Turn Off Voice (Text to Speech) on Samsung Galaxy SII (GT-I9100) Smart Phone

At Silicon Dales, we use the Samsung Galaxy SII smartphone for our business mobile, currently, and somehow recently we managed to get the phone to read out the name of whoever has sent a text message to us, or to read out that a new voicemail had been received.

It wasn’t clear exactly how we had turned this on, and finding out how to turn it off took us a few days, so, to help someone else out, here is how to turn it off if your Samsung Galaxy SII phone (the GT-I9100) starts reading out text messages and other items, and you don’t know how to turn it off!

Go to Settings > Voice Input & Output > Text To Speech and Un-tick “Driving Mode“.

This will stop your phone from reading things out every time they happen, like, for example, when you are at the theatre and you’ve set your phone to silent… That actually happened!

Leave a comment below if this blog post helped you fix your GT-I9100!

6 replies
  1. Jenny
    Jenny says:

    DIDNT HELP ! My galaxy sII doesn’t stop reading my home screen menu . It really is starting to annoy me ! Help !

    • Alberto Castaldi
      Alberto Castaldi says:

      I had the same problem until today.
      Go in the Application Manager and select Voice Input & Output Text to Speech .
      Select : ” Clear Data ” .
      Problem resolved . CIAO !

  2. Paul
    Paul says:

    This does not work for me. I went to (1) Settings (2) Language and Input (3) Scroll down to text to speech output Select Text to speech output then scroll down to Driving Mode and move the slider to the left to turn it off. Hope this helps.

  3. Alberto Castaldi
    Alberto Castaldi says:

    Go in the Application Manager .
    Select Voice Input & Output or Google Text-to-speech engine and select : “Clear data” .
    Problem resolved .
    Arrivederci !


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