A new message came in The Droid Guy Mailbag which reads, “My Samsung Galaxy Note 2 used to read out my text messages and emails that came in. But I don’t know how to turn the voice notifications of those two back on? I don’t remember doing it before, it just seemed to start last Monday. But I like it!”
How to Activate Galaxy Note 2 Text-To-Speech
The hands-off function can be activated using the Galaxy Note 2 text-to-speech feature. This can be turned on using the following steps:
1. From the Home screen press the Menu button.
2. Open Settings.
3. Select Language and Input.
4. Choose Text-To-Speech Output.
5. You will be presented with two options for the Galaxy Note 2 Text-To-Speech engine. You can either pick the one from Samsung or from Google.
6. Upon selecting the desired engine, open the Settings icon.
7. If you are using the Google engine, tap Install Voice Data. However, if you are using Samsung’s engine, skip this step and proceed to step number 9.
8. Select your preferred language and download it. Press the Back button after downloading
9. Go to Language the open the one that you prefer. If the language that you have downloaded is not yet in the list, restart your device and access the Language option again.
How to Activate TalkBack
TalkBack uses the voice function of the device to describe the actions of your phone. You can activate it using these steps:
1. Go to Settings.
2. Proceed to Accessibility.
3. Tap TalkBack.
4. Slide the switch to activate the feature.
How to Switch on Driving Mode
Driving Mode is one of Galaxy Note 2 Text-To-Speech features that will let you
1. Go to Settings.
2. Choose Language and Input.
3. Go over to Text-To-Speech.
4. Tap Driving Mode and switch the slider to On.
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Source: T-Mobile Support