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
79
4.0
User ratings
264
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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Android Market Comments
A Google User
Nov 29, 2014
Simple and great! Reads SMS over Bluetooth, has widget to enable/disable and is compatible with Textra, Chomp and other 3rd party SMS apps.
A Google User
Nov 14, 2014
Only goes to speaker This app used to work, but now it ignores the headphones and will only play on the speaker. I have an HTC ONE 4.4.2. Going to have to uninstall it. Stucks because I'm in IT operations and it used to read server alerts through speakers to wake me up.
A Google User
Nov 9, 2014
Nice app Too good. It's a must have application if you travel with your head phones on.
A Google User
Oct 5, 2014
Couldn't live without it
A Google User
Oct 4, 2014
Almost perfect Caller id not announce on bluetooth. Otherwise 5 star. Rooted sam gs4.