How to Disable Voice Caller ID on a Samsung Galaxy Note

by Tammy Columbo
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There are two features on the Samsung Galaxy Note that enable your device to read caller ID information aloud. The first is known as the TalkBack feature. TalkBack is an accessibility feature designed for visually impaired users. The second feature is Driving Mode. You can enable Driving Mode for hands-free notifications when you are behind the wheel. These settings may be enabled by default, turned on unintentionally or activated by a software update. Disable Talkback and Driving Mode in the settings menu to prevent your phone from reading your incoming caller ID information aloud.

Disable TalkBack

Step 1

Tap the “Applications" icon to open your Applications list on the Galaxy Note.

Step 2

Tap the “Settings” icon to launch the Settings app.

Step 3

Tap the “Accessibility” tab to open the Accessibility menu.

Step 4

Tap the “TalkBack” check box to clear the box. TalkBack is disabled. You can also tap the “Accessibility” check box to disable all accessibility services.

Press the Home key to save the settings and return to the home screen.

Disable Driving Mode

Step 1

Tap the “Applications” icon, then tap the “Settings” icon to open the Settings app.

Step 2

Tap the “Language & Keyboard” option, then tap “Text-to-Speech Output.”

Step 3

Scroll to the bottom of the screen, then tap the check box next to “Driving Mode” to clear the check box.

Press the Home button to save the settings and return to the home screen.


  • When your phone is in Accessibility mode, you must double-tap icons and options instead of opening apps and screens with a single tap. You also must swipe the screen with two fingers instead of one.
  • You can also disable Driving Mode by tapping the Home key twice, then saying “Turn Off Driving Mode” at the beep prompt.


Photo Credits

  • Stephen Lovekin/Getty Images Entertainment/Getty Images

About the Author

Based in the live music capital of the world, Tammy Columbo continues to work in the information technology industry as she has done for more than 10 years. While living in Austin, Columbo has contributed to high profile projects for the State of Texas, Fortune 500 technology companies and various non-profit organizations. Columbo began writing professionally in 2009.

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