Get the Samsung Galaxy S4 to read back a text message after speaking it
Edited by Jerry Rivers, Lynn, psr, Maria
Having the Samsung Galaxy S4 read back a text message after speaking it is a very useful feature of S-Voice on the Samsung Galaxy S4. It is very handy when it comes to driving, jogging or walking. Anytime you need text messages or navigation directions read out loud to you, or you need to make a hands-free phone call, you can have these functions, thanks to the S Voice Drive. You can also block those unwanted incoming phone calls with a tap on your Galaxy S4. If you ever need to turn off the voice for incoming text messages and calls that can be done easily, too. Read on below and you will learn how to perform these three functions on your Galaxy Samsung S4.
EditHow to get the Samsung Galaxy S4 to read back a text message after speaking it
- 1To have text messages read aloud to you, here are the five easy steps to follow:
2Now, in case you want to block any annoying callers, all you have to do is:
- Scroll down by swiping your finger on the home screen’s drop-down menu, and tap “Driving Mode”. Make sure that the Driving Mode icon turns green.
- If you have your Galaxy S4 connected to Bluetooth, you will have the Samsung S-Voice enabled automatically.
- In the “Driving Mode” app you will readily hear calls coming in, text messages, set alarms, schedule announcements, how many emails you have accrued, as well as other useful tasks at your fingertips. Just tap these selections to enable them.
- S Voice will tell you who is calling or texting you, and to hear either, you merely command “Read Out” to listen to any message. On the Galaxy S4 it will still work if you command “Reply” or “Read”.
- If you want to use your voice for texting, finding a place, getting a weather report, playing music, or making a call, note that you must double tap the home button. You then simply give a one-word command for any of these.
3Disabling the S Voice Caller ID
- From your home page, go to “Settings”.
- Touch “My device”.
- Tap “Blocking mode”.
- From the “Blocking mode” you will see a menu of many options, including notifications, calls coming in, alarms and time, LED indicator, contact list, and more. Just tap to block any of them.
- If “Driving Mode” is on, you can turn it off so that it will no longer read out loud text messages and calls coming to you.
- Swipe with two fingers at the top of your home screen, and bring down the “Notification Window”.
- Drag your finger to the right to switch the “Driving Mode” off.
You now can safely drive your car without a distraction when trying to reply to an incoming call or text message. Manually using cell phones has caused many accidents worldwide while people are driving, so the “Driving mode” feature can be extremely beneficial. You can also get the Samsung Galaxy S4 to read back a text message aloud while you are running or walking. You can always turn off the S-Voice, and block calls from the steps shown above.
Edit Tips Tricks & Warnings
- When you slide down the “Notification Window” with two fingers, it will display all Galaxy S4 advanced feature options. It also ensures that then you can pull down the menu without it lagging.
- Note that you must double tap the "Home" button to launch using your voice for texting, and other uses above from S-Voice. (See step 5 of having text messages read aloud above.)
EditQuestions and Answers
Why doesn't S-Voice read my text message on S4?
Why doesn't S-Voice read my text message on S4
S Voice is used for you to input information into your device, if you want your messages to be read aloud then you will need to activate either Talkback or Driving mode on your device.
How do i disable s4 from reading a text message?
My s4 is reading text messages aloud. I have disabled Driving mode and accessibility. Yet, it reads the messages aloud. How do I stop this?
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