Use the Accessibility menu

Important: Some of these steps only work on Android 12 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 screenshots
  • Lock your screen
  • Open Google Assistant
  • Open Quick Settings and Notifications
  • Turn volume up or down
  • Turn brightness up or down

Step 1: Turn on the Accessibility menu

  1. On your device, open the Settings app.
  2. Tap Accessibility and then Accessibility menu.
  3. Turn Accessibility menu shortcut on.
  4. To accept the permissions, tap OK.

Step 2: Use the Accessibility menu

To open the Accessibility menu, use your Accessibility menu shortcut:

  1. Swipe up with two fingers, or with three fingers if TalkBack is on.
  2. Tap Accessibility Accessibility or the floating accessibility button.
  3. On the menu, choose an option.
  4. To find more menu options, go to the next screen or previous screen.

Make Accessibility menu buttons larger

  1. On your device, open the Settings app.
  2. Tap Accessibility and then Accessibility menu and then Settings and then Large buttons.
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