If you like, you can dictate instead of typing. Make sure Enable Dictation is turned on (in Settings > General > Keyboard) and iPhone is connected to the Internet

Note: Dictation may not be available in all languages or in all areas, and features may vary. 

Dictate text. Tap the Siri button on the onscreen keyboard, then speak. Tap Done when you finish.

Email message being composed. Cursor shows where dictated text will be placed. The dictation key appears on the keyboard, just to the left of the space bar

Add text. Tap the Siri button again and continue dictating. To insert text, tap to place the insertion point first. You can also replace selected text by dictating.

Add punctuation or format text. Say the punctuation or format. For example, “Dear Mary comma the check is in the mail exclamation mark” becomes “Dear Mary, the check is in the mail!” Punctuation and formatting commands include:

  • quote … end quote

  • new paragraph

  • new line

  • cap—to capitalize the next word

  • caps on … caps off—to capitalize the first character of each word

  • all caps—to make the next word all uppercase

  • all caps on … all caps off—to make the enclosed words all uppercase

  • no caps on … no caps off—to make the enclosed words all lowercase

  • no space on … no space off—to run a series of words together

  • smiley—to insert :-)

  • frowny—to insert :-(

  • winky—to insert ;-)