First thing’s first…if my phone addressed me in the way depicted in the picture above, I would let it talk to me as much as it wanted to. However, this is probably not the case. My guess is that you are here, because you are probably being driven nuts trying to find a way to stop that little bugger from telling you every time you have “ONE NEW EMAIL!”
The first time I experienced this was after a rather loooooooooong night in AC. Long story short, my phone found its way into one of the many of Harrah’s porcelain thrones that evening. Don’t judge me. Seriously, you think you are annoyed now! Try having your phone talk to you non-stop after one too many Jager Bombs. Now multiply that by 50, add in a nominal amount sleep, and while you’re at it let’s have an easter egg hunt for Advil LiquiGels when you can hardly think straight.
::FLASHBACK:: Ahhhh the room is spinning! One foot on the floor. You can do this. You’re not a rookie. Hmmm…I’ll just deal with the mindless annoyance for now. Yup, this is how it happened. No shame folks.
Fast forward 1 hour and 45 minutes later…
STOP!! FOR THE LOVE OF GOD!! PLEASE!! MY HEAD IS THROBBING! WHERE AM I? WHAT DID I DO LAST NIGHT? WHY IS MY PHONE TALKING TO ME? WHY ARE MY LIQUID INDICATORS RED? OOOOooooo That’s why. I remember now. Well, I hope I used hand sanitizer.
Well, at first I thought my phone’s new found speech capabilities were just a side effect of the water damage. Not so. That little guy held up like a submarine. You can imagine my relief when I realized it was just a setting that I turned on accidentally in my drunken stupor.
So, your phone is talking to you because:
- You have DRIVING MODE turned ON OR 2. You have TALKBACK ENABLED
In the event that DRIVING MODE is on, you will need to swipe your notification bar down and scroll from right to left to find driving mode. Make sure it is not highlighted in green. See photos below.
If TALKBACK (for the visually impaired) is enabled, you will have to go to SETTINGS > ACCESSIBILITY > TALKBACK > OFF
and…SILENCE! FINALLY! Just think, you didn’t even have to deal with this in a drunken and/or hungover state. Doesn’t that make you feel so much better?
Now if only I could get back all of my dignity and self respect that I lost that night. Who am I kidding?! As I sit here typing this, I’m looking up comp rooms at Borgata for this Memorial Day weekend. Oh, and by the way, I did eventually find some Advil. = )
- Samsung Galaxy Note II vs. Samsung Galaxy S4 (ilin10.wordpress.com)
- Samsung’s voice assistant on the Galaxy S4 burns rival Apple (forums.pinstack.com)