Microphone suddenly gone from my keyboard.

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Feb 11, 2015, 5:38:35 AM via Website

The microphone that had always been there (on the same key as the 'period') has suddenly disappeared. It was what allowed me to speak the text I wanted in my messages. I've checked all my settings and cannot determine where the problem lies. Has anyone else experienced this problem and if so, how did you resolve it?

Teresa Blythe

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Feb 13, 2015, 4:30:41 PM via Website

Go to Settings..
Scroll down to find Language and input, then tap it.
Check the box in the left side of Google voice typing to enable this option. Enable this option will make the Mic button available on your Samsung keyboard and vice versa.
Now, open an app that requires you to use keyboard, such as Messaging app.
On keyboard, long tap the key in the left side of Space bar. You should see the Microphone icon displayed in the pop up menu as one of available option.

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Nov 1, 2017, 9:40:09 PM via Website

Press the icon where the Mic button use to be located and press it for several seconds. The Mic icon will show up along with several other icons. Select the Mic icon.

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Dec 16, 2018, 10:45:57 PM via Website

I lost my mic on the LG20 Android 7. I configured the keyboard with the mic. When I press the gear the mic is still not there. When I tap on the google search field, the word Listening appears, then nothing. It doesn't make a sound or say recognizing. This worked fine till a few days ago.

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Apr 19, 2019, 2:52:48 PM via Website

There is no box labeled " Google voice typing"

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Apr 19, 2019, 2:55:48 PM via Website

Ah. You most press "on screen keyboard" first ... after clicking on Google voice typing, still: no mic icon on keyboard.

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Jul 19, 2019, 3:37:55 PM via Website

Thank you so much for posting this, it has been driving me crazy and I have been searching the internet for a solution and this worked! :D

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Nov 24, 2019, 3:01:40 AM via Website

Open GBoard App

Settings open now
Open "A✓ Text Correction" (Touch-it)

"Turn-on" Show suggestions Tab
(Was 1st Tab on my list)

This worked for me after every other suggestion failed to work.
Presto- my Mic was back ! ☺️

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