Turn On or Off Proximity Sensor to Silence Speaking in TalkBack Mode on HTC One M8

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Hello, and welcome to VisiHow. In this video, we are going to show you how to turn on or off the use of the proximity sensor, to silence speaking, in the TalkBack feature on an HTC One M8.

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Steps

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    To begin, turn the phone on by pressing the Power button, located on top of the phone.
    Once the phone has been activated, we'll see the lock screen.
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    To unlock the phone, press down on the screen.
    Hold down, and swipe up. Once the phone has been unlocked, we'll see the home screen. At the bottom, there will be icons.
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    Now, we need to find the "Settings" menu.
    To do that, we need to swipe the notification panel down. To do that, start right at the top of the screen and swipe down.
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    Now that the notification panel has appeared, here is the icon we're looking for.
    In the top right-hand corner of the screen, there is a white cog icon. This is our settings icon. Press down on it, and it will open up our "Settings menu".
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    We can see it says the word "Settings" in the top left-hand corner of the screen.
    Now we'll scroll down until we get to the "PERSONAL" section. It says the word "PERSONAL" in this gray bar.
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    The option that we're looking for is "Accessibility".
    It has an icon of a hand next to it. Press down on this section to open our "Accessibility" options.
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    We want the first option here, that says the word "TalkBack".
    Press down on this section to open up our TalkBack options.
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    The icon we want now is in the top right-hand corner of the screen.
    We can see that there are three small white squares in a vertical line. Press down on this icon to open our menu.
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    There is only one option in our menu, and it is "Settings".
    Press down on the word "Settings". Our TalkBack settings will open. The TalkBack function allows the HTC One M8 to talk directly to us. It can tell us what the icons are, and what we can press on the screen. It's very useful for people with limited sight, blindness, or other sight issues.
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    The option we are looking for is to "Use proximity sensor" to silence speech.
    If the HTC One M8 is talking to us and we go to pick up the phone, it will silence the speech. This can be very useful since we don't have to find the stop icon. We can just touch or pick up the phone, and the proximity sensor will sense the movement and stop talking. It can also be quite frustrating if we just wanted to move or pick up the phone, and it stops speaking. We can customize this option, by turning it on or off. Currently, it's turned on. The box is green with a white check inside. Underneath, it says, "Proximity sensor silences speech." This option is currently activated.
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    If we want to turn this option off, then press down on the box, until the box is empty.
    Now it says, "Proximity sensor does not control speech." If we're happy with this, that's good.
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    If we are not happy, and would like to change it back, just press down on the box, until the check is there.
    Now the option is activated again.
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    This then, concludes our tutorial on how to turn on or off the use of the proximity sensor to silence speaking when using the TalkBack feature on an HTC One M8.
    If you have any questions or comments about this video, or about the process you've seen in this video, then please leave them in the "Comments" section below, and we shall answer them for you.
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