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Accessibility shortcut

The accessibility shortcut lets you turn on TalkBack or another accessibility tool quickly.

Turn on the accessibility shortcut

  1. Open your device's Settings app Settings.
  2. Open Accessibility, then Accessibility shortcut
  3. At the top, turn on Accessibility shortcut.
  4. Optional: To change which accessibility service the shortcut controls, tap Shortcut service.
    • If you don't see this option, you might be using an earlier version of TalkBack. Refer to the steps for earlier versions below.
  5. Optional: Change whether the shortcut works from the lock screen.

Use the accessibility shortcut

Press both volume keys for 3 seconds. 

Steps for earlier versions

  1. Open your device's Settings app Settings
  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).