Disable Talk Back Mode in Samsung Galaxy S3
Edited by Eman, Charmed, Reema, Kirk and 23 others
- 1 How To Disable Talkback Mode
- 2 Modes That Cause Your Phone to Talk to You: Talkback Mode Vs. Driving Mode Vs. Text to Speech
- 3 Disabling Talkback Mode for Galaxy S3, Galaxy S4, Note 2 and Note 3
- 4 How to Disable Talkback Mode on Your Samsung Device
- 5 How to Turn Off Driving Mode
- 6 To Disable Google TTS (Text to Speech)
- 7 Access Settings on Galaxy S3 While in Talkback Mode
- 8 How to Get Out of Talkback Mode When You Can't Enter Your Password or Pattern
- 9 How to Access Talkback Mode Settings
- 10 Tips and Suggestions for Samsung Talkback Mode
- 11 Questions and Answers
- 11.1 Voice sometimes replies on Voice Searches, even with Driving Mode turned off
- 11.2 Why does my Galaxy S3 talks when I get a call
- 11.3 How to see if Driving Mode is on
- 11.4 How to Check If it is Talkback enabled
- 11.5 How to turn off voice announcements in Samsung Galaxy S3
- 11.6 WHEN I TRY UNLOCKING MY GALAXY 3 IT DOES NOT LET ME PRESS THE OK BUTTON SO THAT IT CAN ACCEPT THE PIN NUMBER I ENTERED TO UNLOCK IT.
- 11.7 I tried to go to accessibility but it really never will work
- 11.8 Why does hands free mode on Galaxy Note3 continue to come on?
- 11.9 How to scroll? I am in setting and cannot scroll up nor down to get to accessibility. How do I get out of it and turn it off? It won't allow me to do anything. Help?
- 11.10 I have Samsung Galaxy core. I want to disable Talkback mode but unable to reach the option from where it was turned in?
- 11.11 Can you help me to disable Talkback?
- 11.12 Can I stop this without turning off TTS altogether?
- 11.13 I've deactivated my drive mode n d TTs yet I still get that annoying caller id....please what can I do?
- 11.14 How do I get the Talkback on my tab3?
- 11.15 I was exploring and turn on Talkback and cannot turn it off. I am unable to scroll?
- 11.16 I can't do nothing on my phone only talking?
- 11.17 its not working there any other step?
- 11.18 How to get past the home screen in Talkback mode on the S3 or Note II
- 11.19 I can't scroll down to turn off the Talkback mode while following these instructions
- 11.20 How do you scroll back when Talkback is enabled on the Galaxy S3
- 11.21 How to turn off the Talkback while an incoming call is in progress on Samsung S3 or Note II
- 11.22 How to use swipe on a Samsung Galaxy Note when a voice is talking
- 11.23 How to get past the login screen if you have a password while in Talkback mode
- 11.24 How to turn off visually impaired mode on Samsung Galaxy S3
- 11.25 I am following it, waiting for the Talkback to complete what it has to say, yet I am not able to unlock my cell. it keeps reading out the time, date displayed on lock screen. What should I do?
- 11.26 The talk still able on even off the phone. It keeps on talking back
- 11.27 Why does Talkback always turn back on for the Galaxy S3?
- 11.28 I am unable to unlock my S3 phone as Talkback option is in active mode?
- 11.29 How do you scroll down with your touch disabled in Talkback mode?
- 11.30 How to unlock screen in Talkback mode?
- 11.31 Why my Samsung Galaxy 3's incoming number with "+" and cannot be called back?
- 11.32 Can't turn Google text to speech off, when disabled it just turns itself back on, every time I touch the screen when reading emails, the Samsung this has been disabled and has now disappeared. using S3 mini GT-18190 4.1.1?
- 12 Referencing this Article
- 13 Comments
How To Disable Talkback Mode
On the Samsung Galaxy S3, there's a feature that notifies the user by voice of incoming calls and text messages.
