To help improve the accessibility of our technology, Samsung has developed a variety of supplementary technical solutions. With an intuitive and easy-to-operate design, our
technology and exciting new features are accessible to everyone!
Samsung provides innovative features that enable you to read with ease and get the most from your device
in almost any situation.
By reading aloud what is displayed on your screen, TalkBack gives you the
option to listen to the contents on your screen when reading may be difficult.
Running TalkBack will activate the motion controls so that you can use a gesture
with your fingers. When you select a feature on the display, TalkBack will tell
you which one it is. Also, TalkBack’s enhanced web accessibility will read the various
contents from web pages for you.
You can choose from 7* font sizes to suit your vision. By adjusting
the font size to your eyesight, you can read the content with ease.
*Some of the features support up to 6 font sizes on the
GALAXY Note 3.
*GALAXY S4 supports up to 5 font sizes.
If information displayed on the screen is hard to read, you
can use the color adjustment feature to improve readability.
When the color samples are displayed, you can adjust or fine
tune the colors that aren’t seen clearly.
*The color of images may vary depending on settings.
The Negative Colors feature automatically finds and
selects an optimal display. Activating this feature
will reverse the black and the white to give you a
The Gesture feature lets you zoom in or out easily by simply tapping
three times on the display (applies to all areas except the keyboard
and the navigation bar). Once zoomed in, you can explore another area
of the display simply by dragging your two fingers on the area.
S Voice is another option for easily using your device. Setting the Hands-free
mode will not only read to you a message that has arrived in your device, but also
enables you to reply to the message or answer a call from a friend using a voice
command. If you want to view information or run applications, say “Hi, GALAXY!”
when S Voice is enabled and S Voice will be ready, waiting for your instructions.
*You can use this feature by launching the S Voice application on
There are many new ways of providing ‘visualized sound’ to give the users whose hearing is weak or lost.
While wearing your hearing aid, you can use features such as Sound Balance, Mono Audio, Turn Off all
Sounds, Flash Notification, Adapt Sound, and Create Vibration to help you check incoming messages and
ensure you don’t miss ringing call or another sound notifications.
Sound Balance is our initiative for people with different hearing
abilities in each ear. It enables you to adjust the volume of the
earphones separately in your left and right ears. Sound Balance will
help you use earphones to experience a sound environment that is
comfortable and optimized to you.
Once Flash Notification is enabled, the flash lamp on the camera
in the back of your device will flicker to notify you that you have
a phone call or a notification.
This feature lets you optimize the sound of your earphone to your
ears. Just connect the earphone to your device and put it on your
ears, then press Optimize. This will maintain a sound quality that
is optimized to phone calls or to music according to each person’s
hearing – giving you an enhanced sound.
*You can use this feature at Settings → Sound
For those who suffer from lateral hearing difficulties, we offer
the Mono Audio feature which converts stereo sound into mono sound
to make sure you catch all the sounds from two channels. This will
specifically help you if you have hearing in only one of your ears.
Turn Off All Sounds
If you have complete hearing loss you may not want other people
to hear audible notifications on your device. This menu enables
you to turn off all sounds and notifications so that you can prevent
unnecessary sounds and thus keep your privacy.
Create Vibration Patterns
We offer a feature to create vibration patterns to replace your
ringtone. Using the vibration menu in the Sound Settings you can
personally create various vibration patterns running for around
10 seconds. If you create and save one for each of your friends,
you can tell who is calling just by feeling the vibration pattern
without having to view the display.
*You can use this feature at Settings - > Sound
If you find it difficult to use various gestures required by your device, you can control
them instead with an intuitive interface. You can easily access the settings through the
streamlined and convenient user experience.
Using touch operations, you can access the features normally
activated by pressing a hardware button or making a gesture motion.
Accessible features include Menu, Open Notification Window, Home,
Back, Volume Settings, Lock Display, Restart, “Shut Down” Device,
Open Device Option, Capture Screen, Zoom, Settings, and others.
Press and Hold Delay
You can edit your home screen through the menu that is displayed
when you touch and hold any blank space of the home screen for a
certain length of time. You can change the pressing time to Short (.5 sec),
Medium (1 sec), Long (1.5 sec) in Settings. Using this operation,
you can change the wallpaper, add apps or Widgets, create folders
and edit pages.
Easy Touch Mode
Easy Touch Mode enables you to stop or “snooze” the
alarm, access calendar events and timer alerts, and to
accept or reject incoming calls simply by touching it.
Instead of having to slide your finger across the screen,
you can interact with the device with minimal finger
*This feature is available on Galaxy Note 3 and
Galaxy S4 (Android 4.3).
If you often make unintended touches on your screen, you can control the
touch response in a specific area. This technology makes the touch control
of your device more accurate and helps you do more things with the device
using just one touch.
You can reduce errors from accidental touches while running
an application. Pressing both Home and Volume Down at the
same time allows you to choose an area of the screen which
will then not respond to accidental touches. With this menu
enabled, you cannot use Auto Rotation and the buttons on your
handset. App notifications will be displayed only on the
Notification page and the Status bar.
You don’t have to touch all of the menus step by step in order to change the settings of your device.
Using the functions below from the Accessibility menu, you can easily answer or end a call, and display
or execute shortcuts by pressing the hardware button.
You can answer your call using a hardware button or by voice
control, and end the call using the power button.
By pressing and holding the power button, you can access shortcuts
to the Accessibility settings and TalkBack. When you select one
from the ‘Show Shortcut’ menu, it will be displayed in the Device
Options list. This means you can drill down to the menu without going
through the menu settings, saving you time and improving accessibility.
Manage Accessibility on multiple devices
You can save, update, or share your accessibility settings with
other devices via NFC, Bluetooth, Wi-Fi Direct or Cloud. This makes
it possible to retain your existing user environment even when you
change your smartphone device.
※These features are supported by GALAXY S4 and GALAXY Note 3.
※Some functions may vary depend on the settings.