How To Turn Off Talkback On Galaxy Watch 4, 5, Or 6?

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If you own a Samsung smartwatch and are wondering how to turn off Talkback on Galaxy Watch 4, 5, or 6, then this article is for you. Sometimes while discovering all the features and functions of their Samsung smartwatch, people enable Talkback and don’t know how to turn off the Voice Assistant on the Galaxy Watch. If you are one of them, then fret not! In this article, I’m going to share two simple ways to enable or disable Talkback or Voice Assistant on your Samsung Galaxy Watch. So without any delay, let’s get to it.

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Quick Takeaway
There are two ways to turn off Talkback on your Galaxy Watch. You can directly turn it off from your Galaxy Watch by going to Settings > Accessibility > Talkback. Alternatively, you can also use the Watch Settings on your Galaxy Wearable App to deactivate the Talkback feature on your Samsung smartwatch.

What Is Talkback On Galaxy Watch?

Talkback or Voice Assistant is a feature that is designed to help visually impaired, low vision, or blind users. After activating the Voice Assistant feature, your Galaxy Watch will announce all the actions and navigation that you will be performing on the smartwatch out loud. Simply put the Voice Assistant feature gives you voice feedback for every action performed so that you do not perform any unwanted action by mistake.

How To Turn Off Talkback On Galaxy Watch 4, 5, Or 6?

Well, there are two methods to deactivate Voice Assistant on your Samsung Galaxy Watch. I will explain both of these methods in a simple and concise step-by-step process.

Note: All the steps shown are identical across all Galaxy Watches, be it Galaxy Watch 4, Galaxy Watch 5, or Galaxy Watch 6. I will be using my Galaxy Watch 5, for the demonstration. You can also check out the quick videos, in which I show both methods to turn off the Talkback feature on different Samsung watches.

Galaxy Watch 6

Galaxy Watch 5

Galaxy Watch 4

Steps To Turn Off Voice Assistant on Galaxy Watch Using Galaxy Wearable App

To do this you just need to have the smartphone with which your Samsung smartwatch is connected.

1. Open the Galaxy Wearable App on your smartphone and tap on Watch settings. Scroll down to find Accessibility and open it.

Watch Settings in Wearable App

2. Tap on the toggle to turn the Talkback function off on your Galaxy Watch.

How to turn off talkback on Galaxy watch

And that is it, the Voice Assistant feature on your Galaxy watch will be turned off.

Steps To Disable Talkback On Galaxy Watch Without Smartphone

If for some reason you are not able to use your phone then here I’ll show you how to disable Voice Assistant on your Galaxy Watch without using the Galaxy Wearable App.

To navigate your Samsung smartwatch while in Talkback mode you need to navigate the screen using two fingers or the bezel. To open any icon, you have to double-tap on it after selecting it.

1. Swipe up using two fingers to open the App drawer.

Galaxy Watch 5

2. Use two fingers or the bezel to scroll down to find the Settings icon. Tap on it to select it, then double-tap to open it.

Opening Settings

3. Scroll down in Settings to find Accessibility. Open it by selecting and tapping on it two times.


4. After that, you will see the Talkback option. Select it and tap twice to open it.

Voice Assistant on Samsung Watch

5. Here you will see that the Talkback is turned On. You have to select the toggle icon and tap on it twice to turn it off.

Disable Talkback on Galaxy Watch

And that’s it, now the Voice Assist is deactivated on your Samsung smartwatch. To activate Talkback you can follow the same steps and just turn the toggle on.

While testing, I also tried to turn off the Talkback feature on my Samsung smartwatch using Google Assistant, but every time it showed me ” I can’t change Talkback yet.”

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Final Verdict

So, these are the two ways to turn off the Voice Assistant. You can use any of these methods to turn off the Voice Assistant on your Galaxy Watch. You can turn it off using the Galaxy Wearable App on your smartphone. Alternatively, you can also do it directly from the watch by following the steps mentioned above. The steps for both methods are identical across all Samsung Watches.


How Do I Deactivate Voice Assistant On My Galaxy Watch?

Open the Wearable App on your Phone. Go to Watch settings and tap on Accessibility. Tap the Talkback toggle to turn it off.

Can You Turn Off Talkback On Galaxy Watch Without The Wearable App?

Yes, you can directly turn off the Talkback from your Galaxy Watch.

What Is The Purpose Of Talkback?

Talkback is a screen reader feature by Google, that helps visually impaired people to navigate on a smart device by getting audio feedback of every action performed.

Tom Nielson

Tom's love for watches started when his grandfather gifted him his Rolex watch when he turned 18! Being a teenager it was a big deal for him. Later when he got his first job he bought Fossil Palm Pilot back in 2003 which was a smartwatch. Since then smartwatches have come a long way and so is Tom's love for them. His experience with watches inspired him to start Wearholic and share his knowledge of wearables including watches, smartwatches, smart glasses, & smart clothing.

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