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You know when a word is too garbled that autocorrect can’t even offer helpful suggestions? We’ve all been there. Now instead of trying to re-work your whole sentence just to avoid the word, we’ve got a quick fix. Use diction! 

The next time you’re struggling to spell a word, activate diction mode and try saying the word out loud. Nine times out of ten the word will appear on your screen, and you’ll never have to wonder how to spell “guarantee” again. 

Most devices have a built-in way of doing voice-to-text, but there’s often a tiny bit of setup involved. So to our fellow terrible spellers, here’s how:

Activate diction on Mac


To turn on diction in macOS Monterey: 

  1. Go to System Preferences > Keyboard 
  2. Navigate to the Diction Tab 
  3. Turn Diction on and choose your preferred language and shortcut 

To turn on diction in macOS Ventura: 

  1. Go to System Settings > Keyboard 
  2. Scroll to Dictation and turn on 

Activate diction on an iPhone


  1. Go to Settings 
  2. Go to General 
  3. Go to Keyboard
  4. Turn on Enable Dictation 

A microphone button will appear in the right corner of your screen when using the keyboard. 

Activate voice typing in Windows 11


  1. Press Windows key + H 
  2. Click the microphone button to agree to the terms and conditions
  3. The next time you press Windows key + H, it’ll automatically start listening

Activate voice typing on a Samsung phone


  1. Tap the microphone icon above the top row of keys 
  2. Agree to the prompt allowing Samsung voice input to record audio

There you have it, folks! Say goodbye to that dreaded red underline for good.

Source: The Verge

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