How to Turn Off Talk Back on Android

Joel Mason

Android, Tutorials

How to Turn Off Talk Back on Android

If you have enabled the TalkBack feature on your Android device, you may find it helpful for accessibility purposes. However, there may be instances when you need to turn it off. In this tutorial, we will guide you through the steps to disable TalkBack on Android.

Step 1: Access Accessibility Settings

To begin, unlock your Android device and navigate to the Settings app. You can typically find this app in your app drawer or by swiping down from the top of your screen and tapping the gear icon.

Step 2: Locate Accessibility Options

In the Settings menu, scroll down until you find the Accessibility option. It is often represented by an icon of a person or a hand.

Step 3: Open TalkBack Settings

In the Accessibility menu, locate and tap on TalkBack. This will open up the settings for the TalkBack feature.

Step 4: Disable TalkBack

To turn off TalkBack, toggle the switch labeled TalkBack. This will disable the feature and return your device to its regular functionality.

Bonus Tip: Using Gestures with TalkBack Enabled

If you still want to use some of TalkBack’s features without enabling the entire service, you can do so by using gestures. Here are a few commonly used gestures:

  • Single Tap: Selects an item or reads out loud what is currently focused.
  • Double Tap: Activates or opens an item.
  • Swipe Up and Down: Navigates through lists or scrolls through content.
  • Swipe Left and Right: Navigates to previous or next item.

By familiarizing yourself with these gestures, you can still benefit from some of TalkBack’s functionality while keeping it disabled.


TalkBack can be a useful accessibility feature on Android devices, but there may be occasions when you need to turn it off. By following the steps outlined in this tutorial, you can easily disable TalkBack and return your device to its regular functionality. Remember, if you only need specific features of TalkBack, you can always use gestures to navigate without enabling the entire service.

We hope this guide has been helpful in assisting you with turning off TalkBack on your Android device!

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