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Enable Voice Assistant Speak passwords Disable Voice Assistant

Enable Voice Assistant

The Voice Assistant (TalkBack) is a screen reading program that can be activated to assist blind and visually impaired people. After activation, each entry on the Samsung device is provided with a spoken feedback. This describes what is touched, selected or activated.

Voice Assistant also changes the operation a little bit. One tap selects (blue border) the respective element and is read aloud. A double tap executes the action.

Android 10 (One UI 2.0)
Step 1:  Open the  Settings
Step 2:  Tap on  Accessibility
Step 3:  Tap on  Screen reader
Step 4:  Enable  Voice Assistant
Step 5:  Confirm with  Allow
  1. Open the Settings
  2. Tap on Accessibility
  3. Tap on Screen reader
  4. Enable Voice Assistant
  5. Confirm with Allow

Speak passwords

When using Voice Assistant (TalkBack), all entered letters are read out by default. This is not the case with passwords, but if this is desired, passwords can also be pronounced.

Android 10 (One UI 2.0)
Step 1:  Open the  Settings
Step 2:  Tap on  Accessibility
Step 3:  Tap on  Screen reader
Step 4:  Open the  Settings
Step 5:  Enable or disable  Speak passwords
  1. Open the Settings
  2. Tap on Accessibility
  3. Tap on Screen reader
  4. Open the Settings
  5. Enable or disable Speak passwords

Disable Voice Assistant

With the Voice Assistant, elements can be read aloud on the Samsung device; once the spoken audio guide has been activated, it is quite cumbersome to deactivate it, as the operation is also somewhat different than usual.

  • Tapping once reads out the element and is marked/framed in blue
  • Tap twice on the highlighted item to start the app or open Preferences
  • Scrolling with two fingers instead of one

This guide shows how to disable Voice Assistant (commonly called TalkBack on Android) on the Samsung device.

Android 10 (One UI 2.0)
Step 1:  Tap on  Settings
Step 2:  Tap twice on  Settings
Step 3:  Swipe with  two fingers  to scroll down
Step 4:  Tap on  Accessibility
Step 5:  Tap twice on  Accessibility
Step 6:  Tap on  Screen reader
Step 7:  Tap twice on  Screen reader
Step 8:  Tap on  Voice Assistant
Step 9:  Tap twice on  Voice Assistant
Step 10:  Tap on  OK
Step 11:  Tap twice on  OK
  1. Tap on Settings
  2. Tap twice on Settings
  3. Swipe with two fingers to scroll down
  4. Tap on Accessibility
  5. Tap twice on Accessibility
  6. Tap on Screen reader
  7. Tap twice on Screen reader
  8. Tap on Voice Assistant
  9. Tap twice on Voice Assistant
  10. Tap on OK
  11. Tap twice on OK

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