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How to Get Rid of Little Man Icon on Screen in Samsung Galaxy, Other Android Phones

by Fahad Saleem

Many Android phone users, especially those of Samsung Galaxy S8 and S9, complain that they are seeing an icon showing a small man/person/user with arms stretched. No matter what these users do, this little man icon on Android home screen won’t go away. This icon is visible on the lower bottom on the home screen, and the problem is also reported for Note, Pixel and Nexus users.

This icon is extremely frustrating because it does not go away easily and hampers your day to day usability. But thankfully, we have found a way to get rid of this little man icon in Samsung Galaxy S8 and other Android phones.

Apparently, this little man icon is related to the Accessibility settings in your smartphone. And according to feedback from different users there could be several ways to remove this icon from your home screen. You can try any or all of the below-mentioned methods.


Go to Accessibility settings and head over to the Magnification option. Turn this option off and the little man icon with arms stretched will disappear.

Another way to get rid of the little man icon in Android is by going to Settings – > Accessibility – > Text to Speech and turning this option off.

Go to Settings>Accessibility>Accessibility Menu, and ensure that this option is toggled off.

Make sure that Select to Speak in Accessibility is off.

Head over to the General section in Settings and then go to Motor & Cognition. Turn off Touch Assistant. The little man icon will go away.

If you are still unable to get rid of the little man, person icon in your Android phone, please comment on this post with your device/OS details and we will get back to you with another solution.



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