Is there any way to leave dictation mode with a voice command, without having to press the done button in iOS 8 or above?


I use the built in speech recognition program.

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    Nope. Even on Mac, it isn't possible. (I won't put this in an answer, it feels too short)
    – Brick
    May 28, 2016 at 11:08
  • On OS X (El Capitan with Enhanced Dictation) you can stop dictation by saying stop dictation. Did you try it on iOS?
    – techraf
    May 28, 2016 at 14:45
  • @techraf Just tried on iOS 9.3.2, didn’t work 😟
    – user11633
    Jun 1, 2016 at 4:36

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It's currently not possible to leave dictation on iOS without pressing Done.

  • I beg to differ. You can leave dictation on OS X El Capitan (tested with Enhanced Dictation) by saying stop dictation.
    – techraf
    May 28, 2016 at 14:43
  • @techraf I just tried it at the end of a sentence and it printed the words 'stop dictation' (I also have Enhanced Dictation on, English UK). Anyway, as this question was referring solely to iOS, I'll remove the reference to OS X.
    – grg
    May 28, 2016 at 14:48
  • It's hard to prove, but I have 100% success rate. Do you use Enhanced Dictation or standard?
    – techraf
    May 28, 2016 at 14:49
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    @techraf I've found the option in Accessibility → Dictation! Enabling it now works fine! Thanks for the information
    – grg
    May 28, 2016 at 14:51

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