Disable / Turn OFF TalkBack Mode in Samsung Galaxy S2

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TalkBack is an accessibility feature provided by Google for mobile devices and gadgets that run the Android operating system. This software is extremely useful for device users who are visually impaired, because it provides spoken feedback with every action you take on your device, and the results of each action. When a person taps on the screen, the TalkBack feature will tell him exactly what option he has tapped, and the number of items in that selection. This article will show you how to disable this feature on your Samsung Galaxy S2.

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Turning OFF the TalkBack Feature

  1. 1
    Tap on the "Menu" button on the lower right hand side.
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    Double tap on "Settings".
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    Using two fingers, scroll down to "Accessibility".
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    Under Services, double tap on "TalkBack".
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    On the upper right hand side, double tap on the "ON" button.
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    A smaller box will pop up, asking if you want to turn off the TalkBack feature.
    Double tap "OK".
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    After you double tap on "OK", the TalkBack feature will be disabled, and you can repeat the same steps to enable it again.
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Good to Know

  • When TalkBack is enabled, you have to double tap the options you wish to select and use two fingers to scroll down on your menu. Single taps won't work when this feature is turned on.
  • Other accessibility features similar to TalkBack, such as KickBack and SoundBack, are also available in devices that run the Android operating system. KickBack produces vibrations when buttons are navigated on the screen while SoundBack emits four different tones as a signal to any event on the phone, such as an incoming call, notifications, key press and more.

Questions and Answers

After turning off TalkBack, I still hear talking when I switch screen. Why is that?

I don't understand why my device is still talking.

Make sure that you follow the directions carefully:

  • Go to your settings.
  • Choose accessibility.
  • Tap "TalkBack".
  • Switch it off.
  • Tap "OK".
  • Restart your phone.

You can also watch this how-to video:

www.youtube.com/watch?v=za9sJ04RWKM‎

If the issue persists, it simply means that your text to speech is still on. If you turn it off and it still talks back, you will need to do the following:

  • Go to settings.
  • Tap apps.
  • Tap all.
  • Choose Google Text to speech engine.
  • Choose disable.

You can also try:

  • Go to settings.
  • Tap accessibility.
  • Tap services.
  • Turn it off.

OR

  • In Accessibility, choose Android Mirror, and turn it off

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Scrolling down with two fingers to go to accessibility is not happening.

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