

    I don't see a mic icon on that keyboard in portrait mode, am i missing something ?
  4. DDustiNN

    DDustiNN Well-Known Member

    Get this one:

    http://www.hallerud.se/htc_ime_jonasl_lowres_27.zip

    I believe that's the one I am using, and it does have the mic.

    There is an option in the settings to turn it off. When it's on, the mic key takes the place of the settings key. To access settings, you hold the mic key until it changes to settings. When it's off, that key is just the settings key.

    Also, there is an option to turn off the smileys key. When that is disabled, the key returns to the original "hide keyboard" function.
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  5. StDevious

    StDevious Well-Known Member

    sweet i'll give it a try, thanks!
  6. jsparacio

    jsparacio New Member

    im trying to get this to work?? there are two .apk files in the zip above....?
  7. franners

    franners Well-Known Member

    Hi,

    I installed the HTC IME app linked to above on my Orange Uk 2.1 and get no mic icon either. Enabled as described the HTC IME and the mic specifically within it but seems to use stock Touch input regardless - certainly no change I can discern.

    Matt
  8. joshtalgia

    joshtalgia New Member

    Actual Resolution: Install Google Voice Search.

    I know what you're thinking. "No, you idiot! I'm not missing search anything! I'm missing the Microphone icon on my keyboard for Speech to Text!"

    Seriously. Install Google Voice Search and your precious microphone will be back. I had this problem, found the resolution elsewhere, but this thread was the first result when googling "android keyboard missing microphone".

    Hopefully this helps point folks in the right direction.
  9. MaxSteel

    MaxSteel New Member

    Problem is google voice search is for android 2.2, so that doesn't help those with 2.1.

    Any thoughts?

  10. prj

    prj Well-Known Member

    Google voice search is for all versions. Go to the market and download it. POOF! microphone will be back on your keyboard. :D
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  12. misssstoad

    misssstoad New Member

    To switch the keyboard to Android Multi-touch keyboard or Swype, touch and hold a blank spot in any text box. A menu opens, touch Input method.
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  13. aeschtl

    aeschtl Member

    Great tip! A lot of new users (myself included) get tripped up with that step.
  14. LBPHeretic

    LBPHeretic Well-Known Member

    Actually, there is a version for Android 2.1 as well. I know this because the OEM Android 2.1 HTC Sense ROM that my Sprint HTC Hero was rocking, before I rooted so long ago, had it. ;)

    Here is a link to the Android 2.1 version of Google Voice Search: https://play.google.com/store/apps/details?id=com.google.android.voicesearch.x&feature=search_result . :)
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  15. doogald

    doogald Guides Guide

    Thanks. Nice correction. I was thinking about the Voice Actions part of Voice Search, which are Froyo and above.
  16. LBPHeretic

    LBPHeretic Well-Known Member

    That is very understandable. The version for Android 2.1 is really only limited to voice dictation and voice searching, but it does enable the microphone button on the virtual keyboard as well.

    The advanced Google Voice Actions of Android 2.2+ are what most people think of too since mostly everyone is rocking those versions at this point in time. Soon enough, we will see even more advanced voice control functions via Google Assistant.
  17. omg wtf

    omg wtf New Member

    I have literally been trying to figure out how to do this very simple thing for almost 3 hrs!

    PEOPLE! IF YOUR MIC ON YOUR TEXTING KEYBOARD WAS THERE AND NOW ITS NOT THIS IS ALL YOU HAVE TO DO! NOT DOWNLOAD GOOGLE VOICE SEARCH OR WHATEVER IT IS! DON'T DOWNLOAD ANYTHING!
    I FEEL SO RIDICULOUS AFTER READING THIS BUT I AM SO GLAD MY MIC IS BACK! THANK YOU!:D:D
  18. PTBHBI

    PTBHBI New Member

    My button was there before but when I went to use it today it was gone. I discovered that if you touch in the text box to bring up the keyboard there is a settings button on the keyboard ( a little gear icon). Under there I found a check box for Voice input and it was unchecked. I checked it and returned the message and keyboard and my Mic button was back.
  19. Bob Cat

    Bob Cat Careful, They're sharp!! Moderator

    Glad it worked for you and Welcome to Android Forums, PTBHBI!! :)
  20. Mana619

    Mana619 New Member

    I just got the Samsung Admire II,
    Android 4.1 Jelly Bean
    (API level 16),

    and the microphone was missing from the text-messaging application.

    The default seems to be off.

    To turn it back on, according to my device and Android OS, navigate the following:

    Settings >
    Personal:Language and input >
    Swipe (click settings icon) >
    Settings (again) >
    Voice and Handwriting (check the box "Show Voice Key").


    Mic-icon is back! Speech-texting returned.

    --My 2.5 cents --

    What a mess huh? Found it underneath all the ambiguous upper levels. Sometimes the geekiest developers "organize" to the extreme and make weird assumptions. "Well let's see here.. I don't use this microphone, it's texting not talking, so I'll just set the default to OFF and let's put it way down here so if someone some day may need it.. but I doubt it".

    Not! Oh well.
  21. Poogf5

    Poogf5 New Member

    This worked PERFECTLY for me! I wish I'd read this post before I downloaded Gingerbread Keyboard and then uninstalled it! Thanks, Josh!
    scary alien likes this.

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