This feature is called Talkback Mode, but for some, it's less of a feature and more of an annoyance. This is because even when Talkback Mode is disabled, your phone may continue to talk. Even worse, many people who try to disable this feature find that their phones no longer respond to touch input or voice commands.
For most people, the fixes we will discuss here are simple and quick, with the most common being that they've unknowingly left Driving Mode on. This wiki addresses these issues and also provides a method for disabling Text To Speech (TTS) entirely if that's what you'd like to do.
Quick Tip: If you're stuck in Talkback Mode, and your device isn't responding to touch, use two fingers to swipe or scroll, instead of one. Use one tap to select an option or function, and a double tap to click or open the function, instead of single tapping.
For those of you who prefer quick video instructions, we've put together two different videos explaining how to turn off Talkback Mode on your Samsung device:
- 1Video instructions for turning TalkBack Mode on or off.Advertisement
- 2Video instructions for interacting when TalkBack Mode is on, and turning it off.Advertisement
Modes That Cause Your Phone to Talk to You: Talkback Mode Vs. Driving Mode Vs. Text to Speech
There are three modes that will cause your device to Talkback to you.
Your Samsung device only talks back when one or more of the three talking modes are turned on. In order to stop your device from talking, you'll first need to determine which mode is enabled, and disable it. Here's how you identify which talking mode is activated on your Samsung:
- 1Talkback Mode.When your device reads out almost everything, including menu items, then you're in Talkback Mode. Here's a link to our section where we discuss how to Disable TalkBack Mode.Advertisement
- 2Driving Mode.If your device is only announcing incoming phone calls and messages, it is in driving mode. Here's a quick link to the guide on how to Disable Driving Mode.
- 3TTS (Text to Speech) Engine.When your phone is randomly talking to you, but you are unable to determine exactly why it is talking, you can disable TTS. Here's how to Disable Text To Speech (TTS) Mode. Note that we only recommend disabling TTS as a last resort, as all applications that use the engine to talk to you will also be silenced.
Disabling Talkback Mode for Galaxy S3, Galaxy S4, Note 2 and Note 3
The Samsung Galaxy S3, S4, Note 2 and Note 3 all use the same method to disable Talkback Mode.
More than likely, Talkback Mode was accidentally turned on by an application, or a mistake by you or someone else experimenting with your Samsung Phone or Tablet. Since Talkback changes the way you interact with your phone, it disables the most commonly used touch methods, and can actually lock you out of the phone. As frustrating as this is, it only it only takes a minute or two to disable.
Specifically, to disable Talkback Mode, you'll need to interact with your device differently than you normally would, using the following two methods.
- 1Swipes and scrolling in Talkback Mode require two fingers instead of one.Advertisement
- 2Selecting a menu item in Talkback Mode is done by selecting it with a single tap, and then double tapping it to actually chose the menu item.
How to Disable Talkback Mode on Your Samsung Device
It's quick and easy to disable Talkback Mode.
The following steps will have your Talkback Mode disabled in no time.
- 1Go to the home screen of your Samsung Galaxy S3 S4 or Note2.
- 2Go to 'Settings'.
- 3Go to 'Menu Options'.
- There is an invisible button to the left of your home button. Press there, which will select that button. Note that if you are in Talkback Mode, you will have to single tap to select menu items, and double tap to choose menu items.
- 4Double tap 'Settings'.
How to Turn Off Driving Mode
Stop your Samsung phone from announcing every incoming call.
For those who've inadvertently turned on Driving Mode, the constant announcements of calls and messages can be very frustrating. Here's how you can turn it off.
- 1Device Option Method
- Go to 'Settings'.
- Select 'My Device Option'.
- Click on 'Hands-Free Mode', which will then deactivate it.
To Disable Google TTS (Text to Speech)
Sometimes you need to disable Text To Speech entirely.
If you've tried the above steps, and your Samsung phone still insists on talking, you can disable the Text To Speech engine entirely. While it is not the best solution, it does work.
