What are the accessibility settings and how do I use them?

PLEASE NOTE: that depending on your mobile device and operating system, some of the features below may not be available.

Accessibility settings on your mobile device help with reading the screen aloud, adjusting the font size or style, colour adjustment or Speech-to-text, amongst others.

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Visibility enhancements

The Visibility enhancements allows you to change the font size and style, contrast and colour to meet your needs.

Adjusting the Font size and styleClick to Expand

To adjust the Font size and style, you will need to:

1 From the home screen, choose Apps or swipe up to access your apps
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2 Tap Settings
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3 Tap Accessibility

Depending on your device, you may need to tap My device before proceeding.

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4 Tap Visibility enhancements. If you don't see this option skip to step 5.
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5 Tap Font size and style or Font size
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6 Choose your desired font size and style
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Colour adjustmentClick to Expand

To adjust the colour settings of your display, you will need to:

1 From the home screen, choose Apps or swipe up to access your apps
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2 Tap Settings
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3 Tap Accessibility

Depending on your device, you may need to tap My device before proceeding.

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4 Tap Visibility enhancements. If you don't see this option, skip to step 5.
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5 Tap Colour adjustment
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6 Use the toggle to enable or disable the colour adjustment
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7 You can now customise the display and its intensity
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Enable or disable MagnificationClick to Expand

To enable or disable the screen Magnification, you will need to:

1 From the home screen, choose Apps or swipe up to access your apps
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2 Tap Settings
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3 Tap Accessibility

Depending on your device, you may need to tap My device before proceeding.

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4 Tap Visibility enhancements. If you don't see this option skip to step 5.
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5 Tap Magnification or Magnification gestures
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6 Tap the preferred magnify option. If you don't see this step, skip to step 7.
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7 Use the toggle to enable or disable this feature
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Adjusting the Screen zoomClick to Expand

The Screen zoom feature keeps your screen zoomed in while accessing the menus or settings. To adjust this, you will need to:

1 From the home screen, choose Apps or swipe up to access your apps
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2 Tap Settings
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3 Tap Accessibility

Depending on your device, you may need to tap My device before proceeding.

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4 Tap Visibility enhancements. If you don't see this option, skip to step 5.
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5 Tap Screen zoom
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6 Use the toggle to adjust the screen zoom
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Hearing or Audio enhancements

The Hearing or Audio enhancements adjusts the audio to your hearing or lets you use alternatives like text.

Speech-to-textClick to Expand

The Speech-to-text feature allows you to use the mic to record speech and convert it to text. To do this, you will need to:

1 From the home screen, choose Apps or swipe up to access your apps
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2 Tap Settings
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3 Tap Accessibility

Depending on your device, you may need to tap My device before proceeding.

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4 Tap Hearing enhancements or Audio enhancements. If you don't see this option skip to step 5.
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5 Tap Speech-to-text
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6 Tap the record button
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7 When your finished, tap the stop icon

The speech will be converted into text and will be displayed on the screen

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8 Tapping Done will save the clip and close the window down
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If you have saved the voice clip, it can be found by:

9 From the home screen, choose Apps or swipe up to access your apps
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10 Tap the Samsung folder, then Voice Recorder
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11 Tap List
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12 All your voice recording will now show
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Setting up Sound detectorsClick to Expand

The Sound detector feature will alert you when your phone hears a doorbell or a baby crying. To do this, you will need to:

1 From the home screen, choose Apps or swipe up to access your apps
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2 Tap Settings
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3 Tap Accessibility

Depending on your device, you may need to tap My device before proceeding.

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4 Tap Hearing enhancements or Audio enhancements. If you don't see this option skip to step 5.
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5 Tap Sound detectors
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6 Tap the detector you would like to use, then follow the on-screen instructions
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Setting up Hearing aid supportClick to Expand

On certain devices, the Hearing aid support feature enhances the sound quality to work better with hearing aids.

1 From the home screen, choose Apps or swipe up to access your apps
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2 Tap Settings
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3 Tap Accessibility

Depending on your device, you may need to tap My device before proceeding.

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4 Tap Hearing enhancements or Audio enhancements. If you don't see this option skip to step 5.
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5 Tap Hearing aid support to enable or disable this feature
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Enable or disable Mono audioClick to Expand

The Mono audio feature allows you to switch from Stereo audio to Mono audio for listening with one ear. To do this, you will need to:

1 From the home screen, choose Apps or swipe up to access your apps
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2 Tap Settings
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3 Tap Accessibility

Depending on your device, you may need to tap My device before proceeding.

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4 Tap Hearing enhancements or Audio enhancements. If you don't see this option skip to step 5.
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5 Tap Mono audio to enable or disable this feature
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Interaction and dexterity

The interaction and dexterity settings allow you to enhance or replace touch interactions and other controls.

Enable or disable the Assistant menuClick to Expand

The Assistant menu turns functions on to improve accessibility for users with reduced dexterity.

1 From the home screen, choose Apps or swipe up to access your apps
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2 Tap Settings
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3 Tap Accessibility

Depending on your device, you may need to tap My device before proceeding.

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4 Tap Interaction and dexterity. If you don't see this option skip to step 5.
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5 Tap Assistant menu, (you may need to scroll down for this)
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6 Use the toggle to enable or disable this feature
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7 The Assistant menu icon will now appear on your screen
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8 Tap the Assistant icon, then choose your desired menu

Once you have made your amendments, tap anywhere on the screen to close the Assistants menu.

