TalkBack is an accessibility feature for visually impaired people who want to interact with their phones. With TalkBack, you can allow the phone to narrate the content on your phone’s screen. However, the feature is not desirable for most people.
Once enabled, it slows down the screen’s touch response, and you are required to tap multiple times to select a particular setting. The process can be time-consuming and confusing at the same time. So, the best way to disable TalkBack is through shortcuts without the need to go to the settings menu.
Here, we’ve compiled a couple of options for you to easily disable TalkBack on your Phone.
How to Disable TalkBack Without Settings?
The best possible way to disable this feature is through Volume Key buttons and Google Voice assistant. So, let’s see how you can use them to turn it off.
Using Volume Key Shortcut
This is probably the easiest way to disable TalkBack. If you are unaware, you can use the Volume Key buttons to stop this feature. However, as previously mentioned, you must have enabled the TalkBack shortcut and hold volume keys settings.
Here’re the steps you need to follow:
- Unlock your device.
- Press the Volume Up and Volume Down buttons simultaneously for 3-5 seconds, and then it will turn off the TalkBack.
Using Google Assistant
Google Assistant can also come in handy to disable TalkBack without settings. But, this time, you should have turned on the voice assistant on your phone. You can give a simple voice command, and it will work for you. Here’s how you can do it.
- Say “OK Google” or “Hey Google” to open the Google Voice Assistant.
- Once it is open, say, “Turn off TalkBack.”
Other Ways to Disable TalkBack
If you are still struggling to disable your TalkBack feature, there are other ways to disable it. However, you are required to navigate to the settings menu.
Through Phone Settings
You have two different methods to turn off this feature inside the settings. Here are the steps to disable it manually.
- Open the phone’s settings.
- Scroll down with two fingers and Double click on Additional settings. (Or, you can directly search TalkBack from the settings search bar.)
- Double tap on Accessibility.
- Navigate to Vision tab and Double tap TalkBack.
- Then, toggle off Use TalkBack.
Disabling Android Accessibility Suite
As the TalkBack feature is under Google’s Android accessibility suite, you can directly disable this feature to stop the TalkBack. However, there’s a catch: when you disable this, the other features that are included in the accessibility suite, like select to speak, switch access, etc., will also be disabled.
- Launch the device’s settings.
- Select Apps by double clicking on it.
- Double tap on Manage Apps.
- Look for Android Accessibility Suite and open it. (If you didn’t find this option, you might need to turn on show all apps, which can be done by tapping on the three dots and turning it on.)
- Double tap on Disable and Hit Disable app to confirm.