- 1Go to the Home screen of your Samsung Galaxy S3, S4 or Note2.
- 2Tap on 'Settings'.
- 3Select 'Application Manager'.
- 4Click on 'Running'.The 'Running Tab / Menu' can be found at the top of your screen, where you will see a thin blue menu bar that says 'Downloaded' or 'Running'.
- 5In the new column, select 'All'.Once you have pressed the 'Running' tab, another column will show up titled 'All'.
- 6Disable 'Google Text To Speech Engine' and 'Samsung TTS'.You likely are running Google's text to speech engine, but you may be using Samsung's (Vlingo) Text to Speech feature. For this reason, disable both to be sure.
Access Settings on Galaxy S3 While in Talkback Mode
Instructions for those with visual difficulties.
These instructions assume you're having difficulty reading your screen, and include as much detail as possible to better assist you.
- 1Press the 'Home' button.This is a raised button found under your screen in the middle of your device.
- 2Swipe right with two fingers to unlock the screen.
- 3Touch the area to the left of the home key.There is no button here, but it is a place on the device that you can touch. It will say 'Showing 6 items'.
- 4Select the first item from the bottom that is above this area.A single click should pull up 'Settings', at which point you'll have to double click to select 'Settings'.
- 5Each option you touch once will be read out to you by your device.
- 6To select an item, simply double tap the option you want.
- 7To adjust a slider (like the volume slider), just double tap and then slide.
- 8If you need to see more settings or additional options, use two fingers to scroll up or down to access menu options that did not fit on the screen.
How to Get Out of Talkback Mode When You Can't Enter Your Password or Pattern
Talkback Mode changes the way that you interact with your device, invalidating the regular swipes and taps you would normally use.
If you previously set up a lock password, pattern or slide lock, then you simply need to use a different method to unlock your device. When following these steps, always keep in mind that when you're in Talkback Mode, single tap functions are now double tap, and all swipe functions are two fingered instead of one. Additionally, some single tap functions are now long press while in Talkback Mode. These differences are especially important when it comes to unlocking your phone.
- 1Unlocking from Password.
- Long press and then double tap in the password field to pull up the keyboard.
- Enter your password with long presses on the keys.
- Double tap 'Done'.
- Your phone is now unlocked.
- 2Unlocking from Pattern.
- Use two fingers to swipe your regular pattern.
- Your phone is now unlocked.
- 3Unlocking from Swipe.
- Begin by double tapping the lock screen.
- Then use two fingers to swipe.
- Your phone is now unlocked.
- 4To disable Talkback Mode, click here to visit the instructions earlier in this wiki.
How to Access Talkback Mode Settings
If you're not in Talkback Mode, here's how to get there.
If you don't know how to enable Talkback Mode on your Samsung device, these instructions should help. Just keep in mind that once you're in Talkback Mode, you'll need to use two fingers to scroll, single taps to announce a menu item, and double taps to select menu items.
Here's how to access Talkback Mode settings:
- 1Press the home key, and swipe to unlock if necessary.
- 2Select 'Settings'.If you don't see 'Settings', you can access this option by swiping down from the top of your screen. This will open a drop-down menu, where you'll see a sprocket icon in the very top right. Selecting this sprocket icon will open the 'Settings' menu.
- 3Scroll down to the 'Accessibility' menu, and select it.
- 4Click on 'Talkback Mode'.
- 5Look down at the bottom of the screen, where you'll see a large 'Settings' button.
- 6Select this large 'Settings' button to access the menu.
- 7From here you can adjust all of the Talkback settings, like speech volume, keyboard settings, feedback options and touch exploration options.
Tips and Suggestions for Samsung Talkback Mode
Here are some tips to help you through the most common problems with Talkback Mode.
We've discussed a number of solutions and options to solving problems with Talkback Mode, detailed earlier in this guide, but our VisiHow users have asked for more tips and suggestions, which we've provided below. Don't forget to let us know if you need more help by commenting in the questions section.
