Samsung Galaxy S3: How to Enable or Disable Driving Mode

The Samsung Galaxy S3 has a setting called “Driving Mode”. This feature will announce incoming calls and read text messages to you out loud. It is meant as a feature to use while so that you aren’t distracted by looking at your phone while driving.¬†You can configure this feature as well as enable or disable it using the following steps.

1. From the home screen, tap Apps and then go to Settings.

2. Select Language and input.

3. Choose Text-to-speech output.

4. Under General, you’ll find the Driving mode setting. Slide it to On and you’ll be able to select the items you wish to be read to you. Slide it to Off to disable the feature¬†completely.

You can also quickly enable or disable this feature under the notification area settings. Simply slide down the top bar, then slide between the different settings to find “Driving mode“.


  1. Siri says

    The way you had shown to enable driving mode was useful. However ‘driving mode’ is not available among the top bar items in the latest version which Samsung installed when they replaced my ‘dead’ mother board.

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