just an update for anyone who may have had a similar problem MY PROBLEM IS ALL SORTED NOW.
i had samsung smart connect app installed and was using tranya T1 buds which worked perfectly with S7 Edge
i have since purchased galaxy buds plus and as mentioned pairing with contacts now works seamlessly all messages both whatsapp & sms, emails etc are all announced and read out correctly
galaxy wearable app is now used in place of samsung smart connect which has been uninstalled
would fully recommend these galaxy buds plus
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