- These instructions also work for Samsung Galaxy Note II, which is essentially the same as the S3 but with a larger screen.
- The settings menu may not be available from your home screen as specified above if you have configured your home screen and moved or removed this icon. In this situation, you can still access it by swiping down and selecting the 'Settings' sprocket icon that appears in the drop-down menu at the upper right, or you can access it by hitting the invisible 'Settings' button just to the left of your home button.
- If you need to access the settings for Talkback Mode while Talkback Mode is already enabled, you can follow the same directions. Just remember to use two fingers to swipe or scroll, touch once to find a menu item and tap twice to select it.
- Having any password active while in Talkback Mode can make the steps provided in this guide extremely cumbersome and unintuitive. It's strongly recommended that you disable your password before using Talkback Mode, and instead set a swipe or pattern to unlock the phone if you need a password while in Talkback Mode.
Questions and Answers
Voice sometimes replies on Voice Searches, even with Driving Mode turned off
Driving Mode is turned off, but Voice sometimes still replies when searching.
If you're having this problem, you need to take these steps:
- 1Go to Settings
- 2Go to Language and Input
- 3Go to Voice search
- 4Select Speech output.
- 5The options are:
- Informative Only
- Hands Free only
- 6The default is Informative Only
- 7Change it to 'Hands Free Only' to fix this problem.
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Why does my Galaxy S3 talks when I get a call
Some people think that when the phone announces incoming calls and texts it is in Talkback Mode, but it's not.
If this is your problem, it means you have somehow turned on driving mode. You will need to disable 'Drive Mode'.
- 1On your home screen tap on 'Applications'.
- 2Tap on 'Settings'.
- 3Tap on 'Language and Input'.
- 4Tap on 'Text To Speech Output'
- Check if Driving Mode is enabled.
- 5Disable 'Driving Mode'.
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How to see if Driving Mode is on
It's easy to tell if Driving Mode is on with just a glance.
On your menu at the top of the screen, you will see a steering wheel icon above the words 'Driving Mode'. If it is highlighted in bright green, it is on.
- 1To turn Driving Mode off from this menu, just tap it.
How to Check If it is Talkback enabled
How can I see if Talkback is turned on?
These are the steps you'll need to follow. Remember that all navigating while Talkback Mode is enabled will require 'two fingers to scroll, single tap to select, and double tapping to open. Other functions, like entering passwords, will require long press of keys.
- 1Go to 'Messaging'
- 2Tap 'Menu'
- 3Tap 'Settings'
- In 'Settings', near the bottom of your screen, you will see a hand icon and the word 'Accessibility'. This will let you know if your Talkback is enabled or not.
- 4If your Talkback is enabled, and you want to turn it off
- Double tap 'Accessibility
- Double tap 'Talkback'
- Double Tap 'Off'
How to turn off voice announcements in Samsung Galaxy S3
Voice announcements come on when Talkback Mode is enabled.
Turning off Talkback Mode will stop voice announcements. Follow these steps to turn off Talkback Mode:
- 1Tap the home screen menu of your device.
- 2Select 'Settings'.
- 3Select 'Application Manager'.
- 4Go to Talkback Mode.
- 5Use two fingers to swipe, single tap to select, and double tap to disable.
- 6Double tap 'Done' from the device menu.
- 7This will disable all the voice announcements and Talkback from your device.
WHEN I TRY UNLOCKING MY GALAXY 3 IT DOES NOT LET ME PRESS THE OK BUTTON SO THAT IT CAN ACCEPT THE PIN NUMBER I ENTERED TO UNLOCK IT.
What can I do?
If your phone is currently in Talkback Mode, you need to double tap each time that you are making a selection.
- 1If you are unlocking your mobile phone by putting in pin numbers, you will need to tap each number twice to enter your pin.
- For Example, if your unlock code or pin is 1234, then you would need to double tap 1, double tap 2, double tap 3 and double tap 4.
- You will also need to double tap the 'OK' button when it is available.
