Article ID : 00264498 / Last Modified : 25/05/2022

Accessibility features on Xperia Smartphones (Android 11 & higher)

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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 or higher.
    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? 


    You can use your device without looking at the screen via voice feedback.

    Select to Speak

    You can tap specific items on your screen to hear them read aloud.

    Font size

    You can make the text on the screen smaller or larger.

    Display size

    You can make the items on your screen smaller or larger.

    Bold text

    You can use bold font to improve visibility. (Android 12 or later)

    Colour correction

    You can adjust how colors are displayed on your device.

    Colour inversion

    You can change your display to a dark background.

    Remove animations

    You can remove animation partly during operating your device.

    Large mouse cursor

    You can make the mouse pointer larger.

    High-contrast text

    You can make the text easier to read on your device.

    Extra dim

    You can dim your screen beyond your phone's minimum brightness so it's more comfortable to read. (Android 12 or later)

    Dark theme

    You can change your display to a dark background.


    You can zoom or magnify to see your device's screen better.


    What are accessibility features that help with hearing?

    Live Transcribe

    You can participate in conversations around you by showing speech as text on your screen.

    Sound Notifications

    Your phone will always be checking for sounds you want to be notified about.

    Mono audio

    You can integrate audio channels during playback.

    Audio balance

    You can adjust the left and right audio balance.

    Caption preferences

    You can choose caption preferences for your device.


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

    Accessibility Menu

    You can control your device from a large on-screen menu.

    Volume key shortcut

    You can press and hold both volume keys to start an accessibility feature.

    Accessibility Button

    You can start your accessibility apps or switch between accessibility apps. (Android 12 or later)

    Switch Access

    You can interact with your device using one or more switches.

    Touch & hold delay

    You 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 messages that ask you to take action but are visible only temporarily.

    Click after the mouse pointer stops moving

    You can set the mouse cursor to take action automatically when the cursor stops moving for a certain amount of time.

    System navigation

    You can choose between 3-button navigation and Gesture navigation.

    One-hand mode

    One-handed mode makes it easier to reach distant parts of the screen with your finger. (Android 12 or later)

    Power button ends call

    You can press your device's power button to end a call.

    Auto-rotate screen

    You can rotate the screen automatically when you move your device between portrait and landscape.

    Vibration & haptic strength

    You can turn on vibration for ringing, notifications, and touch.