TalkBack (legacy)

Accessibility improvements

TalkBack is an Accessibility Service that helps blind and vision-impaired users interact with their devices more easily.

This application adds spoken, audible, and vibration feedback to your device.

It comes pre-installed on many devices so you won't be able to install this if that is the case.

It's only activated if you explicitly turn on Accessibility:

  1. Go to Settings

  2. Select Accessibility

  3. Enable TalkBack checkboxes

This app is for Android versions older than 8.0. If your device runs Android 8.0 or later, you should use TalkBack instead.


Although APK downloads are available below to give you the choice, you should be aware that by installing that way you will not receive update notifications and it's a less secure way to download. We recommend that you install the F-Droid client and use that.

Download F-Droid
  • Version 5.0.7_aosp (50007000) - Added on 2018-04-16

    This version requires Android 4.1 or newer.

    It is built and signed by F-Droid, and guaranteed to correspond to this source tarball.

    Download APK 6.5 MiB PGP Signature

    • android.permission.READ_PHONE_STATE
    • android.permission.VIBRATE
    • android.permission.SYSTEM_ALERT_WINDOW
    • android.permission.WAKE_LOCK
    • android.permission.MODIFY_AUDIO_SETTINGS
    • android.permission.INTERNET
    • android.permission.ACCESS_NETWORK_STATE
    • android.permission.RECEIVE_BOOT_COMPLETED