How to Turn Off TalkBack in Android Phones

What is TalkBack in Android?

TalkBack in Android phone is kind of accessibility service for the visually impaired users which uses feedback like voice, vibration, and spoken word. The service cannot be uninstalled from your device but it has an option to turn off if you don’t need it.

For various reasons you might find the option turned ON and it’s quite frustrating trying to navigate about your phone due to the constant voice feedback on anything you touch and vibrations.

TalkBack in Android

In TalkBack mode, you have to tap twice for an option to open and to scroll up or down a page you will use two fingers instead of the usual one. So if you get stuck here then follow the steps below to turn OFF TalkBack in Android.

The only way is to look for accessibility option in settings and turn it off but also you can follow the steps listed below for more options.

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Method 1

This method is easy and most phones can use it to disable the service. The phone has to be turned ON and all you have to do is:

Hold both volume keys at once for about 2-3 seconds until you see the notification to suspend TalkBack and tap twice on OK.

NB: If successful follow the steps in method 3 below to turn of completely.

Method 2

Turn ON the phone and:

Hold Both volume keys and the power button together for a few seconds and you will be notified “TalkBack suspended.”

NB: If successful follow the steps in method 3 below to turn of completely.

Method 3

Steps to turn off TalkBack in android

  1. Go to Settings on your android phone.
  2. Tap on Additional settings. (if your phone doesn’t have additional settings then just look for accessibility.)
  3. Tap on Accessibility.
  4. Enter the Verification code shown and tap Continue.
  5. In accessibility settings tap on TalkBack and toggle off and OK.
  6. Done!!

Method 4

  1. This method can be used on Samsung or Oppo Phones
  2. With the phone turned ON and in Talkback mode.
  3. Press the volume up and power key once.
  4. then talkback is disabled. or
  5. Press and hold volume down and Power key once and talkback is disabled.

If the above steps are not found in your Android phone then comment below with your phone model and we will help you out.

10 Comments on “How to Turn Off TalkBack in Android Phones”

  1. Hello Mr Hassan, you’re the best blogger ever…
    You’re a genius.
    I haven’t been able to do anything on my phone for the past 8 hours just because of TalkBack.
    Thanks for the idea that to scroll up or down I have to use 2 fingers.
    Thanks a million times.

    1. Good phone is infinix x5010 and doesn’t have Talk back on the accesibility setting. So i don’t know how to remove the talkack. Thank you.

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