Enable Accessibility Shortcut on Android Oreo [How-To]

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With the Android Oreo update, Google has made it easier for users to activate accessibility shortcut on Android devices to allow access to any tools quickly. Hence, you don’t need to go through the deep inside accessibility setting to allow for TalkBack, Switch, Select to speak, Switch access, iPassword, or some other apps.

It has become very convenient and quick to launch the accessibility feature in Android Oreo. Once you have enabled accessibility shortcuts on your Android Oreo, then you will just need to simply hold both volume button to turn on the accessibility tool which you have selected. For that, you will need to get on the accessibility setting on your device and select the service you want to set as accessibility shortcut. Here are few steps you should follow to enable accessibility shortcut on Android Oreo.

How to Enable Accessibility Shortcut on Android Oreo

How to Turn On/Off Android Oreo’s Accessibility Shortcut 

This feature will work great for partially blind users who wish simply and quickly turn on/off any service like TalkBack without going to the accessibility setting sections. Likewise, it can be used for other apps as well to provide accessibility permission swiftly. Let’s find out to set accessibility shortcut on Android Oreo.

Note: We have tested accessibility shortcut feature on our OnePlus 3 running Android Oreo, and it worked great!

Step #1. Launch Settings on your Android Oreo device.

Open Settings on Android Oreo Running PhoneStep #2. Tap on Advanced and then Accessibility option.

Tap on Advanced and then Accessibility in Android OreoStep #3. Next, tap on “Accessibility Shortcuts” and then turn the toggle on. You can also turn on “Allow from lock screen” toggle to use this feature from the lock screen.

Tap on Accessibility Shortcuts then Turn ON and also Turn ON Allow from lock screen in Android Oreo

Step #4. Now tap on “Shortcut service” and select the service you want to set up as accessibility shortcut. In this guide, we have selected TalkBack option.

 

Tap on Shortcut service and select accessibility shortcut in Android Oreo

Step #5. The accessibility shortcut has been activated now.

To use it, press down Volume up and Volume down button for three seconds from any screen to quickly enable the feature and you will get an alert that the feature has been turned on.

Press down Volume up and Volume down button to Enable Enable Accessibility Shortcut on Android OreoThat’s it!

Likely, you can disable accessibility by pressing volume down and volume up key for three seconds at the same time.

In future, if you wish to turn off the accessibility shortcuts, then you will need to go to the accessibility setting and turn the accessibility shortcuts toggle off.

Press down Volume up and Volume down button to Enable Disable Accessibility Shortcut on Android Oreo

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