Lot of iPhone users reported this issue. Audio microphone icon is missing from the keyboard. This icon appear in left corner of the keyboard when users using Text or typing based apps.
Mostly this issue happened after updating new iOS version.
Solution 1: Enable Siri
Most of the time this microphone icon is missing on keyboard, because Siri not enabled on your iPhone.
Enable Siri feature via Settings -> General-> Siri and Enable Siri.
Solution 2: Enable Dictation
On your iPhone, go to Settings -> General -> Keyboard and Enable dictation & Enable speech-to-text input.
Solution 3: Restart the Application
Sometime Microphone icon is grayed out or missing only in particular apps. Ex: Mic icon is available in notes, mail and everywhere except in Messages app. Restarting that app might bring the microphone icon back.
- Close the app: Double tap the iPhone Home screen. It will bring the app. Then swipe the app icon upward off the screen. It will close the app.
- Then press the app icon again to open the app.
Solution 4: Restart the iPhone
Restarting iPhone might solve this issue.
- Press and hold the iPhone “Power button” for 5 seconds.
- Press the “Slide to power off”.
Solution 5: Reset All Settings
Go to Settings -> General -> Reset -> Reset All settings.
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