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Jim asked: “How do you cut off screen reader on the Android Verizon phone. It stops everything else. It’s difficult to get rid of it.”
Jim, It can be surprisingly hard to scroll down to the menu option to turn off the screen reader.
The trick here is that you need to open settings, and then scroll down with two fingers to accessibility and double tap to open the menu instead of tapping just one as you normally would.
After that the option you’re looking for is called “TalkBack,” which is Android’s screen reading feature.
As annoying as the two-finger scrolling or double taps may sound to you or us, they are valuable accessibility that help people with certain disabilities avoid accidental taps that would make using the touchscreen phone much more difficult.