Viber Update For iPhone Fixes Speech To Text, Other Bugs

Viber, which now has a user base of over 140 million, released an update to its VoIP app on January 21 for Apple’s iPhone and iPad devices that included some minor bug fixes.

The fixed issues include Arabic and Thai typing bug fixes and “additional bug fixes,” although the developers don’t list exactly what these additional bug fixes are. Likely, they’re various stability fixes and background changes to make the app run faster and smoother.

In addition, the speech to text feature of the application is now working according to the changelog, so you are no longer limited to typing only with your fingers.

The newest update, of course, includes all of the features and fixes from the previous update rolled out in December, including the popular Viber Stickers feature, emoticons, location sharing, and iPhone 5/iOS 6 compatibility.

You can download the latest version of Viber here. How is the new version working for you? Let us know in the comments below!

  • Linda Hawthorne

    I’m finding the new viber ringtone difficult to hear if there is ANY background noise!

    • Have you tried adjusting your sound settings in the Settings menu or uninstalling and reinstalling the app?

  • Viber

    Hi guys! This is a member of the Viber Team.
    Thanks for reviewing our new update!

    @9f2bc9cc30b422d2efb6246a512eb484:disqus – Viber mirrors your device’s settings, please try to adjust your sound settings to the highest level. πŸ™‚

    If you have any questions feel free to ask -we’d be happy to assist. πŸ™‚
    Viber Team

  • Alan

    Can viber with one application code work both on iPhone 4 and I pad

    • Hi Alan! Thanks for your comment!

      From what I understand, you can.

      To activate Viber on your iPad (or iPod Touch), you have to use your cellphone number (because you have to get the activation code via text). After you have received an SMS with an activation code in it, just enter it into your iPad or iPod Touch.

      Viber was primarily developed for iPhones, though. Viber can work on the latest versions of iPod Touch and iPad, but they are only partially supported.

      I hope that answers your question! πŸ™‚

      • Hi Alan,
        Adding to what Josh explained:

        At this stage, one Viber number can be assigned with only one device simultaneously. When you try registering to Viber with the same number on a second device, the first device immediately deactivates, and its data (message history, Recents, etc.) is deleted.

        What you can do, however, is register your second device with a different number: your home number, an old cellphone number, family’s or friends.
        In future versions we are planning to add an option to register Viber on multiple devices. Once we have news on that, we’ll let you know πŸ™‚

  • Dan

    Where do I find the option for speech to text?

    • Unfortunately, this feature is not available inside Viber yet. We are considering to add it in future versions.

      Meanwhile, we invite you to enter our Feature Request page and post your suggestion there, or join an existing similar suggestion. The more people join on a request, the faster it will become reality πŸ™‚

      You can find it here:

      • ofps

        I’ve had speech to text on my iphone with viber for a long long time! My husband doesn’t seem to have it though – he has a microphone to the right from the main screen, but no microphone by the space bar once he clicks in the text field.