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Customize accessibility settings on your phone

Accessibility settings menu on a Galaxy S10+

Your phone is ready to lend a helping hand. It has accessibility settings for those with limited sight, hearing impairments, or difficulties with interaction and dexterity. For example, you can make it read messages aloud or light up whenever it detects a startling noise. There are also other settings and customizations available for those who struggle with dexterity. 

Note: Available screens and settings may vary by wireless service provider, software version, and phone model.

Available Accessibility settings

Having some trouble using your phone? No worries, there's plenty of features to help you out. From Settings, search for and select Accessibility. Then, choose your desired option:

  • Screen reader: Turn on Voice Assistant so your phone can provide spoken feedback when you select items or go through tutorials. You can also adjust even more settings like Text-to-speech, Vibration Feedback, and so on.

Accessibility settings displayed on phone
  • Visibility enhancements: Make fonts stand out, turn on Negative colors, Remove animations, and more.

  • Hearing enhancements: You can use Sound detectors to receive alerts when your phone hears the doorbell or a baby crying, or mute all sounds on your phone, among other settings.

  • Interaction and dexterity: Enhance or replace touch interactions and other controls. Some features include Universal switch to control your phone with custom switches, and Assistant menu to turn on functions that help users with reduced dexterity.

  • Advanced settings: Manage Direct access features, like using the Power and Volume keys to quickly open Accessibility settings, and other advanced functions.

  • Installed services: Accessibility services you download and install from Play Store or Galaxy Apps will appear in this section.

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