Use the Accessibility Menu

Some of these steps work only on Android 11.0 and up. Learn how to check your Android version.

The Accessibility Menu is a large on-screen menu to control your Android device. You can control gestures, hardware buttons, navigation, and more. From the menu, you can take the following actions:

  • Take screenshots
  • Lock screen
  • Launch Google Assistant
  • Open Quick Settings and Notifications
  • Turn volume up or down
  • Adjust brightness

Step 1: Turn on the Accessibility Menu

  1. Open your device's Settings app .
  2. Tap Accessibility, then tap Accessibility Menu.
  3. Turn on Accessibility Menu shortcut.
  4. To accept the permissions, tap OK
  5. Optional: To change your shortcut, tap Accessibility Menu shortcut. Learn about accessibility shortcuts.

Step 2: Use the Accessibility Menu

  1. To open the Accessibility Menu, use your Accessibility Menu shortcut: 2-finger swipe up (3-finger swipe if TalkBack is on), or tap the Accessibility button Accessibility.
  2. Choose an option from the menu.
  3. To review more menu options, go to the next screen or previous screen.

Make Accessibility Menu buttons larger

  1. Open your device's Settings app .
  2. Tap Accessibility, then tap Accessibility Menu.
  3. Tap Settings.
  4. Tap Large buttons.