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How to enable and customise captions in Android 12

How to enable and customise captions in Android 12

Short guide:

  1. Open the Settings  and select Accessibility.
  2. Scroll down to the Captions section and tap Caption preferences.
  3. Tap the toggle switch for Show captions to turn it on.
  4. To change the appearance of the captions, tap Caption size and style.
  5. Tap Text size to change the text size used. 
  6. Tap Caption style to change the text and background colours. 

Before and after

Android 12 captions with default and custom settings

This section explains how to enable and customise captions 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 the Settings and tap Accessibility

Find the Caption preferences

2. Scroll down to the Captions section and tap Caption Preferences.

Tap Caption preferences

Enable captions

3. Tap the toggle switch for Show captions to turn it on.

Tap the toggle switch for Show captions to turn it on

Customise your captions

4. To change the appearance of the captions, tap Caption size and style.

Tap Caption size and style

Change the text size

5. Tap Text size to change the text sized used. Select a size from Very small to Very large. You can use the sample image at the top of the window to preview how your custom captions will look.

Tap Text size and select a new text size

Change the text and background colours

6. Now, tap Caption style to change the text and background colour. Select one of the options, and use the preview image to check how easy to read your choice of caption style will be. 

Tap Caption style and select a new style

Open the Language options

7. If you need captions in a different language, tap the back arrow in the top-left corner to return the main Caption preferences screen. Tap More options.

Tap More options

Select a language

8. Tap Language and select one of the available languages.

Tap language and select a language

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