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

Voice Assistant + TalkBack

Samsung and Google have been working closely to provide a unique, accessible, and unified experience across Android devices.
Now, Samsung's Voice Assistant and Google's TalkBack are merged into one unified screen reader. With both Voice Assistant & TalkBack's unique identities in control, you now have a much more convenient and effective screen reader across all of your Android devices.
Experience the new TalkBack provided by One UI 3.0.

How to use TalkBack

Learn basic usage

TalkBack reads the focused item aloud. Focus can be controlled by tapping or sliding on the screen.

• Hear what's on the screen
Tap the screen with one finger, or explore the screen by moving freely on the screen while touching.

• Run the focused item
Double tap with one finger.

• Move focus to another item
Swipe left/right with one finger.

You can learn basic usage methods via a tutorial which can be accessed here: 'Setting > Accessibility > TalkBack > Settings > TalkBack tutorial’

A GUI of TalkBack feature setting page is shown. The talkback shortcut feature is enabled and the instructions on how to use the TalkBack feature is shown on the bottom of the GUI. A GUI of TalkBack feature setting page is shown. The talkback shortcut feature is enabled and the instructions on how to use the TalkBack feature is shown on the bottom of the GUI.

Identity of Voice Assistant integrated with TalkBack

Multi-finger Gestures

Voice Assistant's multi-finger gestures are now available in addition to TalkBack’s one-finger gestures. Run TalkBack's various functions right away using multi-finger gestures without having to go to settings. If you don't like a gesture, you can always change it anyhow, anytime.

Go to “Accessibility> TalkBack> Settings> Customize gestures” to find out more and change the actions of each gesture.

How to use Gesture Pad

Forgot a gesture? You can test and check various gestures on the Gesture pad. To execute the Gesture pad, tap on the screen once with 4 fingers.

How to use Reading menu

Voice Assistant‘s Quick Menu is also available in the new TalkBack. Slide three fingers in any direction - up, down, left, right - to access the available reading menu. Continuous 3-finger swipes will allow you to choose the desirable reading menu, such as granularities, speaking speed, and spoken language.

Set up your own reading menu in “Accessibility> TalkBack> Settings> Customize menu”

Activate TalkBack in the setup wizard

You can now activate and use TalkBack from the very first screen that appears when unboxing your phone. This method is available throughout the entire setup wizard process.

• Press and hold with 2 fingers
• Quickly press the Side and Volume up keys
• Press and hold the Volume up and down keys

A GUI of 'Customize gestures' page is shown. The GUI shows various customizable 1-finger gesture settings. A GUI of 'Customize gestures' page is shown. The GUI shows various customizable 1-finger gesture settings.

Other useful features of TalkBack

Other useful features of TalkBack, such as text editing and keyboard shortcuts, help you control your device faster and easier. Learn more in
TalkBack settings and tutorial.

Edit text

Editing features, such as select, select all, copy, cut and paste can be performed using gestures.
Find out more about gestures in "Settings > Accessibility > TalkBack > Settings > Customize gestures"

Keyboard shortcut

You can control TalkBack with keyboard shortcut keys when a Bluetooth or USB keyboard is connected.
Find out more about key map in “Settings > Accessibility > TalkBack > Settings > keyboard shortcuts”

A GUI of 'Keyboard shortcuts' page is shown. The GUI shows various menu options to set the Keymap, modifier key, Navigation actions, and more. A GUI of 'Keyboard shortcuts' page is shown. The GUI shows various menu options to set the Keymap, modifier key, Navigation actions, and more.

Voice Assistant
and Voice Assistant Tutorial

Voice Assistant can act as your eyes when you're using your phone. Its features give you maximum control of your phone even if you can't see it. When Voice Assistant is on, your phone provides spoken feedback to help blind and low-vision users. For example, it describes what you touch, select, and activate. You can also edit text or change various settings such as volume or speech rates through familiar swipe and tap gestures.

* Device images simulated for illustrative purposes.