You may have seen the microphone on your keyboard for a long time. You're probably more ready than you think to give it a try. Out in the field or job site, or even your kitchen table, it takes the hunting and pecking out of a digital keyboard. While it may take some getting used to, hundreds of thousands of iPhone and iPad users are migrating to dictation.
Simply tap the microphone, wait for a second for the ipad or iphone to start listening, and speak slowly and clearly. In a couple of seconds your words appear, sometimes with surprisingly correct context (it seems to know that the sky is blue and the wind blew).
If you don't see the microphone, go to Settings>Privacy>Microphone and set up permission to use the microphone.
It's a great time saver and especially useful when your hands are needed elsewhere. But, know that you have to be connected for the service to work.