Voice commands & functions: Samsung Sidekick 4G

Learn how to use voice commands and text to speech (which reads your messages out loud) on the Samsung Sidekick 4G. 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:

 

  1. From any Home screen, tap the Menu sk4Gmenu.png key.
  2. Tap Settings.
  3. Scroll to and tap Voice input and output.
  4. Tap Text-to-speech settings.
  5. Tap Install voice data.
  6. If prompted, review the Play Store terms of service and tap Accept.
  7. Tap SpeechSynthesis Data Installer.
  8. Tap FREE.
  9. Tap OK to accept permissions and begin downloading to your phone.

 

 

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 the Menu sk4Gmenu.png key.
  2. Tap Settings.
  3. Scroll to and tap Voice input and output.
  4. Tap Text-to-speech settings.
  5. Tap one of the following options:
    • Always use my settings
      • Tap to enable or disable.
    • Speech rate
      • Tap to select the desired speech rate.
    • Language
      • Tap to select the desired language

 

 

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Voice commands

Open an app

To open apps using voice commands, follow these steps:

 

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Voice dial a contact

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

 

  1. From any Home screen, tap Phone.
  2. Tap the Voice Search sk4Gvoicesearchicon.png icon.
  3. Tap Speak now and say a command. Example: Say “Call John Smith.”
  4. Confirm your selection. If you said a name that has more than one match in Contacts, or if you stored more than one number for the contact, you will be prompted to make the appropriate selection.

 

 

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 Messaging.
  2. On the To field press the sk4Gvoicesearchicon.pngsay contact name
  3. Then tap on the subject box and tap Voice Search sk4Gvoicesearchicon.png icon and send message using the sk4Gvoicesearchicon.png

 

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