Galaxy Mobile Accessibility

Galaxy smartphone front view showing the Accessibility settings page with various user-friendly feature settings. Galaxy smartphone front view showing the Accessibility settings page with various user-friendly feature settings.

Screen Reader

TalkBack

Screen reader feature helps the users with visual impairments. It provides spoken feedback to help understand about the contents on the screen.
The existing Voice Assistant and Google's TalkBack are newly integrated to one unified screen reader feature. Learn more about the new TalkBack, which combines the strengths and identities of each screen reader, and try it for yourself.

* Features of Voice assistant will be continuously provided with Google TalkBack from One UI 3.0

Galaxy smartphone front view showing the TalkBack settings page. Galaxy smartphone front view showing the TalkBack settings page.

* Features of Voice assistant will be continuously provided with Google TalkBack from One UI 3.0

Visibility Enhancements

Display Mode

On Display Mode, you can increase the contrast on the screen or make the contents appear bigger. There is no need to turn on each accessibility feature such as High Contrast Fonts, High Contrast Keyboard, and Screen Zoom individually. You can choose the appropriate mode for you immediately.

* This feature will be provided from One UI 4.0.

Galaxy smartphone front view showing the Display settings page where the display theme and brightness can be set. Galaxy smartphone front view showing the Display settings page where the display theme and brightness can be set.

High Contrast
Theme

Use a theme with light-coloured content on a dark background for easier reading and higher visibility. This helps reduce eye fatigue when using your phone in a dark environment or for a long time. There are various high contrast themes available on the Galaxy Themes.

Galaxy smartphone front view showing the Display settings page where the display theme and brightness can be set. Galaxy smartphone front view showing the Display settings page where the display theme and brightness can be set.

High Contrast
Fonts

Adjust the color and outline of fonts to increase the contrast between the text and the background.

Galaxy smartphone front view showing the High contrast fonts settings page with the feature enabled. Galaxy smartphone front view showing the High contrast fonts settings page with the feature enabled.

High Contrast
Keyboard

Variety of high contrast keyboard options increase the size of the Samsung keyboard and change the colour of the keys to increase the contrast between the text and the background.

Galaxy smartphone front view showing a high-contrast keyboard on the bottom with the number keys in orange and the letter keys in yellow for enhanced visibility. Galaxy smartphone front view showing a high-contrast keyboard on the bottom with the number keys in orange and the letter keys in yellow for enhanced visibility.

Highlight Buttons

Show buttons with colours to make them stand out.

Galaxy smartphone front view showing a Birthday notification being set, with the 'Map' button shown in blue. The alarm is set at 5 PM on the day before the event. Galaxy smartphone front view showing a Birthday notification being set, with the 'Map' button shown in blue. The alarm is set at 5 PM on the day before the event.

Color Inversion

Invert screen colors for better visibility.

Galaxy smartphone front view showing the Color inversion settings page with the feature enabled. Galaxy smartphone front view showing the Color inversion settings page with the feature enabled.

Color Adjustment

Adjust how colours are displayed on the screen if you have difficulty in distinguishing colours. Your phone will then re-adjust to help make colours more recognisable.

* This feature may not be supported depending on the model specification.

Galaxy smartphone front view showing the Color adjustment settings page with the feature enabled. Galaxy smartphone front view showing the Color adjustment settings page with the feature enabled.

Add color filter

Some people find reading against a white screen difficult or distracting, making it hard to concentrate on an article or message. If you have this problem, Add color filter can help. Changing the color of your screen has been shown to improve reading speed and comfort.

* This feature may not be supported depending on the model specification.

Galaxy smartphone front view showing the Add color filter settings page. The feature is enabled, opacity is set at 20% and the filter color is blue. Galaxy smartphone front view showing the Add color filter settings page. The feature is enabled, opacity is set at 20% and the filter color is blue.

* This feature may not be supported depending on the model specification.

