Removing Microphone Icon From iPhone Or iPad

If you look closely at Messages and other Apps in iOS and iPadOS, many of them feature the Microphone next to the keyboard. Some people like to use the Microphone for dictating text into specific Apps. For me, the Microphone icon is mostly in the way. I frequently end up bumping it and going into dictation mode. Dictation is a feature I use very sparingly. So, I decided to remove the microphone icon. This article explains how to do that.