Questions tagged [accessibility]

Questions regarding the accessibility features of Android to assist users with visual, physical, or other disabilities.

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How do I turn off the blinking cursor in text entry boxes?

In text entry boxes on Android, there is a vertical line, called a caret or cursor, which marks the point where text is inserted when I type on the on-screen keyboard. But the default configuration ...
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Making Samsungs One-Hand Mode permanent

One of my brothers have broken the top part of his screen but using the one-hand mode enables him to use all parts of the screen. Is there any way to make italways enabled, e.g. turning it when the ...
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Is there any way to disable the repeated animation in the notification bar, for app update downloads?

I've just acquired an Android 9 phone. It is part of the Android One scheme, so the software should be really stock Android. I do not currently wish to install a custom ROM, or otherwise mod the OS ...
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How can I transfer android data to PC (windows) given that phone screen is not working and I don't want to replace it.? [duplicate]

I have a LeTV android phone launched in India in 2016, now the company has been shut down. Few days back, my mobile screen suddenly just went off. Now it is just switched ON. Before dismantling it, I ...
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Android Accessibility: Click When Pointer Stops On Websites

I have a disability that requires me to use the Interaction And Dexterity: Click When Pointer Stops accessibility setting on my Samsung Galaxy S9+. Unfortunately, this setting (in combination with the ...
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How can you turn on live captions on Android Q?

I've got a Pixel 3a XL with the beta 4 of Android Q. I can't seem to figure out how to turn live captions on. Searching for it in the Settings app gets me one search result, "Live Caption" / "...
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In Android Oreo 8.0, how do accessibility options interfere with enhanced data encryption?

In Android Oreo 8.0 many accessibility options such as Select to Speak, TalkBack, and Switch Access show a similar message: If you turn on TalkBack your device won't use your screen lock to enhance ...
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Why accessibility menu blocked in kiosk mode?

Why accessibility menu of Android can't be turned on (always disabled) in COSU (Kiosk) mode?
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Default text-to-speech (TTS) engine in LineageOS 16.0?

I have recently updated my OnePlus One to LineageOS 16.0 and noticed that there does not seem to be any TTS provider included anymore. In previous versions (LineageOS 15), there used to be Pico TTS as ...
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Coding across the room while walking, possibly using AIDE, TeamViewer, Chromecast, or other mechanism

Why is it that only certain apps can Chromecast to a TV with a Chromecast device? I would like to open AIDE and cast my code onto the television so that I can code on my smartphone as I walk around ...
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How to disable keyboard icon when typing on the other side of the back button, Android Nougat

I'm running Android 7 Nougat. When I type in gboard there is a small keyboard icon in the lower right corner below the keyboard. But it gets in the way when I type, bringing up the change keyboard ...
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Disable notification drawer when toddler uses smartphone [duplicate]

When my toddler uses the phone to play games my toddler repeatedly pills out the notification drawer making the game unplayable. Is there a way to temporarily disable it? Is there a special toddler ...
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Stream audio source to hearing aids

I just started wearing hearing aids (ReSound LiNX Quattro). My audiologist says that the Android developers are working on a solution that would allow me to stream audio content (music, calls, etc.) ...
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Enable Dark Screen on Samsung

I'd like to try out the dark screen mode on my Galaxy J7 max but the option has been greyed out and I was wondering why. Any clues? This option is found under Accessibility>Vision
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Accessibility turned back off - how to keep it on?

I'm using the app 'Automate', in order for it to work I have to turn it on in Settings/Accessibility: But after a short time I doesn't work anymore and it's back on 'off' again. I think it may have ...
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MacroDroid requires permission constantly

I'm on Android 8.1.0 non rooted with MacroDroid v3.24.1 pro. After I got a replacement phone and reinstalled MacroDroid it constantly asks for accessiblity permission (Application Launched/Closed). ...
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Accessibility of router password entering via scanning for blind, old people, and ease of use

This post is about accessibility by older people and people forgetting their glasses and shop and warehouse personnel wanting to make use of a QR code and some blind people as a quick input method. ...
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Can i disable spellchecker popup but keep the red underline?

The red underline on misspelled words is excellent, but the popup is awful. This is the popup I do not want: My keyboard app has a much better suggestion list, always. I think because it learns my ...
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Is it possible to switch out the voice for the Talkback-reader?

Can you switch out the voice of the Talkback-reader completely? In car-navigationsystems you can download "funny" or different sounding persons (male, female, actor, ...). But the for the Talkback-...
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Can an application with the following permissions steal user data?

I would like to use an application which is able to blacken my screen (AMOLED) so it consumes nearly no power (of course, while running an app, that cannot be run in the background). The application ...
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Voice typing in Android for a disabled person with very limited hand function

I have a close friend who is suffering from a neurological disorder similar to ALS (Lou Gehrig's disease). Over the last year his arms, hands and fingers have weakened greatly to the point where he ...
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How to answer whatsapp calls by pressing the home button?

Its just for accessibility, as android supports answering phone calls using home button, I want to do this with whatsapp calls too.
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How can I get voice control like my Moto X 2nd Gen had?

My last phone was a Moto X 2nd Generation. The Moto Voice app was great - I could say "Away Team to Voyager (my custom command phrase) - what's up?" and it would read me all current notifications ...
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How to toggle “Magnify with button” quickly, maybe with Tasker?

I often want to use "Magnify with button" (Android 8 > Settings > Accessibility > Magnification). Unfortunately, it interferes with the keyboard chooser (Settings > System > Languages > Virtual ...
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Android 8 Oreo - No more “pause feedback” for Talkback in accessibility?