Remove Animations

Reduce eye fatigue by removing animation effects that occur when switching pages.

Galaxy smartphone front view showing the Visibility enhancements settings page with the Remove animations feature enabled. Galaxy smartphone front view showing the Visibility enhancements settings page with the Remove animations feature enabled.

Reduce Transparency and Blur

Reduce transparency and blur on dialogs and menus to make them easier to see.

* This feature will be provided from One UI 4.0.

Galaxy smartphone front view showing a text being captured using the Magnifier Widget feature. Galaxy smartphone front view showing a text being captured using the Magnifier Widget feature.

Extra Dim

Turn on Extra Dim when your screen is too bright, even at the lowest brightness setting.

* This feature will be provided from One UI 4.0.
* This feature may not be supported depending on the model specification.

Galaxy smartphone front view showing the Visibility enhancements settings page where the Remove animations feature is enabled. Galaxy smartphone front view showing the Visibility enhancements settings page where the Remove animations feature is enabled.

Magnifier Widget

Magnifier Widget includes features such as digital zoom, colour options, and capture using the camera.
You can add Magnifier widget on the Widget screen.

Galaxy smartphone front view showing a text being captured using the Magnifier Widget feature. Galaxy smartphone front view showing a text being captured using the Magnifier Widget feature.

Screen Zoom

Change the screen zoom. It will adjust the size of the items on your screen.

Galaxy smartphone front view showing the Screen zoom settings page where the Screen zoom feature can be customized along with a preview of how the screen will look like. Galaxy smartphone front view showing the Screen zoom settings page where the Screen zoom feature can be customized along with a preview of how the screen will look like.

Font Size and Style

Change the size and style of the font.

Galaxy smartphone front view showing the Font size and style settings page where the Font size, Font style and Bold font features can be customized. Galaxy smartphone front view showing the Font size and style settings page where the Font size, Font style and Bold font features can be customized.

Magnifier Window

Use the Magnifier window to magnify content that is hard to read in a separate, movable window.

* This feature may not be supported after One UI 4.0.

Galaxy smartphone front view showing the Magnification shortcut feature enabled. A part of the text on the screen is magnified as a preview of what the text will look like. Galaxy smartphone front view showing the Magnification shortcut feature enabled. A part of the text on the screen is magnified as a preview of what the text will look like.

Magnification

You can magnify the whole screen or use the Magnifier Window to zoom into a selected part of the screen. Access the Magnification function quickly by using the shortcut. You can easily switch between the whole screen magnification and Magnifier Window modes.

Galaxy smartphone front view showing the Magnification settings page. The Magnification shortcut feature is disabled and below the button is the description of the feature. Galaxy smartphone front view showing the Magnification settings page. The Magnification shortcut feature is disabled and below the button is the description of the feature.

Hearing Enhancements

Sound Detectors

Sound detectors allow the device to detect the sound of a baby crying or a doorbell ringing. Notification will be given through visual cues and vibration.

* This feature may not be supported on models released after One UI 3.1.

Galaxy smartphone front view showing the Sound Detectors being used to notify the user that the baby is crying. Galaxy smartphone front view showing the Sound Detectors being used to notify the user that the baby is crying.

* This feature may not be supported on models released after One UI 3.1.

Mute All Sounds

Mute all sounds turns off all sounds of the device.

Galaxy smartphone front view showing the Mute all sounds settings page with the feature enabled. Galaxy smartphone front view showing the Mute all sounds settings page with the feature enabled.

Hearing Aid Support

Enhance the sound quality to work better with hearing aids.
Stream media and route call audio feature with a Bluetooth Low Energy (BLE) connection will be supported from Android 10.

* This feature may not be supported depending on the model specification.

Galaxy smartphone front view showing the Hearing aid support settings page where the Hearing aid compatibility feature is enabled. Galaxy smartphone front view showing the Hearing aid support settings page where the Hearing aid compatibility feature is enabled.

