Will my Lumia phone read the received text messages aloud?

Yes, in this way your phone will talk you when you get a text message:

  1. From Start, swipe left to App list, select Settings > speech (if you have an older Lumia, switch Play audio confirmations option On).
  2. Tap Read aloud incoming text messages, and select when you want to hear the announcements - all the time, or only when using a Bluetooth and/or a wired headset.
  • Note! Speech may not be available in your country or region.
  • Note! The text message reader will not work on silent mode.

Want to disable it?

Disabling is easy. Select Settings > speech, and just tap Read aloud incoming text messages and select Off.