Switch Access

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About this app

Control your phone or tablet using switches or the front camera. You can use switches to select items, scroll, enter text, and more.

Switch Access helps you interact with your Android device using one or more switches instead of the touchscreen. Switch Access can be helpful if you can't interact directly with your device.

To get started:
1. Open your device's Settings app.
2. Tap Accessibility > Switch Access.

Set up a switch

Switch Access scans the items on your screen and highlights each item until you make a selection. You can choose from a few kinds of switches:

Physical switches
• USB or Bluetooth switches, like buttons or keyboards
• On-device switches, like volume buttons

Camera switches
• Open your mouth, smile, or raise your eyebrows
• Look left, right, or up

Scan your device

After setting up a switch, you can scan and interact with things on the screen.

• Linear scanning: Move between items one at a time.
• Row-column scanning: Scan one row at a time. After a row is selected, move through items in that list.
• Point scanning: Use moving lines to select a specific horizontal and vertical location, then press "Select".
• Group selection: Assign switches to different color groupings. All items on the screen will be assigned a color. Press the switch corresponding to the color around the item you want. Narrow down the size of the group until you reach your choice.

Use the menus

When an element is selected, you'll see a menu with available interactions, like select, scroll, copy, paste, and more.
There will also be a menu at the top of the screen to help you move around your device. For example, you can open notifications, go to the home screen, change the volume, and more.

Navigate with Camera Switches

You can use Camera Switches to navigate your phone with facial gestures. Browse or select apps on your phone with the use of your phone’s front camera.
You can also customize the sensitivity and duration of each gesture to better fit your needs.

Record shortcuts

You can record touch gestures that can be assigned to a switch or started from a menu. Touch gestures can include pinching, zooming, scrolling, swiping, double tapping, and more. You can then start frequent or complex actions with a single switch, for example, recording a gesture that swipes left twice to turn two pages of an ebook.

Permissions Notice
• Accessibility Service: Because this app is an accessibility service, it can observe your actions, retrieve window content, and observe text that you type.
Updated on
Aug 21, 2023

Data safety

Safety starts with understanding how developers collect and share your data. Data privacy and security practices may vary based on your use, region, and age. The developer provided this information and may update it over time.
No data shared with third parties
Learn more about how developers declare sharing
This app may collect these data types
Personal info, Messages and 4 others
Data is encrypted in transit
Data can’t be deleted

Ratings and reviews

6.39K reviews
November 30, 2023
I having the same experience with this app very intrusive. My phone doesn't work correctly ever since the version 14 update a bunch of new intrusive apps appear in my phone causing to crashed I have two replacement phones they're working find until download the new version 14 and everything goes back acting up I complained about to Google and Verizon my phone service carrier they're just keep replacing my phone. It's useless. I have happy with my pixel for years but I think it is time to Google.
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David E
November 3, 2023
If you think this is malware or bloatware, you're a complete idiot who doesn't understand what Project Mainline is. It's based on, and is in addition to, what Project Treble is for base security update patches. That way Google can send out bugfixes and QOL without the need of Android "14.1". Think (if you're capable) of it as akin to changing the filter on your drinking water pitcher without throwing the whole thing out and get a new pitcher or upgrading your Wi-Fi router firmware, not buy new.
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Marc Leonard
October 21, 2023
I didn't install this, it can't be disabled, Google has started the B's the carriers do and put junk on our phones we can't control. Why exactly did I buy an open market phone? Oh ya that's right for TOTAL control and here's Google over stepping boundaries. I thanks. Maybe it's time to move on from Google
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What's new

This update includes bug fixes.