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New iPad "Siri" speech to text feature

Discussion in 'iPad 3 Forum' started by mlaurencg4, Apr 12, 2012.

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    Has anyone managed to find a keyboard (e.g. Apple Bluetooth) shortcut to invoke the New iPad's "Siri" speech to text?

    If not, and you are an external keyboard user, please suggest this keyboard shortcut to Apple:

    http://www.apple.com/feedback/

    Thanks.
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    First off, there is no Siri on the iPad. The dictation feature on the iPad may take time to get a keyboard shortcut, but considering the limited usage of it, I do not see it being used that much. It is more likely to be used when using the on screen keyboard.
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    If your bluetooth keyboard has an eject key on it, pressing that will bring up the on-screen keyboard and from there you can press the microphone to use dictation.
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    Thanks AC_QC! That is a great workaround.

    Cheers.
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    Sorry, I meant AO_QC. :)
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    Glad it worked. On my keyboard, there is a blue "keyboard" key that is shared with the ^/6 key. So I press that along with the fn key.
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    How to access the Voice to Text "Siri Lite" key with my physical Apple bluetooth keyboard. I found the EJECT button (far upper-right of keyboard) brings up (toggles) the soft-keyboard on-screen and there is the Siri key next to the SPACE bar. Admittedly this is a two-step process that I would prefer to be a single or double keystroke directly on the bluetooth keyboard, but at least you can go back and forth between physical bluetooth keyboard and Siri key easily.
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    I have had a different experience. The voice-to-text is extremely useful, and yet having a physical keyboard is also faster than the on-screen version. The EJECT button allows me to combine the two methods of input - a great time saver.

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