How to Remove the Microphone Button from Your iPhone Keyboard

Last Updated: Feb 20, 2024 by

If you’ve ever accidentally hit the microphone button on your iPhone keyboard while typing, you know how frustrating it can be. Not only does it interrupt your typing, but it also takes up valuable space on your keyboard. Luckily, there is a way to remove the microphone button from your iPhone keyboard. In this article, we will guide you through the steps to remove the microphone button and troubleshoot any issues you may encounter.

Removing the Microphone Button

Removing the microphone button from your iPhone keyboard is a simple process. Follow these steps to remove it:

  1. Open the Settings app on your iPhone.
  2. Scroll down and tap on “General.”
  3. Tap on “Keyboard.”
  4. Toggle off the “Enable Dictation” option.

This will remove the microphone button from your keyboard and prevent it from appearing in the future. However, if you ever need to use dictation, you can easily turn it back on by following the same steps and toggling the “Enable Dictation” option back on.


If you are experiencing issues with your microphone button, such as it not working or not appearing on your keyboard, there are a few things you can try to troubleshoot the problem.

Check Your Keyboard Settings

First, make sure that the microphone button is enabled in your keyboard settings. To do this, follow the steps outlined above to navigate to the “Keyboard” settings and ensure that the “Enable Dictation” option is toggled on.

Restart Your iPhone

Sometimes, a simple restart can fix any issues with your iPhone’s microphone button. To restart your iPhone, press and hold the power button until the “slide to power off” option appears. Slide the button to turn off your phone, then press and hold the power button again to turn it back on.

Update Your iOS

If your microphone button is still not working, it may be due to a software issue. Make sure your iPhone is running the latest version of iOS by going to “Settings” > “General” > “Software Update.” If an update is available, follow the prompts to download and install it.

Contact Apple Support

If none of the above solutions work, it may be a hardware issue with your iPhone’s microphone. In this case, it is best to contact Apple Support for further assistance.


Removing the microphone button from your iPhone keyboard can save you from accidentally hitting it while typing and taking up valuable space. By following the simple steps outlined in this article, you can easily remove the button and troubleshoot any issues you may encounter. Have you successfully removed the microphone button from your iPhone keyboard? Let us know in the comments.

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