How to disable TalkBack on Android

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TalkBack is the Android feature that reads the content on the screen for you. If you don’t need it, you can turn off TalkBack using the Google Assistant or the Settings app on your Android phone. We’ll show you how.

Later, if you need the TalkBack feature, you can activate the feature on your phone.

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Use the Google Assistant to turn off TalkBack

If you use the Google Assistant on your Android phone, you can ask it to turn off TalkBack for you. This is a simple and quick way to disable the feature.

To use it, first, launch the Google Assistant. How you do this depends on how you have configured the feature. You can say “Hey Google,” press and hold the Home button or launch the Google app, and tap the microphone icon to summon Assistant.

Once Google Assistant is listening, say the following:

Turn off TalkBack

Advice: To reactivate TalkBack in the future, say “Turn on TalkBack.”

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The Wizard will confirm that you have disabled the feature on your phone.

TalkBack disabled with Google Assistant.

And that is. TalkBack is now disabled on your phone.

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Use settings to disable TalkBack

If you’re not used to using the Google Assistant, use your phone’s Settings app to turn TalkBack off. The exact steps to do this will vary depending on your phone model, but this is what you’ll generally do to get rid of the feature on your phone.

Open Settings on your phone. Then navigate to System > Accessibility.

touch "Accessibility".

Under “Accessibility,” choose “TalkBack.”

Choose "TalkBack".

On the “TalkBack” page, turn off “Use TalkBack.”

Advice: To reuse TalkBack in the future, enable it by turning on “Use TalkBack.”

deactivate "Use TalkBack".

Select “Stop” on the prompt.

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And you have successfully got rid of the annoying screen reader on your Android device. Happy using your phone!


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