Use your voice to write a message

Too busy to write a message? Write and send a text message with your voice.

This feature is not available in all languages. For info on the supported languages, go to

You may also need to download a language package before you can use the feature. If asked to install a language package, on the start screen, swipe down from the top of the screen, tap ALL SETTINGS > speech > Speech language, tap the language you want, and wait for the download to finish.

To use this feature, you must be connected to the internet.

  1. Press and hold search key.
  2. Say Text and the contact's name.
  3. Say your message, and follow the instructions you hear.