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  1. Doc_Stew

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    Hey all-

    My phone has recently started reading my texts out loud. I have tried EVERYTHING and can't figure out how to turn this off!

    Even though I have my phone on silence, everything is silenced except for when I get a text message. During a meeting my phone was announcing "text message from...".

    Please help!
     

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    Settings->Language and Input->Deselect text to speech output. Uninstall it if possible.

    Hit the thanks button if i helped.
     
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    There is settings->voice input & output->text to speech settings
    Under there, there are NO settings to deselect text to speech output

    It has:
    Listen to an example
    Always use my settings
    Default engine
    Install voice data
    Speech rate
    Language

    Under Language & Keyboard, there are no text to speech options.

    ???
     
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    I've tried deleting all my Smart Actions profiles just in case it was some weird setting, and still it's not working.

    This. is. DRIVING. ME. CRAZY!

    I wonder if my phone is defective...?
     
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    Check Settings->Accessibility and make sure Voice Readouts is off
     
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    Get this - since I upgraded to ICS, my text messages are read out loud to me. But only from certain people. This has real possibilities, like when I am in the car, using hands free. How would I set the phone so I could speak and send a text while driving? How could I set the phone so ALL text messages are read to me?
     
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    I'm not sure of the answer to this with the stock phone, but there are apps available.

    Vlingo has a Car option that you can enable/disable with the push of a button.
     
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    I had this problem also. A woman's voice would ask to read my texts. But it wasn't consistent. It was very unpredictable. I asked the store for help, they suggested switching my texts to Hangout to see if that would help. It didn't. I figured it out by accident. I got an update for Motorola Assist. Didnt realize iI even had it. I opened it, clicked "driving" & unchecked the box that read "read my texts". Bingo! I'm pretty sure this took care of it. I did this just 5 min ago.
     
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    i want to have voice prompt in my android app.., i have used the text to speech program for this, that program will take user input in the form of edit text and then speak out that text, i want to use that program for voice prompt like when the time is set it will speak out this phrase " your time is set to" and the new time which is set by time picker like 08:00,so it should speak like "your time is set to 8 o' clock" can anybody help me out in this please ??
     
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    Welcome to Android Forums.

    The following Tasker profile says "The time is xxxxxxx" each time the time or date is changed ...

    Profile: tlaSayTime
    Event: Time/Date Set
    Enter: Anon
    A1: Say [ Text:The time is %TIME Engine:Voice:default:default Stream:3 Pitch:5 Speed:5 Respect Audio Focus:On Network:Off Continue Task Immediately:Off ]

    ... Thom
     

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