How do I Use Hands-Free Mode on my Samsung Galaxy S® III?

Last Update date : 2014.09.15

Hands- Free Mode

When Hands-free mode is turned on, the device will read out incoming callers, message senders, alarms, and schedule information, as well as give you the opportunity to answer a call using Air Gestures™.

To turn on Hands-free mode, from the Home screen, touch Menu 1 > Settings 2 > My device 3 > Hands-free mode 4 . Touch the slider 5 to turn Hands-free mode on 6 . Touch OK on the dialog box about turning off S Voice™ Hands-free.

To quickly turn Hands-free mode off and on, with two fingers slightly apart, swipe from the top of the screen to the bottom to access the Quick Panel. Touch the icon for Hands-free mode. When the feature is on, the icon will be green.

The following options are available:

Incoming call: When an incoming call is received, read out the caller's information.

Messages: When a new text or multimedia message arrives, read out the sender's information.

Alarm: When the alarm sounds, read out the alarm information.

Calendar event info: When the calendar event alarm sounds, read out the calendar information.

NOTE: Air Gestures will be turned on, and the volume will be turned on to the minimum level if it was previously muted or set to vibrate.

S Voice Hands-free

•"Call Charlie mobile."

•"Call Joe work."


•"Dial 6171231234."


•"Text Charlie."

•"Text Katie message Are you free tonight for dinner?"

•"Send message to John How's it going?"

•"Read my messages."


•"New Event Lunch with James July 21st at 1 p.m."

•"What's on my calendar?"

•"Check schedule on Friday."

•"Add event Dance class Saturday at 10 a.m. for 2 hours."

•"Cancel the budget review meeting."


•"Play playlist my favorites."

•"Play album secrets."

•"Play next song."

•"Play joyful music."

Hands-free Mode

•"Hands-free mode on."

•"Hands-free mode off."


•"Navigate to Cambridge, MA."

•"Directions to Palm Springs."

•"Map of Boston."

Hear News

•"Read the news."

•"I want to hear the news."

•"Next or Previous news."


•"What is the weather today?"

•"Check the weather forecast."

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