Hands-Free SMS Lite

Hands-Free SMS Lite


Hands-Free SMS is just what it sounds like – a Hands Free SMS application that you use to listen to and respond to SMS Text messages without using your hands. Instead, Hands-Free SMS is completely voice activated. Hands-Free SMS will automatically let you know when you have an incoming SMS text message and read the incoming SMS message if configured to do so. After reading the SMS, the application will ask you if you would like to replay to the SMS. If you reply “Yes”, it will ask for your reply. All you need to do is speak to the app to tell it what you want your reply to be. The app will then read your reply back to you, and once you confirm the correctness of the response, it is automatically sent on its way.

New to version 3.0 - Bluetooth Support for Hands Free Bluetooth Adapters!
Note Bluetooth is only supported on Android Versions Jelly Bean and above.

Note this is the FREE version of the app, and as such, it is limited to replying to two text messages per day. If you would like unlimited replies, consider purchasing the full version. There is a link on the main screen of this app to the paid (full) version.

Note that recent updates to Google Search cause problems with Bluetooth connectivity. Disabling the "Bluetooth headset" option under "Settings" under Google Now will address this. When this option is enabled, Google Now automatically disconnects Hands Free SMS from the Bluetooth headset so it can have exclusive rights to the headset.

Hands-Free SMS has the following options:
1. Request Reply: If selected, the application will ask you if you would like to reply to each incoming SMS text message. If not selected, then you will not be prompted for a reply.
2. Hands Free Mode: When selected, Hands-Free SMS will automatically turn on your screen, bring the app to the foreground, and start reading your incoming SMS (or ask you if you want it read to you if the next option is selected). When you are done interacting with Hands-Free SMS, the screen will automatically turn off. This setting provides a completely hands free experience without the necessity of keeping the screen on all the time. It is great for saving battery life! When this option is not selected, a notification will be added to the notification bar which you can click on to hear the SMS.
3. Auto Read New SMS: If selected, Hands-Free SMS will automatically read all incoming SMS text messages to you without asking if you would like it read first. When not selected, you will be told who the incoming text message is from, and asked if you want it read to you.
4. Automatic Reply: When selected, Hands-Free SMS will automatically reply to all received SMS messages (only if the app is enabled) with a message of your choosing.
5. Auto Start on SMS: When selected, if the app is not running already, it will provide a notification you can click on to have new SMS messages read aloud.
6. Enable Bluetooth Mode: When selected, the app will connect to a hands free device (headset, car adapter) and perform all speaking and voice recognition functions through that. If no Bluetooth device is available, the app will use the phones speaker as always.

Required Permissions (and why):
1. RECEIVE_SMS/SEND_SMS: Needed so the app can read and send SMS messages.
2. READ_SMS/WRITE_SMS: These permissions allow the app to save outgoing SMS messages to you SMS mailbox just as the standard android SMS application does.
3. READ_CONTACTS: This permission allows the app to read your contacts so that when an SMS text message is received, it can tell you by name who the SMS is from.
4. RECORD_AUDIO: This permission is used by the speech recognizer functionality of the app.
5. WAKE_LOCK: This permission is required to allow the app to turn the screen on in hands free mode.
6. BLUETOOTH/MODIFY_AUDIO_SETTINGS: Required for Bluetooth connectivity.

Recent changes:
Version 3.11:
-Bug fix to address an issue in Andorid KitKat that was preventing Bluetooth connectivity from working on some phones.
-Update pop-up UI in landscape mode per user request.
-App now returns to previous screen once done with an incomming SMS per user request.
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About Hands-Free SMS Lite
Hands-Free SMS is just what it sounds like – a Hands Free SMS application that you use to listen to and respond to SMS Text messages without using your hands. Instead, Hands-Free SMS is completely voice activated. Hands-Free SMS will automatically let you know when you have an incoming SMS text message and read the incoming SMS message if configured to do so. After reading the SMS, the application will ask you if you would like to replay to the SMS. If you reply “Yes”, it will ask for your reply. All you need to do is speak to the app to tell it what you want your reply to be. The app will then read your reply back to you, and once you confirm the correctness of the response, it is automatically sent on its way.

