What is the Accessibility Feature on my Samsung device

Last Update date : Aug 10. 2022

To help continue to make technology accessible for everyone, Samsung has developed and applied a variety of technical solutions to help create a more personal user experience. The solutions are for vision, hearing, dexterity, and interaction. This means people with disabilities can easily use our technology and are able to take advantage of our new and exciting features. 


Please Note:

  • Accessibility features may differ from device to device. 
  • It is common for Screen Reader to be accidentally turned on during set up of a device. If you are no longer able to see your screen, try turn the volume up and then tap the screen to see if you will be voice navigated around your device. 

On Android OS Version 9.0 (Pie) the accessibility features are as follows: 


Screen Reader: Here you are able to get spoken guidance and special controls that will help you navigate without needing to see the screen. 

Visibility Enhancements: You are able to customise the size, contrast and colour of themes and fonts or create magnitification windows.

Hearing Enhancements: Users can adjust the audio to help your hearing, or use alternative texts.

Interaction and dexterity: Enhance and replace interactions and other controls

Advanced Settings: Manage direct access and other advanced functions like flash notifications or Voice labels.

Accessibility features and their meaning

Accessibility Features are as follows. 
  • Voice Assistant: Screen reader for people who are blind or visually impaired. 
  • High contrast theme, font, and keyboard: Get a higher contrast on the screen, text, and the keyboard. 
  • Magnifier window: Enlarge part of the screen with magnified window.                       
  • Magnifier widget: Use the rear camera as a magnifying glass.                                   
  • Colour adjustment: Colour correction setting for colour vision deficiency.                   
  • Sound detector: Detects the sounds of the doorbell or a baby crying for hearing-impaired users. 
  • Flash notification: Notify events such as calls, texts, and the alarm with the rear camera flashes or blinks on the screen.
  • Sound balance: Adjust the left and right volume.                                                   
  • Mono audio: Switch from Stereo to Mono audio.                                                     
  • Universal switch: Set custom switches and use them to control the features on your phone.
  • Assistant menu: Allow better control of the device for people with reduced dexterity.
  • Direction lock: Substitute password or pattern with a directional combination to unlock the phone. The combination is set by swiping in a series of four to eight directions.
  • Direct access: Shortcut to accessing various accessibility features via hardware keys.   

You can download the user manual from our Manuals & Downloads page. For all other queries or further technical assistance, please call Samsung Customer Care on 0800 726 786 or Live Chat with our Technical Team online, services are open 24 hours, 7 days.

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