Which ios devices allow a user to do speech recognition (the microphone in the keyboard to type) when there is no internet connection (or a slow connection).

My brand new iPad mini cannot do it but some other devices can.

Is there a list or some other way to know?

  • Are you looking at Siri, Voice Control or dictation (speech to text) here? Which devices specifically are able to do offline speech recognition? – nohillside Mar 25 '17 at 13:55
  • See macobserver.com/tmo/article/… – Tom Gewecke Mar 25 '17 at 14:01
  • Dictation, like when I am typing in an email I want to do it using speech recognition even if I am offline – gregm Mar 25 '17 at 14:12

It may be only those devices with the A9 processor. If so, that would be iPhone 6s, 6s+, and iPad 7th Generation.

It seems logical that the A10 (iPhone 7, 7+) would also do it, but I don't know.

  • Dictation doesn't work on my 7+ if the phone is in Airplane mode, I also don't see the "You can use dictation even when you aren't connected to the Internet" note as described in macobserver.com/tmo/article/…. – nohillside Mar 25 '17 at 15:09
  • Are you able to personally confirm that offline dictation works with the iPhone 6s (Plus) running the latest version of iOS (iOS 10.2.1)? From what I saw online, it was more of an "experimental" feature which was removed, which would explain why patrix doesn't have it on his 7 Plus. – Skeleton Bow Mar 25 '17 at 16:31
  • @SkeletonBow I don't have an a9 or a10 device, but there is this: reddit.com/r/iphone/comments/55h9z8/… – Tom Gewecke Mar 25 '17 at 16:50

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