Getting OS 8.1.2 off of my iPhone 5

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I just downloaded 8.1.2 onto my phone and I am not ok with the privacy issues to enable dictation for email/texting. Is there any way I can get it off my phone and back to my old OS or get around "the things you say will be recorded and sent to Apple?"

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Did you make a backup of your former version of iOS before updating to 8.1.2? If you have a backup you can restore from that. If you neglected to make a backup, you'll have to live with 8.1.2 because Apple quit signing version 7.X.

As for the privacy issue, you can turn off sending information to Apple if you wish.
 
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Yes, just disable the dictation and voila, no recordings sent to Apple (they only use it to help improve accuracy, and it is end-to-end encrypted, but if you don't want it you can just turn it off).
 
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Thanks for taking the time to respond. I don't know if my backup fully went through. (I'm having other issues). I use the dictation feature incessantly. I have read that there is some software that you can download to be able to use that feature internally and not be sending info to apple.

Thoughts?
 

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