Hi, you're watching VisiHow. Today we are going to show you how to enable 'TalkBack mode' on the Samsung Galaxy S5 or the Samsung Galaxy S5 Mini. Now TalkBack mode is an assistive technology that helps those who are visually impaired or even people who simply want to have the added functionality of TalkBack mode. Generally, it is designed for people who have difficulty in seeing and it changes the way you interact with your phone. This can be really frustrating for some people, but for those people who need the technology and are aware this is what they are installing it is a very helpful tool. What it does is if you single tap on any app, for instance, 'camera'. Instead of opening the camera it reads out loud and says "camera". Then you can tap on the camera again, which will open the camera for you. Likewise, instead of swiping with one finger, you can swipe with two fingers. That way, if you're trying to see something, or if you bump the phone, you don't accidentally swipe. It is a very, very helpful feature.
So to get started, what you are going to do is either click on the 'apps' button in the bottom right hand side of the phone, then click on settings. Or, you can swipe down from the top and tap on the 'settings' that way.
Now if you or someone helping another person set their phone up, they may have other services or they may need to install other services. This is where you will access those services, if the menu functions are not easily available in the services themselves.
Now this is going to tell us that when TalkBack is on your device it provides spoken feedback to help blind and low-vision users. For example, it describes what you touch, select, and activate. Again, if you are not a low-vision user or you are not blind and you enable this service you will have a very difficult time using your phone unless you follow our instructions which we will continue on with here.
Use TalkBack. "TalkBack needs permission to monitor your actions, Retrieve window content, turn on explore by touch, turn on enhanced web accessibility, and observe the text you type". We are going to click on OK to enable this.
"Touch disabled while the tutorial is running", that flashes up very quickly. If you are visually impaired. You probably wouldn't have been able to read that. In fact, I didn't read it at all, but I will probably go back and just check in the video to see what it says.
We can download a high-quality voice file which will download the English language and we can hear the voice. I'm not terribly worried about that, so let's just click OK. Remember, you do have to use two taps.
Samsung TTS US English female high-quality, sure, why not press install again using two taps. App permissions to be used for the Samsung TTS US English female high quality needs to have the following permissions, storage.
So now we are going to swipe from left to right. Female voice: showing items 13 to 30 of 40. Hangouts, to explain something you have explored tap the screen twice. Explore until you find the contacts icon, then double tap anywhere on the screen to explain it.
OK, so she wants us to find the contacts icon. So, let's explore OK, so if you are sliding your finger around and you are unable to really see the screen. Female voice: you found the contacts icon, double tap anywhere on the screen to explain.
OK, so double tap anywhere on the screen. There we go. The contacts icon has been activated. Female voice: Find the 'next' button, it is located near the bottom right corner of the screen, then double tap to explain it.
OK, so now we're going to find 'next' by tapping, then quickly double tap it. Female voice: to scroll through a list you can slide your fingers along the screen. For example, the current screen contains a list of app names that can scroll up or down. First, try to explore the screen and identify an app.
OK, we are going to explore the screen and identify an app. Now remember Exploring the screen is just by moving your finger around. Female voice: now place two fingers on the screen and slide them up. If you reach the top of the list, place your fingers on the bottom of the list and continue scrolling up. Please, explore the page to find one more app. You can also scroll an entire page by swiping your finger. To scroll to the next page, swipe your finger from the right to the left using a single motion.
Now, let's close the phone. Now it's closed, if your phone was in TalkBack mode and you would like to start it now you would press the button, and you would try to swipe it with one finger, it does not work.
The female voice will tell you what to do. Female voice: swipe with two fingers to unlock the screen. She really hates me. So, there we go, we have to swipe with two fingers to unlock the screen. Let's try that. Female voice: device unlocked.
Amazing, huh? So, thank you for watching VisiHow. I do hope this video has been helpful for you and we look for to hearing back from you in the comment section below or for artist video and if you are looking to disable TalkBack Mode. Please check out our video on how to disable talkback mode. Thank you very much. Have a great day. We will see you soon.
Visual assistance applications from Samsung are some of the best in the industry.
Samsung's TalkBack Mode is a state of the art visual assistance option. It verbally announces each item tapped or pressed on screen, and is designed to help those requiring visual assistance. It works by making it easier to know which options are being pressed, before activating them. It's not difficult to turn on, but you do need to follow some specific steps, which we explain in the guide below.
Once the Settings Menu is open, scroll down to the 'Personalization' section. Look for the 'Accessibility' icon, which is a green circle, with a white hand in the middle. Tap it to open the 'Accessibility' Menu.
You will now see a list of additional features that do not work with TalkBack. Everything in this list will be temporarily turned off while TalkBack is enabled. Tap 'OK' to enable TalkBack, and continue.
Now you will given the option of listening to the TalkBack tutorial. If you need the spoken tutorial, double tap 'Next', just keep in mind that touch is disabled while the tutorial is speaking, so you won't be able to easily exit the tutorial. When you're done, or if you don't need the spoken TalkBack tutorial, double tap 'Exit'.
Now you will see that that TalkBack switch is green, and turned to 'ON'. This means that the tap functions of your phone now verbally describe a menu option on a single tap, with a double tap required to activate it, and two fingers to swipe, instead of one. You can press the home button to return to your home screen whenever you're ready.