Controlling your mobile with your face is not a thing of the future. Virtually any Android device allows you to do it thanks to the accessibility features. Although it is a feature designed for those users whose movements are limited by different circumstances, anyone can use it. In this article we explain how to activate face control on your phone and how to use it.
To use your terminal using gestures it is necessary to install the Android accessibility suite. In English it is called the Android Accessibility Suite. It is important that you download the APK that corresponds to version 12 or higher. At Malavida we offer you to download this toolkit for free. In addition, using the link you see on this page we provide you with the latest update available.
Set up face control on Android
Having installed the version 12 of the Android accessibility suite, it’s time to set up gesture control. Go to the phone settings and tap on Accessibility.
Then, click on Switch Access to continue.
Activate the service using the slider.
Activate Switch Access
Grant to Switch Access permission to access necessary resources.
Allow use of function
Choose Camera Switch in the list of options and click on Next to jump to the next step.
Mobile facial control
Download the additional files necessary for this service to work properly.
Download additional data
Choose the option Two switches.
One or more controls
At this point you must configure the gestures for each action. Start by choosing the move corresponding to the Next action. In our case, we have used the one that seemed most logical, that is, move the eyes to the right. But in your case, choose the one that best suits your needs.
Face gesture for next
Next, configure the gesture for the Select action.
Facial gesture to select
Finally, choose the gesture for the Pause action.
Gesture to pause
When you’re done, gesture recognition will be activated. The blue icon that appears in the status bar indicates that the service is working.
Camera Switch in use
How can you use this function? To start recognition, make the Select gesture. A selector will appear on the screen. Use the Next gesture to jump between the options on the screen. When you want to click on an element, use the expression you set to select.
Select an app with the face
On the other hand, if you perform the Select gesture for a longer period of time, a menu with system options will appear on the screen.
Additional options menu
Use the combined system of the Next and Select gestures to choose the options that interest you. When you want to disable face control, take the first two steps mentioned in this guide and disable the service.