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A Closer Look: At the Accessibility Options on the LG G4

May 25, 2015 - Written By Alexander Maxham

This is probably the area of a smartphone that most of us don’t even look at. I know I typically don’t, but the accessibility options can make it easier for disabled people to use the phone. There are also some other cool features included in the accessibility options on the LG G4, which we’ll be going over today. In order to access the accessibility options. Simply Go into Settings, tap on the General tab and toward the bottom of the “Personal” section, you’ll see accessibility.

In the first section of the accessibility settings, you have a few sections. Including settings for Vision, Hearing, as well as Motor & Cognition. Under Vision you’ll see the popular Talkback feature. Which has been part of Android forever. You can also choose to have messages and calls read out loud. So you know who is calling you. You can also dim the backlight. So those that are blind can save some battery. Through this section you can also change the font size, although that is also possible in the Display section of the settings. In the hearing section, there are a few interesting features like captions, which customize video caption settings for people with hearing impairments. You can also turn on/off the notification LED for incoming calls and notifications as well as turn off all sounds. If someone is deaf, the sounds won’t matter much, so might as well turn them off.

LG has also added a pretty cool feature, where you can triple tap the home button to get access to a few accessibility features. Which include Talkback, Screen Color Inversion, Touch Assistant and Accessibility settings. You can turn that off or on, and choose as many of those features as you want, as well. Which is a pretty nice addition.

There’s lots of cool features in the accessibility section of the LG G4, as well as other smartphones. While they may not be of much use to us, they are still important. As there are smartphone users that are blind, and deaf. Some of these features are nice to have even for those that aren’t disabled.