Hands-on: The iOS 16 Dictation feature adds auto-punctuation, emoji support, and more

Hands-on: The iOS 16 Dictation feature adds auto-punctuation, emoji support, and more ...

iOS 16 is now available. One of the most powerful features of this new operating system is its accessibility. With iOS 16, the Dictation function has even improved, which means it can now provide autopunctation, emoji support, and even more. Here''s all you need to know about it.

Dictation has always been a part of the iOS experience in the past few years. With iOS 16, on the other hand, Apple is bringing this feature to another level. For example, while dictating on the device, you may type with the keyboard, tap in the text field, move the cursor, and insert QuickType suggestions without having to stop Dictation.

It works in Arabic (Saudi Arabia), Cantonese (China mainland, Hong Kong), German (Italy), Japanese (Japan), Mandarin Chinese (China mainland, Taiwan), Russian (Russia), Spanish (Mexico, Spain, United States), and Turkish (Turkey).

The new auto-punctuation feature is useful while dictating. It works in Cantonese (Hong Kong), English (Australia, Canada, India, United Kingdom, United States), Japanese (Japan), Mandarin Chinese (China mainland, Taiwan) and Spanish (Spain).

Emoji support is another great feature available with Dictation on iOS 16. It can be found in Cantonese (Hong Kong), English (Australia, Canada, India, United States, France, German, Japan, Chinese (China mainland, Taiwan) and Spanish (Mexico, Spain, United States).

The Dictation icon is now available in the text entry field for iMessage users, and there is a new Dictation popover that works best without having to dictation by tapping the new cursor popover.

With the Dictation app on iOS 16, what do you like? Share your thoughts in the comment section below.

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