How To Use Accessibility Settings – Samsung Galaxy Tab S

How To Use Accessibility Settings - Samsung Galaxy Tab S
How To Use Accessibility Settings - Samsung Galaxy Tab S

Learn how to use accessibility settings on your Samsung Galaxy Tab S. Use this feature to change the font size. The device provides various font sizes to make the device more convenient for visually impaired users. Setting the font size to Huge may not be available in some apps.

  • On the Apps screen, tap Settings > Device > Accessibility > Vision > Font size.

Magnifying the screen

Use this feature to magnify the screen and to zoom in on a specific area. On the Apps screen, tap Settings > Device > Accessibility > Vision > Magnification gestures, and then tap the switch at the top of the screen to activate it.

  • Zooming in and out: Tap the screen three times quickly to zoom in on a specific area. Tap the screen three times quickly again to return.
  • Exploring the screen by scrolling: Use two fingers to scroll through the magnified screen.
  • Adjusting zoom ratio: Tap the screen with two fingers on the magnified screen. Then, spread two fingers apart or pinch them together to adjust the ratio.

Note

  • Keyboards on the screen cannot be magnified.
  • When this feature is activated, the performance of some apps, such as Calculator, may be affected.

Setting notification reminders

Use this feature to alert you to notifications that you have not checked at the interval.

  • On the Apps screen, tap Settings > Device > Accessibility > Vision > Notification reminder, and then tap the switch at the top of the screen to activate it.
  • To set an interval between alerts, tap Reminder interval.

Reversing the display colors

  • Use this feature to improve screen visibility and to help users recognise text on the screen more easily. When this feature is activated, the device displays a negative image that reverses the colors on the screen. Reversing the colors increases the contrast between black and white.
  • On the Apps screen, tap Settings > Device > Accessibility > Vision, and then tick Negative colors.

Color adjustment

Use this feature to adjust how colors are displayed on the screen if you have difficulty in distinguishing colors. The device changes the colors into more recognisable colours.

  • On the Apps screen, tap Settings > Device > Accessibility > Vision.
  • Tap the Color adjustment switch to activate it.
  • Tap Start.
  • Arrange the color tiles in order of similarity, starting from the base color. 5 When you are finished adjusting the colors, tap Done. If you can distinguish the colous, no more adjustment is required.
  • If the colors cannot be distinguished, tap Camera or Image.
  • Drag the color adjustment bar to the left or right and tap Done. To readjust the color, tap Menu icon > Readjust colour.

Setting flash notification

  • Set the flash to blink when you have incoming calls, new messages, or notifications.
  • On the Apps screen, tap Settings > Device > Accessibility > Hearing, and then tick Flash notification.

Turning off all sounds

  • Set the device to mute all device sounds, such as media sounds.
  • On the Apps screen, tap Settings > Device > Accessibility > Hearing, and then tick Turn off all sounds.

Caption settings

Samsung caption

On the Apps screen, tap Settings > Device > Accessibility > Hearing > Samsung subtitles (CC), and then tap the switch at the top of the screen to activate it. Use the following options:

  • Alignment: Change the position of the caption.
  • Font: Change the font type.
  • Size: Change the font size.
  • Edge: Change the edge of the subtitle text.
  • Font: Change the color and transparency of the text.
  • Background: Change the color and transparency of the caption box background.
  • Caption window: Change the color and transparency of the caption window.

Google caption

On the Apps screen, tap Settings > Device > Accessibility > Hearing > Google subtitles (CC), and then tap the switch at the top of the screen to activate it. Use the following options:

  • Language: Select a display language for the caption.
  • Text size: Change the font size.
  • Caption style: Change the caption style.

Adjusting the sound balance

  • Set the device to adjust the sound balance when using a headset. To adjust the sound balance, connect a headset to the device. On the Apps screen, tap Settings > Device > Accessibility > Hearing > Sound balance. Drag the adjustment bar to the left or right and adjust the sound balance, and then tap Set.

Mono audio

  • Set the device to switch the sound output from stereo to mono when a headset is connected. Mono output combines stereo sound into one signal that is played through all headset speakers. Use this if you have a hearing impairment or if a single earbud is more convenient.
  • On the Apps screen, tap Settings > Device > Accessibility > Hearing, and then tick Mono audio.

Note

This guide will work on all Samsung Galaxy Tab S’s; including Samsung Galaxy Tab S 8.4 and Samsung Galaxy Tab S 10.5

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