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Amending the Assistant menuClick to Expand

PLEASE NOTE: that you will need to enable the Assistant menu before you can amend the Assistant menus. 

You can select, reorder and remove the Assistant menus. To do this, you will need to:

1 From the home screen, choose Apps or swipe up to access your apps
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2 Tap Settings
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3 Tap Accessibility

Depending on your device, you may need to tap My device before proceeding.

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4 Tap Interaction and dexterity. If you don't see this option skip to step 5.
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5 Tap Assistant menu (you may need to scroll down for this)
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6 Tap Assistant menu options or Edit
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7 Tap the plus (+) or minus (-) icon to add or remove your chosen menu
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Setting up a Universal switchClick to Expand

The Universal switch assists people who have difficulty touching the screen. This feature allows you to select items and take actions with switches instead of touches using an external device.

1 From the home screen, choose Apps or swipe up to access your apps
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2 Tap Settings
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3 Tap Accessibility

Depending on your device, you may need to tap My device before proceeding.

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4 Tap Interaction and dexterity. If you don't see this option skip to step 5.
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5 Tap Universal switch
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6 Read the on-screen instructions, then tap Next (you may need to do this a few times)
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7 Tap Add switch
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8 Tap the Universal switch you would like to use, then follow the on-screen instructions
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Enable or disable Easy screen turn onClick to Expand

The Easy screen turn on feature makes the screen turn on without having to press the hard keys. To enable or disable this feature, you will need to:

1 From the home screen, choose Apps or swipe up to access your apps
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2 Tap Settings
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3 Tap Accessibility

Depending on your device, you may need to tap My device before proceeding.

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4 Tap Interaction and dexterity. If you don't see this option skip to step 5.
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5 Tap Easy screen turn on
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6 Use the toggle to enable or disable the Easy screen turn on feature
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Voice and controls or Screen reader

The Voice and controls, or Screen reader functions, give you audio guidance and special controls to help you navigate without needing to see the screen.

Enable or disable TalkbackClick to Expand

To enable or disable the talkback, you will need to:

1 From the home screen, choose Apps or swipe up to access your apps
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2 Tap Settings
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3 Tap Accessibility

Depending on your device, you may need to tap My device before proceeding.

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4 Tap Screen reader or Voice and controls
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5 Use the toggle to enable or disable Voice Assistant
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Adjusting the Text-to-speech settingsClick to Expand

The text-to-speech settings allow you to adjust the speech rate, pitch, language and the preferred engine (voice). To adjust these settings, you will need to:

1 From the home screen, choose Apps or swipe up to access your apps
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2 Tap Settings
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3 Tap Accessibility

Depending on your device, you may need to tap My device before proceeding.

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4 Tap Screen reader or Voice and controls
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5 Tap Settings
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6 Tap Text-to-speech
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7 Adjust the adjust the text-to-speech settings
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8 Tap the back arrow
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9 Tap the back arrow again
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10 Using the toggle, enable the voice assistant, then follow the on-screen instructions
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Enable or disable Read caller ID aloudClick to Expand

To enable or disable the Read caller ID aloud, you will need to:

1 From the home screen, choose Apps or swipe up to access your apps
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2 Tap Settings
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3 Tap Accessibility

Depending on your device, you may need to tap My device before proceeding.

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4 Tap Screen reader or Voice and controls
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5 Tap Settings
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6 Tap Read caller ID aloud or use the toggle to enable or disable this feature
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Adjusting the Focus indicatorClick to Expand

The colour and border thickness of the Focus indicator can be changed, you can do this by:

1 From the home screen, choose Apps or swipe up to access your apps
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2 Tap Settings
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3 Tap Accessibility

Depending on your device, you may need to tap My device before proceeding.

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4 Tap Screen reader or Voice and controls
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5 Tap Settings
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6 Tap Focus indicator
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Easy Mode

Easy mode is a simple home screen layout with bigger on-screen items. Any customisations you have made to the Home screen will be discarded, and the screen zoom will be set to the maximum.

Enable or disable Easy modeClick to Expand

To enable or disable the Easy mode feature, you will need to:

1 From the home screen, choose Apps or swipe up to access your apps
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2 Tap Settings
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4 Tap Display
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5 Tap Easy mode (you may need to scroll down for this)
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6 Select Easy mode, then tap Apply to enable easy mode

To disable this feature, you will need to tap Standard mode, then Apply.

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One-handed mode

One-handed mode allows you to adjust the display size and layout to take up a smaller portion of the display making it easier to use one-handed.

Enable or disable One-handed modeClick to Expand

To enable or disable One-handed mode, you will need to:

1 From the home screen, choose Apps or swipe up to access your apps
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2 Tap Settings
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3 Tap Advanced features
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4 Tap Motions and gestures
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5 Tap One-handed mode
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6 Use the toggle to enable or disable One-handed mode
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7 Select the method you would like to use to activate One-handed mode
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Using One-handed modeClick to Expand

Whenever you wish to change to one-handed mode, either swipe upwards from the corner of the screen or press the home button three times in rapid succession as per the preference you set.

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Use the smaller screen in the same way you would usually e.g. tap to open apps or swipe to the side to access additional screens.

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To finish using one-handed mode, simply tap anywhere in the grey area outside of the smaller screen and it will return to normal.

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This allows us to a closer look at what is happening. The data is anonymised and only held for the duration of the investigation. Find out more about sending an error report through the Samsung Members app.

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