Voice commands & functions: HTC One (M8)

Learn how to use voice commands and text to speech (which reads your messages out loud) on the HTC One (M8). Find out more on this page:

 

Text to speech

Voice commands

 

 

Text to speech

Set up & turn on


Set up

  1. From any Home screen, tap Apps.
  2. Tap Settings.
  3. Tap Language and input.
  4. Tap Text-to-speech output.
  5. Tap the desired TTS engine to select the engine:
    • Google Text-to-speech Engine
  6. Next to the desired search engine, tap the Settings  icon.
  7. Tap Install voice data.
  8. Next to the desired language, tap Download or the Download icon.
  9. When the language has downloaded, tap the Back key.
  10. Tap Language and then tap the desired language.

Turn on TalkBack

  1. From any Home screen, tap Apps.
  2. Tap Settings.
  3. Tap Accessibility.
  4. Tap TalkBack.
  5. Tap the Talkback Switch to On. The Switch moves right and turns green.

 

 

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:

 

  1. From any Home screen, tap Apps.
  2. Tap Settings.
  3. Tap Language & Keyboard.
  4. Perform one of the following options:
    • Adjust the speech rate
      1. Tap Text-to-speech output.
      2. Tap speech rate.
      3. Select the desired option.
    • Change system language
      1. Tap System language.
      2. Select the desired language.

 

 

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Voice commands

Open an app

To open apps using voice commands, follow these steps:

 

  1. From any Home screen, tap Apps.
  2. Tap Car.
  3. Follow the on-screen prompts to agree to the disclaimer.
  4. Tap Speak.

 

 

Voice dial a contact

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

 

  1. From any Home screen, tap Apps.
  2. Tap Car.
  3. Follow the on-screen prompts to agree to the disclaimer.
  4. Tap Speak.

 

 

Write a text message (SMS) with voice

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

 

  1. From any Home screen, tap Messages.
  2. Tap the Compose icon.
  3. Choose one of the following options for entering the message recipient:
    • Tap the Contacts  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.
  4. Tap the Enter message field.
  5. Tap the Microphone key.
  6. Speak the desired text. You will be automatically directed back to the keyboard when you stop speaking.
  7. When finished, tap the Send  icon.

 

 

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