How to Remove Mic Icon from iPhone or iPad Keyboard

There are many occasions when iPhone users ask questions like the microphone is not working on their iPhone or how to stop apps accessing the microphone on the iPhone.

But none has asked to remove microphone icon from the keyboard on iPhone. It was just a wild thought that hit my brain recently. As they say, necessity is the mother of all invention, I had to discover a solution to remove the microphone icon from the keyboard because I happen to press my fingers on microphone icon while typing messages.

And here comes the solution. If you have faced a similar problem (of hitting the microphone icon while typing in text messages), you can follow a simple method.

How to Disable Microphone Icon from Keyboard on iPhone and iPad

Step #1. Launch Settings app on your iPhone → Tap on General → Tap on Keyboard.

Tap on Settings then General then Keyboard on iPhone or iPad

Scroll down to the bottom, where you can see an option of Enable Dictation.

Step #2. Toggle Enable Dictation OFF. A pop-up will swipe up, which again asks you to Turn Off Dictation; tap on Turn Off Dictation.

Remove Microphone Icon from Keyboard on iPhone and iPad

This will remove the microphone icon from the keyboard. To check, go back to iMessages app and tap on message creation icon on the top right. Here, you can see that microphone icon is removed from the keyboard on your iPhone.

To bring this icon back, follow the similar procedure and toggle the Enable Dictation option ON.

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Jignesh Padhiyar
Jignesh Padhiyar is the co-founder of who has a keen eye for news, rumors and all the unusual stuff that happens around Apple products. During his tight schedule, Jignesh finds some moments of respite to share side-splitting contents on social media.


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