You can use the live transcribe feature of the Google Pixel 6a in order to convert speech into texts. To find out how to use this function, you can take a look at this tutorial from Seeking Tech.
How to open the live transcribe menu on the Google Pixel 6a
- To open the live transcribe menu on the Google Pixel 6a from the Settings App, you can do the following:
- Open the Settings App and then tap Accessibility.
- Inside the Accessibility menu, you need to tap the Live Transcribe option in the Captions section.
- After getting to the Live Transcribe menu, you can enable the Live Transcribe Shortcut setting, which will add an icon to the bottom right side of the screen. To use this feature without a shortcut, tap the Open Live Transcribe option from the Live Transcribe menu in the Settings App.
You can also add the live transcribe shortcut to the Quick Settings menu by doing the following:
- Pull down the Quick Settings menu by swiping downwards from the top of the screen.
- Expand the Quick Settings menu by swiping downwards from the top again.
- Tap the pencil icon.
- In the Edit menu, drag the Live Transcribe tile to one of the top spots so that it will appear in Quick Settings.
How to use live transcribe on Pixel 6a
After opening Live Transcribe, your Google Pixel 6a should start converting any speech it detects from its microphone into texts on its screen.
To copy the texts to another app, tap and hold any words that appear on the screen. Afterwards, you can expand the text selection window, or select all the texts, from the transcription. You can then select the copy option to copy over the transcribed texts to a clipboard.
To change the transcribing language, tap the current language at the bottom of the screen.
You can also tap the keyboard icon to open the on-screen keyboard where you can type responses to the current transcription.
By tapping the gear icon, you will be able customize the following settings:
- Change the font size of the transcribe text.
- Switch between a light or dark theme for the live transcribe feature.
- Enable or disable the Transcription History. When enabled, the transcripts will be kept for 72 hours. When disabled, the transcripts will only be saved for 24 hours.
- Change the microphone input source for the live transcribe feature.
- Set a primary language.
- Set a secondary language.
- Enable or disable the ability to use the internet to transcribed speech to text.
- Add any custom word to the transcription algorithm.
- Manually delete the transcription history.
- Enable or disable phone vibration if your name is mentioned.
- Enable or disable phone vibration when someone starts speaking again after pausing for at least 10 seconds.
- Enable or disable any sound labels such as applause, laughter or music.