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How to change how long "take action" messages remain on-screen in Android 12

How to change how long "take action" messages remain on-screen in Android 12

Short guide:

  1. Open the Settings  and select Accessibility.
  2. Tap Timing controls.
  3. Tap Time to take action (Accessibility timeout).
  4. Select a new time-out duration. 

Before and after

The Time to take action setting before and after adjustment

This section explains how to change the Time to take action setting in Android 12. This is a step-by-step guide with pictures of the screens to help.

Open the Accessibility settings

1. Open the Settings and select Accessibility.

Open Settings and select Accessibility

Find the Timing controls

2. Scroll down to the Interaction controls section and tap Timing controls.

Tap TIme to take action

3. Tap Time to take action (Accessibility timeout).

Tap Time to take action (Accessibility timeout).

Select a new duration

4. Now select a new time-out duration. You can select any of the listed periods, from the default setting up to 2 minutes.

Select a new time-out duration

Note: we have written these instructions for devices running the standard version of the Android operating system. You may find some minor presentation differences if the manufacturer has customised the theme.

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