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    Default How can I get my Galaxy S5 to read my texts aloud?

    trying to get my phone to read texts out loud, not sure how i do this.
    settings, language and input, read out loud, all those are grayed out. not sure if that's normal or not.

    trying to get text messages to read out with headphones, or Bluetooth headphones when on the motorbike.
    any help would be great, thanks!!
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    Default Re: How can I get my Galaxy S5 to read my texts aloud?

    I'm thinking somewhere in the accessibility settings.

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    Default Re: How can I get my Galaxy S5 to read my texts aloud?

    Specifically under accessibility>vision>talk back

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    Default Re: How can I get my Galaxy S5 to read my texts aloud?

    Its a good feature....until you get that text from a girl and now your whole family thinks you need Jesus lol

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    Default Re: How can I get my Galaxy S5 to read my texts aloud?

    This sounds like a job for tasker...aka, when connected to headphones/when connected to motorcycle bluetooth = read texts aloud, etc.
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    Default Re: How can I get my Galaxy S5 to read my texts aloud?

    on my gs3, i had a driving mode app widget, that mostly did this.
    i remembered i had readittome installed then it automatically installed on my new phone, this does what i need.
    https://play.google.com/store/apps/d...eadit.tomefree

    thought car mode would do this, but car mode seems needy and wants a conversation. lol
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    Default Re: How can I get my Galaxy S5 to read my texts aloud?

    If you get the LG Tone Bluetooth, you can download an app BT Reader that can read your texts when you are connected to Bluetooth; doesn't when you not connected.
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    Default Re: How can I get my Galaxy S5 to read my texts aloud?

    I have a lg bluetooth ear buds, but that won't help when I use these M-2XB Dual With Extra Bass Fit-Ear
    my main motorcycle ear buds. Although the LG tone + 730 are nice around town, and around the house.
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    Default Re: How can I get my Galaxy S5 to read my texts aloud?

    JS - Did that work for you? I'd like to try the same thing w/ my SENAs. Also toying with Tasker. It would be really cool to flip this function on/off based on the connection of the SENA headset.
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    Default Re: How can I get my Galaxy S5 to read my texts aloud?

    Yep, seems to be working, but the weather has been terrible for days, 2 rides this weekend, probably test more than. Give it a shot, can't hurt
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    Default Re: How can I get my Galaxy S5 to read my texts aloud?

    Did you get your texts to successfully get read out loud on bluetooth? I have been trying for a couple of weeks, I have AT&T Galaxy 5 SM- G900A. Works fine for phone conversations, just won't read my texts to me like my Samsung Flash Focus did.
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    Default Re: How can I get my Galaxy S5 to read my texts aloud?

    Quote Originally Posted by ltaras View Post
    Did you get your texts to successfully get read out loud on bluetooth? I have been trying for a couple of weeks, I have AT&T Galaxy 5 SM- G900A. Works fine for phone conversations, just won't read my texts to me like my Samsung Flash Focus did.

    This may possibly be because AT&T specifically stripped out such features like "car mode" on the S5. It's supposed to deter you from using the phone while driving. ...go figure.

    Apparently they don't realize that most people are "careless" & will text & drive regardless. I think the AT&T version should come with a big sticker for your vehicle so the rest of us have more time to "dodge"


    I am sure you can get around this by using the reading ability under accessibility 》vision》talk back.
    But it will do more than just read texts. Maybe a specific car app or something would be best.

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