iOS dictation is a great feature, which mostly works both for Siri and for apps supporting an onscreen keyboard.

However: is there a voice command I can use to backspace or delete the last word? I found a good guide here, but there is no delete command: http://www.siriuserguide.com/siri-dictation-guide/


It doesn't seem like it is possible.

The closest I have seen is to use 'shake to undo' which will then select your entire last phrase/sentence. It's then possible to adjust that selection & delete as required.

Not what you wanted, I'm aware.

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  • There are some "editing" commands you can tell Siri, e.g., saying "new line" will cause Siri to move to the next line -- but I haven't found anything for deleting the last word either. – Ken Dec 18 '15 at 18:17

just figured it out, you have to say "select word" and then say "delete that".. its working for me !

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    It doesn't work for me (iOS 10). It just writes the words literally – jfs Jul 29 '17 at 18:45

"delete this" works for me using mac dictation

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    The question is about iOS dictation. – grg Mar 17 '17 at 9:27

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