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How to use the volume keys to activate an accessibility feature in Android 10

How to use the volume keys to activate an accessibility feature in Android 10

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How to enable the Volume key shortcut

How to use the Volume key shortcut

How to enable the Volume key shortcut

  1. To access the Accessibility features on your Android device open the Settings app .
  2. In the Settings app, select Accessibility from the list.
  3. Now select Volume key shortcut.
  4. On the Volume key shortcut screen, select Use service to set the toggle switch to On.
  5. By default, the TalkBack screen reader is the service activated by the Volume key shortcut. To assign a different service, select Shortcut service and choose from the following options:
    • Colour Inversion
    • Colour Correction
    • TalkBack
    • Accessibility Menu
    • Select to Speak
    • Switch Access
    • Plus other Google accessibility services, such as Live Transcribe and Sound Amplifier, that you may have installed from the Play store

How to use the Volume key shortcut

To activate the Volume key shortcut, press and hold both volume keys for 3 seconds. The assigned accessibility service will start immediately.

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.

Created on: May-31-2019

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