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  1. exl500's Avatar
    Somehow I apparently changed the setting so that the woman's voice announces my incoming calls and texts from my contacts. I'd like to turn that back off and just have the whistle/ringtone.

    For the life of me I can't find it in the manual or online. Any suggestions?
    12-21-2012 10:56 AM
  2. ZarehK's Avatar
    Hi
    move to settings/Accessibilty the move down to Services, try to turn off TalkBack Service.
    if the TalkBack Service is already off, select that service go to settings and check out all ticks and make sure that you have this service off.
    12-21-2012 11:05 AM
  3. exl500's Avatar
    Thanks! It was off, so I turned it on and un-checked everything. Unfortunately it still voice announces whether TalkBack is on or off. Even with everything unchecked on TalkBack it didn't stop voice announcing what I was doing. Any thoughts?
    12-21-2012 11:27 AM
  4. B. Diddy's Avatar
    My Razr Maxx has an option under the Phone Settings for Caller ID Readout. Could that be the problem?
    12-21-2012 01:17 PM
  5. dragon718's Avatar
    That happened on my fiance's S3. The cause was driving mode had somehow turned itself on. I cant remember where it was in the setting but once you turn that off it should stop anouncing the names during calls and texts

    Sent from my Galaxy Note 2
    12-21-2012 06:27 PM
  6. Mike Crean's Avatar
    Its called driving mode. Go to settings/accessibilty/text-to-speech output and turn off driving mode.
    hasanr92, Alfonsca, j_l_b and 3 others like this.
    03-11-2013 07:26 PM
  7. Anabananika's Avatar
    You have to make sure speak caller ID is unchecked
    04-14-2013 12:58 PM
  8. Seano34's Avatar
    Thanks for the tip, had the same problem this morning when i got out of my car at the office. Could not find the setting.
    04-19-2013 01:18 AM
  9. samonebiz's Avatar
    Yay!! This was soooo intrusive, so glad I found this tip and I told my S Voice to turn off the driving mode and wah-lah! Thanks a bunch
    fbcdingaling likes this.
    04-19-2013 10:07 PM
  10. Voliam's Avatar
    Driving mode is also accessible from the quick settings in the notification bar

    Sent from my SAMSUNG-SGH-I747 using Android Central Forums
    fbcdingaling and Alfonsca like this.
    04-26-2013 01:17 PM
  11. sergeantandroid's Avatar
    Somehow I apparently changed the setting so that the woman's voice announces my incoming calls and texts from my contacts. I'd like to turn that back off and just have the whistle/ringtone.

    For the life of me I can't find it in the manual or online. Any suggestions?
    Sounds to me like you accidentally turned on Driving Mode. It can be turned off through the drop down menu on most S3's or through the settings:
    Samsung Galaxy S3: How to Enable or Disable Drivin... - Mobile Product Support Forums
    04-26-2013 03:05 PM
  12. orsadude2's Avatar
    Once you get to the TalkBack Screen at the bottom there is a settings box. Click the box and under Speech, you will see an option to Speak Caller ID. I just unchecked that as well.
    05-09-2013 01:53 PM
  13. James Cage's Avatar
    People are so damb vague and give wrong advice. heres the right advice
    go to settings
    go to language and input (NOT ASSESIBILITY!!) moron who said this
    the go to driving mode
    slide it to the off position