- 2Double tap the home screen.
- 3Double tap the item that you'd like to select from your phone screen.
I tried to go to accessibility but it really never will work
Make sure that you double tap each action that you are making upon going to the accessibility.
Don't forget to also use two fingers upon swiping your phone screen or scrolling down. The steps below cover how to disable Talkback Mode in more detail:
- 1Use two fingers to swipe your home screen from left or right.Make sure that you place your two fingers at the same time and not one at a time as the phone would read it as double tap.
- 2When the phone screen is open, double tap the 'Settings' on screen.
- 3Once more, use two fingers to scroll up and look for 'Accessibility'.
- 4When you find 'Accessibility', double tap it.
- 5Double tap 'Disable Talkback'
- 6When it has been disabled, your phone will be back to normal, and no longer require double taping or two finger swipe gestures.
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Why does hands free mode on Galaxy Note3 continue to come on?
How do I disable Hands Free Mode on my Galaxy Note 3?
You can turn off Hands Free Mode by following these steps:
- 1Go to your Home screen by tapping the Home button once.
- 2Pull down the Notification bar by swiping your finger from the top of the screen and dragging it to the lower part of your phone's screen.
- 3Tap the Settings icon in the upper-right part of the device's screen.The Settings looks like a small metallic gear.
- 4Once Settings is open, tap on the My Device Tab
- 5Select Input and Control.
- 6Select Language and input.
- 7Go down to Speech.
- 8Tap on Voice Search.
- 9In the Voice Search settings, tap on Speech Output.
- 10In Speech Output, tap on Off.
- 11You have successfully turned off Hands-free mode on your device.
- Note that if it still comes on periodically you can turn it off entirely with these additional steps:
- Go to 'Settings'
- Go to 'My Device' tab
- Swipe 'Hands Free Mode' to off, and ensure that it is off, along with Talkback Mode and Text To Speech Mode, or any other accessibility options you may have installed or modified.
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How to scroll? I am in setting and cannot scroll up nor down to get to accessibility. How do I get out of it and turn it off? It won't allow me to do anything. Help?
use two fingers instead
Basic rule when in Driving Mode: Normal gestures must be done with two fingers and tapping requires a double tap.
- If you want to scroll down, simply scroll down normally but instead of using one fingers, . This applies to other gestures. Want to swipe left? Do it with two fingers. Want to swipe right? Swipe right using your two fingers.
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I have Samsung Galaxy core. I want to disable Talkback mode but unable to reach the option from where it was turned in?
You will not be able to go anywhere unless you use two fingers that are slightly apart to scroll within a page or swipe through pages. You also need to double-tap to open an application, option or menu. For Galaxy Core, follow these procedures of disabling Talkback:
- Go to your Home Menu by pressing on the Home button once.
- Pull down the notification bar using two fingers.
- Double-tap on the Settings icon to get to Settings.
- Double-tap on "My Device" tab.
- Scroll down to "Accessibility" using your two fingers.
- Double tap on "Accessibility.
- Double tap on Talkback option.
- Double tap on the switch to turn it off.
- Double tap on "OK".
- Talkback is now disabled on your Samsung Galaxy Core.
The option where you turned on this option is located in the settings>>>>accessibility>>>>scroll down the screen in order to reach the Talkback tab
Click on this tab in order to be taken to another screen where you can disable this option from your device
Can you help me to disable Talkback?
I was playing around in settings and enable Talkback ,but now I want to disable it but having problems
You should take note that these are the gestures that should be used when in Talkback:
- Scroll through a page - use two fingers to touch the screen and swipe up or down.
- Flip through pages - use two fingers to touch the screen and swipe left or right.
- Open an application, menu or option - double tap to give the command.
You can check on the whole article to know the procedures in turning off Talkback.
In order to disable Talkback you will need to perform the following steps:
1. go to settings
2. go to accessibility
3. double tap on Talkback to slide the option off
While in Talkback mode you will need to perform double taps in order to make a selection.
