How to get Google Voice Typing to work on Xiami Redmi Note 2

I have started this tutorial where I had lost all hope of getting my keyboard to accept audio input. I had installed all the Google apps I thought would make it work and still, nada!

I then tried to give Google Keyboard permission to edit the microphone and found Xiami’s Security app on my Redmi Note 2 did not list the keyboard as an app that could be given the permission to record audio.

So, I decided to uninstall Google keyboard. I managed only to uninstall the updates, the app still ran and still did not accept audio input. So I did the following:

  1. Click on settings
  2. Scroll to installedĀ apps
  3. Scroll to Google Keyboard
  4. Click on force stop (I thought this would finally uninstall the app)
  5. Navigate to your sms app
  6. Click on compose
  7. it should activate the dictation as that’s the only way you’ll be able to input.

The above worked and shocked me. Audio input is still working. Note I have already downloaded the audio offline speech recognition file.

Job Ballard