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Samsung Galaxy S3: How to Turn On or Off Voice Announcements

There is an option inside Samsung Galaxy SIII that specifically designed for those with vision-impaired called Talk Back. Enabling this option will make your phone give a spoken feedback for whatever you do with the phone.

How to turn on voice announcements?
The voice announcement usually will auto-turned on when you enable talk back mode on your phone. This will make your phone to announce the incoming calls, incoming messages, etc.

See also: How to Enable Talk Back Mode on Samsung Galaxy S3

How to turn off voice announcements?
If you were annoyed with the voice and also talk back on your phone, then you can disable them by following the steps listed below:
  1. Double tap Apps on your Home screen.
  2. Double tap Settings.
  3. Double tap Application manager.
  4. Find TalkBack mode.
  5. Use two fingers to swipe and double tap to disable.
  6. Double tap Done button.
  7. Finish. Now you have managed to disable voice announcements and also any talk back on your phone.

By knowing the steps to enable and disable voice announcements, now you can set it according to your needs. If you're the one with low vision and need a spoken feedback to guide you while using the phone then you can enable it on your phone, while if you think that this option is bothering you then you can disable it from your phone.


  1. How to turn off voice announcements?
    its very simple

    1. Hi Saurabh Shah,
      Thanks for coming and share your experience here.
      You can use this method if you have turned off talkback mode and driving mode but still having the voice announcement in your phone.
      Anyway, thanks again and have a nice day :)

  2. this was superhelpful. I couldnt even figure out how to slide after accidentally turning on talkback. I got my phone back to normal

    1. Hi Mary Glen Montgomery,
      Thanks for coming.
      Glad to know you can find something useful here :)

  3. why do i get voice when moving between pages

  4. I have been trying to turn off the announcement of my incoming texts for months now but finally, yes finally, I am able to stop it. Settings, Language and input, Read Notification Aloud (for text or voice call).


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