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#206 Use Siri for Speech to Text Dictation

November 26, 2013

Speech to text dictation can be much more convenient than typing on an iPhone or iPad keyboard. Use these Siri voice commands to make it even more useful:



  • “Caps” - capitalize the first letter of the next word you dictate
  • “All caps” - capitalize the entire next word you dictate
  • “Upper case” - capitalize the next letter you dictate (useful for acronyms)
  • “Caps on” - capitalize all speech you dictate
  • “Caps off” - capitalize none of the speech you dictate



  • “New paragraph” - breaks the text and begins a new paragraph
  • “New line” - breaks the text and begins a new line
  • “No space” - removes the space between the words you dictate before and after the command (for example: “bat no space man” = batman)
  • “No space on” - removes spaces between all speech you dictate (useful for password entry)
  • “No space off” - deactivates “no space” mode


You can also dictate punctuation marks by simply speaking the name of the punctuation (for example: “comma” or “period”).


For a full list of dictation commands, please see the “Detailed List of Dictation Commands” link in this Apple support article.


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