* This feature may not be supported depending on the model specification.

Left / Right Sound Balance

Adjust the left/right sound balance to suit your hearing preferences.

* This feature does not apply to call volume.

Galaxy smartphone front view showing the Hearing enhancements settings page where the Left / Right sound balance can be customized. Galaxy smartphone front view showing the Hearing enhancements settings page where the Left / Right sound balance can be customized.

* This feature does not apply to call volume.

Mono Audio

Mono audio combines stereo sound into one signal that is played through all earphone speakers. Use this if you have a hearing impairment or if a single earbud is more convenient.

Galaxy smartphone front view showing the Hearing enhancements settings page with the Mono audio feature enabled. Galaxy smartphone front view showing the Hearing enhancements settings page with the Mono audio feature enabled.

Live Transcribe & Sound Notifications

Have conversations easily, with Live Transcribe on Android.
The feature will detect the language that's being spoken from over 70 languages and dialects. Supporting the captions adjust as your conversation flows.

Sound notification alerts you with based on surrounding sound. This feature will allow you to aware of the important situations at home, such as a fire alarm of doorbell ringing, so that you can respond quickly.

  • * Powered by Google’s speech recognition technology.
  • * Conversations only stay on your phone, not stored on other servers.
On the left is a Galaxy smartphone front view showing a text that was transcribed automatically using the Live transcribe feature. On the right, another Galaxy smartphone front view is showing the Notification alert screen, notifying that a knocking sound was detected nearby. On the left is a Galaxy smartphone front view showing a text that was transcribed automatically using the Live transcribe feature. On the right, another Galaxy smartphone front view is showing the Notification alert screen, notifying that a knocking sound was detected nearby.
  • * Powered by Google’s speech recognition technology.
  • * Conversations only stay on your phone, not stored on other servers.

Live Caption

With a single tap, Live Caption on Android will automatically caption any media on your phone. Any video, podcast and audio message, across any app--even stuff you record yourself.

  • * Today, Live Caption supports English with plans to support more languages in the near future.
  • * This feature may not be supported depending on the model specification.
Galaxy smartphone front view showing the Live caption feature being used real-time. Galaxy smartphone front view showing the Live caption feature being used real-time.
  • * Today, Live Caption supports English with plans to support more languages in the near future.
  • * This feature may not be supported depending on the model specification.

Amplify Ambient Sound

Listen to your conversation more clearly with earphone by reducing the noise around you.

* This feature may not be supported depending on the model specification.

Galaxy smartphone front view showing the Amplify ambient sound settings page. The feature shortcut is disabled. Galaxy smartphone front view showing the Amplify ambient sound settings page. The feature shortcut is disabled.

* This feature may not be supported depending on the model specification.

Interaction and Dexterity

Universal Switch

Users experiencing difficulties in movements can easily control the device with easy and various switch such as head movement, face gesture, and external switch.

Galaxy smartphone front view showing the Universal switch help settings page that illustrated the feature benefits. Galaxy smartphone front view showing the Universal switch help settings page that illustrated the feature benefits.

Assistant Menu

Show the assistive shortcut icon for accessing apps, features, and settings. You can easily control your phone by tapping the assistive menus in the icon.

Galaxy smartphone front view showing the Assistant menu settings page with the assistant menu feature showing shortcut icons in a popped up menu for easier use. Galaxy smartphone front view showing the Assistant menu settings page with the assistant menu feature showing shortcut icons in a popped up menu for easier use.

Voice Access

When you have difficulty touching the screen, you can use Voice Access to control your device by voice. Try simple navigation voice commands like "go back" or "go home." Or try opening your favorite apps. Voice Access also has grid/number view that you can invoke by saying "show grid/number" which subsequently allows you to use commands like "tap 3,” “scroll down on 7” and so on to control the current screen.

* This feature will be provided from One UI 4.0.
* Voice Access currently supports English, French, Italian, German, Spanish with plans to support more languages in the near future.

