Samsung Galaxy S5: How to Use Notification Readout Feature in Android 4.4.2 Kitkat

Notification readout is a feature available in Samsung Galaxy S5 which will let your phone reads aloud notifications when you have incoming calls from favourite contacts, when you have text or email messages from priority senders, when S Planner event alarms sound as well as when the regular alarms sound. Given the function, this feature is designed to help you easily know the notifications even before you see the notifications in your phone.


How to use the notification readout feature?
To be able to use this feature, you need to enable the notification options within the notification readout menu by using the following steps:
  1. On any screen, swipe down the top of the screen to open up the notification panel and then tap at the top of the screen to go to the settings menu.
  2. With the settings menu is displayed in grid view, scroll down to the System section and then select Language and input .
  3. Scroll the screen to the very bottom.
  4. Tap Notification readout.
  5. Now, you'll be provided with the following options that you can enable according to your need:
    • Calls from favourite contacts: enable this option if you want your phone reads out callers' information when you're receiving calls from all contacts you have marked as favourites.
    • Msgs from priority senders: enable this option if you want your phone reads out senders' information when you're receiving new messages from all contacts you have set as priority senders in the stock Messaging app.
    • Emails from priority senders: enable this option if you want your phone reads out senders' information when you're receiving new email messages from all contacts you have set as priority senders in the stock Email app.
    • S Planner event info: enable this option if you want your phone reads out event information when S Planner event alarms sound.
    • Alarm info: enable this option if you want your phone reads out alarm information when alarms sound.

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