How to Use Live Caption on Google Pixel 5

Last Updated on January 30, 2021 by Bestusefultips

Here’s how to turn on and use live caption on Google Pixel 5. You can use captions on Pixel 5 to automatically generate captions in the English language when playing YouTube videos or other videos/movies. Also, enable live captions for phone calls (Phone & Video) in your Pixel 5, 4a 5G, 4 XL, 4, 3a XL, 3a, 3, 3 XL, 2, and 2 XL. To quickly turn live captions on or off, you can use the volume up or down button in Pixels.

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How to Turn On/Turn Off Live Caption on Google Pixel 5

Follow below given two methods to enable live caption in Pixel devices running stock Android 11 OS.

How to Turn On Live Captions in Pixels

Step 1: Swipe down the notification panel from the top and tap on the Settings gear icon.

Sound and vibration settings in Pixel 5 to use live caption

Step 2: Tap on Sound & vibration.

How to Turn On Live Caption on Google Pixel 5

Step 3: Tap on Live Caption.

How to Use Live Caption on Google Pixel 5

Step 4: Toggle on the Live Caption button.

How to Turn On Live Captions in Pixels

Step 5: Open the YouTube video or other video and you can see caption speech on the screen.

You can view the below given live caption settings in your Pixels.

How to Turn On or Turn Off Live Caption on Google Pixel 5

Language: Set English language in your Pixel. Currently only English is available. More languages are coming soon.

Hide profanity: Enable it if you want to replace it with an asterisk (*) symbol.

Show sound labels: It includes sounds like music, applause, and laughter with caption speech.

Live Caption in volume control: Turn on toggle to quickly turn on or turn off live caption using volume up or down button.

Pixel 5 live caption settings

Alternative Way: Settings > Accessibility > Live caption under Audio & On-screen text section > Toggle on Live Caption

How to Use Live Captions for Phone Calls on Pixel Phones

Step 1: Go to Settings.

Step 2: Tap Sound & vibration.

Step 3: Tap Live Caption.

Caption calls settings Google Pixel 5

Step 4: Scroll at the end and tap on Caption calls.

How to Use Live Captions for Phone Calls on Pixel

Step 5: Choose from Ask every time (Default)/Always/Off.

How to Turn Off Live Caption on Pixel 5/4a 5G/4 XL/4/3a XL/3a/3 XL/3/2 XL/2

Turn Off Live Caption on Pixel 5

Settings > Sound & vibration > Live caption > Toggle off live caption

How to Turn On Live Transcribe in Pixel 5

LIve transcribe settings in Pixel 5

Settings > Accessibility > Live Transcribe > Toggle on Live Transcribe shortcut

Now, just swipe up with 2 fingers from the bottom of the screen. To switch between features, swipe up with 2 fingers and hold.

And that’s all. Do you use the live caption feature in your Pixel? Tell us in below comment box.

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