This guide will show you how to get rid of the microphone icon at the bottom of the screen when you open your iPhone’s keyboard.
- Open the Settings app.
- Scroll down and select the General option.
- Choose the Keyboard option.
- Tap the button to the right of Enable Dictation to turn it off.
- Touch the Turn Off Dictation button.
Have you ever accidentally tapped the microphone icon at the bottom of the screen when you’re sending a text message? It can throw off your rhythm when you’re typing, and it can be annoying when it happens frequently.
Luckily, if you aren’t using that feature, you can turn it off. Our tutorial below is going to show you how to remove this dictation option from your iPhoone 11 keyboard so that you don’t keep triggering it by accident.
Check out our how to record your voice on an iPhone 5 tutorial if you would like to be able to record sounds or audio around you.
How to Disable Dictation on an iPhone 11
The steps in this guide were performed on an iPhone 11 in iOS 13.1.3, but will also work on other iPhone models using the same version of the operating system.
Step 1: Tap the Settings icon.
Step 2: Open the General menu.
Step 3: Select the Keyboard option.
Step 4: Tap the button to the right of Enable Dictation.
Step 5: Touch the Turn Off Dictation button at the bottom of the screen to confirm.
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Gary Thompson has been in IT consulting since the mid 2000s, and enjoys writing about mobile devices and computers. His primary topics of interest include iPhones and Windows, but he has written about many other devices and applications.