My phone keeps announcing the time at random intervals

Before anyone says anything: Yes, my Talkback is off, and I have disabled many of the voice features, yet I can't find anything that makes this bug stop.

So, around a few days ago, my phone started to randomly announce the time. I've seen many other posts from users with the same problem as me, yet I haven't been getting any "ghost touches" or having my device "go crazy," and to be extra safe with this I have downloaded a VPN and scanned my phone and files multiple times, yet I've found nothing.

There are two things that I suspect that might have caused this. One is that I got a new pair of headphones, yet they do not have a button to answer calls like my old ones. I have no idea how something so simple could cause this, but it strangely happened after I got them. The other reason I suspect is that I downloaded Google Duo and a Workout app, which did use voice. I have since deleted both apps and I have no idea if it helped, but I haven't heard my phone announce the time at night, and I haven't heard it announce the time since yesterday. While many people with this problem don't get an answer, I really do want one. What can I do to check any tasks that might be running, any way to disable every voice option, any answer to my problem. I have considered a factory reset, and getting a new phone entirely, but I really don't wanna be wiping my data since I don't know how to properly back it up, and I don't wanna be wasting money on a new phone. Please give me clear answers to my problem, it will be very appreciated.

Other info:

Phone: Galaxy J7 V
The announcing voice that I have heard: Sort of a British voice, but I think it sounded more American. I can't tell since I already erased my files with audio and such.
Root: I don't know.


Thread starter
So, you deleted the apps, and it has stopped?
So far I haven't heard the voice, but my phone is off during a large part of the day since I try to not use it so much, so I haven't been on my phone long enough to really make sure. If I don't hear the voice for at least longer than two days, then maybe it should be fixed.


Android Expert
I have never had a phone that even has this 'feature'.

I know how annoying it is, because I don't even like clocks that do that.

I would think that a third party app has been installed, or some app that includes this annoying 'feature'.

Check the apps that you have installed onto the device.


Android Expert
Do you have Waze installed?

You mention a British sounding voice, and that is the only app that I have had that allows different type voices.
I don't know if it has the 'feature' or not.