How to Get the Microphone Back on My Android Keyboard

If you’re an Android user, you might have noticed that the microphone icon on your keyboard is missing. This can be frustrating, especially when you need to use voice dictation to type out a message or email. Fortunately, there are several ways to get the microphone back on your Android keyboard. Here’s how:

Method 1: Check Your Keyboard Settings

The first thing you should do is check your keyboard settings to make sure the microphone option is enabled. To do this, follow these steps:

Step 1: Open Your Keyboard Settings

Go to your device’s settings and select “Language and Input.” Under “Keyboard and Input Methods,” select your keyboard app.

Step 2: Enable the Microphone Option

Once you’re in your keyboard settings, look for the “Voice Input” or “Speech Recognition” option. Make sure it’s turned on.

Method 2: Update Your Keyboard App

If you’re still not seeing the microphone option, you may need to update your keyboard app. To do this, follow these steps:

Step 1: Go to the Google Play Store

Open the Google Play Store app on your Android device.

Step 2: Search for Your Keyboard App

Type the name of your keyboard app in the search bar and select it from the list of results.

Step 3: Check for Updates

If there’s an update available, you’ll see an “Update” button. Tap it to download and install the latest version of the app.

Method 3: Use a Third-Party Keyboard App

If neither of the above methods work, you can try using a third-party keyboard app that has voice dictation built in. Here are some popular options:

  • Gboard
  • SwiftKey
  • Fleksy

Simply download one of these apps from the Google Play Store and set it as your default keyboard.

People Also Ask:

Q: Why is the microphone missing from my Android keyboard?

A: The microphone icon may be missing if voice input is disabled in your keyboard settings or if your keyboard app is outdated.

Q: How do I enable voice input on my Android keyboard?

A: Go to your keyboard settings and make sure the “Voice Input” or “Speech Recognition” option is turned on.

Q: Can I use a third-party keyboard app with voice dictation?

A: Yes, there are several third-party keyboard apps that have voice dictation built in, such as Gboard, SwiftKey, and Fleksy.

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