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A long time ago, the mobile stopped being just a device to receive calls or text messages, but now it is a key piece in the lives of people who use it as an alarm clock, agenda or enjoy messaging applications such as WhatsApp where they send voice notes, stickers, emojis, among others. Thus, the amount of information that is received daily is extensive and it is not always possible to have the cell phone in front of the eyes or. So that you don’t miss anything that reaches your smartphone, here we explain a trick for the operating system Android with which you can know all that information without looking at the screen, how so? Find out in this note.
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Mobile phones linked to Google have an interaction tool called TalkBack. This is responsible for describing everything on the device screen through an artificial voice; Likewise, it informs you about the alerts and notifications that you receive. Although it is vital for users with visual disabilities or low vision, it is also vital for those who are busy or performing various activities simultaneously.
What is TalkBack on Android
Mariela Marca, Xiaomi Peru product specialist, explains that TalkBack is an accessibility service and a tool that helps users with different vision problems to be able to interact more comfortably with their smartphones, using the reading of words through the loudspeaker and the vibration of the equipment every time it recognizes that something has been touched button.
The TalkBack screen reader is a very useful feature developed in Android that, in short, reads what is on the screen and offers voice notifications of the different buttons and their utilities.
How to turn TalkBack on and off on Android
To implement this trick on your Android you must follow these steps:
- Click on the Settings icon
- Swipe to Additional Settings
- Select Accessibility, then Vision and Talkback
- Select Use Talkback
- To stop using this feature follow the same route and disable the Use Talkback option or long press the volume up and down buttons for 3 seconds.
TalkBack is easy to activate on your Android phone by going to Settings and then Accessibility. (Photo: Mag / El Comercio)
In some makes and models of Android devices, the path may vary to the following:
- Open the Settings of your phone
- Scroll down to the Accessibility section and look for Smart Assistance
- Go to Accessibility and turn on TalkBack
How to use TalkBack on Android
- Swipe left or right to move through items.
- Double-tap an item to activate it.
- Drag your fingers to scroll
- If you want to disable it you have to press the switch. You will see a green button. Press twice.
- On the confirmation message, tap OK. Hit OK twice.
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