Disable TalkBack (Talk Back) mode in Samsung Galaxy Note II (Note 2)
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TalkBack mode is Android's accessibility service that makes it easier for people who are visually impaired to use and interact with their devices more easily. If you are visually impaired, TalkBack will allow you to interact with your device more effectively by using vibrations, spoken word, and other clever audio devices. All these things will let you know what's on your screen, what you're touching, and what things you can do. This accessibility service will provide a "TalkBack" feedback or notification for any action done through the phone. The phone will vibrate whenever something is pressed on the screen as a way to signal the user that their touch has been recognized by the device. However, some people who have no problems with their vision, may have issues if this service is accidentally enabled. If one does not know how to turn off TalkBack mode on the Samsung Galaxy Note2, then the feature can be really annoying. To turn off and disable TalkBack mode on your device, follow the directions below.
- 1 Disable TalkBack Mode in Note2
- 2 Common Problems
- 3 Disable Text to Speech (TTS) on Note2
- 4 Disable Driving Mode on Note2
- 5 Questions and Answers
- 5.1 How do I scroll down to accessibility settings? It does not allow.
- 5.2 I cannot uncheck both of Google Text to Speech Engine and Samsung TTS, what to do now?
- 5.3 How to take TalkBack off of Galaxy Prevail 2?
- 5.4 On my phone, I do not have the ability to scroll down while the TalkBack feature is scroll down
- 5.5 Disable calendar event talk mode.
- 5.6 My Samsung Note4 Nook keeps reading the nook books to me. How can I turn it OFF? I have disabled text to speech, returned to the original nook app and disabled TalkBack?
- 5.7 I am not sure whether my problem is with the talk thing, its just that my phone keeps on having this 'assistant window popping up all the time?
- 6 Comments
Disable TalkBack Mode in Note2
The following procedures will disable TalkBack mode on the Note2. Pictures have been provided to help guide you. Just follow the instructions and you should be able to disable TalkBack on your device: * Note: Before proceeding, it is important to know that in TalkBack mode, you do every gesture on your phone's screen using two fingers. Thus when the instruction tells you to tap, it is actually asking you to tap using two fingers.
- 1Go to your home screen by pressing on the Home button.Advertisement
- 6You have just successfully turned off TalkBack mode on your Note2. If there is a need to enable it again, simply do the same procedures, making sure that TalkBack mode is set to "ON."Congratulations!
Q: I already turned off TalkBack mode but my phone still speaks the messages when I open them. A: The Text-to-Speech feature of your phone has been enabled. Disable it by following the procedures below:
Disable Text to Speech (TTS) on Note2
- 1Go to your home screen by pressing on the Home button.
Q: I already turned off TalkBack mode and disabled Text-to-Speech, but the phone still speaks on some instances, like when I receive an SMS it says, "Message from (Name of Sender)." A: Driving mode is apparently enabled. Disable it to completely turn off any speech on your device.
Disable Driving Mode on Note2
- 1Go to your home screen by pressing on the "Home" button.
- 2It is the button located on the lower-right portion of your phone's front screen.On your home screen, press the "Menu" button.
- 3Tap on the "Settings" option, located on the lowest part of the list.After pressing the Menu button, you will be shown a few options.
- 4Scroll down until you are on the "Personal" sub-menu. Under "Personal," you can see some options. Tap on "Language and Input" (icon with a letter A on it).You will now be taken to the "Settings" menu.
- 5In the "Language and Input" menu, go to the "Speech" sub-menu and tap on "Text-to-Speech-Output."
- 7You have just successfully turned off Driving mode in your Galaxy Note2. If there is a need to enable it again, simply do the same procedures making sure that you set Driving mode to "ON."Congratulations!
Questions and Answers
How do I scroll down to accessibility settings? It does not allow.
I am not able to scroll down to accessibility settings with my TalkBack on. I need to close the TalkBack function
Double tap on your screen in order to be able to scroll down the settings menu so that you will be able to turn off TalkBack. When you reach the TalkBack option also double tap on the on/off tab so that you are able to turn off the TalkBack mode.
