Android Compatibility

Due to the fragmentation of the Android platform not all Android devices are fully accessible with Tecla. Here is a guide on Android devices:

Android 6 and 7 (Nexus and Pixel recommended, other brands may not be fully accessible)

You can use Tecla with the built-in Switch Access accessibility feature found on Android devices running version 6 and 7. We recommend Nexus and Pixel devices as other manufacturers may install non-accessible components like the phone dialer, preventing you from accessing those features. For 1 or 2 switches you can use Tecla in Switch Control or App Control modes, to use the wheelchair port you can use the Mouse Keys mode.

Recommendations:

  • Do not install the Tecla Access app,  It's not required.
  • Pair your Tecla in Switch Control/Access mode (Blinking purplish white) or Mouse Keys (if using the wheelchair port)
  • Follow this instructions: Android 6 and 7

Samsung devices with Android 6 with Universal Switch:

Some Samsung devices have a built-in feature called Universal Switch, this feature is compatible with the Tecla Shield in Switch Control mode.

Recommendations:

  • Do not install the Tecla Access app,  It's not required.
  • Pair your Tecla in Switch Control/Access mode (Blinking purplish white)
  • Follow this instructions: Samsung - Universal Switch

Android 5 or below:

Older Android devices might be accessible with the Tecla Access app, however new design guidelines (material design) are not compatible with Tecla and may deemed apps inaccessible. 

Recommendations:

  • Install the Tecla Access app
  • Pair your Tecla in Android (green) mode
  • Follow this instructions: Tecla Access

 

 

 

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