Enable Talk Back Mode in Samsung Galaxy Note 3

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Samsung's TalkBack feature helps people with vision problems operate the device properly. This feature is part of Samsung's Accessibility features that makes the device easier to use for people with physical problems. To some people, Samsung's TalkBack feature can be a nuisance, especially if they do not need it. In fact, searches of turning the feature off are material enough for us to create an article on how to disable the feature. If you are one of the people who can benefit from this very helpful feature, then continue reading through the article. You could be a helping hand, too, if you share this article with your friends who you think, can greatly benefit from this feature.

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How to turn on TalkBack mode in Samsung Galaxy Note3

If you need to turn on Samsung Galaxy Note3's TalkBack mode, you may follow the procedures below:

  1. 1
    Go to your Note3's Home screen.
    There are two ways of getting to your Home screen. You can tap on the Back key repeatedly until it takes you to the Home screen; or press the Home key once to get to the Home screen.
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  2. 2
    Tap on the Menu key to show available menu.
    Tap on the lower-left key on your Note 3 to view available Menu options.
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  3. 3
    Tap on the Settings option.
    From the list of available Menu, tap on the Settings option.
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  4. 4
    From Settings, tap on Device.
    Tap on the Device tab on the Settings Menu.
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  5. 5
    From Device, tap on Accessibility.
    Accessibility is located under Personalisation on the Device tab.
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  6. 6
    From Accessibility, tap on TalkBack to get into the TalkBack page.
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  7. 7
    Tap on the switch button to turn TalkBack mode on.
    Then, allow use of TalkBack by tapping on OK.
    From the TalkBack page, tap on the switch to turn the device on.
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  8. 8
    Choose if you want to download a high quality voice file.
    You will be prompted with an option to download a high quality voice file for the English language. Tap on the OK button to download or the Cancel button to proceed without downloading. Download requires internet connection.
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  9. 9
    A tutorial will follow, tap on Next to continue with the tutorial.
    A tutorial will now start showing you how to use TalkBack mode It is highly recommended that you finish this tutorial.
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  10. 10
    Tap on Finish when the tutorial is done.
    When you are done with the tutorial, tap on the Finish button and you are done with enabling TalkBack on your Galaxy Note 3.
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  11. 11
    You have successfully learned how to enable TalkBack on your Samsung Galaxy Note3.
    Your device will read out loud what menu are you in, the application that you tap or the options available. You will also now need to perform a double tap.
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Edit TalkBack Settings on Samsung Galaxy Note3

Available settings and their functions are detailed below. Go over them to get the most out of TalkBack mode.

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    Speech volume.
    Allows you to choose the speech volume of TalkBack. Available levels are: Match media volume, 75 percent of media volume, 50 percent of media volume, and 25 percent of media volume.
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  2. 2
    Use pitch changes.
    Allows the device to produce different sounds and pitches for every part of the keyboard.
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  3. 3
    Keyboard echo.
    Allows you device to speak out loud the pressed keys.
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  4. 4
    Speak notification when screen is off.
    Allows your device to continue speaking to you even if the screen has been turned off.
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  5. 5
    Use proximity sensor.
    Allows your device to automatically and temporarily disable TalkBack when the proximity sensors senses that your ear is near to it especially on situations when you are having a call.
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  6. 6
    Shake to start continuous reading.
    Allows your device to read continuously from any menu every time the device is shaken.
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  7. 7
    Speak caller ID.
    Allows your device to speak out loud the name of the caller trying to get to you.
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  8. 8
    Vibration feedback.
    Allows your device to vibrate whenever you are interacting with your Note3.
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  9. 9
    Sound feedback.
    Allows your device to produce sound feedback when TalkBack is on.
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  10. 10
    Focus speech audio.
    Allows your device to automatically decrease other volume when your device is talking back to you.
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  11. 11
    Sound volume.
    Allows you to choose the sound volume of TalkBack. Available levels are: Match media volume, 75 percent of media volume, 50 percent of media volume, and 25 percent of media volume.
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  12. 12
    Explore by touch.
    Allows you to turn on Explore by touch option when TalkBack is on.
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  13. 13
    Automatically scroll lists.
    Allows your device to automatically scroll through lists.
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  14. 14
    Single-tap selection.
    Allows your device to use single touch when you want to select an item or menu.
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  15. 15
    Launch "Explore by touch" tutorial.
    Allows your device to start a tutorial on using the Explore by touch feature.
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  16. 16
    Manage shortcut gestures.
    Allows you to assign shortcuts to these gestures: Unassigned, Back, Home. Recent apps, Open Notifications, Open global context menu, Open local context menu, Read from top, and Read from next item.
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  17. 17
    Developer settings.
    Allows you to access TalkBack settings for developing purposes. You can choose from these following settings: Log output level, Resume from suspend, or Display speech output.
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Questions and Answers

On my Note3 smartphone, 360 Security gets closed. What can I do?

On my Note3 smartphone, 360 Security gets closed. What can I do?

You will need to clear the cache and data of the program by tapping "Apps". Then, tap on "Settings". Tap on "Application manager". Tap on "ALL". Find "360 Security" and tap on "Clear cache" and "Clear data". Reboot the phone.

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You can also uninstall the application by going to the same "Apps" > "Settings" > "Application manager" > "ALL" section and tapping "360 Security". Then, either tap on "Disable" or "Uninstall" (whichever is available for you). After that, you can use another antivirus solution that will work for your system configuration. That is not a necessary step as an unrooted Android phone is quite secure. However, here are some recommendations: AVG, Avira, and Antivirus & Mobile Security.

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How to get to TalkBack setting in Note3?

Setting, accessibility, TalkBack, back to home screen by pressing home key. no speech. I have tried: Setting. accessibility, TalkBack (switch on turned green), home key

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