How do you make your phone read your text with Select and Listen

How do you make your phone read your text with Select and Listen
How do you make your phone read your text with Select and Listen
Very good accessibility feature on Android - Although the feature I'm going to present today is made more for those with visual problems, we can also use it to read text on the screen when we can not or do not want to read the text from a document or from -a webpage on an Android phone.

What is the "Select and Listen" function for? - Initially, this setting was specifically designed for visually impaired people to be able to navigate the screen of the phone, which does not have any tactile feedback.
Although it is "Select and Listen" is a setting for people with problems, we can also use it to read text on the screen.

Where do I find the Select and Listen? - In the phone's settings in Accessibility, you'll find this setting, all you have to do is activate it.

Available settings for Select and Listen:

1. Read the entire screen by pressing the Play button
2. Read items by touching the screen
3. Read a portion of the screen by selecting it

How does the "Select and Listen" function work? - the sound is very good, a good pronunciation in Romanian. The only little problem I felt about the punctuation marks, the rest is surprisingly good.

Text, read, PDF, OCR, etc. tutorials:

How do you make your phone read your text with Select and Listen - video tutorial

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  1. The version of 6 android is not a thing on HUAWEI

  2. From 2 useless children video.

  3. Excellent explanation, I'm convinced that many will choose this option, especially in traffic when they want to "read."

  4. YOU ARE NOT SOUND !!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

  5. please tell me a lot how to make it in romana I have oneplus3 versus 8.0 ... thanks to me would ajutyor I prblm overlooked!

    • Adrian Guduş said

      This tutorial also used OnePlus 3. Make sure you've upgraded all Google apps (especially Google TalkBack and Google Voice Syntheses). In the Play Store, go to My Apps and Games and on the Updates tab, update to the above mentioned apps or install them if you have not installed them. Also, the operating system language must be Romanian (Settings> Languages ​​and Text Input> Languages> Romanian (România)

      • Thank you very much ... those who are prblm overlooked I think they are recognizable to you. I made those updates and it is now in Romanian but in web pages it says that "no text was found in this location, when I select a bigger text .... I would be grateful if you could advise ... .ms

      • Iulian Sorin said

        Hello, I updated the app to date, set the English language, only it does not speak in Romanian, only English on huawei p9 lite. What to do?

    • Nicu Bordânc said

      Hello, you can use TalkBack, once you can use it as a screen reader.
      The program is normally found in the Settings -> Accessibility -> TalkBack menu.

      • I have a lot of advice ... but it's a problem TalkBack remains active and it becomes even a problem when it's ok ... it's a shame that I can not use the web pages to use what I want to ect the desired text ... !! if anyone has a lot of advice

  6. if you can ... and you have time to wait ...

  7. thank you very much for your advice, but I tried with TalkBack, but these are perm, active, what causes discomfort. and in the other case I could use it only when I need but I repeat I do not know dc does not recognize the text in the web pages ... thanks to all who can help me ... a setting ... or something?

  8. For Ios?

  9. super tutorials on the beginners,

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