When TalkBack is enabled, you will have to swipe up or down using two fingers to scroll lists and pages. So if you are in the Settings menu, please scroll down using your two fingers, then double tap on Accessibility. You can now disable TalkBack by unchecking the TalkBack checkbox.
I cannot uncheck both of Google Text to Speech Engine and Samsung TTS, what to do now?
If you are unable to uncheck both of these features, turning off Driving Mode is enough. Also, choose Samsung TTS and do not download, nor install voice data for it.
Only turn off the one that you are not going to be utilizing, or the one that you find to be less helpful than the other. This will help you to keep one TTS application/option on your device.
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How to take TalkBack off of Galaxy Prevail 2?
TalkBack is on my phone I would like to turn it off
In order to stop TalkBack and TTS on your phone follow these steps
1. From home screen go to Apps.
2. Select Settings.
3. Scroll down to Accessibility then select TalkBack 4. Move slider to off position and select OK
Occasionally, there is still some speech even after disabling this option. Follow the steps below to make sure it is all completely disabled
1. Go to Settings.
2. Select Application Manager.
3. Select Running Tab.
4. Select All Tab.
5. Now tap the Google Text to Speech Engine and disable.
On my phone, I do not have the ability to scroll down while the TalkBack feature is scroll down
Remember that TalkBack mode on phone requires different gestures for you to do a command on the phone. A normal command on the phone to select an application is by a tap only and the application will be launched and for swiping or scrolling on your phone screen, you need to use two fingers for you to swipe and scroll down. Simply place two of your fingers on screen and scroll. Remember that when you are going to scroll or swipe, it is best that you wait until the phone finishes reading what is on your phone screen, before doing the next action.
If you still cannot scroll or do anything on your phone while TalkBack feature is enabled, the only resolution is to perform a Hard Reset on your phone. Doing a Hard Reset can erase of all data on the phone and all settings that you made on your phone will be set to their default values, just like when you first purchased the phone. There are some reports that whenever the TalkBack feature has been enabled, phone owners have found that the phone touch sensitivity is not functioning correctly, so they need to reset the phone back to its original settings. See below if you decide to reset the phone:
1. Turn off the phone, it is best you take the battery out for 5 seconds and re-insert it back.
2. Press the following buttons and hold for a couple of seconds.
Press and hold Volume Up + Home button + Power
Wait for a couple of seconds or until you see an Android logo on screen or the recovery menu will pop-up. Use the volume keys to highlight, and then home button to select.
3. Select Wipe and Reset, then Yes, to start the process and wait. Once it's done, simply select the reboot to restart.
After the reset, your phone will now be on default and no more TalkBack. If you made a backup, then you can restore your device to have them all back, or download all applications from your Google Play store.
Disable calendar event talk mode.
When a calendar event is triggered - the phone speaks - I need to disable speak mode
It can be annoying whenever your phone speaks to you at the most inconvenient times or whenever a calendar event comes up. Here are some of the top ways to disable the speak mode.
- Turn off "Driving Mode".
- Delete the "Lightflow" app.
- Go to "App Manager" and click "All".
- Disable Samsung and Google text to speech.
My Samsung Note4 Nook keeps reading the nook books to me. How can I turn it OFF? I have disabled text to speech, returned to the original nook app and disabled TalkBack?
My Samsung Note4 Nook keeps reading the nook books to me. How can I turn it OFF? I have disabled text to speech, returned to the original nook app and disabled TalkBack.
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I am not sure whether my problem is with the talk thing, its just that my phone keeps on having this 'assistant window popping up all the time?
So, when I open my phone this white smaller 'assistant window opens up, obscuring the main window. It can be closed by the X in the top right hand corner but it means that one can miss a call because of it, its a pain. I have tried: I do not know what to do as I cannot find anywhere on the phone where I can disable this 'assistant' function which has only just started to happen. I think it was caused by: No idea - probably one of the pesky, unwanted updates or something
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