The Text-to-speech feature will automatically read out your incoming calls and Notifications on your Samsung galaxy smartphones. By default, this feature is turned-off and once the feature is enabled, you will receive voice messages of all the incoming calls and notifications that you receive on your phone.
The feature really comes in very handy when you are driving, because the Text-to-speech feature automatically reads out the name of the contact from whom you are receiving an in-coming call or from whom you received a text message or MMS, so that by knowing the name of the contact, you can either attend the call or ignore it based on the importance of the person from whom you received the call or SMS. In case, if you receive an incoming call or a message from an unknown number, then the feature reads out the number of the incoming call.
The following section of the How-to guide will walk you through the steps for how to enable Text-to-Speech feature on Samsung Galaxy smartphones.
1) On your Samsung Galaxy phone, navigate into the Settings window.
2) In the Settings window thus opened, scroll down a little bit to select the option called Voice input and output.
3) In the Voice input an output screen thus opened, select the option that says Text-to-speech settings.
4) In the Text-to-speech settings screen thus opened, select the Driving mode option. Once you select the option, a green checkmark should be displayed besides it to indicate that Text-to-speech is enabled.
NOTE: - if you enable text-to-speech settings, the device can read out all speech including personal data, credit card details and passwords. So, click on the Ok button in the warning dialog box thus opened on your phone screens.
5) You can also control the speech rate, the rate or the speed at which your phone reads out text. To do so, select the Speech rate option.
6) In the Speech rate options window, select the speed at which you want the text to be spoken out by your android device.
That’s it. From here on, whenever you receive an incoming call or a SMS or a MMS, your phone will read out the respective contact name from which you are receiving the call or SMS. This is an example of how your device will read out the incoming call or text message (Incoming call from ‘this and this contact name or number’ or else ‘message from this and this contact name or number’)