Does anyone know why the iPhone says “dictate dimmed”?

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Hello. Have you bin noticing that many iPhones say dictate dimbed. Anyone know why it says that? Thanks, and I hope I g"t a report back.

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Submitted by KE7ZUM on Wednesday, June 3, 2015

No, I hear dictate button, not what ever you are hearing. Maybe try slowign down your speach or listen very very carefully if you can hear, in a quieter place.

Submitted by Tim Noonan on Wednesday, June 3, 2015

Check that in settings > general > keyboard that dictation is set to on.

It is the last item in the keyboard section.

Also, dictation does not work when the on-screen keyboard is disabled, such as when an external Bluetooth keyboard is connected. If this is the case, Pressing the eject key (top right) toggles the on-screen keyboard.

Submitted by KE7ZUM on Wednesday, June 3, 2015

To add to that, check to see you have an Internet connection. if the dictate button is off btw I don't think it will show up, just like how it does not show up with third partykeyboards.