iOS 10 comes packed with a useful feature called voicemail transcription. Basically, the new feature transcribes your voicemails into text so you can read them rather than listen to them. Voicemail transcription is now available in the US as a beta version despite the fact that iOS 10 has been around for the public for a while, it doesn’t always get things right. However, voicemail transcription is really worth your attention.
In this tutorial, we will show you how to use voicemail transcription on your iPhone. Before we get started, make sure that you have a supported iOS device running iOS 10 or newer (Voicemail transcription works best for the iPhone SE or later).
Steps to use voice transcription on your iPhone
Note that: You are supposed to set your language to English for voicemail transcription to work best for you. Besides, the feature may not be available in your region due to the fact that it is still in beta stages, so make sure that Visual Voicemail is found on your iPhone before moving ahead.
Step one: Launch the Phone app on your iPhone and tap Voicemail in the bottom
Step two: Next up, select a voicemail message. If this is the first time you have selected the voicemail message, the audio will playback. If not, it will not playback when you read the transcript.
Steps to share the transcripts of voicemails in iOS 10
You can easily share the transcript using the Share extension. You can use the steps below to do it:
Step one: Open the Phone app on your device and tap Voicemail in the bottom corner of the screen
Step two: Tap a Voicemail message. After that, you need to press and hold the chosen transcript until you see the Options menu
Step three: Next up, select the portion of the transcript you wish to share and tap Share to proceed
Step four: Select the app that you want to share the transcript
Steps to submit Voicemails to Apple
As previously noted, voicemail transcription is still in beta stages. This means that Apple is still developing the feature to make it ready for users. Therefore, Apple has added buttons for reporting your message transcriptions. You can mark your transcripts as “useful” or “not useful”. Here is how to do it:
Step one: Tap Voicemail in the bottom corner of the screen and select a voicemail message and tap “Report feedback”
Step two: All you have to do now is to tap Submit or Cancel.
Voicemail transcription is a nice addition to iOS 10. Despite its limited availability, voicemail transcription is something you don’t want to miss at all.
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