Depending on what iPad you own, you can talk to text on the device. Here’s how to set it up to make sure you have what you need.
First, go to Settings > General > Keyboards. From there make sure Enable Dictation is turned on.
This will ensure your iPad is ready for you to speak to it. Test it out by opening up your Messages app. At the bottom of your keyboard just to the left of your spacebar you’ll see a microphone. Tap this and then speak to the iPad. It should let you talk to text.
Now, open an app like Google. Tap search and when your keyboard comes up you should see it there as well.
Anytime the keyboard appears, you should be able to talk to text on the iPad.
You can also speak punctuation by saying “period” or “exclamation point” at the end of a sentence. I also suggest trying “comma” and “new paragraph.”
Wearing headphones may enhance the experience so the iPad hears you better, and remember not to cover the iPad’s built-in mic with your hand.
I don’t use dictation apps, but you can definitely Google around for some (like Evernote) if interested!