Suddenly (OK so I may accidentally have triggered a setting somewhere) my android phone (LG v20 Standard Android) has started speaking all the touch commands I do.

For example, if I start from a blanked locked screen and turn it on the device says "Screen on. the time" Then after a pause, "Screen Off" as it turns off the screen

If I type in characters it speaks every letter/character as I press the key (makes passwords tricky!!)

If I try to close an app with the X I press the x it says "Dismiss button. Double tap to activate" I double tap and it says " app dismissed"

But worst of all swipe no longer works. So I cant swipe up to see what is on the bottom of a page; I cant swipe left to see other pages of apps etc etc

Please, how do I get back to a normal silent android! TFAI

  • Sounds like talkback is on. you could probably OK google or use navbar to get into settings, from there just do this to turn talkback off – Dan Brown Mar 21 '19 at 10:38

Method 1

Tap Home key > Tools > Settings > General tab > Accessibility > Vision. Then, disable Talkback

Method 2

Hold Volume Up + Volume Down for more than 3 seconds to disable (or enable) Talkback as described in this answer from XDA.

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  • Lovely Thanks. Though I could not make Vol up and Vol down work. Staggered why anyone would want that feature!! – Rincewindwiz Mar 16 '19 at 11:58
  • Did any of the methods solve the problem? – Reddy Lutonadio Mar 16 '19 at 12:07
  • If yes, you can mark the response as answered. – Reddy Lutonadio Mar 16 '19 at 12:17
  • Very happy to but HOW to I mark the question as answered? – Rincewindwiz Mar 17 '19 at 13:00
  • You should take a tour of how the site work here. – Reddy Lutonadio Mar 17 '19 at 16:39

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