Galaxy device Interaction and Dexterity Enhancement features

Galaxy S21 Ultra displaying Interaction and Dexterity Enhancement settings

If you have mobility or coordination concerns, don't worry. You can improve your device screen’s functionality with Interaction and Dexterity controls, so you can enjoy all your apps, text friends, and make calls. Connect other devices for easy navigation if you prefer using a mouse or keyboard, and adjust your screen’s sensitivity to taps and touches. That way, you'll never select something accidentally. If you're looking for the newest Galaxy phones to meet your accessiblity needs check out

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

Use Interaction and Dexterity Enhancements

You can set custom controls for receiving calls or add an assistant menu to your screen to help you access different functions.

From Settings, swipe to and tap Accessibility. Tap Interaction and dexterity for the available controls:

  • Universal switch: Allows you to control your device with custom switches. Connect accessories for navigating, use facial detections with your camera, and set different options for tapping on the screen.

Interaction and dexterity screen with a list of options
  • Assistant menu: Displays a fixed menu with common controls and gestures like navigation buttons, swiping, an on-screen touch pad, and more. You can edit the menu to include your frequently used buttons.

  • Voice Access: Control your device with just your voice. You can use voice commands to launch apps, select buttons, swipe on the screen, and type. 

    Note: This feature is currently available in English, French, Italian, German, and Spanish.

  • Answering and ending calls: Choose how you would like to answer and end phone calls. For example, you can have a caller's name read aloud to you and press the Volume key to answer.
    Note: This setting may not be available on tablets.

  • Interaction control: Keep the device focused on a single app by blocking interactions from other apps and areas of the screen, like the navigation bar buttons and the keyboard.

  • Touch and hold delay: Set the time threshold for when a continuous touch is registered as a touch and hold on your screen. You can customize the time as well.

  • Tap duration: Set the amount of time the screen is touched until it is recognized as a tap.

  • Ignore repeated touches: Turn this on so your initial tap is recognized and taps that follow are disregarded. A time limit can be set for how long the extra screen taps are ignored.

  • Auto action after pointer stops: Choose the delay time for an automatic click when using a USB pointing device.

  • Sticky keys: If you have a USB keyboard attached, modifiers like Shift and Ctrl will stay pressed until another key is pressed so you can enter keyboard shortcuts one at a time.

  • Slow keys: Choose a time delay for how long a key should be held until it recognized as a key press.

  • Bounce keys: Set a time limit for waiting until a key is pressed a second time.

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