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Read My Text Messages On Galaxy S8, S8+ Plus, S9

Owners of the new Galaxy S8, Galaxy S8+ Plus or Galaxy S9 will all want to know how they can enjoy having texts read out to them as they drive, walk or run. To many first time users, it may sound like a complex idea, but the process of activating this function is quite simple. On many other devices, a third party app is needed.

Using the Galaxy S8, Galaxy S8+ Plus and Galaxy S9 to read last massage requires no further downloads or installations. It can be used for text requiring translation as well as long books and other media.

Follow this step by step guide below to have your phone dictating text to you right away.


Read My Text Messages On Galaxy S9, Galaxy S8 And Galaxy S8+ Plus:

  1. Ensure your device is turned on.
  2. Start at the home screen.
  3. Enter Settings.
  4. Search and find System.
  5. Then tap on Language & input.
  6. Touch the Text-to-speech option that you want:
    • Samsung text-to-speech engine.
    • Google Text-to-speech engine.
  1. By the search engine, there is a Settings icon.
  2. Tap Install voice data.
  3. Touch the option to Download.
  4. The language will be downloaded.
  5. Press the Back key.
  6. Choose a Language.


After completing the steps above, go to apps and find S voice. Then select the recent Apps key. Pull down the modes bar and set driving mode on. You can do the same to get back to it and turn it off should you need to in future.

This function is not meant for those will sight difficulties. The app reads text and describes actions in real time. It does not read options and movements before selection. For this reason it is only suitable for users who can see the screen fully and use the phone as intended.


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