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Using Voice Feedback

If you have trouble seeing what’s on the screen, you can enable Galaxy TalkBack, which provides voice feedback when you’re using your phone.

Enable Galaxy TalkBack

The Galaxy TalkBack feature reads aloud whatever is selected on the Galaxy S6 screen. When activated, your phone reads whatever is under your finger when you tap.

  1. Swipe down from the top of the screen to display the notification panel.
  2. Tap Settings to display the Settings screen.

  3. Scroll to the System section and tap Accessibility.

  4. Tap Vision to display the Vision screen.

  5. Tap Galaxy TalkBack.

  6. Tap On the switch at the top of the screen.

  7. Tap Turn On when you’re prompted to use Galaxy TalkBack.

Use Galaxy TalkBack

With TalkBack activated, any item you tap onscreen generates a voice telling you what that item is—and, in some instances, information about that item. For example, if you tap the Email icon when you have new messages waiting, TalkBack tells you how many new messages you have. You can also tap an open item to have TalkBack read the content of a message or document.

Because tapping an item tells you about it, with TalkBack activated you have to double-tap apps to open them or perform specific operations. In fact, most touch gestures change when you’re using TalkBack, as indicated in the following table.




Reads aloud the item under your finger.


Opens the selected item.

Double-tap and hold

Moves an item across the screen or accesses an available option.

Swipe left

Moves to previous item.

Swipe right

Moves to next item.

Swipe up or down

Uses the most recent menu item or changes its settings. In text selection mode, moves the cursor backward or forward to select text.

Swipe left then right (in one motion)

Scrolls up the screen.

Swipe right then left (in one motion)

Scrolls down the screen.

Swipe up then down (in one motion)

Move to the first item on the screen.

Swipe down then up (in one motion)

Move to the last item on the screen.

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