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How to enable the microphone on iOS 7

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iOS 7 has new Privacy Settings, including restrictions on the microphone. When you use the microphone in an app for the first time, the app will ask you for permission to access the microphone. For example you may get a prompt such as:

“SpeakColors Español Pro” Would Like to Access the Microphone.

You are given two choices:
1. Don’t Allow
2. OK

If you selected Don’t Allow, the microphone won’t work and you will need to change the settings.

Please follow these steps to enable the microphone:
1. Press Settings
2. Press Privacy
3. Press Microphone
4. Enable microphone access for for the app:
Microphone Privacy Setting

This issue affects all iPad and iPhone apps that use a microphone, including our apps, SpeakColors and Speech Cards. If you have any questions, please contact us. Thank you.

Posted in: SpeakColors, Speech Cards, Tutorials

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Speech Cards Tip: Save Student Voice Recordings

Speech Cards includes a button to record the voice of your student practicing their speech. The practice voice recordings are saved to the session report and can be listened to later for further review.

This tip demonstrates how to save student voice recordings and then listen to them from a saved report. The screenshots are from the iPad version, but the same steps apply to the iPhone and iPod Touch.

1. During the session, use the microphone button at the bottom of the screen to record the student’s voice.

Speech Cards

2. After the session is complete, a summary of the results is displayed. Press the green, Keep button to save the results, including the audio recordings.

Speech Cards - Session Results

3. Go to the Reports screen and select a student to show a list of Session Summaries.

Speech Cards - Session Summary

4. Tap on a session summary to show the Detailed Session Report.

5. On the Detailed Session Report screen, under the Audio column, are play buttons. Press a play button to listen to the saved voice recording. Please note that if a card does not have a play button, then there are no voice recordings for that particular card.

Speech Cards - Detailed Session Report

Thank you for reading. Please contact us if you have any questions. Do you have an idea for a tip or tutorial you would like to see? Please let us know by leaving a comment or emailing us.

Posted in: Speech Cards, Speech Therapy, Tutorials

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No Audio on iPad2

On a brand new iPad2, audio may not work in some apps. Even with the volume turned up to the max, you may not hear anything.

The cause of the problem is the iPad2’s side Lock Rotation/Mute control. By default Lock Rotation is set. The solution is to change Lock Rotation to Mute and then toggle the Mute control.

These are the steps to resolve the issue:

  1. On the side of the iPad2, put the Lock Rotation/Mute control in to the OFF position.
  2. Press Settings
  3. Select General
  4. Under Use Side Switch to, select Mute
  5. On the side of the iPad2 device, use the Mute control to set the mute ON and then OFF.
  6. Now the audio should work in the apps. Increase volume if necessary.

Posted in: iPad

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