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How to use Gaze Detection to improve Voice Access in Android 12

How to use Gaze Detection to improve Voice Access in Android 12

Short guide:

  1. Open the Settings and tap Accessibility.
  2. Tap Voice Access.
  3. Tap Settings, then More options.
  4. Tap the toggle switch for Gaze detection to turn it on.
  5. Tap Continue on each screen, then tap While using the app

Before and after

Android 12 before and after gaze detection is enabled

This section explains how to use Gaze Detection with Voice Access 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 tap Accessibility.

Open Settings and tap Accessibility

Find Voice Access

2. Scroll down to Interaction controls and tap Voice Access.

Tap Voice Access

Dive into the Voice Access settings

3. Tap Settings, then scroll down to the Setup section and tap More options.

Tap Settings then More options

Enable Gaze detection

4. Tap the toggle switch for Gaze detection to turn it on.

Tap the toggle switch for Gaze detection to turn it on

Allow permission

5. You’ll see a series of screens explaining how the Gaze detection feature works. Tap Continue to see the next screen. You’ll then see an alert asking for permission to take pictures and record video. Tap While using the app. The Gaze detection feature is now enabled.

Tap Continue then While using the app

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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