VoiceOver Speaking Dictated Text During Dictation

iOS & iPadOS

Anyone else get Voiceover echoing back text that is entered by Dictation in certain places? A quick example follows:

  1. Get lucky enough to get an iMessage while using something like Twitterrific, or even Music.

  2. Swipe down on the notification to reply to the message.

  3. Startt dictation, and notice what happens.

As you speek, Voiceover should say exactly what you say a few sedons after you do so. This leads to some vary interesting repeated text to say the least.



Submitted by DPinWI on Tuesday, December 1, 2015

One place I get this consistently is when dictating a reply to an email.

Submitted by Jesus R on Tuesday, December 1, 2015

I'm only getting this problem when using the quick reply feature of iOS and only on the lock screen. If I pull down on a notification that I can use quick reply in and the screen is already unlcoked with an app on screen, this does not happen. Intrestingly enough, dictation doesn't seem to have a problem with voiceover speeking dictated text. It is distracting though!

Submitted by Luke on Thursday, December 3, 2015

It is annoying but only happens occasionally for me. Sounds like others are narrowing down the specific situations in which the bug occurs

Submitted by Bobcat on Sunday, February 14, 2016

I just discovered this bug. So far;only happens on quick reply but I don't have to be on the lock screen. I normally use a headset so didn't pay much attention to it. But today, VO started dictating to itself.