Can I stop this without turning off TTS altogether?
It started out of the blue yesterday and I don't know why. I checked out the updates that I installed yesterday since it started after that, but none of them were for Handcent, the text app that I use. Everyone is mentioning Driving Mode, but when I checked, it's off
If you have already turned your Driving Mode off and you still hear a voice feedback, then you may not have turned off Talkback. Turn off Talkback by going to Home > tap on Menu Key (lower-left soft key) > Tap on Settings >My Device > Accessibility > Talkback under Services > tap the witch button to turn it OFF.
This is instructed in this article particularly in Disable Talk Back Mode in Samsung Galaxy S3
If you are having an issue with your device talking its options or selections you may need to visit the Talkback feature on your device. Simply visit your settings>>accessibility>>tap on Talkback to turn the talking off on your device.
I've deactivated my drive mode n d TTs yet I still get that annoying caller id....please what can I do?
Please how do I stop this annoying caller Id?
If you have deactivated the drive mode then you will be able to stop your device from speaking to you on your device. Along with deactivating the drive mode you will need to also disable the Talkback mode so that your device will in fact will stop speaking to you repeatedly.
In order to fully stop all of the Talkback and TTS options follow these steps
1. From home screen go to Apps
2. Select Settings
3. Scroll down to Accessibility then select Talkback
4. Move the slider to off position and select OK
Now sometimes there is still some Talkback even after disabling this option. Follow the steps below to ensure all of the Speech options are turned off completely
1. Go to Settings
2. Select application Manager
3. Select Running Tab
4. Select All Tab
5. Now disable the Google Text to Speech Engine and disable Samsung TTS
This should fully remove all of the talking features of the phone
How do I get the Talkback on my tab3?
How do I get my Talkback on my tab3
You will need to visit the settings menu on your device, select the settings tab and then from there you can select the accessibility tab so that you can select Talkback mode on your device.
You can access this feature by performing the following steps:
1. Go to settings
2. Go to accessibility
3. Tap on the Talkback feature
This will help you to turn the Talkback feature on your device
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I was exploring and turn on Talkback and cannot turn it off. I am unable to scroll?
I am stuck in Talkback and I am unable to use my phone the biggest problem is scrolling. please help me turn off Talkback. I have turn on and off phone already. Mary
Follow the below instructions so that you can disable Talkback on your device: 1. Double tap on all selection below 2. Tap on settings 3. Tap on accessibility 4. Tap on Talkback 5. Tap on the on/off switch in order to turn the feature off
I can't do nothing on my phone only talking?
Please help me to disable the Talkback on my phone
Disabling the Talkback Mode of your device is very simple, please kindly follow these procedures on how to disable it.
1. Go to Settings of your device
2. Then choose Accessibility
3. In the Accessibility Options/ Settings you can find the Talkback mode as checked, simply tap it to disable this mode in your phone.
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its not working there any other step?
Yes there is. However, the alternate steps that you are going to take will compromise all of your phone data as you will be performing a Hard Reset to your phone. Meaning, all data that you have will be wipe out like contacts, pictures, videos, applications and so on. If you manage to back up the phone recently then you can restore those files that will be deleted if not, then you can download the applications back from the Play Store and start from scratch. If you want to perform a Hard Reset for your Samsung Galaxy S3 phone, you need to:
1. Turn off the phone or take the battery out and place it back after 5 seconds
2. Press and hold Volume Up then the Home Button and the power at the same time then wait for the Samsung Logo to Appear and let go
3. Select the Reset/Wipe Data and select "YES" After. Wait for the process to complete and it will all be reset, select the reboot to restart the phone.
Volume Up: To Scroll up
Volume Down: To Scroll down
Power Button to Select
Again, all data will be deleted but the data on your SD card will remain the same. You are only resetting the phone and it does not include the SD card. If you do not want to reset the phone back to factory settings, what you need to do is to follow the steps that was given to turn off the Talkback mode since you do not want to use it. Here's how to:
1. Double Tap the "Apps". If you tap it once, it will just say Apps
2. Double Tap the Settings, if the Settings is not present in the first page of the applications then what you need to do is to use two fingers to swipe to left and right.
