Galaxy Mobile Accessibility

Galaxy Mobile Accessibility

Screen Reader

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.

Voice Assistant /
Voice Assistant Tutorial
 
Using Quick menu, you can set functions with dark screen. When Voice Assistant is on, your phone provides spoken feedback to help visually impaired users. When Quick typing is on, you can use the Samsung keyboard and the keypad by tapping keys once.

Dark Screen with Quick Menu

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

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

Visibility Enhancements

High Contrast  Theme

Use a theme with light-colored 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 Galaxy Themes.

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

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

High Contrast Keyboard  

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

Animated image of the keyboard. High contrast keyboard is changing blow by blow. It shows from yellow keyboard with black text, black with white text, black with yellow text to blue keyboard with white text.
The 'Cancel' and 'Save' buttons are highlighted in black to enable the user to focus on them.

Show Button Shapes  

Show buttons with colors to make them stand out.  

Negative Colors  

Invert screen colors for better visibility.

Negative colors is turned 'on'.
The 'Color Adjustment' menu is displayed. Color Adjustment is turned 'on' and Grayscale is selected. The description text reads: Adjust the color settings of your display if you have trouble seeing some colors.

Color Adjustment

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

Color 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 Color Lens can help. Changing the color of your screen has been shown to improve reading speed and comfort.

The 'Color Lens' menu is displayed. Color Lens is turned 'on', with 20% opacity and blue selected as the color. The description text reads: Add a color filter over the entire screen. This may help make text easier to read.
The Magnifier window is being used to look over London and Berlin on a world map.

Magnifier Window

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

Font Size and Style  

Change the size and style of the font.

Options for font size, font style and bold font are displayed.
The Screen zoom slider is set to medium. The description text reads: You can make the items on your screen smaller or larger.

Screen Zoom  

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

Magnifier Widget  

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

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

Hearing Enhancements

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.
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.

Mute All Sounds  

Mute all sounds turns off all sounds of the device.

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

Left / Right Sound Balance  

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

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

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.

Interaction and Dexterity

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'. Customized icons are displayed with the text: Control your phone with custom switches
Assistant menu is turned 'on'. The simple icons of Assistant menu are displayed.

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.

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

Tap Duration

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

Ignore Repeated Touches

Some people find touch interaction to be difficult due to tremors. 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.
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'.

Answering and Ending Calls  

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

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 on some models released in 2019 or later depending on the product specifications.

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

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 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.  

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

Advanced Settings

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

Flash Notification

Flash notification flashes 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.
An image of a mobile phone playing a voice recording.

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.

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.