1. this_is_nascar's Avatar
    All of my other Moto phones would read texts out loud while driving and/or at home. Neither is talking place on my G7 Power and I'm not seeing any options on Moto Actions.

    As it relates to Google Assistant, "Hey Google" is not being recognized if the phone is in the standby/locked mode. My other Moto phones allowed me to speak the unlock codes. Apparently, it only recognizing the launch phase if the phone is awake an unlocked.

    Any help on either of these please?
    07-31-2020 05:48 PM
  2. Scott337's Avatar
    Motorola removed the Moto Voice - Talk To Me feature last year (Moto Z4, Moto G7, etc). Talk To Me included the option for Driving Mode, which would kick in and read texts out loud for hands free driving. They posted that they removed it because Google announced a Hands Free "Driving" mode for all Android phones in early 2019. Google did announce that, but it never happened
    Javier P and bkdodger2 like this.
    07-31-2020 06:02 PM
  3. this_is_nascar's Avatar
    Oh wow. That sucks, but thanks for the reply. At least I know I'm not doing something wrong.
    08-01-2020 06:14 AM
  4. Scott337's Avatar
    There is an app in the Play Store called DriveMode, and it is similar to Moto's former Talk To Me - Driving functionality. It's not as good, but it does work. You can set it to auto-launch on specific Bluetooth devices and it will read texts out loud and give you the option to reply all hands free. I used it on my Z4 and it worked OK. It leaves a little banner open on the side of the screen all the time, that was one thing I wasn't crazy about. But it is about the best option I ever found (other than Talk To Me).
    Javier P likes this.
    08-01-2020 06:52 AM
  5. this_is_nascar's Avatar
    There is an app in the Play Store called DriveMode, and it is similar to Moto's former Talk To Me - Driving functionality. It's not as good, but it does work. You can set it to auto-launch on specific Bluetooth devices and it will read texts out loud and give you the option to reply all hands free. I used it on my Z4 and it worked OK. It leaves a little banner open on the side of the screen all the time, that was one thing I wasn't crazy about. Buy it is about the best option I ever found (other than Talk To Me).
    Thanks. I'll give it a try.
    08-01-2020 10:16 AM

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