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Android’s Switch Access is now its own app

By Liu Hongzuo - on 10 Jan 2023, 11:47am

Android’s Switch Access is now its own app

Switch Access on the Google Play Store.

The Switch Access feature on Android is now available as a standalone app inside the Google Play Store, according to 9To5Google

Switch Access, an accessibility feature, lets a user control their Android phone by using physical switches or the front camera, instead of the touchscreen. The feature specifically allows you to add several switches to control different parts of your phone.

It highlights specific items on your screen before you confirm your selection, with features supporting the scanning and moving between rows and columns. Supported input can come from keyboards or purpose-built buttons connected via USB or Bluetooth.


The feature was originally housed under Android’s built-in Settings app, parked within the Accessibility subcategory. On its app page, Switch Access said it lets you install it on both tablets and smartphones.

Source: 9To5Google

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