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Samsung Galaxy S6 Edge: How to Enable and Use Direct Access in Android 5.1.1 Lollipop

Samsung Galaxy S6 Edge comes with various accessibility features to help those with visual, hearing and/or dexterity impairments use this phone with more easily. For easier access to some accessibility options, you can enable the direct access feature so you can directly access to the selected accessibility options from any screen simply by pressing the Home key three times quickly

How to enable the direct access feature?
You can turn this feature on by using the following steps:
  1. While the screen is unlocked, swipe down the top of the screen to open up the notification and then tap at the top right to go to the settings menu.
  2. Scroll down the screen to the Personal section and then tap Accessibility.
  3. Tap Direct access.
  4. Slide the ON/OFF switch to the right to enable the direct access feature. The switch turns green when it's enabled.
  5. Now, you can enable the required accessibility options that you want to display in the direct access menu. There are 8 options available:
    • Accessibility
    • Voice assistant
    • Universal switch
    • Magnifier window
    • Negative colors
    • Grayscale
    • Color adjustment. FYI, you have to set up the color adjustment feature first if you want to be able to enable this option.
    • Interactive control. FYI, you have to enable the interactive control feature first if you want to be able to enable this option.

How to use the direct access feature?
As the example, if you'd like to enable the grayscale mode, you can easily do so by pressing the Home key three times quickly to open up the direct access menu and then tap Grayscale. The color of your phone's screen will be changed to grayscale.


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