Galaxy smartphone front view showing the Interaction control settings page where the Interaction control shortcut feature is enabled. Galaxy smartphone front view showing the Interaction control settings page where the Interaction control shortcut feature is enabled.

Interaction Control

Interaction control keeps the focus on a single app by blocking the Back, Home,
and Recents buttons, as well as incoming calls and notifications. You can also choose whether to block the Side key, Volume keys, and keyboard, or block touches from an area of the screen.

Galaxy smartphone front view showing the Interaction control settings page with the Interaction control shortcut feature enabled. Galaxy smartphone front view showing the Interaction control settings page with the Interaction control shortcut feature enabled.

Touch Settings

Some people find touch interaction to be difficult due to hand tremor. Touch setting features below can help you reduce mistakes and personalize your interactions.

- Touch and hold delay : Adjust the length of an interaction to be recognized as a hold interaction.

- Tap duration : To reduce your unintended tap actions, adjust the length of an interaction period.

- Ignore repeated touches : Set a duration to ignore any repeated touches after the initial touch.

Galaxy smartphone front view showing the Interaction and dexterity settings page where various Touch settings can be customized, including Touch and hold delay, tap duration, ignore repeated touches and more. Galaxy smartphone front view showing the Interaction and dexterity settings page where various Touch settings can be customized, including Touch and hold delay, tap duration, ignore repeated touches and more.

Mouse and Physical Keyboard

Personalize your interactions with physical keyboard to support hand tremor, pressing keys combination, and more. Also you can set your mouse to click automatically when the pointer stops moving with physical mouse.

- Sticky keys : Press one key at a time for a combination, instead of holding down all the keys at once.
- Slow keys : Adjust the length of a key press to be recognized as an input to reduce unintended interaction.
- Bounce keys : Set a waiting time for a second press of the same key to help avoid pressing the same key by mistake.
- Auto action after pointer stops : Make an action run automatically after the mouse pointer stops moving or when you move the mouse pointer to each corner.

Galaxy smartphone front view showing the settings page where the physical keyboard feature can be customized. Features including Sticky keys, Slow keys, Bounce keys, and more can be enabled. Galaxy smartphone front view showing the settings page where the physical keyboard feature can be customized. Features including Sticky keys, Slow keys, Bounce keys, and more can be enabled.

Answering and
Ending Calls

You can use the Volume up key to answer calls and Side key to end them.

Galaxy smartphone front view showing the Answering and ending calls settings page where answering and ending calls settings can be customized. Read caller names aloud, Answer automatically, Press Volume up to answer calls and Press Side key to end calls features are enabled. Galaxy smartphone front view showing the Answering and ending calls settings page where answering and ending calls settings can be customized. Read caller names aloud, Answer automatically, Press Volume up to answer calls and Press Side key to end calls features are enabled.

Wave Hand to Turn on Screen

Turn on the screen by moving your hand above the sensor at the top of your phone. You can turn on the screen without pressing any keys.

* This feature may not be supported on some models released in 2019 or later depending on the product specifications.

Galaxy smartphone front view with an illustration of a hand waving in front of the Galaxy smartphone, which will turn on the screen. Galaxy smartphone front view with an illustration of a hand waving in front of the Galaxy smartphone, which will turn on the screen.

* This feature may not be supported on some models released in 2019 or later depending on the product specifications.

Replace Swipe with Single Tap

When an alarm sounds or a call comes in, tap the button to stop the alarm or answer the call instead of dragging the button.

* This feature may not be supported on some models released in 2019 or later depending on the product specifications.

Galaxy smartphone front view showing the Assistant menu settings page with the Replace swipe with single tap feature enabled. Galaxy smartphone front view showing the Assistant menu settings page with the Replace swipe with single tap feature enabled.

* This feature may not be supported on some models released in 2019 or later depending on the product specifications.

