Enable the Android screen reader Talkback from the Linux command line

Posted by Eric Scheibler at April 30, 2022

You can enable Androids screen reader from the Linux command line with the following command:

adb shell settings put secure enabled_accessibility_services com.google.android.marvin.talkback/com.google.android.marvin.talkback.TalkBackService

Unfortunately you had to enable USB Debugging on your Android device before. Furthermore you must install the Android Debug Bridge on your PC. Otherwise the command above will not work.