How To Use Dictation On Mac?

How do I turn on dictation on my Mac?

Turn on keyboard dictation

On your Mac, choose Apple menu > System Preferences, click Keyboard, then click Dictation. Click On. If a prompt appears, click Enable Dictation.

What is the keyboard shortcut for dictation?

You will see a message warning you that using your Mac’s dictation option the way it’s currently set up will send your spoken text to Apple to be converted. Click Enable Dictation. The default keyboard shortcut to begin dictating is to press your Mac’s fn key twice.

Why is Dictation not working on my Mac?

Reset the voice recognition feature

Go to System Preferences and select Keyboard. Then choose the Dictation tab. Uncheck Enhanced Dictation and restart the Mac. Once the computer has booted, visit the Dictation pane and turn Enhanced Dictation on.

How do I speak text on my Mac?

If you have trouble reading text on your screen, you can have your Mac speak the text whenever you press a key or set of keys.

  • On your Mac, choose Apple menu > System Preferences, click Accessibility, then click Speech.
  • Select the “Speak selected text when the key is pressed” checkbox.