Voice commands & functions: Samsung Galaxy S 4

    Learn how to use voice commands and text to speech (which reads your messages out loud) on the Samsung Galaxy S 4. Find out more on this page:

     

    Text to speech

    Voice commands

     

     

    Text to speech

    Set up & turn on

    To set up and use text to speech, follow these steps:

     

    Set up

    Note: If you are using Text to speech in English, this language is already installed and available to use.

    1. from any Home screen, tap the Menu key.
    2. Tap Settings.
    3. Tap the My device tab.
    4. Tap Language and input.
    5. Tap Text-to-speech options.
    6. Tap the desired TTS engine to select the engine:

      • Samsung text-to-speech engine
      • Google Text-to-speech Engine

    7. Next to the desired search engine, tap the Settings settings icon.jpg icon.
    8. Tap Install voice data.
      Note: For the Samsung text-to-speech engine, the desired language may already be downloaded. However, you have the option of downloading a higher quality version.
    9. Next to the desired language, tap Download or the Download icon.
    10. When the language has downloaded, tap the Back key and then tap Language to select the language.

    Turn on TalkBack

    1. from any Home screen, tap the Menu key.
    2. Tap Settings.
    3. Tap the My device tab.
    4. Tap Accessibility.
    5. Tap TalkBack.
    6. Tap Settings.
    7. Tap to adjust the desired settings.

    Turn on Driving Mode

    1. From any Home screen, touch the Status bar and drag it down.
    2. Tap the More quick settings more quick settings.jpg icon.
    3. Tap Driving mode. The icon fills with color.

     

     

    Settings

    Text to speech reads messages out loud, allowing you to listen to text or messages instead of reading them. To change text to speech settings, follow these steps:


    Text-to-speech

    1. from any Home screen, tap the Menu key.
    2. Tap Settings.
    3. Tap the My device tab.
    4. Tap Language and input.
    5. Tap Text-to-speech options.
    6. Tap Speech rate and then adjust how fast the text will be spoken.
    7. Tap the Settngs settings icon.jpg icon next to the desired TTS engine (Samsung or Google).
      Note: To tap the Settings settings icon.jpg icon, the TTS engine must be selected.
    8. Tap Language to adjust the spoken language.
    9. Tap adjust any other desired settings.


    TalkBack

    1. from any Home screen, tap the Menu key.
    2. Tap Settings.
    3. Tap the My device tab.
    4. Tap Accessibility.
    5. Tap TalkBack.
    6. Tap Settings.
    7. Tap to adjust the desired settings.

     

     

     

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    Voice commands

    Open an app

    To open apps using voice commands, follow these steps:

     

    1. From any Home screen, tap the Apps icon.
    2. Tap S Voice.
    3. If necessary, tap the microphone to activate it.
    4. Speak Open + [name of app].

     

     

    Voice dial a contact

    To use voice dialing to call a contact, follow these steps:

     

    1. From any Home screen, tap the Apps icon.
    2. Tap S Voice.
    3. If necessary, tap the microphone to activate it.
    4. Speak Call + [name of contact].
    5. If necessary, tap the desired phone number if the contact has more than one number. You can also speak the number category at the end of step 4 (for example, + [Work] ).

     

     

    Write a text message (SMS) with voice

    To write and send a text message (SMS) using voice commands, follow these steps:


    Samsung keyboard

    1. From any Home screen, tap the Apps icon.
    2. Tap Messaging.
    3. Tap the Tap to compose message icon.
    4. Choose one of the following options for entering the message recipient:

      • Tap the Contacts contacts icon.jpg icon to select one of your contacts. To the left of the desired contact, tap the Check box to select the Check box. Tap Done.
      • Tap the Enter recipient field and enter the recipient's phone number.

    5. Tap the Enter message field.
    6. Tap the Microphone key located two keys to the left of the Space key.
      Note: If the Microphone key is unavailable, touch and hold on the key located two keys to the left of the Space key and then tap the Microphone icon.
      speak text Samsung.jpg
    7. Speak the desired text.
      Note: To change the language, tap English (US), tap Add more languages, tap Automatic to clear the check box, and then tap the desired language(s) to select the check box(es). When finished tap the Back key to return to the keyboard and then tap the Microphone key again.
    8. If necessary, tap the Keyboard icon or else tap the Back key and then tap the message field again to return to the keyboard.
    9. When finished, tap the Send email send icon.jpg icon.

     

    Swype keyboard

    1. From any Home screen, tap the Apps icon.
    2. Tap Messaging.
    3. Tap the Tap to compose message icon.
    4. Choose one of the following options for entering the message recipient:

      • Tap the Contacts contacts icon.jpg icon to select one of your Contacts. To the left of the desired contact, tap the Check box to select the Check box. Tap Done.
      • Tap the Enter recipient field and enter the recipient's phone number.

    5. Tap the Enter message field.
    6. Tap the Microphone key.
      speak text Swype.jpg
    7. Speak the desired text. You will be automatically directed back to the keyboard when you stop speaking.
    8. When finished, tap the Send email send icon.jpg icon.

     

     

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