Turn Off Ease Of Access Narrator In WP 8.1
This post is for all those windows phone 8.1 users, who have accidently or intentionally activated the narrator of Ease Of Access feature and now you don’t know how to turn it off. I know that if you do not know how to turn ease of access narrator off, it can be pretty scary situation. You would have only one option and that is to hard reset you windows phone.
Ease Of Access is a tool made for people who have difficulty accessing the smartphone. However, if you do not have any difficulty, then using easy of access can be pretty frustrating.
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How To Turn on Ease Of Access Narrator?
You can turn on Easy Of Access Narrator by going to your settings. You can find easy of access on the near end of the setting page.
When you click on Easy of Access, you will see the option to chance text size in your contacts, emails, messages, lock screen etc. You can also set high contrast.
The third option you will see is of Narrator. Using a narrator the phone will read all your touch or phone activities aloud. Now, if you just for the sake of trying, turned it on and you don’t know how to turn it off, then you are up for a big pain.
What will happen is that when you will try to go anywhere, it will first repeat the function of that commands. you can only go there by using your hard buttons. You simply double tap on the search button to go to that page.
It is impossible to scroll down here. When I somehow managed to go to my home screen, and tried to tap on buttons, it kept repeating the name of that application.
I thought locking the screen might help, but it made the situation worse. I just could not open the screen lock.
I tried turning off my phone power, but when I restarted, same issue happened.
Turn Off Ease Of Access Narrator
I was on the verge of hard resetting my Windows 8.1 phone, but luckily I visited a windows forum and found the solution to this problem.
The solution is very simple, you can even see it on the Ease Of Access button itself, but normally people ignore it. To turn off ease of access narrator, Hold the “Volume Up” button and then tap the “Start/Windows” button. This will disable narrator.
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PS: I had to search a lot before I found the solution to this issue. So, I thought of adding this post to help fools like me.
Author: Naveen Thakur