How To Fix Voice-to-Text Not Working on Android

9 Ways To Fix Voice-to-Text Not Working on Android

Is your voice-to-text not working on your Android phone?

Are facing problems with speech-to-text not working?

Well not to worry, in this article, you will learn how to fix voice to text not working on Android phones.

How To Fix Voice To Text Not Working on Android

In order to fix voice to text not working on Android, you have to follow these solutions:

  • Check System Wide Microphone Permission
  • Check Microphone Permission For Specific App
  • Enable Voice Typing
  • Clean Microphone
  • Enable Voice Typing Personalization
  • Force Stop The App
  • Update All Apps
  • Download On-Device Speech Recognition Languages
  • Update Phone Software

Note: These solutions are applicable to all Android phone brands including Samsung, Google Pixel, OnePlus, Xiaomi, Sony, Huawei, Motorola, LG, and so on.

Fix 1. Check System Wide Microphone Permission

  • Go to Settings > Security and Privacy.
  • Select Privacy.
  • Toggle on the Microphone access.

Check System Wide Microphone Permission

Alternatively, swipe down to bring up the quick notification panel and tap on Microphone icon to enable it.

Fix 2. Check Microphone Permission For Specific App

  • Long-press on the app icon and tap on “App info” option.
  • Tap on Permission > Microphone.
  • Enable “Allow only while using the app”.
  • Restart the app and check voice to text is working or not.

Check Microphone Permission For Specific App

Fix 3. Enable Voice Typing

  • Open Gboard and tap on Gear (settings)
  • Select Voice Typing.
  • Turn on “Use voice typing” and “Add punctuation”.

Enable Voice Typing

Fix 4. Clean Microphone

If your microphone is clogged with dust/debris, the phone might face problem in picking up your speech.

Hence, clean your phone microphone. You can use cotton buds to clean. Do not use compressed air as it may damage your device’s internal.

Clean Phone Microphone

Fix 5. Enable Voice Typing Personalization

  • Open Gboard and tap on Gear (settings)
  • Select Voice Typing.
  • Tap Manage personalization and toggle on “Personalize for you”.

Enable Voice Typing Personalization

Fix 6. Force Stop The App

  • Long-press on Gboard app icon and tap on “App info” option.
  • Tap on “Force stop” and then tap on 3 vertical dots menu located at the top-right corner and select “Uninstall updates”.

Force Stop The App

Fix 7. Update All Apps

  • Open Play Store.
  • Tap on Profile icon > manage apps and device.
  • Tap on “Update all” under Updates available.

Update apps from Play Store

Fix 8. Download On-Device Speech Recognition Languages

  • On your phone, go to Settings > System.
  • Select Language.
  • Next to Voice Input tap on Gear (settings) icon.
  • Tap on “Add a language” and download relevant voice packs from the available menu.

Download On-Device Speech Recognition Languages

Fix 9. Update Phone Software

  • Go to Settings > System.
  • Tap on “Software update”.
  • If any update is available, then download and install it.

Update Phone Software

Wrap Up

So those were the 9 solutions that you can follow and fix voice-to-text not working on Android. I hope, you manage to resolve the issue by following these solutions.

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