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.
Talkback is still far from good. The gestures work very inconsistently and are difficult to perform non visually. I cannot in good faith recommend an android device to anyone who is Blind. Apple just does a much better job. I have tried to contact google and never received responses about bugs and glitches with talkback. No one ever responds. It is as though google only includes accessibility to not face a lawsuit for being inaccessible. This is the worst product created by Google that I have experienced. This is coming from an Android and Google fan. Google if anyone actually reads this it would be nice if you actually had developers that responded to request regarding accessibility.
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.
Well, it does it's job! It looses a point for being hard to turn off, it was a test of my mental capacity trying to turn it off! I felt like I was on The Crystal Maze! It took me 20 odd minutes trying to turn it off as it renders gestures useless, or if it doesn't I did something wrong. However it's great for helping me when I've not got my reading glasses on.
I've never used this app myself, but I'd like to let everyone know that this app was not made to be entertaining, it's not a video game or a way to pass the time, it was made to be USEFUL, to be used by those who are visually impaired. So to all of the reviewers who have called this app "boring", I say: Calm down! It's a ACCESSIBILITY APP!
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.
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