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How to turn off Talkback on Android?

Android has a lot of accessibility features hidden behind the scenes that make life easier for users with certain disabilities. Whether it’s magnifying the screen or reading it out, Android has got you covered.

This article looks at how you can turn off Talkback on Android, an accessibility feature that can read out whatever is on your screen.

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3 ways to turn off Talkback

There are three ways you can disable the feature on your Android.


Using the Talkback shortcut

The default talkback shortcut on Android phones is pressing and holding the volume keys together for three seconds. However, this shortcut is disabled by default.

If you’ve never used the talkback feature before, you’ll be prompted to enable the shortcut for the first time. After that, you can enable or disable the feature by pressing and holding the volume up and down keys for three seconds.

However, if the shortcut doesn’t work for you, you can use the following steps to enable it in the Android settings.

How to turn off Talkback on Android?
  • Head over to your phone’s settings and select Accessibility.
  • Tap Talkback.
  • Under Options, enable the Talkback shortcut slider.

Using Google Assistant

Arguably the easiest way of enabling the feature, you can summon the Google Assistant by saying “Hey Google” or “OK Google” and say “Turn off Talkback” or “Turn on Talkback” to disable or enable the feature, respectively.


Using Accessibility settings

Another way of enabling or disabling the feature is via the accessibility settings on your phone. Here’s how.

How to turn off Talkback on Android?
  • Head over to your phone’s settings and select Accessibility.
  • Tap Talkback.
  • Enable the Use Talkback slider.

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Important note for using Talkback

If you’re using Talkback on your phone, you need to be mindful that by default, Talkback also says your passwords out loud while typing them. You can disable this feature in the Talkback settings so that it only says out your passwords when headphones are connected to your phone. Here’s how.

How to turn off Talkback on Android?
  • Head over to your phone’s settings and select Accessibility.
  • Tap Talkback.
  • Tap Settings.
How to turn off Talkback on Android?
  • Scroll down and tap Advanced settings.
  • Disable the Speak passwords slider. 

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