As a person who uses speech to text very often, I need a reliable method of conversion. While I know this technology is not perfect, but I keep running into the same error and wonder if there is something I can do. Here is the problem:

I have a friend named Kasey, and when I refer to this person while using dictation, the speech to text engine will output K.C.99% of the time

In an attempt to remedy this, I went to Settings/General/Keyboard/Text Replacement and inputted the following rules:

  • KC Kasey
  • K.C Kasey
  • K.C. Kasey

What's interesting is that if I say Kasey at the start of the sentence the speech to text output will be correct. I found a possible solution that worked for someone else HERE, but I can't navigate to those settings with the version of iOS that I have

My presumption here is that text replacement only works while typing, and does not affect text that is generated from speech. If this is the case, how can I remedy my problem?

Using iOS 15.7.5 on Iphone7

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    I suspect that speech-to-text input is bypassing the keyboard system and going directly into the text field, which means that the replacement rules will do nothing.
    – Mark
    Commented Jun 6, 2023 at 21:11

1 Answer 1


Ok finally found something that worked for me. From this Apple Community site:

  • add person whose name is being incorrectly translated as a contact with the correct spelling.
  • edit the contact, and scroll down to the “add field” and select that.
  • Choose the field “pronunciation first name”
  • Use the voice dictation to say their name (while in the last field)
  • save the contact.

This worked for me.

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    This is a great workaround! Fantastic finding a solution to this issue and posting so others can find a solution.
    – Allan
    Commented Jun 4, 2023 at 19:58
  • 1
    This worked for me! Nice one! ;)
    – Thinkr
    Commented Jun 7, 2023 at 17:39

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