Headphone SMS

Headphone SMS


Listen to your text messages or Caller ID on the go! With Headphone SMS, incoming messages will be read to you by the text-to-speech (TTS) engine through your headphones. It will also announce who is calling.

This SMS reader is great for biking, running, or driving. Unlike other apps, this will only read the messages if your headphones or bluetooth are on. You never have to worry about forgetting to turn it on or off, never any embarrassing messages over the loudspeaker. It will also automatically mute your music while the message is read so it can be heard clearly.

For more control you can have the app stop reading messages temporarily with a widget, or tell it to always read regardless of whether headphones are plugged in in the settings.

Explanation of some required permissions:
Modify Audio Settings - Allow users to override system volume settings, route sound only to headphones.
Read Contacts - Allows the app to match incoming phone numbers to the contacts' names.
Read Phone State - When announcing caller ID, this allows the app to know when you have picked up or hung up the call.

If you are having trouble, please contact me directly before leaving comments. I cannot fix the problem if I do not have any details.

Recent changes:
*If you would like to help translate the app to your language please contact the developer*

Version 1.7:
- Fix interoperability with other SMS apps. This should now work with Handcent, SMS Popup, Sliding Messaging, and others.
- Added German (Danke Stefan Huber!), and partial Russian translations.
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Free
78
3.9
User ratings
244
Installs
10,000+
Concerns
2
File size
97 kb
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About Headphone SMS
Listen to your text messages or Caller ID on the go! With Headphone SMS, incoming messages will be read to you by the text-to-speech (TTS) engine through your headphones. It will also announce who is calling.

This SMS reader is great for biking, running, or driving. Unlike other apps, this will only read the messages if your headphones or bluetooth are on. You never have to worry about forgetting to turn it on or off, never any embarrassing messages over the loudspeaker. It will also automatically mute your music while the message is read so it can be heard clearly.

For more control you can have the app stop reading messages temporarily with a widget, or tell it to always read regardless of whether headphones are plugged in in the settings.

Explanation of some required permissions:
Modify Audio Settings - Allow users to override system volume settings, route sound only to headphones.
Read Contacts - Allows the app to match incoming phone numbers to the contacts' names.
Read Phone State - When announcing caller ID, this allows the app to know when you have picked up or hung up the call.

If you are having trouble, please contact me directly before leaving comments. I cannot fix the problem if I do not have any details.

Recent changes:
*If you would like to help translate the app to your language please contact the developer*

Version 1.7:
- Fix interoperability with other SMS apps. This should now work with Handcent, SMS Popup, Sliding Messaging, and others.
- Added German (Danke Stefan Huber!), and partial Russian translations.

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A Google User
Aug 14, 2014
Works fantastick Only app that does what it says read text to your blue tooth... Wish I could reply without using phone...by just touching my Bluetooth
A Google User
Jul 29, 2014
Very useful. I just leave it on, but, only when headphones are in (Bluetooth preferred) and it only reads when I'm in the car or when I have headphones plugged in. Only gripe is that I wish I could delay the time it takes to read the message because some of my text alerts are a little long and get mixed up with the message.
A Google User
Jul 25, 2014
Great, When it Works Worked twice then stopped.
A Google User
Jul 22, 2014
Love it! This does exactly what I want it to do....works excellent with Handcent
A Google User
May 25, 2014
Very cool yet simple app that keeps me safe in my car by announcing text messages I receive over my car speakers.