[SOLVED] Talkback Won’t Turn Off

TalkBack won’t turn off on your Android phone no matter what you do? Then there is a good chance that TalkBack is set to turn on every time you use volume keys (shortcut). That means all you have to do is to disable the TalkBack shortcut. In the case that the issue persists, you need to consider turning off TalkBack. Read to the end to be able to regulate the operation of TalkBack to your liking. 

What Is Going On 

In case you don’t know, TalkBack is designed alongside a shortcut to let people turn it on at a moment’s notice. Usually, the TalkBack shortcut uses volume keys so you could unintentionally turn on TalkBack as you increase/decrease the volume. Hence, if TalkBack won’t turn off, the shortcut is the number one suspect. On the bright side, if the shortcut is the root of the problem, there is no need to do much. 

Approaches To The Situation

Disable The Talkback Shortcut 

  • Step 1: Open Settings, select Accessibility and choose TalkBack.
  • Step 2: Toggle off the switch next to TalkBack shortcut.
  • Step 3: Determine whether the issue persists. 

Disable Talkback From Settings

  • Step 1: Make your way to TalkBack in Accessibility of Settings.
  • Step 2: Toggle off the switch next to TalkBack.
  • Step 3: See how things turn out. 

Note: If the TalkBack shortcut is currently enabled, you could take advantage of it to turn off TalkBack. Turning off TalkBack via the shortcut proves handy if the screen is not responding to your touches, Settings won’t open, etc. 

  • Step 1: Press and hold the volume keys for about three seconds.
  • Step 2: Once the TalkBack menu appears, opt to disable TalkBack. 
  • Step 3: Witness the result. 

A Summary Of TalkBack 

For your information, TalkBack is a feature on Android devices that provides spoken feedback to assist users suffering from poor vision, blindness,… Some of the main features of TalkBack include:

  • Spoken feedback: TalkBack speaks aloud about the names of apps, menu options, and other on-screen elements, as well as the actions performed.
  • Gesture support: TalkBack provides a set of gestures that allow users to interact with their devices without using the touchscreen. For instance, users could swipe left or right to move between elements or double-tap to select an item.
  • Audible cues: TalkBack plays sound cues to indicate various actions, such as when a user performs a gesture or receives a notification.
  • Customization: TalkBack provides several options that users can customize to suit their needs, such as the voice used for spoken feedback, the type and volume of sound cues, and the gestures used to interact with the device.

What Is The Difference Between Voice Assistant And TalkBack?

Voice assistants and TalkBack are two different things that serve different purposes.

  • Voice assistants are software programs that allow users to interact with their devices using voice commands. Voice assistants can perform various tasks, such as setting reminders, answering questions, controlling smart home devices, and playing music. Examples of popular voice assistants include Apple’s Siri and Google’s Assistant.
  • TalkBack, on the other hand, is a feature on Android phones optimized to help users with disabilities and facilitate their interactions with the devices. It speaks aloud the names of apps, menu options, and other on-screen elements, as well as the actions performed. Of course, the feature can also be useful for users who are temporarily unable to use the touchscreen, such as when their hands are wet or dirty.