1. AC Question's Avatar
    How do I get rid of a floating black & white message icon off my samsung 8+ screen
    05-22-2017 02:32 AM
  2. uncreativeartist's Avatar
    A little more info please. What icon? Have a screen shot? Description of icon?
    05-22-2017 09:50 AM
  3. MelB18's Avatar
    Its a message icon, the one you get when you recieve a message, it has a black surround & white message icon. Sorry cant work out how to upload the screen shot.
    05-23-2017 05:51 AM
  4. uncreativeartist's Avatar
    Ok, can you click on the icon and does it do anything? Do you have any third party messaging apps on your phone, it could be a setting in their app? Have you turned off and turned on the phone, yeah yeah I know but this is always the first thing to try with something like this. You say the icon is floating? Is it moving or static on a part of the screen?

    If you want to upload a photo here, get tapatalk (its a nice app for all your forum needs. Access this site from an internet browser on your phone and reply to your post but through the advanced settings under the reply box you will see manage attachments click on that and upload the picture from your phone. Or load the picture onto your computer then upload to your post as above.
    05-23-2017 06:12 AM
  5. Tarah Sorber's Avatar
    Do you mean the number badges? Like if you have a notification?
    05-23-2017 01:09 PM
  6. trucksmoveamerica#AC's Avatar
    How do I get rid of a floating black & white message icon off my samsung 8+ screen
    Try long pressing and slide icon down to the bottom of the screen, an "X" might appear, hover the icon over the X and let go of icon, should dissapear.

    Just an idea, don't know if this will work or not, but that's how Facebook messenger works.
    05-23-2017 09:20 PM
  7. Kalvin Kerns's Avatar
    Try long pressing and slide icon down to the bottom of the screen, an "X" might appear, hover the icon over the X and let go of icon, should dissapear.

    Just an idea, don't know if this will work or not, but that's how Facebook messenger works.
    Yeah kinda sounds like a chat head
    05-23-2017 09:24 PM
  8. Grazier Phink's Avatar
    Because no one answered this, you have to turn off "Select to Speak" in the accessibility settings.
    06-12-2017 05:29 PM
  9. Krish N's Avatar
    Hi Grazier
    Thank you so much for you message, I am using Sony Exp XA1 Ultra and having same issue as AC Question. Finally I got to this forum and saw your solution that's really work mate as I have been so annoying because this floating black & white message icon which block you tapping any other icon or disturbing in typing but now sorted because of you. Yes AC question when you turn off " select to speak" in the accessibility in setting it straight away disappear.
    08-02-2017 09:55 PM
  10. Rq Hullett's Avatar
    Absolutely spot-on!
    Highwireart likes this.
    08-12-2017 11:05 PM
  11. Prue Prentice's Avatar
    Because no one answered this, you have to turn off "Select to Speak" in the accessibility settings.
    How do I find select to speak? on a LG phone I hate this icon it will not go away !
    09-26-2017 06:16 PM
  12. loner773's Avatar
    How do I find select to speak? on a LG phone I hate this icon it will not go away !
    i had same prob with my lg g5...press settings,,,press accessibility,,,scroll down to,, select to speak,,
    and turn off
    10-05-2017 05:21 PM
  13. mcphe's Avatar
    I have the Q6 and did not know what the Icon did but if you click on it. It will become active then simply highlight any text and it will read it for you. Very cool but if you still want to get rid of it Settings-Accessibility-Then turn off select to speak.
    10-10-2017 02:48 AM
  14. VERNECIA FENTRESS's Avatar
    Thank you for your help,that floating thing was driving me nuts!
    12-14-2017 09:21 PM
  15. s33me's Avatar
    Turn off Google's Talk Back
    12-28-2017 12:52 PM
  16. Barbew's Avatar
    Select to Speak is what worked, it was driving me crazy.
    02-01-2018 02:24 PM
  17. Highwireart's Avatar
    You are so awesome Grazier. You deserve a box of chocolates.
    03-03-2018 06:37 PM
  18. Rlively livelong's Avatar
    How do I get rid of a floating black & white message icon off my samsung 8+ screen
    I want to thank you because that thing was driving me crazy if you had not have asked the question I don't know what I would have done thank you
    04-27-2018 11:03 PM
  19. antoinettemcarreau's Avatar
    Because no one answered this, you have to turn off "Select to Speak" in the accessibility settings.
    Thank you!!! Could not for the life of me figure that out!!!
    09-11-2018 11:46 PM

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