Samsung has its own Talkback service which is named Samsung Talkback on the old system or Voice Assistant on newer systems.
Nevertheless, this service also has a function that is very similar to Google Talkback, which is to help blind users so that they can interact or use smartphones more easily.
This service is built by converting everything into sound feedback. For example, by activating this service, what we touch, select, or activities will be described in words.
As a result, the operation of the smartphone will be a little different than usual. Which in this case, users cannot directly access the menu when touching it, but they will get an explanation of the menu first.
Of course, for ordinary users who are not used to it, there will be a little difficulty in this matter. For this reason, they need to deactivate it without accidentally turning on this feature. Then, how do you do it?
How to Disable Talkback or Voice Assistant on Samsung Devices
- Open Settings
- Enter the Accessibility section
- Select the Vision menu
- Then select Voice Assistant or Talkback
- Tap the slider button to the off position
- Finally, confirm by selecting the OK button
It should be noted, the display above may vary slightly on some devices. This is because of differences in the operating system used or because the user has changed the appearance using the theme.
But in general, the steps to disable the Talkback feature are almost the same on every Android device, especially Samsung devices in this case. For this reason, users only need to adjust it.
In addition, different from when the Talkback or Voice Assistant feature is inactive, to select or tap the button, the user needs to tap it twice (double tap) so that the menu is truly selected.
How to Activate Talkback or Voice Assistant on a Samsung Device?
As mentioned earlier, even though it comes as a basic feature that is present on every Samsung device, Talkback or Voice Assistant actually can’t be activated by itself. Users need to activate it manually to be able to taste this feature.
To activate it, in general, it can be done by a method that is almost the same as the steps above. But in this case, the user only needs to tap the slider on Voice Assistant to the on position.