1. simplex1's Avatar
    I have a Nokia Lumia 520 with WP8.1.

    I have tried all kind of combinations in Settings->Speech and also in Cortana but I have not been able to determine my phone to read aloud a certain TEXT message that I select from the list of received SMSs.

    I do not need speech recognition and other complications. I just want to activate somehow a simple Text to Speech application that can read SMSs without internet access, because it can happen many times that I do not have the glasses with me and in consequence I am unable to read the messages I receive.
    11-09-2017 04:57 PM
  2. jeffchapik's Avatar
    I no longer have a WP 8.1 device, but in W10M under the Ease of Access menu in Settings, you can enable the Narrator to read everything on the screen. I don't recall if 8.1 had this ability or not, but you might look for it.
    11-10-2017 09:39 AM
  3. simplex1's Avatar
    Yes, after reading your post, I found Easy of Access and I switched the Narrator on. It works. It reads the text messages. However, I struggled a bit to get out of Narraor mode. Finally I found this topic (https://forums.windowscentral.com/wi...t-do-i-do.html) and came back to the settings I had before. One needs some training before mastering the Narrator. I would have liked a feature that only reads the things I want. That voice telling me continuously to double tap this and that is a bit annoying.
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    11-10-2017 03:34 PM
  4. T Moore's Avatar
    If you are using correct gestures you will not get operational instructions.

    How to use:
    https://support.microsoft.com/en-us/...or-on-my-phone
    11-11-2017 12:35 PM

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