Direction Lock

If you have difficulty using pattern locks, you can simply unlock your phone with the direction combination you set.

* This feature is not supported for new models from 2019.

Galaxy smartphone front view showing a right-facing arrow on the screen to represent the direction lock function. Galaxy smartphone front view showing a right-facing arrow on the screen to represent the direction lock function.

* This feature is not supported for new models from 2019.

Advanced Settings

Accessibiltiy Shortcuts

Accessibility shortcut allows you to access the accessibility features quicker and easier.

- Use Accessibility button
- Quickly press the Side and Volume up keys
- Press and hold the Volume up and down keys

Galaxy smartphone front view showing the Advanced settings page where Accessibility shortcuts features can be customized. Galaxy smartphone front view showing the Advanced settings page where Accessibility shortcuts features can be customized.

Flash Notification

Flash Notification flashes the camera light or the screen when you receive notifications or when alarms go off. You can choose a different color for each app to easily determine where a notification or an alarm is coming from.

* This feature may not be supported depending on the model specification.

Flash Notification flashes the camera light or the screen when you receive notifications or when alarms go off. You can choose a different color for each app to easily determine where a notification or an alarm is coming from. Flash Notification flashes the camera light or the screen when you receive notifications or when alarms go off. You can choose a different color for each app to easily determine where a notification or an alarm is coming from.

* This feature may not be supported depending on the model specification.

Notification
Reminders

Set the device to alert you to notifications that you have not checked at your pre-set intervals.

* From One UI 3.0, It is provided in the setting under Settings> Notifications> Advanced settings.

Galaxy smartphone front view showing the Notification reminders settings page with the feature enabled. Galaxy smartphone front view showing the Notification reminders settings page with the feature enabled.

* From One UI 3.0, It is provided in the setting under Settings> Notifications> Advanced settings.

Voice Label

You can use NFC tags to distinguish objects of similar shape by attaching labels to them. You can record and assign a voice recording to an NFC tag. The voice recording is played back when you place your phone near the NFC tag.

Galaxy smartphone front view showing the Write to Voice Label settings page where an illustration and text explain the feature benefits. Galaxy smartphone front view showing the Write to Voice Label settings page where an illustration and text explain the feature benefits.

Speak Keyboard Input Aloud

You can have the text you typed in read out loud using Samsung Keyboard.

Galaxy smartphone front view showing the Speak keyboard input aloud settings page with the feature enabled to read Characters. Galaxy smartphone front view showing the Speak keyboard input aloud settings page with the feature enabled to read Characters.

Bixby Vision for Accessibility

With easy set-up and a simple interface, Bixby Vision vocally describes what it sees, helping you make sense of the world around you.

  • * Scene Describer mode currently supports English (US), French, German, Italian, Korean, Mandarin Chinese, Portuguese, Russian, and Spanish (Spain).
  • * Object Identifier mode supports 54 languages, which are the same as the languages supported in the translation feature.
Galaxy smartphone front view showing the Bixby Vision feature on the Accessibility modes page where the feature is enabled along with Scene describer, Object identifier, Text reader and more. Galaxy smartphone front view showing the Bixby Vision feature on the Accessibility modes page where the feature is enabled along with Scene describer, Object identifier, Text reader and more.
  • * Scene Describer mode currently supports English (US), French, German, Italian, Korean, Mandarin Chinese, Portuguese, Russian, and Spanish (Spain).
  • * Object Identifier mode supports 54 languages, which are the same as the languages supported in the translation feature.

Reset Accessibility Settings

Reset accessibility settings to their defaults, separately from the other settings.

Galaxy smartphone front view showing the Reset accessibility settings page where there are feature descriptions and the Reset settings button. Galaxy smartphone front view showing the Reset accessibility settings page where there are feature descriptions and the Reset settings button.
  • * Device images simulated for illustrative purposes.
  • * Availability of these features may vary on One UI version.