I am developing apps for Android and now have started to use Android 8 (Oreo) on my Pixel 2-phone. While working on the accessibility of an app I've noticed that a certain entry in the "Global ...
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Can Hike messenger steal our whatsapp data

As per new update of Hike messenger, giving reward upto ₹10000 for making your friend join Hike. To do this Hike asks accessbility permission. And when you refer a friend or a group, all messeges ...
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How hike messenger is auto inviting WhatsApp group users and importing WhatsApp chats?

I recently witnessed hike (beta) auto inviting friends via WhatsApp & importing WhatsApp chats to hike on my friend's non-rooted phone. Till then, I was under the impression that inter app data ...
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Homescreen toggle shortcut for color inversion under accessibility in Android 6.0

Is there any way, shortcut or app which just toggles the color inversion option which is under Accessibility in Settings. It is cumbersome to go to Settings ~ Additional settings ~ Accessibility ~ ...
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Apps missing from Usage Access menu?

I installed Avast Anti-theft on to my Moto X running Resurrection Remix on Marshmallow, and I'm having a strange issue with the accessibility settings. Apps are missing from the usage page. When I ...
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Algorithms used in Android's Accessibility Colour Correction

Since Android 5.0 there is an accessibility feature that allows the recolouring of everything that is displayed called Colour Correction. This is meant to help people with impaired colour vision. But ...
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Accessibility Services missing

I am using a Huawei tablet with Android 4.3 jellybean OS (EMUI), and for some reason I do not see any accessibility SERVICES (only SYSTEM is there) see below: Screenshot (click image for larger ...
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Accessibility into android7 there are news?

I'm blind and I tried Android 5.0 and it seemed not very good using talkback. Does someone know if there are many differences with the new version?
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Turn off accessibility service

I have rooted my phone with KingRoot app, and suddenly "Ok Google" stopped working. After a bit of searching I've found out that some accessibility services could been blocking it. And the only one ...
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Accessibility services get disabled automatically

This Christmas I gave a Wiko Lenny 3 to my son, it comes with Marshmallow. When trying to install a parental control I sadly discovered that there's a bug (I suppose) that is well documented for ...
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Vibration / sound priority notifications for a Gmail label that continue until dismissed

I know the Gmail app has some per-label notification settings, however I don't see an option for a notification to appear when you have priority notifications only or an option to repeat the ...
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unblock device with voice control command

I'm curious if is possible to unblock the device with voice commands. I know about the "Ok, Google" but unfortunately doesn't work with display blocked. I'm looking for the name of an app which can ...
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Accessibility menu keeps appearing

On my Moto G4 the Accessibility settings menu keeps popping up, and I can't make it go away. The only thing that works temporarily is to put the phone on standby, then reopen and the phone works ...
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How accessibility access is secure?

My android device is rooted and running Android 4.4.2. Some apps like App Lock, GO Power Master, Kaspersky Internet Security, All-In-One-Toolbox, MoboClean Auto Installer ask for accessibility access ...
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Hardware key combinations to enable/disable TalkBack

I have found the following gestures out options I the TalkBack settings: I want to be able to get the double Coyle up and volume down long press key combination to toggle TalkBack on or off. This is ...
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Something wrong using TalkBack with stock Contacts app

I am trying to scroll up and down the stock Contacts app, which I am doing by trying to place two fingers simultaneously on the screen and dragging up and down. When I do this properly I can hear the ...
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TalkBack, how to figure out what the non-text-reading sounds mean

I am trying to use TalkBack without looking at the screen, but even when I look I am not good with sounds because they distract me and I cannot figure out what they mean. So, is there a resource, ...
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Google now won't read the contents of lists

Google now won't read the contents of the lists add in the following two screenshots. Click image for larger version This is completely unusable from the point of view of blind users, who may want ...
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TalkBack menu entry should beep and be present by default [closed]

Android 4..4.2 here. I have written about the fact that it is a shame for Android not to have a mode where you can configure the device upon first boot using your voice, which would be helpful for ...
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How to color status bar and navigation bar

I really like that my status bar and navigation bar have the same colour with a running software without rooting, because I don't like black navigation bar, is there any way? If it's impossible ...
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What application is “using my screen” with some kind of overlay? [duplicate]

I want to turn on accessibility permission to Greenify app. But I'm unable to click "ok". I also have Twilight and since some security built in the system, I have to disable, stop or uninstall the ...
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How do I dial phone numbers with extensions with Google Now?

I am helping my visually impaired brother setting up his Samsung S7 with voice commands. Google Now works pretty well for dialing, it can both dial stored contacts and new numbers by dictating the ...
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How can I make Google Now talk back in other languages than English?

My brother is getting gradually blind from diabetes and I want to help him setting up his phone (Samsung S6) with Google Now so he can voice-control it. Apparently Google Now can only talk back if ...
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Is there a way for a blind user to find the TalkBack tutorial?

How can someone unable to see find and go through the TalkBack tutorial available on an Android device?
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How can blind users enter (keyboard) characters without resorting to a braille I/O device?

If I am unable to use my eyesight¹ and also unable to use my mouth², then how can I comfortably enter characters into my device using only one free hand? Suppose TalkBack is enabled. Is there ...
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Accessibility services gets disabled automatically

I have a Gionee p3s. I was trying to use tasker when i observed that the tasker accessibility service gets disabled automatically after a few minutes. Not only with tasker, all apps requiring ...