Help Voice input

I just spent 40 minutes online with a Samsung Tech trying to figure out why, no matter what I did, I could not get a "Voice Input" button on either the Samsung keyboard or the Google keyboard. Eventually she gave up and suggested I reset the Tab 2 7". I know what that means. Hours of setting it back up. And if, after a reset the "Voice Input" button is still not there I might have a stroke.

Everything is backed up but before I do a reset, does anyone know what might solve the problem short of a reset? If I don't figure it out I have to decide whether to do a reset or live without voice input.

I won't curse but I sure am one unhappy 70 year old.

The choices facing me seem unfair. But then again things are not always fair.