My phone came with this already activated. I could find no way of turning it off and was about to send it back. I had one more try and managed to get rid of it. This is an utter nightmare and I now avoid it like the plague. 90% of people will never use this intrusive piece of junk so why not make it optional rather than impose it upon the rest of us?
An irritating app. Always notifying to download one or other languages to download even after downloading the same. It is too much disturbing me. I cannot use my phone as this useless notifications are coming on the top of the phone when I switch on and unable to read other messages. Can't you fix the bug/problems permanently.
This app isn't a a freaking GAME people! "This app is an accessibility service to help the blind and vision impaired..." All you dumb asses calling it boring isn't helpful. TalkBack has plenty of options to help the people that need it, though it can be a little difficult to navigate sometimes. The tutorial is kind of a pain and like someone else said it can be hard to get out of it and turn it off. Keep up the good work!
I'm using it to read web novels by using the continuous playback functionality (done by shaking the device). I'd still like something more button pressy to start reading a page online, and also would love if this didn't get interrupted by pressing the volume button or turning off the screen.
I can't keep it turned off. I know some people need it but God damn it most of us don't. It should be a SIMPLE SETTING TO TURN IT OFF until it is turned back on if ever. VOICE IS TOO LOUD. I hate this annoying time waster.
My wife activated this garbage on her phone by mistake and I can tell you that was one serious mistake. It took me 1.5 hours to work it out and deactivate it, as it's a pre-installed app on her phone all I could do was uninstall updates and disable it and I would recommend you do the same if you have it on your device.
What's new in TalkBack 5.2
• New Speech Verbosity setting for spoken feedback
• New earcons
• Hear feedback when you turn magnification on/off or zoom in/out
• Hear character count in password fields in Chrome (56+)
• Shorter delay before usage hints
• Other fixes and improvements
New service: Select to Speak lets you tap items to hear them read aloud. Go to Accessibility > Select to Speak.