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
80
4.0
User ratings
326
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.

Android Market Comments
A Google User
Aug 19, 2015
Samsung S4mini Skoda Oct Perfect Samsung S4mini, Skoda Octavia3 Amundsen (2014). Sets = Enabled, Only with phones, Default call Vol, Only with Bluetooth.. Works great, No-Ads, free. What else could you ask for
A Google User
Jul 15, 2015
Works great but.. I would like to have an option to stop the voice once it starts. PopUp ignore key, or tap screen, or tap the volume key. Sometimes I forget its on and would like a way to mute it after it starts.
A Google User
Jun 21, 2015
Works great! Works when i have my Bluetooth headphones on or through bluetooth in the car. It's perfect for while I'm working because i don't need to stop and check. I'll know right away if it's something i want to reply to or not. Sometimes after reading the message and it switches back to music i was listening to, it distorts the music a bit/ makes it sound funny. But it's not a problem. =)
A Google User
Jun 4, 2015
Bluetooth Function Works well with Bluetooth. I use it in my Mazda 6 to read out messages. It interrupts whatever is playing, plays the message, then goes away pretty smoothly :)
A Google User
May 30, 2015
Excellent Only app that seems to read sms through Bluetooth call audio. Works in cars that only do Bluetooth phone. great job