Galaxy Mobile Accessibility

The 'Accessibility' menu is displayed. This includes options for 'Screen reader' and 'Visibility enhancements'.

Screen Reader

Voice Assistant /
Voice Assistant Tutorial

When Voice Assistant is on, your phone provides spoken feedback to help visually impaired users. In Tutorial, you can learn more about the different features available and try them out.

The Screen reader menu is displayed. Voice Assistant is turned 'on'.

Dark Screen with
Power Key

For privacy, you can set your phone to function normally with the screen off.

The Dark screen with Power key option is turned 'on'. The description text reads: Turn Dark screen on and off by double pressing the Power key.

Quick Typing

When you touch the Samsung Keyboard, your phone is able to read out the key under your finger. Simply release your finger from the screen to select the character you want.

When typing 'Happy birt', the word 'birthday' automatically appears.

Visibility Enhancements

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.

The 'Display' menu is displayed. Adaptive brightness is turned 'on'.

High Contrast
Fonts

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

The 'Visibility enhancements' menu is displayed. High contrast fonts is turned 'on'. The description text reads: Adjust the color and outline of fonts to make them stand out.

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.

An image of the keyboard. High contrast keyboard has been applied and the keyboard is displayed in orange and yellow.

Show Button
Shapes

Show buttons with colours to make them stand out.

The 'Cancel' and 'Save' buttons are highlighted in black to enable the user to focus on them.

Negative Colours

Invert screen colours for better visibility.

Negative colours is turned 'on'.

Colour 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.

The 'Colour Adjustment' menu is displayed. Colour Adjustment is turned 'on' and Greyscale is selected. The description text reads: Adjust the colour settings of your display if you have trouble seeing some colours.

Colour Lens

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, a Colour Lens can help. Changing the colour of your screen has been shown to improve reading speed and comfort.

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

The 'Colour Lens' menu is displayed. Colour Lens is turned 'on', with 20% opacity and blue selected as the colour. The description text reads: Add a colour filter over the entire screen. This may help make text easier to read.

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

Magnifier Window

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

The Magnifier window is being used to look over London and Berlin on a world map.

Font Size and Style

Change the size and style of the font.

Options for font size, font style, and bold font are displayed.

Screen Zoom

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

The Screen zoom slider is set to medium. The description text reads: You can make the items on your screen smaller or larger.

Magnifier Widget

Magnifier Widget includes features such as digital zoom, colour options, and capture using the camera.

An image of the Magnifier widget being used on a mobile phone to apply digital zoom.

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.

An image of a mobile phone with Sound Detectors being used to notify the user that the baby is crying.

Mute All Sounds

Mute all sounds turns off all sounds of the device.

The 'Hearing enhancements' menu is displayed. Mute all sounds is turned 'on'. The description text reads: Turn off all sounds on your phone, including calls, alerts, and media.

Hearing Aid Support

Enhance the sound quality to work better with hearing aids.

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

The 'Hearing enhancements' menu is displayed. Hearing aid support is turned 'on'. The description text reads: Enhance the sound quality to work better with hearing aids.

* 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.

The 'Hearing enhancements' menu is displayed. The left/right sound balance slider is set to the centre. The description text reads: Adjust the left/right balance for sound (except calls) when using headphones.

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.

Mono audio is turned 'on'. The description text reads: Switch audio from stereo to mono for listening with one ear.

Speech-to-text

You can read the other person's words on your screen. Record the voice through the microphone and it will automatically convert to text.

An image of a mobile phone converting someone's speech into text.

Interaction and Dexterity

Universal Switch

Control the touchscreen by connecting an external switch, by tapping the screen, or by using head movements and face gestures.

The 'Interaction and dexterity' menu is displayed. Universal switch is turned 'on'. Customised icons are displayed with the text: Control your phone with custom switches

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.

Assistant menu is turned 'on'. The simple icons of Assistant menu are displayed.

Interaction Control

Turn on interaction control mode to restrict your phone's sensitivity to touch interaction whilst using apps.

The 'Set blocked area' menu is displayed. Interaction control is turned 'on'.

Tap Duration

Adjust the length of an interaction that must be held to be recognised as a tap. This will help reduce your unintended tap action mistakes.

Tap duration is turned 'off'. Set how long an interaction must be held to be recognised as a tap.

Ignore Repeated Touches

Some people find touch interaction to be difficult due to trimmers. If you have kind of this problem, Ignore Repeated Touches can help. Set a time which then will ignore any repeated touches during the period after the initial touch.

Ignore repeated touches is turned 'off'. Only the first tap is valid. Multiple touches will be ignored for the time you set. Tap to test it out.

Answering and
Ending Calls

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

The 'Answering and ending calls' menu is displayed. Four options – Read caller names aloud, Press Volume up to answer, Automatic answering, and Press Power key to end – are all turned 'on'.

Easy Screen
Turn On

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 depending on the model specification, including Galaxy S10 series.

The 'Easy screen turn on' menu is displayed. Easy screen turn on is turned 'on'. The menu shows a simulated image of a mobile phone with a person's right hand placed over it.

* This feature may not be supported depending on the model specification, including Galaxy S10 series.

Single Tap to Swipe

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 depending on the model specification. Not available on Galaxy S10.

The 'Interaction and dexterity' menu is displayed. Single tap to swipe is turned 'on'.

* This feature may not be supported depending on the model specification. Not available on Galaxy S10.

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.

An image of a mobile phone displaying a right facing arrow on its screen to represent the direction lock function.

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

Advanced Settings

Power and Volume Up Keys

Quickly press the Power key and the Volume up key at the same time to turn accessibility features on and off.

An image of the direct access pop-up menu. It shows 'Accessibility', 'Voice Assistant', 'Universal switch' and  'Magnifier window' on the list.

Flash Notification

Flash notification flashes the camera light or the screen when you receive notifications or when alarms sound.

The 'Flash notification' menu is displayed. Camera flash and screen flash are turned 'on'. The description text reads: Flash the camera light or the screen when you receive notifications or when alarms sound.

Notification
Reminders

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

The 'Notification reminders' menu is displayed. Notification reminders are turned 'on'. The description text reads: Get periodic reminders about notifications from selected apps and services. Clear notifications to stop the reminders.

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.

An image of a mobile phone playing a voice recording.

Reset Accessibility Settings

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

The 'Reset accessibility settings' menu is displayed. The Reset settings button is accompanied by the description text: Your accessibility settings will be reset to their default settings. Related settings such as keyboard and font size won't be reset. Accessibility settings in downloaded apps won't be changed. Your personal data won't be affected.
* Device images simulated for illustrative purposes.