3. Once you have the Settings menu on screen, then use two fingers to scroll down and look for the Accessibility
4. Double Tap the Accessibility to open it then disable the Talkback from here. You need to double tap the switch to turn it off.
For your convenience we have recorded these instructions in a video. You can watch this video to help clarify the instructions in this Wiki. Please keep in mind that the Wiki is always being updated, so the Wiki instructions may be more up to date than the video.
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Cj8AKxsY8Zo - How to Escape from Talkback Mode
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=y5L-3Sowc30 - How to Enable and Disable Talkback Mode
How to get past the home screen in Talkback mode on the S3 or Note II
Often people are getting stuck on the home screen after enabling Talkback mode (presumably to try it out). They don't realize that, in Talkback mode you must use two fingers instead of one when swiping, and you must double tap instead of single tap. In this mode, you may think the device has locked up. So, use two fingers when you would normally use one, and double tap instead of single tap, and follow the instructions listed above. If you still have problems, let me know in the comments section below.
I can't scroll down to turn off the Talkback mode while following these instructions
This happens to many people using their Galaxy S3. Samsung engineers should take note and correct this dilemma so that Galaxy users can scroll and select in the standard "one finger scroll" and "one tap" method to navigate. Once again, if you are unable to scroll down to turn off the Talkback mode, you must use two fingers, which you may have to spread apart a little for scrolling. Remember, as mentioned above, you have to double tap rather than single tap to select on the menu.
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How do you scroll back when Talkback is enabled on the Galaxy S3
As mentioned above, normal finger gestures are disabled. If you want to scroll, you need to do it using two fingers instead of the normal one finger scroll gesture.
How to turn off the Talkback while an incoming call is in progress on Samsung S3 or Note II
Talkback mode can be turned off using the above instructions, but you must press the home button first to put your current call in the background. Then follow the instructions in this wiki to disable Talkback or diving mode. When you are finished, you can swipe down to bring up the notifications screen, and there you will find options to return to your current call.
How to use swipe on a Samsung Galaxy Note when a voice is talking
The voice that you are referring to is the Talkback voice service, enabled through Talkback mode. Since you are on Talkback mode (as evident by the talking voice), you cannot use gestures normally, like you do it on normal mode. On Talkback mode, you use two fingers instead of one finger so swipe. Using two fingers, you should be able to swipe successfully. All other gestures, like tapping and dragging, are done with two fingers. When you try to swipe on your Samsung Galaxy Note or Galaxy SIII when you are in Talkback mode, you have to make sure your two fingers are not so close together. This means that they should be apart in order for the swiping to be successful. Swipe using two fingers then double tap on the application you want to select. When your fingers are close together, the swiping may not be successful so remember, fingers apart to swipe and double tap to select.
How to get past the login screen if you have a password while in Talkback mode
If you are unable to enter the password because of enabled Talkback mode, you should press and hold the password field and then double tap it. Your keyboard will appear. Now long press the characters of your password (alphabets, numbers etc.) and then long press/ double tap the "Done" button. Congratulations! Your phone is unlocked. Now you can follow the above mentioned steps to deactivate Talkback mode.
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How to turn off visually impaired mode on Samsung Galaxy S3
If you want to turn off the "S" voice for the visually impaired, you first need to know that it may be talking to you for one of two reasons: Driving Mode is on, or Talkback, intended for the visually impaired, is enabled.
I am following it, waiting for the Talkback to complete what it has to say, yet I am not able to unlock my cell. it keeps reading out the time, date displayed on lock screen. What should I do?
