Volume key shortcut

You can use the volume key shortcut to turn on TalkBack or another accessibility tool quickly. 

Step 1: Turn on the volume key shortcut

  1. Open your device's Settings app Settings app.
  2. Tap Accessibility, then Volume key shortcut.
    • On some devices, this setting is called Accessibility shortcut.
  3. At the top, turn on Volume key shortcut.
  4. Optional: To change which accessibility service the shortcut controls, tap Shortcut service.
    • If you don't see this option, refer to the steps for earlier versions below.
  5. Optional: Change whether the shortcut works from the lock screen.

Step 2: Use the volume key shortcut

Press both volume keys for three seconds to start an accessibility tool. 

Steps for earlier versions

  1. Open your device's Settings app Settings app
  2. Open Accessibility, then Accessibility shortcut.
  3. At the top, turn on Accessibility shortcut.
  4. Now you can turn TalkBack on or off any time by following these steps:
    • Press and hold the power button until you hear a sound or feel a vibration.
    • Release the power button.
    • Touch and hold two fingers until you hear audio confirmation (about 5 seconds).