How to Dictate a Message on Your Garmin inReach Mini 2

How to dictate a message on Garmin inreach mini 2? I’m still learning this, but let me show you what I have found so far.

Garmin inReach Mini 2

Two Methods of Dictation

What I have found to date is there are two ways to dictate a message on your iPhone.

  • Select the Microphone button at the bottom right of the screen, then speak your message, then turn off the microphone when you’re finished.
  • Turn on Voice Control in your settings menu then speak your message.

Both of these are similar but also have some differences, so let me run through what I have discovered so far on each of these.

Dictation Using the Microphone Button

This one should be the easiest to learn and what I would recommend to most people.

First, go to the Garmin Messenger App.

Garmin Messenger App

Select who you want to send the message to.

Select Who to Send the Message to

Turn on the Microphone on the bottom right of the page.

Turn on Microphone on Bottom Right of Page

Garmin inReach Mini 2

Speak your message. This may take some learning as there are certain commands you need to get use to using. Next, turn off the Microphone button.

Speak Your Message

Send the message.

Send the Message

It’s that simple and can save you a lot of typing if you choose to use this.

Dictation Using Voice Control

There are a few steps you need to take to set up Voice Control, plus you need to get use to the commands and how to become effective and proficient at using it, but it can be a powerful tool for you.

First, set up voice control in Settings on your phone.

How to Setup Voice Control on an iPhone

Now, go to the Garmin Messenger App, but this is where you can choose to do things a little different.

  • You can choose to tell your iPhone to “Wake Up.”
  • You can say “Open Messenger.”
  • This next part is what I’m still working on. I would think you should be able to speak and pick the person to message to, but I have not figured this out so far, so I have to manually select the person.
  • Next, I have to manually select the box to start my message in.
  • At this point, I can speak my message. Then I say “Period” and “Tap Send.” This adds the punctuation and sends the message automatically, rather then having to manually tap “send.”

Final Thoughts

Once everything is set up, send a message by speaking is very similar with a few differences. This is something that you and I both will need to practice and become proficient with before we need to use in real life on our outdoor adventure.

Please leave a comment below if you have questions or know something that I am not using or sharing with you so we can all learn this together.

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