The Galaxy S7 comes jam-packed with accessibility features and those that are hard of hearing won't be left out.

The Galaxy S7 has a bevvy of settings to make the user experience that much better for those who are hearing-impaired. Samsung uses the phone's physical features (the camera light) along with audio detection and vibrational alerts so that you never miss a message or alarm.

How to enable Sound detectors on the Galaxy S7

The Galaxy S7 can be set to detect a baby crying or the doorbell ringing.

  1. Reveal the Notification Shade by swiping down from the top of your screen.
  2. Tap the Settings button on the top right of the screen. It looks like a gear.
  3. Tap Accessibility. It's in the category with the bright orange icons.

    Reveal the Notification Shade, tap the Settings button, tap Accessibility

  4. Tap Hearing.
  5. Tap Sound detectors.
  6. Tap the switches next to Baby crying detector and Doorbell detector to turn either or both on. You'll have to record the sound of your doorbell, so that your phone knows what to listen for.

    Tap Hearing, tap Sound detectors, tap the switches to turn them on

In the disclaimers when you enable Sound detectors, Samsungs states that the Doorbell detector works best when it's three meters from your doorbell and the Baby crying detector works best when it's a meter from your baby, both with silent background noise.

So, your S7 cannot replace a baby monitor.

How to turn on Flash notifications on the Galaxy S7

You can your S7 to flash the camera light whenever an alarm goes off or you receive a notification.

  1. Reveal the Notification Shade by swiping down from the top of your screen.
  2. Tap the Settings button on the top right of the screen. It looks like a gear.
  3. Tap Accessibility. It's in the category with the bright orange icons.

    Reveal the Notification Shade, tap the Settings button, tap Accessibility

  4. Tap Hearing.
  5. Tap the switch next to Flash notification to turn it on.

    Tap Hearing, tap the switch next to Flash notification to turn it on

All you have to do to stop the flashing is turn your phone over.

How to turn off all sounds on the Samsung Galaxy S7

Even turning your phone on mute won't disable your speaker phone when you use it. By turning off all sounds, your phone will be silent even when the sound mode is set to Sound.

  1. Reveal the Notification Shade by swiping down from the top of your screen.
  2. Tap the Settings button on the top right of the screen. It looks like a gear.
  3. Tap Accessibility. It's in the category with the bright orange icons.

    Reveal the Notification Shade, tap the Settings button, tap Accessibility

  4. Tap Hearing.
  5. Tap the switch next to Turn off all sounds.

    Tap Hearing, tap the switch next to Turn off all sounds to turn them off

How to improve sound quality for hearing aids on the Galaxy S7

  1. Reveal the Notification Shade by swiping down from the top of your screen.
  2. Tap the Settings button on the top right of the screen. It looks like a gear.
  3. Tap Accessibility. It's in the category with the bright orange icons.

    Reveal the Notification Shade, tap the Settings button, tap Accessibility

  4. Tap Hearing.
  5. Tap the switch next to Hearing aids.

    Tap Hearing, tap the switch next to Hearing aids to alter the audio output so that it is better for hearing aids

This will alter notification sounds and ringtones so that they come through better for those that use hearing aids.

How to turn on subtitles on the Galaxy S7

  1. Reveal the Notification Shade by swiping down from the top of your screen.
  2. Tap the Settings button on the top right of the screen. It looks like a gear.
  3. Tap Accessibility. It's in the category with the bright orange icons.

    Reveal the Notification Shade, tap the Settings button, tap Accessibility

  4. Tap Hearing.
  5. Tap either Samsung subtitles or Google subtitles to turn either on.

    Tap Hearing, tap to turn on either Samsung or Google subtitles

Subtitles will now show up for videos, where supported.

How to turn on Mono audio on the Galaxy S7

If you hear better out of one ear, you can switch the audio output to mono, so that all of the audio that would normally be separated into right and left channels comes out of only one headphone.

  1. Reveal the Notification Shade by swiping down from the top of your screen.
  2. Tap the Settings button on the top right of the screen. It looks like a gear.
  3. Tap Accessibility. It's in the category with the bright orange icons.

    Reveal the Notification Shade, tap the Settings button, tap Accessibility

  4. Tap Hearing.
  5. Tap the switch next to Mono audio.

    Tap Hearing, tap the switch next to Mono audio to switch audio output to mono