1. brentj's Avatar
    This just started, and I don't know why, but now when I get a call from one of my "favorite" contacts, in addition to playing the ring tone, a computerized voice announces, "Incoming call from home [or whomever]".

    I've found what must be the setting, under the "Language and input" category, "Read Notifications Aloud." But when I click on that, I get this screen where four options are checked, and they are all grayed out so that I can't change any of them:

    Can't turn off "Read Notifications Aloud"-screenshot_2014-11-06-19-24-05.jpg

    I can't recall doing anything that could have caused this. Anyone have any ideas?

    TIA
    11-06-2014 08:40 PM
  2. Tkbredx's Avatar
    Have you checked the accessibility settings to see if anything like talk back is on or anything. And I see you have blocking mode on (I think). Was this happening before you turned that on?
    11-06-2014 10:03 PM
  3. brentj's Avatar
    Talkback is off, I think I've checked all settings I can think of. I was using blocking mode for days before this started, but I tried turning it off just now just in case, no difference. I should have mentioned that this is a Sprint phone, in case that might matter.

    Thanks.
    11-06-2014 10:25 PM
  4. pstellato73's Avatar
    Talkback is off, I think I've checked all settings I can think of. I was using blocking mode for days before this started, but I tried turning it off just now just in case, no difference. I should have mentioned that this is a Sprint phone, in case that might matter.

    Thanks.
    Have you downloaded commandr or any app for hands free? I had commandr and it kept talking out loud so I uninstalled it and everything went back to normal

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    11-06-2014 10:35 PM
  5. brentj's Avatar
    Have you downloaded commandr or any app for hands free?
    Nope.
    11-06-2014 11:53 PM
  6. whicky's Avatar
    how can commandr affect the notifications?
    11-07-2014 12:55 AM
  7. brentj's Avatar
    I've fixed this and decided to post some info about it (even though others are unlikely to experience the problem), just to make clear that it doesn't appear to have been a fault of the Note 4 at all.

    I have long used the My Backup Pro app to back up my Note 2. It works well to back up apps, photos, contacts, phone logs, text messages, settings, and more. I did a backup of my Note 2 just before getting my Note 4 and restored that backup to the Note 4, which went a long way toward getting everything I wanted on my Note 4. My mistake, though, was that in the restore process where it gives options of what to restore, I left all boxes checked, one of which is "System Settings."

    Through the process of doing a factory reset on my Note 4 last night (which solved the problem of the stuck settings for "Read Notifications Aloud") and then restoring my old backup again (which also restored the stuck settings!), I finally looked at the restore options, did the process all over again without restoring System Settings, and the problem did not come back. There must have been some incompatible Note 2 system settings that got transferred to the Note 4 and gummed up the works.

    Thanks to all who offered suggestions.
    Ntchwaidumela and Tampa8 like this.
    11-07-2014 08:41 AM
  8. JimSmith94's Avatar
    I guess I'm in the opposite boat. I have mine checked but it never announces incoming calls from my favorites.
    Jessica Aden1 likes this.
    11-07-2014 03:43 PM
  9. Jessica Aden1's Avatar
    I guess I'm in the opposite boat. I have mine checked but it never announces incoming calls from my favorites.
    I'm in the same boat as you and have all mine check and would like to know why mine isn't reading out loud like I would want it to be
    01-09-2015 03:32 PM

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