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Disable Talk Back Mode in Samsung Galaxy S3

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Double tap to unlock and my Samsung Galaxy Ace?

When trying to make a call on a Samsung Galaxy Ace, you get double tap to unlock every two seconds. How can I remove it? Can you help?


When your Samsung Galaxy Ace is in TalkBack mode, your lockscreen will show a message saying that you need to double tap and swipe to unlock the screen. However, this is a case of mistranslated -- what it actually means is that you need to use two fingers to swipe to unlock your phone. Once you've used two fingers to unlock your phone, you can follow the instructions in the VisiHow guide below to disable TalkBack mode, which will remove the message when you get a phone call. It's worth noting that this message appears every two seconds when you're in a phone call in TalkBack mode since TalkBack mode is designed for people with visual impairments; the two-second lock is there to make sure that people don't accidentally hang up when they're on the call.

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Removing 'Tap to Unlock' feature during calls?

When I make or receive calls, the screen becomes dimmed and I have to double tap it to use the phone. How do I remove this feature? Thanks


Disable TalkBack completely. If the problem persists then put your phone into Recovery Mode and choose Wipe Cache Partition and then choose Clear Dalvik Cache. This will remove any interference. You should also disable your screen lock for a few hours to see if this makes a difference. Then go into Settings and choose Clear Security Credentials.

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Double tap seems unrelated to TalkBack?

Double tap to unlock lasts 2 seconds then needs a double tap again and again and again


If you have used TalkBack in the past. it can still be causing this problem. Some users reported they need to Wipe Cache Partition and Clear Security Credentials for the TalkBack to completely disable. Others have gone into Applications Manager and Force Stopped the TalkBack even though they already disabled it.

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Can I disable double tap to unlock appearing and locking my screen on Galaxy Ace S4?

Each time I make a call the screen locks with a message 'Double tap to unlock'. I can't think why this feature exists and want to disable it but cannot find anything in settings, any ideas?

Disable TalkBack within the Accessibility menu. If you are using any sort of third party security app, this app can be causing interference with your built-in security lock.

More questions and answers on this topic can be found here: I cannot turn off Talkback in Samsung galaxy note 3

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How to answer & end calls, how to get phone messages?

I have trouble answering and ending calls and need to know how to get my phone messages

Samsung has provided a tutorial on using Voice Command if you have a Samsung S5 or higher. If you have a regular Android then the TalkBack is set up to swipe down and to the right to answer a call. Straight down to reject a call and send a message or to the left to not answer at all. As for Text Messages, this is set up within the Accessibility and Vision portion of the TalkBack settings.

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Hi, Is there a way for customers to remove the double tap feature?

I am assisting a customer, however, she is inquiring on whether we are able to remove that double tap feature? Any enlightenment on the subject?

Force Stop the TalkBack then Wipe Cache Partition. This is the only way to keep the double tap removed but it also means that they can't use the TalkBack option.


I want double tap to screen on/off app or anything

Go to your Call Settings. Disable the Proximity Sensor. This will remove any double tap message that appears.

Please, I am using Samsung -G313HU?

While calling always double tap will be showing

If you never initiated TalkBack then it is your Proximity Sensor that is enabled and causing this issue.

Hi, my husband has just started using the Samsung Galaxy pocket GT - S5310B and when he makes a phone call it has a lock appearing with double tap on it. Is there any way to turn this off?

Problems with Samsung Galaxy Double tap feature. I have tried: Using the internet but not very tech savvy. I think it was caused by: Already in the phone setup

The phone's proximity sensor needs to be disabled. After he does that, still go into the Accessibility section and make sure everything else in there is disabled as well.

My friend has a Samsung Galaxy J mini and a friend's name is on the home screen, how do I get rid of it for her. Also, somehow in the contacts, there is nothing and now all the contracts numbers are in the phone symbol sign how does that work?

Removing the person's name from home screen, also what has she done as now no contacts they are all in the phone symbol. I have tried: Don't know how to fix it. I think it was caused by: Not knowing the phone and pressing all different buttons.

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Have your friend log in to her Google Play or Google Account. Under devices, there is a section to assign names to specific devices in the list. Once she syncs her Google Account on her device, the name change will appear. As for contacts, in the upper right-hand corner, there are three lines. Tap that to go into a menu. There are options there for how to view your contacts. If this fails, have her resync her contacts app with Google Contacts.

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