1. avianrand's Avatar
    Audio Caller ID is super annoying and over talks my ringtones. More importantly, when I'm out in public or even with friends, I absolutely do NOT want this phone to blurt out the name or number of a caller when a call comes in. I swear this has been doing this since I got this phone a few months ago. I've looked all over the internet for a solution and nothing I've found works. I called Samsung this morning. The tech said that unless I have "car mode" turned on (which I don't), there is nothing in the default settings that would do this. She insisted that I must have some app running that is doing this independent of the OS. I've been through every "call" setting in the phone app and nothing turns this off. I'm 99% certain that it did this from day one even before I installed any additional applications. I've turned off or uninstalled apps that I think could be causing this but nothing has worked there either. This was encouraging but it didn't do the trick either. Even after a restart of the phone. I sure hope someone out there has the solution for this.


    07-29-2014 12:04 PM
  2. bbmjack's Avatar
    Go to settings then language and input then scroll down to read notifications aloud and then look at screen shot

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    07-29-2014 12:10 PM
  3. avianrand's Avatar
    Thanks but that didn't do it. I tried that a few weeks ago (and again just now with a restart). And as the setting says "favorite contacts". Mine does it for ALL calls even ones I don't have in my contact list (it reads the number aloud). It says "incoming call from ..... "
    07-29-2014 12:16 PM
  4. bbmjack's Avatar
    I'm sure 100% you downloaded app for this

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    07-29-2014 12:17 PM
  5. JudH's Avatar
    Someone in another forum suggested:

    Accessibility > Vision > Talkback > Settings (at bottom) > Under Speech Category - Untick Speak Caller ID
    07-29-2014 12:22 PM
  6. avianrand's Avatar
    Okay, but nothing specific. I wouldn't have done that intentionally. I generally hate that sort of thing. If it's an additional application, it has to be a feature of one that I didn't know it had. Skype or Facebook for example or something else that doesn't seem obvious. Anyone with ideas on an application that might do this where it's not the primary feature of the application?
    07-29-2014 12:23 PM
  7. avianrand's Avatar
    Talkback is turned off. But I did as you suggested anyway and that didn't do it either. Still getting the audio.
    07-29-2014 12:26 PM
  8. bbmjack's Avatar
    Can u tell me your device carrier and model

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    07-29-2014 12:32 PM
  9. avianrand's Avatar
    It's Verizon. I was just about to mention that. Should have in the O.P. Actual model # is SMG900V.
    07-29-2014 12:40 PM
  10. bbmjack's Avatar
    Did you open this

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    07-29-2014 12:45 PM
  11. avianrand's Avatar
    Yes. Didn't solve the problem. And if that has anything to do with this specific problem, I'd have to say to Samsung, "Dear Samsung, the screen is completely misleading because the heading is 'Answer Calls by', not 'read incoming caller aloud'."

    Okay, wait. That did it this time. It must be working in conjunction with some other setting because I made the above change twice before and when it didn't work, I just set it back.
    07-29-2014 12:54 PM
  12. bbmjack's Avatar
    Can you please contact Verizon if they did this to your device
    Because these only the things do this to your device no other

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    07-29-2014 12:56 PM
  13. JudH's Avatar
    Talkback is turned off. But I did as you suggested anyway and that didn't do it either. Still getting the audio.
    TalkBack has been known to use settings while "off". Did you try turning it on long enough to toggle that speak caller ID option on then off then turn TB back off.
    07-29-2014 01:02 PM
  14. bbmjack's Avatar
    He did it and nothing worked

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    07-29-2014 01:03 PM
  15. momofjdt's Avatar
    I actually just got this phone about ten days ago, and was bothered by that as well! I had just assigned everyone ringtones and didn't want to hear that robotic voice over the incoming calls. It took a trip to the Verizon store, and many people working on it, but here is the definitive answer:
    Go to
    Phone>Menu>setting>call>answering and ending calls>voice control>off
    Please let me know that you got it!!
    07-30-2014 12:07 PM

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