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Dexterity and Interaction Settings

Your phone offers many features to improve accessibility related to the way you interact with touch and movement.

  1. From home, tap Apps all apps icon > Settings settings app icon > Accessibility accessibility settings icon.
  2. Tap Dexterity and interaction to configure options:
  • Universal switch: Use customizable switches to interact with your phone and to select items on the screen. Set your personal interaction method by connecting external accessories, tapping the screen, or using the front camera to detect the rotation of your head, the opening of your mouth, and the blinking of your eyes.
  • Assistant menu: Assistant menu can improve phone accessibility by providing quick access to important functions. A shortcut assistant menu icon appears on all screens to give you access to the Assistant menu. Tap Assistant menu to configure options:
  • Tap On/Off beside Assistant menu to turn the feature on or off. When you turn on Assistant menu, Single tap mode is also enabled.
  • Edit: Re-order or remove items from the Assistant menu.
  • Assistant plus: When turned on, Assistant plus displays contextual menu options for some apps in Assistant menu. Not all apps support this option. Tap Assistant plus, and then tap On/Off to turn the option on or off. After you turn on Assistant plus, enable or disable apps to use with Assistant plus.
  • Touchpad size: Choose a size for touchpads for use in your phone’s screens.
  • Cursor size: Choose the size of cursors, to display on the screen.
  • Cursor speed: Choose a speed for cursor blinks.
  • Zoom percentage: Set the percentage of zooming in when using Assistant menu.
  • Magnifier size: Set the size of magnification when using Assistant menu.
  • Easy screen turn on: Move your hand over the screen to turn it on when the phone is face up on a stable surface.
  • Auto click after pointer stops: If you use a mouse with your device, tap On/Off to enable this option, which causes your device to automatically click when the mouse cursor stops moving. Drag the Delay before click slider to set the amount of time to delay the click once the mouse cursor stops moving
  • Press and hold delay: Choose how long your phone waits during a touch and hold gesture on the screen, before continuing with the touch and hold action.
  • Interaction control: Control how your phone interprets motions and screen touches. To turn Interaction control on or off at any time, press and hold the Home key and the down Volume key at the same time. When Interaction control is on, you can use motions to control your phone, and screen timeout is turned on. You can also block areas of the screen from touch interaction. Automatic screen rotation and hard-key functions (Power/Lock key, Volume key, etc.) will be turned off, and app notifications will only be shown in the notification panel and status bar.