Hey there Daveking,
I love the speech to text feature. Sometimes its just a lot easier than typing everything and I absolutely want to bring that feature back to your device.
You'll want to make sure that Siri is turned on. To do this go to settings>Siri and toggle it to on.
Once you go back to the keyboard you will notice the microphone keyboard back on the keyboard.
Let me know if you need additional assistance.
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I am having the same problem but can not find were to turn on sirI I do not have an option any more for Google search to switch to or force close can u help me on this