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Enable TalkBack Disable TalkBack TalkBack speech output TalkBack navigation Speak passwords (TalkBack) TalkBack feedback

Enable TalkBack

If TalkBack is enabled on the OnePlus smartphone, we get voice feedback on every item on the screen and can theoretically operate the smartphone without looking at the display.

After activating TalkBack, the control changes as follows:

  • Swipe right or left to switch between items/icons.
  • Double-tap to select or activate an element.
  • To scroll, swipe/drag with two fingers.
Android 10 (OxygenOS 10.0)
Step 1:  Open the  Settings
Step 2:  Tap on  System
Step 3:  Tap on  Accessibility
Step 4:  Tap on  TalkBack
Step 5:  Enable  TalkBack
Step 6:  Confirm with  Allow
  1. Open the Settings
  2. Tap on System
  3. Tap on Accessibility
  4. Tap on TalkBack
  5. Enable TalkBack
  6. Confirm with Allow

Disable TalkBack

To deactivate TalkBack on the OnePlus smartphone again, it takes a little more than navigating to the settings of the operating aids, since the TalkBack function changes the control of the device as follows:

  • Swipe left or right to switch between the items/options/apps.
  • Double-tap to select an item/option/app.
  • Swipe/drag with two fingers to scroll.

Note: In this tutorial we will concentrate on the special navigation of TalkBack to successfully turn off the function.

Android 10 (OxygenOS 10.0)
Step 1:  Tap on  Settings
Step 2:  Tap twice on  Settings
Step 3:  Swipe with  two fingers  to scroll
Step 4:  Tap on  System
Step 5:  Tap twice on  System
Step 6:  Tap on  Accessibility
Step 7:  Tap twice on  Accessibility
Step 8:  Tap on  TalkBack
Step 9:  Tap twice on  TalkBack
Step 10:  Tap on  Use service
Step 11:  Tap twice on  Use service
Step 12:  Tap on  Stop
Step 13:  Tap twice on  Stop  to disable TalkBack
  1. Tap on Settings
  2. Tap twice on Settings
  3. Swipe with two fingers to scroll
  4. Tap on System
  5. Tap twice on System
  6. Tap on Accessibility
  7. Tap twice on Accessibility
  8. Tap on TalkBack
  9. Tap twice on TalkBack
  10. Tap on Use service
  11. Tap twice on Use service
  12. Tap on Stop
  13. Tap twice on Stop to disable TalkBack

TalkBack speech output

The voice output of TalkBack on the OnePlus smartphone can be adapted to the user's needs.

In addition to text-to-speech, the of speech rate and pitch can be increased or decreased using sliders.

Note: In this manual we only increase the speech rate, other options are available.

Android 10 (OxygenOS 10.0)
Step 1:  Open the  Settings
Step 2:  Tap on  System
Step 3:  Tap on  Accessibility
Step 4:  Tap on  TalkBack
Step 5:  Open the  Settings
Step 6:  Tap on  Text to speech settings
Step 7:  Set the  Language  or swipe to adjust the  Speech rate  or  Pitch
  1. Open the Settings
  2. Tap on System
  3. Tap on Accessibility
  4. Tap on TalkBack
  5. Open the Settings
  6. Tap on Text to speech settings
  7. Set the Language or swipe to adjust the Speech rate or Pitch

TalkBack navigation

After activating TalkBack on the OnePlus smartphone, the navigation of the device changes into a user-friendly control that can be further adapted to the user and his or her needs.

The following options are available to us for this:

  • Single-tap activation
  • Show context menu as list
  • Touch gestures
  • Selector
  • Keyboard shortcuts
  • Custom labels

Note: In this guide, we enable the Single-tap activation. More options are available.

Android 10 (OxygenOS 10.0)
Step 1:  Open the  Settings
Step 2:  Tap on  System
Step 3:  Tap on  Accessibility
Step 4:  Tap on  TalkBack
Step 5:  Open the  Settings
Step 6:  Enable or disable the desired  option
  1. Open the Settings
  2. Tap on System
  3. Tap on Accessibility
  4. Tap on TalkBack
  5. Open the Settings
  6. Enable or disable the desired option

Speak passwords (TalkBack)

When the TalkBack function is active on the OnePlus smartphone, the entered passwords can be spoken out, for example, to correct them.

However, the data could also be passed on to unauthorized persons or heard by them, so the feature can be disabled at any time for security reasons.

Android 10 (OxygenOS 10.0)
Step 1:  Open the  Settings
Step 2:  Tap on  System
Step 3:  Tap on  Accessibility
Step 4:  Tap on  TalkBack
Step 5:  Open the  Settings
Step 6:  Enable or disable  Speak passwords
  1. Open the Settings
  2. Tap on System
  3. Tap on Accessibility
  4. Tap on TalkBack
  5. Open the Settings
  6. Enable or disable Speak passwords

TalkBack feedback

TalkBack provides us with a haptic as well as an acoustic feedback for every input, which can be individually configured on the OnePlus smartphone.

In addition to the sound and vibration feedback, we can adjust the sound feedback volume or enable audio ducking, which decreases other audio sources during voice input.

Android 10 (OxygenOS 10.0)
Step 1:  Open the  Settings
Step 2:  Tap on  System
Step 3:  Tap on  Accessibility
Step 4:  Tap on  TalkBack
Step 5:  Open the  Settings
Step 6:  Enable or disable  Vibration / Sound feedback  and  Audio ducking  or set the  Sound feedback volume
  1. Open the Settings
  2. Tap on System
  3. Tap on Accessibility
  4. Tap on TalkBack
  5. Open the Settings
  6. Enable or disable Vibration / Sound feedback and Audio ducking or set the Sound feedback volume

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