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Touch & hold delay Accessibility menu Dwell timing Switch access Volume key shortcut to start accessibility feature

Touch & hold delay

On the Xiaomi smartphone, there are sub items or additional functions that we achieve by tapping and holding a control element. This reaction time can be configured in three stages (short/medium/long).
A very good example is tapping and holding an app shortcut on the home screen.

Android 10 (MIUI 12.0)
Step 1:  Open the  Settings
Step 2:  Tap on  Additional settings
Step 3:  Tap on  Accessibility
Step 4:  Tap on  Physical
Step 5:  Tap on  Touch & hold delay
Step 6:  Choose  Short ,  Medium  or  Long
  1. Open the Settings
  2. Tap on Additional settings
  3. Tap on Accessibility
  4. Tap on Physical
  5. Tap on Touch & hold delay
  6. Choose Short, Medium or Long

Accessibility menu

On the Xiaomi smartphone, we can activate the accessibility menu separately, and then an additional element appears in the bottom right corner of the navigation bar.

Note: The element does not interfere with the operation of the smartphone in any way and can be accessed from any menu item.

Android 10 (MIUI 12.0)
Step 1:  Open the  Settings
Step 2:  Tap on  Additional settings
Step 3:  Tap on  Accessibility
Step 4:  Tap on  Accessibility menu
Step 5:  Enable or disable  Accessibility
Step 6:  Tap on  Allow
Step 7:  Tap on  Got it
  1. Open the Settings
  2. Tap on Additional settings
  3. Tap on Accessibility
  4. Tap on Accessibility menu
  5. Enable or disable Accessibility
  6. Tap on Allow
  7. Tap on Got it

Dwell timing

If the Xiaomi smartphone is used with a mouse, we can set the mouse to automatically activate or take action when it has not moved for a certain amount of time. We can use sliders to set the delay.

Android 10 (MIUI 12.0)
Step 1:  Open the  Settings
Step 2:  Tap on  Additional settings
Step 3:  Tap on  Accessibility
Step 4:  Tap on  Physical
Step 5:  Tap on  Dwell timing
Step 6:  Enable or disable  Accessibility
Step 7:  Swipe  left  or  right  to set the delay before click
  1. Open the Settings
  2. Tap on Additional settings
  3. Tap on Accessibility
  4. Tap on Physical
  5. Tap on Dwell timing
  6. Enable or disable Accessibility
  7. Swipe left or right to set the delay before click

Switch access

Switch access allows people with motor disabilities to operate the Xiaomi smartphone and other mobile devices using one or more switches. Switches can be used to select items, scroll, enter text and more. Suitable devices can be connected via USB or be paired via Bluetooth.

Android 10 (MIUI 12.0)
Step 1:  Open the  Settings
Step 2:  Tap on  Additional settings
Step 3:  Tap on  Accessibility
Step 4:  Tap on  Physical
Step 5:  Tap on  Switch Access
Step 6:  Enable or disable  Accessibility
Step 7:  Tap on  Allow
Step 8:  Choose  USB switch  or  Bluetooth switch
Step 9:  Tap on  Next  and follow the instructions on screen
  1. Open the Settings
  2. Tap on Additional settings
  3. Tap on Accessibility
  4. Tap on Physical
  5. Tap on Switch Access
  6. Enable or disable Accessibility
  7. Tap on Allow
  8. Choose USB switch or Bluetooth switch
  9. Tap on Next and follow the instructions on screen

Volume key shortcut to start accessibility feature

We can activate a key shortcut on the Xiaomi smartphone to get quick access to a function, such as TalkBack or color correction. To do this, we press both volume buttons for three seconds. We can determine whether this function is already allowed on the lock screen.

Note: In this guide we will enable the volume key shortcut, select a function and give permission to be available from the lock screen. The mentioned steps are for illustrative purposes only and can be skipped.

Android 10 (MIUI 12.0)
Step 1:  Open the  Settings
Step 2:  Tap on  Additional settings
Step 3:  Tap on  Accessibility
Step 4:  Tap on  Volume key shortcut
Step 5:  Enable or disable  Accessibility
Step 6:  Tap on  Shortcut service
Step 7:  Choose a  Shortcut service
Step 8:  Tap on  Allow 
Step 9:  Tap on  Back
Step 10:  Enable or disable  Allow from lock screen
  1. Open the Settings
  2. Tap on Additional settings
  3. Tap on Accessibility
  4. Tap on Volume key shortcut
  5. Enable or disable Accessibility
  6. Tap on Shortcut service
  7. Choose a Shortcut service
  8. Tap on Allow 
  9. Tap on Back
  10. Enable or disable Allow from lock screen

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