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Hide microphone button Android virtual keyboard

Posted by: admin May 14, 2020 Leave a comment


I wanted to know if is it possible to hide the microphone button (speech-to-text) in Android Virtual Keyboard programatically.

I know I can disable this option through device settings, but I don’t want the user to use this feature in my application independently of his/her settings.
I mean i want to force this behaviour inside my app.

Thanks in advance,

How to&Answers:

You can’t force the user input through anything other than pre-defined keyboards that already exist in the user’s device.

The only way you could get around this is by programming your own custom, on-the-fly keyboard, and that is a very bad idea.

Just disable voice input programmatically by using XML declarations in the EditText you’re looking at. You can do this with the attribute:



Here’s how you do it: android:privateImeOptions=”nm” – nm stands for No Microphone.