Text to speech: Samsung Galaxy S4

Use these steps to use text to speech to have messages read out loud on the Samsung Galaxy S4.

 

 

 

Set up

  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 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.

 

TalkBack settings

  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.

 

Text to speech settings

  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 icon next to the desired TTS engine (Samsung or Google).
    Note: To tap the Settings icon, the TTS engine must be selected.
  8. Tap Language to adjust the spoken language.
  9. Tap adjust any other 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 icon.
  3. Tap Driving mode. The icon fills with color.

 

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.