How do I enable and disable Voice Assistant (TalkBack) on my Samsung Galaxy smartphone?

Voice Assistant or TalkBack is a feature to aid blind and low-vision users by speaking actions out loud as items are touched, selected or activated.

 

This feature is called TalkBack on older models and operating systems, and Voice Assistant on newer.

 

Click here for instructions showing you how to turn it off.

 

Follow the below steps to enable Voice Assistant (TalkBack) on your device

 

Note that the screens below may appear slightly different to your device depending on your operating system and whether you have personalised your device with themes, but the steps will be the same. 

1 From the home screen, tap Apps
How do I enable and disable Voice Assistant (TalkBack) on my Samsung Galaxy smartphone?
2 Tap Settings
How do I enable and disable Voice Assistant (TalkBack) on my Samsung Galaxy smartphone?
3 Tap Accessibility (you may need to scroll down a little)
How do I enable and disable Voice Assistant (TalkBack) on my Samsung Galaxy smartphone?
4 Tap Vision. If you do not have a Vision option, skip to step 5
How do I enable and disable Voice Assistant (TalkBack) on my Samsung Galaxy smartphone?
5 Tap Voice Assistant or TalkBack. (This feature is called TalkBack on older devices, and Voice Assistant on newer.) The option on your screen will appear as one of the below. Tap the option that best matches your device.
How do I enable and disable Voice Assistant (TalkBack) on my Samsung Galaxy smartphone?
6 Tap the slider to enable Voice Assistant (TalkBack)
How do I enable and disable Voice Assistant (TalkBack) on my Samsung Galaxy smartphone?
7 Tap OK to confirm you wish to enable Voice Assistant (TalkBack)
How do I enable and disable Voice Assistant (TalkBack) on my Samsung Galaxy smartphone?
8 If this is the first time you have used Voice Assistant (TalkBack), some of your current settings such as TTS (Text-To-Speech) may need to be disabled and you will be prompted to change them here.

Tap OK and Enable TalkBack/Voice Assistant, if prompted.

How do I enable and disable Voice Assistant (TalkBack) on my Samsung Galaxy smartphone?
9 If this is the first time you have used Voice Assistant (TalkBack), you may now be given a tutorial on using it. (This will depend on which model device you have)
How do I enable and disable Voice Assistant (TalkBack) on my Samsung Galaxy smartphone?

Turning Off Voice Assistant (TalkBack)

 

As VoiceAssistant (TalkBack) is designed for low-vision users, the touchscreen is set up differently.

 

You will need to double tap an icon to open it, and scroll with two fingers down the screen instead of one.

 

Follow the below steps to turn off Voice Assistant (TalkBack)

1 Double tap Apps
How do I enable and disable Voice Assistant (TalkBack) on my Samsung Galaxy smartphone?
2 Double tap Settings
How do I enable and disable Voice Assistant (TalkBack) on my Samsung Galaxy smartphone?
3 Scroll down with two fingers and double tap Accessibility
How do I enable and disable Voice Assistant (TalkBack) on my Samsung Galaxy smartphone?
4 Double tap Vision. If you do not see a Vision option, skip to step 5
How do I enable and disable Voice Assistant (TalkBack) on my Samsung Galaxy smartphone?
5 Double tap Voice Assistant or TalkBack (This feature is called TalkBack on older devices, and Voice Assistant on newer.). Select the option that best fits your screen.
How do I enable and disable Voice Assistant (TalkBack) on my Samsung Galaxy smartphone?
6 Double tap the slider to disable Voice Assistant (TalkBack)
How do I enable and disable Voice Assistant (TalkBack) on my Samsung Galaxy smartphone?

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