I know how often I rely on dictating my texts rather than typing them out, DENHER58. You've come to the right place for help. Please check the following setting for us: Settings>General>Keyboards> then scroll to the bottom to ensure "Enable Dictation" is green, or on. If so, turn it off for about 30 seconds, then back on. If not, please turn it on. When done with these steps, please power the phone off for about a minute, then back on. Retry locating the microphone icon. Please keep us posted.
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