TalkBack is a very helpful accessibility tool on all Android phones that lets visually impaired people interact with their devices. Using the screen reader and audio & haptic feedback, TalkBack not only lets users navigate their phones but also use a plethora of apps and services. The feature has gotten better with every update and now allows users to set up a Braille keyboard as well. If you don’t feel the need to use TalkBack but can’t figure out how to turn it off, you’ve come to the right place. In this article, we bring you the top 3 ways to disable TalkBack on Android devices.
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Turn off Talk Back from Settings
Step 1: Go to Settings and select Accessibility.
Step 2: Select TalkBack.
Step 3: Switch off the toggle bar by double tapping it.
Step 4: Confirm your selection in the popup box by double tapping the ‘Turn Off’ option.
Turn off TalkBack using Volume Keys
If you accidentally enabled TalkBack on your Android smartphone, it was probably by pressing the volume keys for more than three seconds. Luckily, you can turn off TalkBack in a similar fashion. Simply press and hold both volume keys for three seconds to turn off TalkBack on your Android phone. To make sure you don’t accidentally trigger TalkBack on your phone again, go to Settings>Accessibility>TalkBack and switch off the toggle bar next to the TalkBack shortcut.
Use Google Assistant
Navigating your phone when TalkBack is enabled can be an arduous process. Your phone narrates the function of every icon when you tap on it. To make a selection, you need to double-tap the icon on the screen. If you don’t want to navigate all the way to accessibility settings on your device, you can simply ask Google Assistant to turn it off for you. Trigger the Google Assistant using the side key and say “Hey Google, turn off TalkBack”.
Frequently Asked Questions (FAQs)
What is the TalkBack feature on my phone?
TalkBack is a very helpful tool on Android devices that lets visually impaired people navigate the software’s interface. Once enabled, TalkBack uses the screen reader to let the users know what’s on their phone’s screen.
How do I turn off TalkBack on my Android phone?
To turn off TalkBack on your device, go to Settings>Accessibility>TalkBack and switch off the toggle bar by double tapping it. You can also press and hold the volume keys together for 3 seconds to disable this feature.
How do I get Google TalkBack on my phone?
Google TalkBack is a native feature in the Android Accessibility Suite that comes preinstalled on all Android devices. You can find it in your device’s accessibility settings.
These are the 3 best ways to disable TalkBack on Android devices. The easiest way to go about turning off TalkBack is by using the volume keys shortcut or triggering the Google Assistant. Navigating your phone using TalkBack can be a chore if you’re used to the usual mode of browsing.
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