    was that so hard geez, had to figure it out on my own
    05-13-2013 10:44 AM
  14. Bethany Ebdon's Avatar
    im was having the same problem, driving mode was off and so was talk back, yet whenever i changed screens on my phone say from my home screen to the screen next to it, it tells me im screen 3, and its soooooooooo annoying, i read somewhere it might be a bug in one of my apps, but the only things i have downloaded are kik, facebook, instagram, easy phone sync, and swift key trial. and it was fine yesterday. last night i downloaded lock screen notifcation and thats when it started, so i uniinstaled that, so there must be a bug. very annoying i much prefere my iphone, it never messed up like this
    05-13-2013 12:49 PM
  15. Katelynn Nobile's Avatar
    i went on my settings and i slid over to this thing now everything i thouch this lady voice tlks and i rest it and everything i try to go back on settings but it wounlt scroll down
    05-14-2013 06:58 PM
  16. Kolone Filemu's Avatar
    i went on my settings and i slid over to this thing now everything i thouch this lady voice tlks and i rest it and everything i try to go back on settings but it wounlt scroll down
    I just had that problem with my sisters new S4. I used two fingers and it let me scroll. Don't know if that will help you or not, but it worked for me.
    05-23-2013 05:07 PM
  17. Kristy Anthony's Avatar
    im was having the same problem, driving mode was off and so was talk back, yet whenever i changed screens on my phone say from my home screen to the screen next to it, it tells me im screen 3, and its soooooooooo annoying, i read somewhere it might be a bug in one of my apps, but the only things i have downloaded are kik, facebook, instagram, easy phone sync, and swift key trial. and it was fine yesterday. last night i downloaded lock screen notifcation and thats when it started, so i uniinstaled that, so there must be a bug. very annoying i much prefere my iphone, it never messed up like this

    Did you download lite flow app? Boyfriend had this exact same problem and when I had him delete that app it stopped !
    05-28-2013 08:29 PM
  18. Oseth's Avatar
    im was having the same problem, driving mode was off and so was talk back, yet whenever i changed screens on my phone say from my home screen to the screen next to it, it tells me im screen 3, and its soooooooooo annoying, i read somewhere it might be a bug in one of my apps, but the only things i have downloaded are kik, facebook, instagram, easy phone sync, and swift key trial. and it was fine yesterday. last night i downloaded lock screen notifcation and thats when it started, so i uniinstaled that, so there must be a bug. very annoying i much prefere my iphone, it never messed up like this
    Yep, download an app which does what you want it to do, then uninstall it without restarting your device and blame the device cause your other one never did this before.
    06-02-2013 07:32 AM
  19. bobbyb007's Avatar
    These phones (I have the Galaxy Note 2) are so sophisticated these days there are likely several ways in which this setting could have been turned on. In my case and my wife's case, we recently updated the Siri-like app called 'Robin' and for whatever reason both phones began anouncing phone calls and texts. I opened 'Robin' and immediately she started talking, informing me that I would now be having all my calls and texts announced and added if I did not want that to happen I could change it in settings; so I went into Robon's settings and unchecked 'Voice caller ID' and just for good meaure 'Always-on SMS Alerts' though the latter may not have been necessary. Driving mode was off, and several of the other suggestions by those who responded in this forum were also off, so I guess the real answer to how this option got turned on is, "It depends". I believe the real fix wheteher you have 'Robin', 'Assistant' or some other voice activated app you may have installed, you need to go to 'Settings' and turn off the Caller ID notification.
    06-03-2013 05:30 PM
  20. Keshav Sawant's Avatar
    Driving Mode is available in Settings/Language and input/speech/Text-to-speech output/General/driving mode
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    06-04-2013 07:02 AM
  21. Patricia Crain's Avatar
    This worked! Thanks!!
    06-05-2013 09:57 AM
  22. Abe Pan's Avatar
    This Worked! Thanks.
    06-07-2013 12:55 PM
  23. Rdcook01's Avatar
    Thank you, thank you!

    I was getting desperate. I had turned driving mode on & off multiple times. Tried accessibiity. Tried Talkback. No joy with any of them! Robin didn't occurr to me because I had downloaded it weeks ago on Drippler's recommendation, but I first turned it on only a few days ago. I have been trying to turn it off ever since. I have become much more conversant with the settings menus as a result.

    Thank you again!

    ****
    06-08-2013 08:47 AM
  24. Frankgme's Avatar
    The simplest and easiest way to solve the problem, do as follows:

    For Galaxy S2 go to Settings -> Language and Input -> Text-to-speech output and turn off Driving Mode. This should turn off both call and messaging readout.
    06-08-2013 10:02 AM
  25. maeseven's Avatar
    Hi. I experienced the same scenario. all you have to do is to go to SETTINGS, then used your 2 fingers to slide down the menus then go to ACCESSIBILITY then used again your 2 fingers until go to SERVICES and OFF TALK BACK Goodnight!
    06-14-2013 03:01 PM
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