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How To Turn Off Live Caption On Android In 2 Easy Steps

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How To Turn Off Live Caption On Android In 2 Easy Steps

Constant captions on your phone can make it difficult to see anything on your screen. If you can’t find a way to turn it off, don’t worry. Our simple, handy guide will show you how to turn off live captions on Android. By the end, you’ll see that turning off live captions is not difficult, and you’ll feel comfortable working with the captions settings for your phone. Let’s go over two methods down below.

Method 1 – Volume Bar

This method typically uses the volume buttons on the side of the physical device. If your volume buttons are broken, feel free to use the second method. 

Step 1: Setup

Grab your device and unlock it. Go to the main screen. From the main screen, press either the volume up or down on the side of the device. When you press the slider, you will see on the phone a pop-up screen to the side. 

Tap the slider that appears on your screen.
Tap the slider that appears on your screen.

Step 2: Pop-up Screen

While the pop-up screen appears to the side, you should see a text icon. Tap on the text icon while the pop-up screen appears. Note that if you do not perform any actions while the pop-up screen is open, it will disappear. To have the pop screen return, hit one of the volume keys. Press the text icon to turn off live captions.

Tap on the pop-up screen.
Tap on the pop-up screen.

Method 2 – Tapping the Bubble

For this second method, you need to have something playing in the background that is causing the texts to appear. Once you turn on something that will cause the texts to appear, you can this second method.

Step 1: Setup

Grab your device and unlock it. Go to the main screen.

Step 2: The Bubble

While on the main screen, you should see some text appear. Press and hold on to the bubble.

Long-press the bubble.
Long-press the bubble.

Step 3: Dismiss Captions

While holding onto the bubble, drag it to the bottom of the screen to dismiss it. This prevents captions from reappearing. If the texts reappear, try it again but drag it down a little further. 

Here is a brief step-by-step video for further reference:

Wrapping Up

Now that you know how to turn off live captions on Android, captions should no longer be a headache. If you follow the two methods above and the live captions still appear, check to see if you need to update your phone’s operating system. Chances are, an update could fix a bug. If live captions still appear despite trying the above fixes, check online groups about your specific device to see if others have the same issue. From there, you’ll be able to determine if the problem is a phone-specific bug phone or the whole product line in general. 

Frequently Asked Questions

Are there live captions available for iPhones and iPads?

Yes, there is for iPads but not for iPhones. For iPads you can enable them by going into Settings, General,  Accessibility, then Captions and turning them on or off. The ability for live captions is also available on Apple computers as well.

What are live captions?

Live captions are a feature on Android phones that automatically put closed captions of the spoken words played on the device into real-time text. These captions can appear during calls, video calls, and other forms of media. This feature was mainly added to help those with hearing disabilities and others who like to read captions.

Can I customize the live captions on my android phone?

Yes absolutely! You can customize the look of the live captions on your Android phone by going to Settings, Accessibility, Live Captions, and then Caption Style. At this point, you can choose what font, size, and color you would like your captions to be.

Is it possible to change the language of the live captions on my android phone?

Yes, you can! You can change the language of the live captions on your Android device. You can do so by going to the Setting, Accessibility, Live Caption, Caption preferences, and then Add a Language. At this point, you can select the desired language to be used for the live captions. If you want to change the captions back to what they were originally, simply repeat the steps to get to add a language and remove the language that you added.

Is it possible to use live captions only for specific apps?

Yes, you most certainly can! You can turn off live captions for the entire device or just for specific apps. To start go to Settings, Accessibility, Live Captions, and then Caption Preferences. At this point, you can choose which of your apps you want to enable/disable live captions. To add/remove apps from this list, simply repeat the steps to get back to Caption Preferences and manage your list here.

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