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How can I update my Accessibility settings?

Alex
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 Hey everyone,

 

The Spotify app is compatible with the accessibility settings on various devices. You can update how you experience Spotify by managing your accessibility settings either in-app, or from the device you're on. We've created this FAQ where you can find helpful tips on how to enable those settings on your device.

 

Spotify in-app settings for iOS and Android:

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Access these settings from Home  > Settings ⚙️
Mono audio Makes the left and right speakers play the same audio
Normalize volume Audio normalization balances soft and loud songs, creating a more uniform listening experience. Here's our support site article with more guidance
Volume level Adjust the volume for your environment
Turn off Canvas Turn off the short, looping visuals on tracks
Podcast transcripts Select Spotify Originals podcasts have auto-generated transcripts (currently a limited beta test)

 

Here are device specific Accessibility settings that can be customized on your device and will have an effect on the Spotify UI as well:

 

Click here for iOS:

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Here's Apple's support site article to get started with accessibility features on an iPhone. More device specific helpful tips can be found in the following table:

VoiceOver Gives audible descriptions of what’s on your screen
Motion Stop or reduce the movement of some screen elements
Braille display Connect a Bluetooth wireless Braille display to read VoiceOver output
Zoom Zoom in or out on specific items
Speak screen To hear the entire screen (without VoiceOver turned on), swipe down with two fingers from the top of the screen
Large text size Turn on Larger Accessibility Sizes, then adjust the text size using the Font Size slider
Smart invert colors Reverses the colors of the display - except for images, media, and some apps that use dark color styles
Voice control Control iPhone with just your voice
Mono audio Turn on to combine the left and right channels to play the same content
Balance Adjust the balance between left and right speaker/headphone
Phone noise cancellation Uses air pressure to reduce ambient background noise to help you hear better when you’re holding the receiver to your ear on phone calls in certain noisy environments
Siri The Spotify app is compatible with Siri. Check out our support site article for more guidance

 

Click here for Android:

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Here's Google's support site article to get started with accessibility features on an Android device
Live caption Lets you automatically captions speech on your device; does it work when volume’s turned down?
Mono audio Allows the left and right earphones, or speakers, play exactly the same audio, (there is no stereo effect)
Left/right sound balance  You can adjust the volume balance so that sound is louder in the left or right speaker, hearing aid, or headphones
TalkBack To interact with your device with touch and spoken feedback, you can turn on the TalkBack screen reader. TalkBack describes your actions and tells you about alerts and notifications
High contrast text High contrast can make text easier to read on your device. This feature changes the text color to either black or white, depending on the original text color
Color inversion Color inversion reverses the color on the screen, and applies to everything including media
Color correction Color correction and grayscale settings help your device compensate for color blindness
Magnification You can zoom or magnify to see your device's screen better
Font size and style Change the size of the font in apps; not style
Screen zoom You can make items on your screen smaller or large
Screen densities The Spotify app supports different screen (pixel) densities
Braille display You can connect this to your Android device, to work via TalkBack. It will show your device’s screen content on it

 

Other services that the Spotify app is compatible with:

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  • Google Assistant
  • Bixby
  • Amazon Echo
  • Be My Eyes - a free app for iOS & Android that connects blind and low-vision people with sighted volunteers and company representatives for visual assistance through a live video call. Note: Currently, support is only in English.

 

What about 'Light Theme' on Mobile?

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We are aware that the 'Light Theme' is a very requested UI feature. You can add your +Vote to the Live Idea and subscribe to stay updated with any development.

This idea is set to 'Not Right Now' currently, which means it's not something that will be implemented soon in one of the upcoming Spotify app updates, but it doesn't mean that this will never happen.  We're regularly sending your feedback to the developer teams about this feature. We appreciate the feedback you’ve left and have regularly reported and discussed it with the relevant team. 

 

We hope you find the information in this article helpful. If you have any issues with any of these features or need help setting them up, you can always check our Support page or create a new Help Request right here in the Community!