Smartphone accompanies you to all places and is with you almost always, whether you are cooking, driving, exercising or doing other things. However, using smartphones for texting while doing certain activities, specially driving for instance, could be dangerous. It is highly advised to avoid mixing driving with reading or replying to a text message, but there are times when you must reply to a message for it is very important. A message from your boss, for instance, can't be avoided or ignored!
There is a way out of such a situation. Smartphones today are capable of helping you out in such situations. Why wait to type manually when you can reply to messages hands free, on both Android as well as iOS platforms. Here we tell you how to listen and reply to a message hands-free.
For Android Users:
Google has a powerful tool called Google Now to do think hands-free on Android smartphone. All you have to do is to say "OK, Google" to your phone, which will launch it and give you access to use all kinds of voice-powered functions. With a recent update to the software, reading messages hands free has also been activated.
So if you want to check your last message, simply say - OK, Google, show my last messages on phone. Google will reply to you by displaying your recent 5 text messages. Moreover, it will announce the name of the sender of the first messages and ask you if you want to go ahead with the message or skip it.
In case you choose to hear the message, Google Now will read the message, and ask you if you want to reply to it or hear it again or go on to the next one.
For iOS Users:
If Google has Google Now, Apple has Siri personal voice assistant to help you read your text messages hands-free. All you have to do is enable the hands-free feature.
Now, simply say, "Hey, Siri" to activate it and the say - Read my text messages. Siri is smart enough to locate messages and read them. She will read the first message for you and will you if you want to reply to the message, to which you can simply say YES, or NO to skip to the next message. You can do the same for emails as well!