If the phone keeps on reading what you have on screen, you need to wait for it to stop reading what you have on screen. To avoid your phone screen getting sleep, you can press the home button on the phone to let it stay awake. Once the phone stops reading the time and other stuff, use your two fingers to swipe and get the phone lock screen where you can input the lock code or if it does not have just use your two fingers and it will be unlock.
The talk still able on even off the phone. It keeps on talking back
If the phone keeps on talking back, make sure that you did not check any services in your accessibility. You can go back to accessibility then scroll down and look for the ones that has a checked marked for you to un-check it. If you check applications and any other then that certain app would have a Talkback feature. If in case that there are no checked on those that are in the services, you can simply restart the phone but it is best that you shut the phone down or take the battery out and wait at least 20 seconds then put the battery back to refresh the phone system as it may have bug or confusion with the system instructions.
Why does Talkback always turn back on for the Galaxy S3?
You may have not turned it off completely. Read through steps again and make sure that you have actually disabled Talkback. After disabling reboot your phone and you should be good to go.
Also when trying to turn off the feature understand that you will need to double tap on the feature in order to turn the device off successfully.
This issue has happened to many people, this is because people are not fully cutting of the Talkback feature. You will need to ensure that you are double tapping on the option to cut it of for without double tapping you are not fully cutting off the feature.
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I am unable to unlock my S3 phone as Talkback option is in active mode?
If you are using Swipe or Pattern lock to unlock your device, you need to perform it using two fingers instead of one. Driving mode requires gestures to be done in two fingers so that actions and commands are recognized and executed.
You can unlock your device by double tapping on the screen to activate the ability to enter your password, pin or pattern unlock code. Also once you have opened your device you will need to double tap on every selection in order to make the selection go through successfully to de activate Talkback in the settings menu.
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How do you scroll down with your touch disabled in Talkback mode?
I was checking out the vision impaired setting but my fonts is too large so I need to stroll down so I can disable it but as you know the touch is off so I'm trying to figure out how to stroll down to disable it
Actually, touch is not disabled when in Talkback mode; normal gestures that are used in normal mode are not recognized in Talkback mode for feature requirements. To perform a tapping gesture on Talkback, do it with a double tap instead. If you want to scroll do not use one finger, instead, use two fingers to scroll. Check on Question#5 as it has the listing of the gestures that are recognized during Talkback.
In order for you to be able to scroll down the menu you will need to double tap on the screen in order for you to be able to scroll down the screen or window. While Talkback is on understand that all of your selections need to be started with a double tap in order to make selections or scroll.
How to unlock screen in Talkback mode?
I've activated Talkback feature in Galaxy core...now I'm got stuck to unlock scree...I'm able to listen a command saying double tap and swipe the screen
In order to open your device you will need to double tap on the screen in order to swipe the screen so that you can swipe one time and unlock your device successfully. In order to perform actions on your device you will need to double tap on the screen.
Yes, you will need to quickly double tap on the screen in order to open up the option for you to swipe to unlock the screen.
Why my Samsung Galaxy 3's incoming number with "+" and cannot be called back?
Why my Samsung Galaxy 3's incoming number with "+" and cannot be called back?
Did you know that once the Talkback has been enabled on your phone it enables double tap.
In order for you to scroll on your device after you have entered Talkback mode you will need to double tap on the screen before you are able to move it on the device.
If you have an incoming number calling you with an + sign you will be able to go back and enter the number without the + sign so that you can dial out perfectly. The + sign appears at times when you have copied the number from somewhere else to call out and can in fact cause an error in calling depending on the number.
The plus sign often signifies that you are calling a number internationally, this can disrupt the call from your device depending where you are calling from. It will be very easy if you were to take away the + sign before you dial out the number.
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Can't turn Google text to speech off, when disabled it just turns itself back on, every time I touch the screen when reading emails, the Samsung this has been disabled and has now disappeared. using S3 mini GT-18190 4.1.1?
S3 mini Google tss on all the time
This option will only turn on if you tap on the microphone in order to speak to your device. If you were to simply not tap on the microphone you will not have to use the text to speech option on the device.
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