Caption the world around you! Designed for face-to-face conversations.
Try for free and then subscribe at any time to get uninterrupted captioning for $2.99/mo.
The spoken text shows large on your iPhone or iPad, so you can read what is being said. - Not for use with phone calls.
• Subscribe to get uninterrupted captioning service for only $2.99 per month!
• Payment will be charged to iTunes Account at confirmation of purchase.
• Subscription automatically renews unless auto-renew is turned off at least 24-hours before the end of the current period.
• The account will be charged $2.99 for renewal within 24-hours prior to the end of the current period.
• Subscriptions may be managed by user and auto-renewal may be turned off by going to Account Settings after purchase.
• Any unused portion of a free trial period will be forfeited when the user purchases a subscription.
• You may continue to use Live Caption standard without the purchase of a subscription.
Now caption in multiple languages! Go to settings and change the language to caption while speaking in Spanish, French, Japanese, or Sanskrit!
Talk with family, friends, colleagues, and strangers with no set-up or hassle. Use voice recognition to connect with the world around you and join in the conversation!
Need help understanding the doctor? A clerk at the store? Open Live Caption and they can speak into your phone. Live Caption transcribes what they say in real time.
Know someone with hearing loss? Using voice recognition software, your spoken words appear live on your device. Talk to anyone face-to-face with Live Caption.
How It Works:
• The app is NOT for use with incoming phone calls, but for face-to-face, live conversations.
• The app does not store or save captured text unless you intentionally share that text with another app.
• To begin, just open the app and it will start listening. Tap the blue button to stop. The red button to start.
• Go to settings to increase or decrease the size of text, and change from white text on black background, to black text on a white background.
• Live Caption works with connected Bluetooth devices like headsets and standalone microphones for greater distance from the device.
• To respond with typed text, tap "Clear All" and all previous messages on the screen will disappear. Type with keyboard and the typed text will appear at the same size.
• You may edit any text as you would in any other text editing software. Tap anywhere on the screen and the keyboard will appear to edit your text.
• Tap and hold to select text to copy, paste.
• Pair with Bluetooth devices to caption at greater distances. Good for use in a classroom, in church or at the office where the user controls the app. Especially new Live Caption Unlimited!
• Stream the app to a Television by connecting an Apple TV for a larger display
• Captioning may not be as accurate with strong accents or children's voices.
• Live Caption does not record or store voice or text results. Once the "Clear All" button is tapped results cannot be retrieved. Share text with another app to save the captured text.
• Live Caption will return results in any language the phone is set to. For example, if the phone is set to Spanish, the app will caption Spanish results.
How to enable Speak Selection on iPhone and iPad:
• Launch the Settings app from the Home screen of your iPhone or iPad.
• Now tap on General.
• Scroll down and towards the bottom, tap on Accessibility.
• Tap on the Speak Selection option and turn it to On.
Terms of Service
We updated the interface of the free version to the simplified, one button layout. No more keyboard taking up half of the screen!
Now caption in multiple languages! Go to the settings within the app and change the language to caption while speaking in Spanish, French, Japanese, or Sanskrit!
Upgrade to Unlimited to caption uninterrupted for only $2.99 per month!
Ratings and Reviews
The function of the app was fine
It’s $2.99 a month. It gave the message to subscribe, after 60 seconds of use. The app works, I’ll give it that. The text is big and clear. But I didn’t use it long enough to see that it was better than the regular Speech to Text. The mic icon on the onscreen keyboard for any standard text input field.
Request to have a Clear Button and start a new line after a sentence.
I have bad hearing loss . I just got this app and subscribed today.
This app seems to capture words more accurately and faster than other apps that I have used.
My request to improve this app:
1. Please have a CLEAR TEXT button on the top row so that it’s easy to clear the text from the screen.
2. Please add a period or a slash after a person finishes his sentence.
If adding a period or slash is hard to program, please have new sentence start on a new line. Or have color changed for each sentence after a sentence paused.
(We don’t normally Stare at the screen and follow the text caption all the times. This way when we take a quick glance at the transcript, we can easily understand that a person has stopped and started a new sentence).
Hope it can be fixed soon. Please reply and let me know when this can be fixed.
This will help me with my hearing loss tremendously.
Didn't work as well as hoped
I had trouble using this. I purchased it for use at dr appointments but it is very inaccurate even when spoken directly to the microphone. I was happy that it converted the text in real time. I wish there was a subscription service to get access to an actual person to type out conversation.
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- Live Caption, Inc.
- 31.9 MB
- Social Networking
- Requires iOS 10.0 or later.
- Requires iPadOS 10.0 or later.
- iPod touch
- Requires iOS 10.0 or later.
- Requires macOS 11.0 or later and a Mac with Apple M1 chip.
- Age Rating
- © Live Caption Inc., Ryan Flynn, Live Caption 2010
- In-App Purchases
- Live Caption Unlimited $2.99
With Family Sharing set up, up to six family members can use this app.