Dictation Spelling Mode On the iPhone and Mac

A new mode in iOS 16 and macOS Ventura lets you spell out words and other phrases letter by letter.

Comments: 7 Responses to “Dictation Spelling Mode On the iPhone and Mac”

    Razvan Mihai
    2 months ago

    Great tutorial, Gary. The dictation feature in iOS seems to turn the first character of a sentence to lowercase unless you turn on auto-capitalization, a feature I did not get in the habit of using. Is this a feature or a bug? Is there a way around this to avoid using auto-capitalization? Thanks

    2 months ago

    Razvan: Not sure what it is you are trying to do. Why not use auto-capitalization if that is what you want to do?

    Razvan Mihai
    2 months ago

    What I am trying to do is to use the dictation feature without auto-capitalization.

    In this scenario, when you start dictating a new sentence, the system shows the first letter of the first word in capital letters only to convert it to lowercase when you insert the full stop manually or dictate it.

    Do you have your auto-cap on? It seems this is the only way to have dictation working.

    2 months ago

    Razvan: Sorry. I'm not following you. You have two choices: "Capitalize words automatically" on or off. Pick which one works best for you.

    Simon Carr
    4 weeks ago

    Great presentation, as usual, however I can't find Spelling Mode in Voice Control commands. Am running Ventura.

    4 weeks ago

    Simon: Is your Mac set to U.S. English? That's a requirement right now.

    Simon Carr
    4 weeks ago

    No - U.K. That would explain it. Separated by a common language. Many thanks, Gary.

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