Hands-Free SMS

Hands-Free SMS


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 reply, repeat, ignore, or call the sender back. If you reply “Reply”, 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. If you say "Call", the app will call the sender back. If you say "Repeat", the SMS message will be read again. If you say "Ignore", no further action will be taken.

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. Note Bluetooth is only supported on Android Versions Jelly Bean and above.

On older versions of Android, certain SMS apps like Go SMS don't play nicely with other SMS apps as they intercept all incoming text messages and don't pass them on to other apps. Android addressed this in KitKat, but be aware that if you use earlier versions, and Have Go SMS installed, our app will not function.


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.
7. Auto Enable on Bluetooth Headset Connect: When selected, the app will automatically enable itself upon connecting to a Bluetooth headset (or hands-free car adapter). The app will disable when the Bluetooth headset is disconnected.

Note: If you would like to try Hands-Free SMS for free, look for our free version, Hands-Free SMS Lite. Note the free version has some limitations.

Recent changes:
Version 4.0:
- Added the ability to call the sender of an SMS back (hence the new permissions)
- Fixed issues caused by updates to Google Search that caused the app to not "hear" your responses to its questions.
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About Hands-Free SMS
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 reply, repeat, ignore, or call the sender back. If you reply “Reply”, 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. If you say "Call", the app will call the sender back. If you say "Repeat", the SMS message will be read again. If you say "Ignore", no further action will be taken.

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. Note Bluetooth is only supported on Android Versions Jelly Bean and above.

On older versions of Android, certain SMS apps like Go SMS don't play nicely with other SMS apps as they intercept all incoming text messages and don't pass them on to other apps. Android addressed this in KitKat, but be aware that if you use earlier versions, and Have Go SMS installed, our app will not function.


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.
7. Auto Enable on Bluetooth Headset Connect: When selected, the app will automatically enable itself upon connecting to a Bluetooth headset (or hands-free car adapter). The app will disable when the Bluetooth headset is disconnected.

Note: If you would like to try Hands-Free SMS for free, look for our free version, Hands-Free SMS Lite. Note the free version has some limitations.

Recent changes:
Version 4.0:
- Added the ability to call the sender of an SMS back (hence the new permissions)
- Fixed issues caused by updates to Google Search that caused the app to not "hear" your responses to its questions.
Android Market Comments
A Google User
Jul 24, 2015
Works great! Wish you could initiate txt's from app.
A Google User
Jul 18, 2015
FINALLY!!! I have bought, downloaded, tried almost everything out there. This is the only app that does what I want.
A Google User
Jul 7, 2015
I always come back I've tried others, thinking they might be better/have more functionality and always come back. I just wish the voice recognition didn't "lose its mind" as often. There're only so many ways I can say "yes" to reply to a text before I just give up.
A Google User
Jun 19, 2015
Not working for me... So far... Phone: Samsung Galaxy S5 OS: Android 5.0 Car Device: Motorola Roadster 2 Bought this because neither S Voice nor Indigo handled texts to my satisfaction and the description seemed to fit my requirements. I have yet to see what happens on an incoming message, but I'm already disappointed that I can't send a new message with this. I have disabled everything I can find that might use hands free, but it just opens Google voice dialing if I activate the Bluetooth device to send a message.
A Google User
Jun 14, 2015
Exactly what I wanted. My Note 4 car mode is very limited. I wanted to be able to receive and reply to texts via bluetooth while at the office or just watching tv. This does just that! For those having issues with it crashing, I found that disabling the pop-up notification on my SMS app really made a difference. It made this App much more stable! Works great!
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