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    Default Read Text Aloud & Replying Via Voice While Driving?

    Is there a way to make the phone read my text message out loud and reply to itvia voice while driving?

    I connected my phone to my car's BT, have phone set to Driving Mode, and every time a text comes, it'll beep... BUT it doesn't say who it's from or read the text. And it certainly can't let me reply my text via voice... I'd like to know if anyone has gotten the 2 functions working without the use of S Voice as it seem to suck a lot... I prefer Google Now/Voice...
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    Default Re: Read Text Aloud & Replying Via Voice While Driving?

    Isaac to work with drive mode not anymore. Seems to require an app now Dragon works great.

    Sent from the AWESOME Note 2 of a girl
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    Quote Originally Posted by Kelly Kearns View Post
    Isaac to work with drive mode not anymore. Seems to require an app now Dragon works great.
    You used speech to text with that, didn't you?
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    Quote Originally Posted by TheOtherBill View Post
    You used speech to text with that, didn't you?
    Nope.. handwriting. Was making a list lol

    Sent from the AWESOME Note 2 of a girl
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    Drive Mode SHOULD do that... just make sure the right options are checked. There's a way to turn on/off the read-out-loud feature for messages, and for replying you should either click the microphone button on your keyboard or set up a 'magic word' for your phone to wake up and start typing with S-Voice.

    I believe if you use a different SMS program than the stock one it does interfere with this. I wish Whatsapp messages worked with Drive Mode, too... SMS is useless to me, I seldom use it... but Whatsapp and Facebook Messenger can consume most of my typing time :P hehhee
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    I can't even find drive mode anymore. With 4.1.1, drive mode was removed from notfictions and then it would send a reply text that you were driving.

    Sent from the AWESOME Note 2 of a girl
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    Found it. They did put it back to normal in 4.1.2.

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    Does not read the text only who it is from.

    Sent from the AWESOME Note 2 of a girl
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    Default Re: Read Text Aloud & Replying Via Voice While Driving?

    Quote Originally Posted by Kelly Kearns View Post
    Nope.. handwriting. Was making a list lol
    FWIW, is your Recognition Type in the Handwriting setting set to Complete? Mine (AT&T) came set to Stroke and changing it made a tremendous difference.
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    Quote Originally Posted by TheOtherBill View Post
    FWIW, is your Recognition Type in the Handwriting setting set to Complete? Mine (AT&T) came set to Stroke and changing it made a tremendous difference.
    You set it to complete? I've just started playing with it. What difference does complete make?

    Sent from the AWESOME Note 2 of a girl
    Last edited by Kelly Kearns; 02-20-2013 at 08:14 PM.
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    S-Voice will accomplish what you want. Long press the talk button on your BT device or touch the S-voice icon and say "read my text" when prompted by the double beep. Your text will be read over your BT speaker. You can then tap the reply button on screen and then speak to reply. I have used it quite a bit and it works just fine. It is the closest thing I have found to Siri in this regard.
    Current Devices:
    Samsung Galaxy Note 3 - AT&T
    Motorola Moto X - unlocked GSM
    Samsung Galaxy Note 8 - LTE AT&T
    Apple iPad Mini Retina - 32GB LTE
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    Quote Originally Posted by Kelly Kearns View Post
    You set it to complete? I've just started playing with it. What difference does complete make?

    Sent from the AWESOME Note 2 of a girl
    To quote Samsung (from their web site):
    When using the complete recognition setting (in which the phone detects whole words rather than individual letter strokes), the handwriting box can recognize not only letters and numbers, but certain gestures. For instance, a line drawn through a word deletes it, or a squiggle drawn across a single letter deletes just that letter. To set the handwriting box to complete recognition, from the keyboard or box, touch the Settings wheel > Handwriting Settings > Recognition Type. Also within the Handwriting Settings menu, you can review the Gesture Guide for a full list of recognized gestures.
    Give it a try, it took me less than 2 minutes to know I'd never change it back.
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    Default Re: Read Text Aloud & Replying Via Voice While Driving?

    Quote Originally Posted by TheOtherBill View Post
    To quote Samsung (from their web site):

    Give it a try, it took me less than 2 minutes to know I'd never change it back.
    Yup, I tried it last night. Makes a big difference.

    Sent from the AWESOME Note 2 of a girl

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