New to version 3.0 - Bluetooth Support for Hands Free Bluetooth Adapters!
Note Bluetooth is only supported on Android Versions Jelly Bean and above.

Note this is the FREE version of the app, and as such, it is limited to replying to two text messages per day. If you would like unlimited replies, consider purchasing the full version. There is a link on the main screen of this app to the paid (full) version.

Note that recent updates to Google Search cause problems with Bluetooth connectivity. Disabling the "Bluetooth headset" option under "Settings" under Google Now will address this. When this option is enabled, Google Now automatically disconnects Hands Free SMS from the Bluetooth headset so it can have exclusive rights to the headset.

Hands-Free SMS has the following options:
1. Request Reply: If selected, the application will ask you if you would like to reply to each incoming SMS text message. If not selected, then you will not be prompted for a reply.
2. Hands Free Mode: When selected, Hands-Free SMS will automatically turn on your screen, bring the app to the foreground, and start reading your incoming SMS (or ask you if you want it read to you if the next option is selected). When you are done interacting with Hands-Free SMS, the screen will automatically turn off. This setting provides a completely hands free experience without the necessity of keeping the screen on all the time. It is great for saving battery life! When this option is not selected, a notification will be added to the notification bar which you can click on to hear the SMS.
3. Auto Read New SMS: If selected, Hands-Free SMS will automatically read all incoming SMS text messages to you without asking if you would like it read first. When not selected, you will be told who the incoming text message is from, and asked if you want it read to you.
4. Automatic Reply: When selected, Hands-Free SMS will automatically reply to all received SMS messages (only if the app is enabled) with a message of your choosing.
5. Auto Start on SMS: When selected, if the app is not running already, it will provide a notification you can click on to have new SMS messages read aloud.
6. Enable Bluetooth Mode: When selected, the app will connect to a hands free device (headset, car adapter) and perform all speaking and voice recognition functions through that. If no Bluetooth device is available, the app will use the phones speaker as always.

Required Permissions (and why):
1. RECEIVE_SMS/SEND_SMS: Needed so the app can read and send SMS messages.
2. READ_SMS/WRITE_SMS: These permissions allow the app to save outgoing SMS messages to you SMS mailbox just as the standard android SMS application does.
3. READ_CONTACTS: This permission allows the app to read your contacts so that when an SMS text message is received, it can tell you by name who the SMS is from.
4. RECORD_AUDIO: This permission is used by the speech recognizer functionality of the app.
5. WAKE_LOCK: This permission is required to allow the app to turn the screen on in hands free mode.
6. BLUETOOTH/MODIFY_AUDIO_SETTINGS: Required for Bluetooth connectivity.

Recent changes:
Version 3.11:
-Bug fix to address an issue in Andorid KitKat that was preventing Bluetooth connectivity from working on some phones.
-Update pop-up UI in landscape mode per user request.
-App now returns to previous screen once done with an incomming SMS per user request.
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A Google User
Jun 14, 2014
Should work well for most Couldn't get this working in my Uconnect system and moto droid razr hd. I don't fault the app as I was looking for a solution to restore reading of SMS over Bluetooth lost since the phone was updated to 4.4.2. I've bumped the rating up 1 star because of the great technical support I received while trying to overcome the breakage in my phone.
A Google User
Mar 8, 2014
A must for bike riders!!! Works seamlessly with SENA Bluetooth headset system and Droid Smartactions. Simple & easy to use. Works well with IVONA voices or default Droid system.
A Google User
Mar 8, 2014
Worth getting for hands free... Works flawlessly and with SENA Bluetooth headset and droid smartactions.
A Google User
Feb 21, 2014
Hi
A Google User
Nov 20, 2013
Not working on LG g2 Had high hopes but can't get it to work on lg g2. It may be an issue with the phone or settings but I see no instructions to overcome this