Turn Off Talkback Voice Assistant

Last modified : Feb 12. 2019

If your Samsung phone or tablet is talking to you, explaining everything each time you press the screen - your device has Talkback or Voice Assistant enabled. The Talkback/Voice Assistant is an Accessibility feature of Samsung devices that helps blind and low-vision users by speaking actions out loud as items are touched, selected and activated.

Talkback or Voice Assistant will require you to tap once to highlight, then double tap any item on the screen to select it.

Quickly Turn Off Talkback Voice Assistant:

Hold the Volume UP and Volume DOWN buttons at the same time, for at least 3 seconds. You should see a message on the screen alerting you that Talkback/Voice Assistant has been switched off. If not, please follow the steps below to turn off Talkback/Voice Assistant through the Accessibility settings.

Turn Off Talkback Voice Assistant through Settings:

1 Scroll down from the top of the screen with two fingers
2 Tap the Settings cogwheel in the top right corner, and then tap it again 2 more times in quick succession.
3 Use two fingers to scroll down and find the Accessibility option.
4 Tap the Accessibility option to highlight it, and then double tap the option to enter the Accessibility menu.
5 Tap, then double tap the Vision option.
If you don't have the Vision option, continue to the next step.
6 Find the Talkback or Voice Assistant option. You will need to use two fingers to scroll down if necessary.
7 Tap, then double tap the switch to turn off Talkback Voice Assistant.

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