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 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.
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.
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.
Previously, it was annoying to use the TalkBack and listening music at the same time.