Have you seen some people text with their thumbs? They can be incredibly speedy, and apparently accurate, too. That’s certainly not me! I’m neither speedy nor accurate.
(When those auto-corrects pop up it slows things down even more. I previously explained how to turn those off, here.)
iOS6 gives us a new way to text. Text Dictation. Yay!
Granted, you wouldn’t use this in many situations where others are nearby, but if you find yourself alone, and need to text a message, this is quick, easy and surprisingly accurate.
Here is how to dictate your text message:
Just open up your Messages, and tap in the box where you would ordinarily type. The keyboard pops up, and notice that there is now a microphone on the keyboard.
Tap on the microphone, and dictate your message. Speak clearly and speak the punctuation (period, comma, question mark).
When you’re done, tap the microphone, again.
Wait just a fraction of a second, and up pops your message. Tap “send” and away it goes.
You can also text through Siri, but remember, we are only doing “One Feature At A Time”, so that will wait for another blog post. 🙂