The TalkBack screen reader gives you spoken feedback and notifications.
You can use the volume key shortcut to turn TalkBack on or off.
- On the side of your device, find both volume keys.
- Press and hold both volume keys for three seconds.
- To confirm that you want to turn TalkBack on or off, press both volume keys again for three seconds.
- If you turn on TalkBack when you set up the device, the volume key shortcut is also turned on. Learn how to enable accessibility shortcuts after device set up.
Tip: To permanently turn off the volume key shortcut, go to Settings Accessibility TalkBack. Then, turn TalkBack shortcut to off. Learn how to change your TalkBack shortcut.
- In the setup wizard or in settings, after you turn on Google Assistant, say ‘Hey Google’.
- Say 'Turn off TalkBack' or 'Turn on TalkBack'.
- On your device, open Settings .
- Select Accessibility TalkBack.
- Turn Use TalkBack on or off.
- Select OK.
Things to be aware of when TalkBack is on
- Tap to select an item, then double-tap to turn on.
- Use two fingers to scroll.
- When 'system navigation' is set to 'gesture navigation', for gestures like home, back or recent apps, use two fingers instead of one.
- By default, TalkBack speaks password characters to you. To make sure that your phone doesn’t speak characters in secure fields, you can change the setting. Learn more about spoken passwords.
For more help with TalkBack, contact the Google Disability Support team.