Article ID : 00264498 / Last Modified : 08/24/2021

Accessibility features on Xperia Smartphones (Android 11)

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    Did you know that Xperia smartphones support a lot of accessibility features? They can help you use technology more easily. 

    You can access them in the settings menu under Accessibility. All these features are available on Xperia Smartphones that are running on Android 11. 
    Remember that they might differ a bit depending on your phone model and that some features might require you to install an app. 

    What are accessibility features that help with vision and visibility? 

    TalkBackYou can use your device without looking at the screen via voice feedback.
    Select to SpeakYou can tap specific items on your screen to hear them read aloud.
    Font sizeYou can make the text on the screen smaller or larger.
    Display sizeYou can make the items on your screen smaller or larger.
    Dark themeYou can change your display to a dark background, which is easier on the eyes.
    MagnificationYou can zoom or magnify to see details on your screen better.
    Colour correctionYou can adjust how colours are displayed.
    Colour inversionYou can change your display to a dark background.
    Large mouse cursorYou can make the mouse pointer larger.
    Remove animationsYou can remove animation partly.
    High-contrast textYou can make the text easier to read.

     

    What are accessibility features that help with hearing?

    Mono audioYou can merge and send the same sound to either the left and right speaker or earbud to listen with one ear.
    Audio balanceYou can adjust the left and right audio balance.
    Caption preferencesYou can choose caption preferences for your device.

     

    What are accessibility features that help with interacting with your smartphone?

    Switch accessYou can interact with your phone using one or more switches.
    Accessibility MenuYou can control your phone from a large on-screen menu.
    Click after the mouse pointer stops movingYou can set the mouse cursor to take action automatically when the cursor stops moving for a certain amount of time.
    Power button ends callYou can press the power button to end a call.
    Auto-rotate screenYou can rotate the screen automatically moving between portrait and landscape.
    Touch & hold delayYou can adjust the amount of time before your tap on the screen becomes a touch & hold.
    Time to take action (Accessibility timeout)You can choose how long to show call to action messages that are temporarily visible.
    Vibration & haptic strengthYou can turn on vibration for ringing, notifications, and touch.
    System navigationYou can choose between 3-button navigation and Gesture navigation.
    Volume key shortcutYou can press and hold both volume keys to start an accessibility feature.