A universal switch lets you designate certain touches or gestures to control specific actions on your phone. You can set a single switch or have multiple switches with an external hardware device or the front camera. You can set as many Universal Switch settings as necessary to suit your own needs.
There are 2 types of switch that can be used. You can add multiple switches to designate certain actions to control your phone.
Use the front camera (capable of supporting six switches: open mouth, blink eyes and move your head left, right, up and down)
• External hardware switch
Choose from various hardware switches and connect them to your device through Bluetooth or a USB cable
When you select a specific item or location on your screen, you can perform various related actions.
• Select item (required)
See the pop-up action menu related to selected item or location
• Move to next/previous item
Move the scan focus to the next or the previous item
• Turn Auto scan on or off
Turn ‘Auto scan screen and menus’ on or off
• Home screen, Back, Recently used apps
Run features through actions equivalent to pressing the corresponding buttons
• Talk to Bixby
Call Bixby (side key press and hold)
• Open notifications or quick panel
Open the notification panel or the quick panel
• Increase/decrease volume
Increase or decrease ringtone or media volume
Activate the selected item
• Touch and hold
Touch and hold the selected item
Scroll the screen in the selected direction
Selecting item or location
Universal switch provides two different ways to select an on-screen item by default: Group and Item by item.
- Group scan lets you select a group quickly, then select what you want in the group.
- Item by item scan lets you select individual items.
You can also start with Point scan.
- Point scan lets you select a specific location on the screen by choosing a point of intersection from vertical and horizontal scans.
• Auto scan screen and menus
Turn automatic scanning on or off (row scan mode)
• Number of scans
Set the number of times the scan loops
• Default scan method
Choose between row scan and point scan
• Scan direction
Set the scan direction, from top to bottom or bottom to top
• Scan speed
Set the scan speed of row scan and point scan
• Tap to slow scan temporarily
Reduce point scan speed temporarily so you can select more easily
Universal switch timing settings can be adjusted in the following ways:
• Pause on first item
Select the additional duration of the pause to momentarily remain on the first item while auto scanning
• Auto tap selected item
Select an item and after a set period of time, the item will automatically be tapped. Tap the switch again if you want to view the action menu related to the selected item during the set time
• Tap duration
Select how long a switch needs to be performed for it to be recognized as a switch action (must be less than the auto tap length)
• Ignore repeated actions
When the same action is repeated, ignore it unless a set time has passed
Universal switch provides voice and sound feedback. It also lets you change the color of the scanning crosshairs while point scanning or the outline focus color to improve visibility.
When you select a specific item or location on your screen, the action menu will appear so that you can perform various actions.
Press, long press, scroll up, scroll down, swipe left, swipe right, drag and drag and drop
Zoom in on screen contents, rotate screen, set sound mode, turn off screen, open notifications and take screenshots
Adjust scan speed, change scan method, change scan direction, turn on audio and turn off sound
• Recently opened apps
Run the Recently opened apps screen
• Home screen
Go to Home screen
Go to previous screen
• Hard keys
Adjust ringtone and media volume, open Bixby, talk to Bixby and view Power off menus (equivalent to a long press of the Power key)
• Show text input menu
When you select a text input box, this menu will appear to let you select characters, move the cursor, copy, paste and cut
• Contextual menu
Place a contextual menu on pop-up action menu depending on the activity
- Device images simulated for illustrative purposes.