Are you using Android Pie's hidden Accessibility Menu?

Pixel 3 accessibility
Pixel 3 accessibility (Image credit: Android Central)

Recently, a new feature with Android Pie's accessibility settings was discovered that a lot of people having been excited about.

After diving into Pie's accessibility menu, you can turn on something called "Accessibility Menu" that adds a new button in your navigation bar. When you tap that new button, you'll see a pop-up menu with quick access to things like the Google Assistant, power controls, your recent apps, notifications, and more.

It's designed to help people with physical disabilities to more easily use all of Android's features, but looking through the AC forums, it seems to be something that everyone is interested in.

that's cool! turned it on on my pixel. thanks for sharing.

rimz808

I also enabled it, and this simply made the phone better. Thanks for sharing.

fwn

One thing to note though, accessibility button disables the rotate button. I normally keep auto-rotate off and use the rotate button quite often, so might not be for me. Still, it is a very good option to have.

rexxsor

Yes, of course I had to try it. And then I changed it back. It's quite obviously made for people with some kinds of disabilities.

TraderGary

What about you? Are you using Android Pie's hidden Accessibility Menu?

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Joe Maring was a Senior Editor for Android Central between 2017 and 2021. You can reach him on Twitter at @JoeMaring1.

3 Comments
  • Yes, use it all the time. Much easier to get to everything I need with one touch. Faster than accessing these options the normal way.
  • Very cool! Thanks for the tip.
  • Not feeling a dedicated button in the navigation. Plus Google Assistant does some of these things as well.