You can compose text messages as well as send them back to your Android devices at full volume via voice commands from the operating system or from the free-to-download applications available in the Google Play Store! Voice instructions. We've listed the best practices below, with quick tutorials on how to use each one.
The following guidelines should be applied considering who made your Android phone: Samsung, Google, Huawei, Xiaomi etc.
How to enable "OK Google"
The Google app, installed by default on most Android devices, provides basic voice texting functionality without the need for additional software. As long as you're running Android 4.4 or higher and have voice and audio functionality enabled, you're good to go.
It all started with saying “OK Google”. If this feature is enabled, you will receive a response to the command. If nothing happens after you try to use this feature, you need to enable Google Voice detection. Here's how to do it:
Open the Google App
Tap the menu button, represented by three horizontal lines and usually located at the bottom right corner
After the menu appears, select Settings
Tap on voice and then voice match
Follow the on-screen prompts to enable voice detection from within the Google Apps
If this is the first time your device uses this voice detection feature and you say "OK Google", you may be asked if you want to enable this functionality. Before saying any command, you can also tap the microphone icon in the search bar on the Google app or on the home screen of your device.
Examples of commands OK Google responds to:
Show me my last messages: Your recent five texts will now be read aloud, Google's virtual assistant first notifies the sender of each message and asks if you want to read or avoid it. You will be given the option to answer with nothing but your voice.
Send a text: If you want to send a new message instead of replying, say send a text following the "Ok Google" command say say then the person you want to send the text to will also be asked about the virtuality of the message. It’s so easy and it’s completely hands-free.
Do I have a message ?: Informs you of any new text messages you've received.
Show me my last message: Focus your recent conversation.
Use Google Assistant
Another way to use Google's voice commands is through the free downloadable Google Assistant app on Google Play. Once installed, simply open the application and, if requested, say the same voice commands described above in the Google section.
Third party application for reading your texts
In addition to text messaging with Google's built-in voice assistant, there are several third-party applications that allow audio-only text. Here are some more well-known options.
ReadItToMe: Reads your incoming messages aloud and even translates them into the appropriate English language if needed, which can be very helpful if you receive texts with spelling errors or shorthand.
Text via voice: Allows you to send and receive SMS messages with only your voice and you can configure to automatically read all incoming text while driving or at user-specified time intervals.
Message Loud: Not only converts your texts to audio but also converts email, skype, whatsapp and facebook messages.
Talking to SMS and Call Announcer: The key word is that this application reads the sender's name and text verbiage aloud in the command