Get the Samsung Galaxy Note 2 to read back a text message after speaking it

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Three of the most useful apps you can use on your Galaxy Note2 are: Driving Mode, Car Launcher, and the ReadItToMe. The first and latter apps will read a text message out loud to you as it comes to your mobile device. This is much more than a convenient feature. Around the world, one of the biggest causes for traffic accidents is from a driver's use of a cell phone while behind the wheel. A rather daunting figure is that about 24,000 victims in America suffer an injury annually due to a driver focusing on a cell phone instead of driving their vehicle. About 1,000 people in the United States even lose their very life each year from such driving behavior. Finally, deaths from drunk driving are no longer the number one cause for teenage deaths in the United States; today, texting while driving has the ignoble title.

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How to get the Samsung Galaxy Note2 to read back a text message after speaking it

Due to the high volume of injuries, damage to vehicles, and deaths, The Samsung Galaxy Note2 apps: Driving Mode, Car Launcher, and ReadItToMe apps are well worth having on your Galaxy Note2 anytime you are traveling in a car. Apps for receiving texts on your Note2 while you drive There are a few options that will allow you to drive more safely while using your Note2 for receiving texts as you drive. One option is the Driving Mode. When it is enabled, it replies to any calls or texts as they come in to your Galaxy Note2. It will read the text message out loud to you while driving, and broadcast how many emails have been sent to you for the day.

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    The Driving Mode is easy to enable on your Galaxy Note2:
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    1. From your home screen, launch "Setting".
    2. Scroll and select "Language and Input".
    3. Next, tap "Test to Speech output".
    4. Slide along"Driving Mode" to turn it on. It should have a check-mark once it is enabled.
    5. Tap "Driving Mode" so that you can now select the notifications you want for incoming messages. Make sure that you have S-Voice activated from the Notifications bar.
    6. Tap the option to read text messages now so that you can speak a text message.
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    There is the Car Launcher application that features large keys.
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    1. This is another safety measure for you while driving.
    2. With just a tap you can open and show the latest local traffic warnings and many other driving-related apps, such as Navigation.
    3. The Car Launcher app will launch anytime it is in the Note2 vehicle dock. It will shut off when it is taken out of the dock.
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    With ReadItToMe app you can have only text messages read to you.
    This will allow you to focus on driving.  
    1. To enable ReadItToMe, have your Bluetooth paired with your Galaxy Note2. If you are without Bluetooth you can still launch this app by either plugging in the headphones of turning on your speaker phone.
    2. The ReadItToMe is especially unique in that it can decode slang or jargon, and even common texting acronyms. Then, it will speak the message to you "translated" to standard English. For example, it can decode, "Aye m lmao 'bout that." It will say to you,"Hi,, I'm laughing my ass off about that!".
    3. ReadItToMe will also accept new slang/jargon and add the words to its dictionary.
    4. It will also also allow you to respond to text messages aloud. It can also read app notifications to you.
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The basic ReadItToMe is a free application, but these two functions are about three bucks. In conclusion, it is essential to have these apps on your Galaxy Note2 whenever you are driving. After all your very own life, and those of others are dependent on it. All three are so convenient to use, and are so very useful that once you use them while driving around the block or around the country, you will be pleased that you have them. Now you can get the Samsung Galaxy Note2 to read back a text message after speaking it. The Car Launcher app will be very useful for navigating even though it is the only app that cannot read back a text message out loud. Buckle up, bring your Galaxy Note2, and drive safely.

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Tips Tricks & Warnings

  • Make sure that you have S-Voice activated from the Notifications bar in order for Driving Mode and ReadItToMe to read messages out loud.

Questions and Answers

IS THERE ANY WAY TO GET IT TO READ TEXT BACK TO YOU WHEN NOT IN A CAR?

I HAVE MACULAR DEGENERATION AND IT'S HARD TO READ EVEN WITH THE LARGE TEXT. THANKS AND ALOHA FROM HONOLULU. SHEILA

There are apps which are designed for the blind, which will help to read aloud the contents of messages. Those are the ones that you should avail off. These apps are normally free and it applies to most of the commonly used apps like text messages, emails, and even surfing the net. You don't really have to be in the car to be able to use these apps.

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My microphone button disappeared?

Hi there~ My little microphone icon disappeared and now I can't speak to text in my text messages. I obviously hit something I shouldn't have to shut it off, but I can't figure out how to get it back.

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If I press and hold the button it used to be ON I have several other options (settings, clipboard, icons, different keyboards) but microphone isn't one of them.

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I don't have the S Voice app on my Note2?

So when I put on driving mode, it doesn't read the text. It only tells me who the text are from, how do I get the S Voice app back on my phone?

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I have a Note4 and want to have my text read out loud in my car and also be able to respond back. Any suggestions?

I have a Note4 and want to have my text read out loud in my car and also be able to respond back. Any suggestions?

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