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Is it safe to give accessibility permission to an app?

It always depends on how trusted the app is. As for why the accessibility service (which this permission is about) has such powerful control, it is because the original purpose is to help people ...
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Accessibility services gets disabled automatically

I was facing the same issue on my Lenovo vibe k5. I did the followings to solve the issue. Enable accessibility for the concerned app in the Settings. In power saving option (in most cases it is ...
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Accessibility: controlling Android and typing via eyes

Android actually does have this feature (I didn't know it either before today). Camera Switches via the Accessibility Suite is widely available since 30 September 2021 as mentioned on this page. As ...
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Google maps road names too small. Solutions?

Try going into Settings / My Device / Accessibility and turning on Magnification Gestures. A triple tap on your scree will enlarge what is there including text and then another triple tap will take ...
Robert Allen's user avatar
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Stream audio source to hearing aids

So from what I can determine: Google announced native support for hearing aids with a specification called ASHA Based on this article on XDA Developers, it appears that only Pixel devices are enabled ...
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Accidentally turned on TalkBack, how do I turn it off?

I had this problem with LG Android also - accidentally turned ON talkback. Here's how I got it turned off. You can swipe by using two fingers Tap once on Settings Then double-tap on Settings to ...
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How to disable "Flash while ringing" on the Xiaomi A2 Lite

Try this: Go to Settings. Tap on System Apps. Tap on Phone Section. Choose Incoming Call Settings. Now disable “Flash when ringing” option.
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Android 8 Oreo - No more "pause feedback" for Talkback in accessibility?

You can suspend TalkBack by pressing both volume buttons for a couple of seconds. You can un-suspend it by doing the same thing.
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Accessibility Services missing

Since the bounty expired (went unawarded) and this question hasn't received an answer yet, I just decided to explain the short term workaround as it may help users facing a similar problem. Why I ...
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Accidentally turned on TalkBack, how do I turn it off?

You can easily fix this by holding down both the volume up and volume down buttons simultaneously. This will toggle the TalkBack 'feature' off or on (which is how it accidentally turned on for me). ...
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Is there any way to disable the repeated animation in the notification bar, for app update downloads?

I don't have Android 9, but if some of the notifications are like on Android 8, then you can try the following: Open Settings -> Apps & Notifications. Click on "See all apps", then the 3-dot and ...
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Android device for birds

Mobile device touch screens have been made with resistive or capacitive technology. Resistive required pressure to indicate location so normally used a pen/stylus. Capacitive uses the fact that the ...
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How can I do adb backup without a visible screen?

(For later Android versions) You may want to try ways to mirror the screen. (Method 2 involves mirroring over WiFi) Or narrate the screen. With a totally blank screen, you can: # enable USB debugging (...
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Is it possible to get the audio files for the TalkBack "earcons"?

Talkback is open source, and the files available on Github: https://github.com/rmtheis/eyes-free The audio files are included in the repository in .ogg format. Simply download the repository and ...
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Google maps road names too small. Solutions?

I also suffer from this problem hence the reason for trying to find a solution. I have just compared the results of Google maps with an app I downloaded a while ago and keep forgetting about. The ...
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Accessibility into android7 there are news?

You should think of "Talkback" as its own app, like any other app in Android. So the version of the Talkback-app usually has not much to do with the Android version. You can have a new version of ...
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Accessibility services get disabled automatically

Changing the launch setting to start manually and not automatically seems to work. In Huawei devices, it can be found in Apps - app name - Battery - Launch. Battery saving options, on the other hand,...
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Is there a way for a blind user to find the TalkBack tutorial?

In theory when a blind user first starts up the phone they have the option to start talk back. When it is turned on at start up, the tutorial automatically starts. This option is available for ...
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Accessibility services gets disabled automatically

Disabling battery optimisation was not enough for me, I had to disabled battery saver completely as every time it kicked in all of my accessibility services were disabled. Also the offending service ...
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Default text-to-speech (TTS) engine in LineageOS 16.0?

Pico TTS is unmaintained and dead. At least publicly. Presumably, the fixed version of it is what is now called "Googls TTS", which is no longer open source. My suggestion, if you're looking for an ...
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Grant permissions to a service launched with ADB?

I believe I figured it out. I'll use Voice Access as the example app. adb shell am startservice com.android.cts.apps.accessibility.voiceaccess/com.google.android.apps.accessibility.voiceaccess....
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Larger Lock-Screen PIN buttons?

There are Apps in the Play Store that provide an alternative lockscreen. Have a look at this page to see some. But from a perspective of security, I would personally avoid using an alternative ...
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How can I configure Android to prevent the apparition of epilepsy-prone flashing displays?

From what I just checked on a couple Android devices, the Android developers have provided multiple settings to help those with various health conditions, but I see none that will likely help those ...
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How do I switch between keyboards if accessibility button is displayed in bottom-right corner?

I have the same question. So far I have found two answers but neither are as elegant as having the dedicated keyboard switch button. I'm using a Samsung S10e on Android 12. you can install the ...
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How to have app names be spoken aloud on a new notification?

MacroDroid is a free ( upto 5 macros) automation app Create a macro as below (name it whatever and save it) If you want to vary the speed or pitch of reading out, change it here Be warned that it ...
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Honor 8 : Is there a way of taking a screenshot without using the power button?

Since you mentioned that internet is censored in your country, here are two links, that describe how to take a screen shot without a power button. Youtube, specifically for Honor 8 How to take a ...
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How can I set accessibility options on an Android ROM without them?

# for font size adb shell settings put system font_scale 1.10 # 1.30 is apparently the largest font size possible # for dpi adb shell wm density <dpi> # higher the value, larger the icons ...
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How to disable "Flash while ringing" on the Xiaomi A2 Lite

Try this: Open Phone App → click the three horizontal bars in the bottom left corner → Settings. Alternatively, go to Settings → App Settings Section → System Apps → Call ...
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Enable Dark Screen on Samsung

Make sure that your device is updated to at least Android 10. Slide down the notification and settings shade. Depending on how you've organized your system settings in the pulldown menu, you may need ...
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Accessibility turned back off - how to keep it on?

This probably is the battery saving mode (Android 7) as you suggest. On my Samsung you can mark Automate (or any other app) as an app not to be checked for battery drain. From Settings, select ...
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