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Getting name announcements in SMS Messages

Discussion in 'Android Apps & Games' started by bbbl67, Jul 16, 2021.

  1. bbbl67

    bbbl67 Lurker
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    All of a sudden my Samsung is announcing the names of people who are texting me. Actually it seems to be more than just text messages, even Facebook Messenger notifications are being announced with a name! I never set this up, it just started happening since earlier this week. I don't want this behaviour, for privacy reasons. How do I stop this?

    Phone: Samsung A8
    OS: Android 9
     



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  2. ocnbrze

    ocnbrze DON'T PANIC!!!!!!!!!

    what do you mean by announced? like your phone is saying the names aloud? do you have accessibility turned on?
     
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  3. bbbl67

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    Yes exactly, saying the names aloud. I didn't have accessibility turned on that I know of, I never changed anything, where would I find the specific accessibility settings for this feature?

    Update: okay I found the setting:
    Settings -> Accessibility -> Screen Reader -> Settings -> Read caller ID aloud (turn on/off)

    No idea why that got set on, I never even went into that setting, never even heard about it till today. Nice intuitive interface too, has two submenus called "Settings". A setting within a setting.
     
    #3 bbbl67, Jul 17, 2021
    Last edited: Jul 17, 2021
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  4. ocnbrze

    ocnbrze DON'T PANIC!!!!!!!!!

    yeah i had a feeling that was what it was. glad you found it and was able to turn it off.
     
  5. bbbl67

    bbbl67 Lurker
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    What is it about Android just randomly turning on random settings that you never used before, and never intended to use before?
     
  6. ocnbrze

    ocnbrze DON'T PANIC!!!!!!!!!

    i would not associate this with android. my note 10+ 5G has never had this issue of turning things on randomly.
     
  7. PozziBros

    PozziBros Lurker

    thanks for the instruction
     
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  8. ocnbrze

    ocnbrze DON'T PANIC!!!!!!!!!

    hit the like button if you appreciated @bbbl67 post.
     
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