How to Turn Off RTT on Android

Joel Mason

Android, Tutorials

Today, we will learn how to turn off RTT on Android. RTT, or Real-Time Text, is a feature that allows for text-based communication without the need for an internet connection.

While this feature can be useful in certain situations, you may find it necessary to turn it off in order to improve your device’s performance or to avoid any accidental activation. In this tutorial, we will guide you through the steps to disable RTT on your Android device.

Step 1: Access the Settings Menu

To begin, open the Settings app on your Android device. You can usually find this app represented by a gear icon located either on your home screen or in the app drawer.

Step 2: Navigate to Accessibility Settings

Once you have opened the Settings app, scroll down until you find the “Accessibility” option. Tap on it to access the accessibility settings.


If you are using a newer version of Android, you may need to go to “System” first and then select “Accessibility”. The exact location of the accessibility settings may vary slightly depending on your device model and Android version.

Step 3: Find and Select “Real-Time Text (RTT)”

In the Accessibility settings menu, scroll down until you locate the option labeled “Real-Time Text (RTT)”. This option is typically found under the “Services” or “Text-to-Speech” section.

Step 4: Disable RTT

To turn off RTT on your Android device, simply toggle off (disable) the switch next to the “Real-Time Text (RTT)” option. Once disabled, this feature will no longer be active on your device.


Disabling RTT may vary in appearance depending on your Android device and operating system version. Some devices may use a checkbox or a different style of switch to enable or disable this feature.

Step 5: Verify RTT is Disabled

To confirm that RTT has been successfully turned off, exit the settings menu and open any text-based communication app such as Messages or WhatsApp. Start a new conversation or open an existing one, and you should no longer see the RTT icon or any indication that RTT is active.


If you are unable to locate the “Real-Time Text (RTT)” option in your accessibility settings, it is possible that this feature is not available on your specific Android device or operating system version.

In Conclusion

Turning off RTT on Android can be done by accessing the accessibility settings, finding the “Real-Time Text (RTT)” option, and disabling it. This simple process allows you to disable RTT for improved performance or if you prefer not to use this feature. Remember to verify that RTT has been successfully turned off by checking a text-based communication app.

Now that you have learned how to turn off RTT on Android, feel free to explore other accessibility settings and customize your device according to your preferences.

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