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  1. hstroph

    hstroph Well-Known Member This Topic's Starter

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    Perhaps some of you have enabled Talkback (Settings->Accessibility->Talkback {on}) and are wondering how to turn it off. Here's how:

    1) Selections are made by long-tap then double-tap. Remember that, as you'll need it multiple times!
    2) Select the Home screen (Remember the select technique?)
    3) Select the app waffle-iron. (Remember?)
    4) Use two (2) fingers to swipe through to the Settings icon, then select it. (Yeah, that's the ticket ... I remember now!)
    5) Two-finger swipe to select Accessibility.
    6) Select Talkback.
    7) Select {on|off} toggle.
    8) Select confirmation "OK".

    You're free! Free at last!

    I spent about a half-hour on the phone with Google Support this morning, and it was as much of a mystery to them as it was to me, although I had spent a previous half-hour discerning the long-tap double-tap technique. Young Joe at Google helped tremendously by directing my attention to the app waffle (since nether of us could pull-down notifications), then the two-fingered swipe to get to the Settings icon.

    Damn, that was a painful morning! Hopefully things will be easier now for anyone else who falls into Talkback-disable hell.
     

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    odhinn Well-Known Member

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    Yes, I ran into that this morning experimenting with the spoken caller id. I just kept tapping what I needed until I finally got to where I could turn it off. What a PITA!
     
  3. MartinS

    MartinS Well-Known Member

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    It's got to be a bug right? There's no reason that accessibility should have such a negative impact on the accessibility of the features of the phone.
     
  4. hstroph

    hstroph Well-Known Member This Topic's Starter

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    It certainly seems that it's a problem ... the Google Support guy named "Joe" was also flummoxed by it, but working together for about 1/2 hour we finally got it solved as described.

    Maybe a person with partial or no vision would approach it in a different, perhaps more intuitive way? Certainly Google has many people working on the interface, at least some of whom are presumably sight-impaired.
     
  5. lion7718

    lion7718 Well-Known Member

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    Thanks for this...I don't think I'll ever turn it on again.
     
  6. nishanthreddy7

    nishanthreddy7 New Member

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    thanx for your advise, finally i disable talkback application by following your post
     
  7. sameera12

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    This was so helpful.. thank you so much. I activated it by mistake and i thought i was doomed but i came across this post. I deactivated it within seconds - Thank you so much! :) God bless you!
     
  8. dmensch

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    OMG- thank you!
    I just installed Active Notifications and tripped over the Samsung bug activating talkback. I had NO idea what had happened nor how to fix it.
     
  9. PrakashL

    PrakashL New Member

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    You saved me from bigggg problem. Last might night i activated talkback and i felt i was trapped!! :mad:
    Now after seeing ur post, i followed the same n turned off this app.

    thanks a lot again!!
     
  10. hstroph

    hstroph Well-Known Member This Topic's Starter

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    You're welcome, everybody. That illustrates the value of these forums when people share their experience with others. Of course the PHP-enabled database doesn't hurt either. :smokingsomb:
     
  11. AButeman

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    Many many thanks for this fix. I have an HP 7" slate and was just trying out all the features when the talkback feature I foolishly selected wouldn't shut up and allow me to switch it off!
    Can't thank you enough.
     
  12. Anthony Palmer

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    OMG! Almost lost my mind dealing with this! So pissed by the time I got to your post here, I almost forgot to toggle the green switch at the end. Thank you thank you thank you!
     
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    OMG !!! Thank you!!! That was the most annoying thing EVER!!! Your instructions are clear and worked the first time.
     
  15. butcherbird190

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    Thank you so much for this post. I was driving today & accidentally enabled TalkBack (long, annoying $%^^&&* story). Got home & found your post via Google -- finally solved the problem.

    Thanks again.
     
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    after rebooting my Samsung Galaxy Star (GT-S5280) TalkBack is on, but befor reboot is of. How can delete this unused application?
     
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    Brillant hstroph! Thank you very much, & thanks to AndroidForums.com.
     
  18. ilangovan

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    thank you very much. I much suffered this problem. Again thanks for this forum.
     
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    Hi everyone. I did this maybe 5-6 times but that annoying voice still keeps talking. how many times do we have to turn it off? it just keeps turning on! Please help! my phone is S2.

    EDIT: Alright, I turned it off, exit and when I re-opened it was back on so I double tapped again when it was off, it asked if I want to turn it on so I double tapped "cancel" and voila!

    EDIT2: I just realized that No Led is turned off when I do it this way. So, it's still not solved for me.
     
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  20. lion7718

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    Turn NoLED back on, or switch to Light Flow.
     
  21. ninelivess

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    I did turn NoLed back on which lead the talk back on again. I'll check the light flow. Thanks!
     
  22. wabear

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    Well I just got new s6 and when I switched on it was in the very very very annoying TalkBack mode.
    After over half an hour I found it with help above but slight change in menus ( maybe updated android version).
    So here it is:
    Settings->Accessibility->Vision->Galaxy TalkBack set to Off.

    Holy moly that killed me.

    I was ready to throw the phone away.
     
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  23. Shakhawat Hossain

    Shakhawat Hossain New Member

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    Hey.
    At first I wanna give u lots of Thanks. :)
    I was talking with my friend about an icon showing in my Task bar named "Talk Back", and suddenly activated.

    After sometimes I discover I am hanging. Google it, got your post, disable Talk-back, and feel relief.. like... wanted to go for 'loo' but door of toilet locked. :))
     
  24. SmickleJ

    SmickleJ New Member

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    Hi. I've just come across this thread regarding the disabling of Talkback and it's unwillingness to play ball. When i encountered the same problem earlier i, like
    most people tried to 'back-track' and turn the feature off. So i went Settings - Accessibility - Dexterity and Interaction - then at the top of the screen, slide the green button left to the 'off' position. I thought that was that, but when i returned to the Home Screen, there was still an active 'hand' icon telling me Talkback was still active. Damn. So, here's the fix . . try Settings - Accessibility - Dexterity and Interaction. On that page you'll see 'Assistant menu'. Open that and turn it ON ( then you you will be told that 'Talkback will be disabled if Assistant menu is on'. So click 'O.k.' and 'bingo' everything returns to normal . . . Hope this works.
     
  25. fsavvy

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    Thanks for the advice it was making me nuts.
     

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