Galaxy S3 - How do I use hands-free mode?

Last Update date : 2014.09.20

Hands-free Mode

When enabled, the device will read out incoming callers, message sender, alarms, and schedule information.

To enable Hands-free mode, from the Home screen, touch Menu 1 > Settings 2 > My device 1 > Hands-free mode1 . Touch the slider 1 to turn Hands-free mode on 1 . Touch OK on the dialog box about turning off S Voice™ Hands-free.

To quickly turn on/off Hands-free mode, 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 enabled, the icon will be green.

The following options are available:

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

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

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

    • Schedule: When the calendar event alarm sounds, read out the calendar information.

S Voice Hands-free

When Hands-free mode is enabled, it turns on the S Voice Hands-free feature. Say "Hi, Galaxy" when the screen is off to wake up S Voice. After the beep, you can say a command.

NOTE: If this is the first time you are using S Voice, you will need to accept the terms of service.

The following are examples of what you can say using S Voice while in Hands-free mode.

Voice Dial

    • "Call Charlie mobile."

    • "Call Joe work."

    • "Redial."

    • "Dial 6171231234."


    • "Text Charlie."

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

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

    • "Read my messages."


    • "Memo Send mom a card."

    • "Note to self Buy milk."

    • "Show me my shopping list memo."


    • "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/Previous news."


    • "What is the weather today?"

    • "Check the weather forecast."

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