Text to speech: Samsung Galaxy Note II (T889)

Learn how to use Text to speech (which reads your messages out loud) on the Samsung Galaxy Note II (T889).

 

 

 

 

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 Language and input.
  4. Tap Text-to-speech output.
  5. Tap the desired TTS engine to select the engine:

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

  6. Next to the desired search engine, tap the Settings settings icon.jpg icon.
  7. Tap Install voice data.
    Note: For the Samsung text-to-speech engine, the desired language may already be downloaded. Therefore, 'Install voice data' may be unavailable and you can skip to step 10.
  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 (if a downloaded language is not immediately available, wait a few minutes. Tap Cancel and then open the list again or restart your device).

 

 

Turn on TalkBack

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

 

Turn on Driving Mode

  1. From any Home screen, tap the Menu key.
  2. Tap Settings.
  3. Tap Language and input.
  4. Tap Text-to-speech output.
  5. Tap the Driving mode 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:

 

Text to speech

  1. From any Home screen, tap the Menu key.
  2. Tap Settings.
  3. Tap Language and input.
  4. Tap Text-to-speech output.
  5. Tap Speech rate and then adjust how fast the text will be spoken.
  6. Tap Driving mode to adjust Driving mode settings (Driving mode must be turned on to adjust).
  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 (bullet point is filled with color).
  8. Tap Language to adjust the spoken language.
  9. Tap to adjust any other desired settings.

 

TalkBack

  1. From any Home screen, tap the Menu key.
  2. Tap Settings.
  3. Tap Accessibility.
  4. Tap TalkBack.
  5. Tap Settings.
  6. Tap to adjust the desired settings.