Voice commands & functions: Samsung Galaxy S 4G

Learn how to use voice commands and text to speech (which reads your messages out loud) on the Samsung Galaxy S 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 Menu_key.png key.
  2. Tap Settings.
  3. Scroll to and tap Voice Input & output.
  4. Tap Text-to-speech settings to enable.

 

 

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 Menu_key.png key.
  2. Tap Settings.
  3. Scroll to and tap Voice Input & output.
  4. Tap Text-to-speech settings.
  5. Select one of the following options:
    • Listen to an example
    • Driving mode
    • Always use my settings
    • Default engine
    • Install voice data
    • Speech rate
  6. Tap Language.
  7. Select one of the following options:
    • American English
    • British English
    • French
    • German
    • Italian
    • Spanish
  8. If desired, tap the Always use my settings check box to override application settings.
  9. If desired, tap Driving mode to have incoming calls and new notifications automatically read aloud.
  10. If desired, tap Listen to an example to listen to a speech example based on your settings.

 

 

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Voice commands

Open an app

We're sorry, but this feature is not available for this device.

 

 

Voice dial a contact

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

 

  1. From the Dialer keypad screen, tap Voice dialer.
  2. Say a command when the Voice Dialer displays the “Listening” prompt.
    Example: Speak, “Call John Smith.”
  3. Confirm your selection.
    If you said a name with more than one match in Contacts, or if you stored more than one number for the contact, the phone prompts you to select the number.

 

 

Write a text message (SMS) with voice

We're sorry, but this feature is not available for this device.

 

 

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