Huawei P20 Lite Hidden Features
Manufacturers always customize their interfaces, and with EMUI you can easily see the changes from the Chinese manufacturer. The user interface offers an experience that is different from the original Android. In this article, we will consider some functions that you should know to maximize the capabilities of your smartphone, be it Huawei P10, Mate 10 Pro or Honor View 10, and these are just some of the devices from the ever-growing Huawei / Honor family.
Important: There may be slight differences between Honor and Huawei devices.
How to configure the interface?
One of the advantages of EMUI is, without a doubt, the level of customization. Use your own photo as a background, collect applications in a separate tray, configure physical or virtual keys, change the order of applications on the screens so that the interface matches your tastes and needs, it is enough to follow just a few steps.
Change Background: Settings. Display. Wallpaper. Set Wallpaper. Gallery / Other.
Application Tray: Settings. Display. Home screen style. Application tray.
Choose a way to navigate the system: Settings. Smart Assistant. System Navigation. Here you can tell your device how to activate a single navigation key to access the home screen, additional screen and the last steps, whether to activate the virtual navigation panel (by setting the key combination) or select the quick menu.
Change Quick Settings: Lower the drop-down menu and click on the pencil icon.
Adapt your smartphone to your needs.
Changing layouts and arranging applications: press and hold in the free space of the home screen, then tap “Settings”. In this section, you can reorganize your applications even by shaking your phone to shuffle shortcuts.
Battery percentage display: Settings. Applications and notifications. Notifications and status bar. Battery Percentage: Do not show / Next to battery icon.
Add contact information to the lock screen: Settings. Security and privacy. Screen lock and passwords. Block recording on the screen.
Turn off the step counter on the lock screen: Settings. Security and privacy. Screen lock and passwords. Show the number of steps on the lock screen.
Customize the background, widgets and transitions.
Go to the display menu
We often underestimate the importance of the image and settings related to the screen. We are talking not only about the brightness level, but also about the possibility of changing the color rendition of the displayed content, as well as about setting the font size.
Font size: Settings. Display. Text Size.
Resizing interface elements: Settings. Display. View Mode.
Screen resolution: Settings. Display. Screen Resolution.
Screen brightness: Settings. Display. Brightness.
Colour temperature: Settings. Display. Color Temperature. Default | Warm | Cold.
Color mode: Settings. Display. Color Mode. Normal | Bright.
Screen blue filter: Settings. Display. Eye comfort.
Adjust the text size to your preference.
Screen off: Settings. Display. Sleep. 30 seconds is a good way to limit power consumption.
View applications in full screen: Settings. Screen. Full screen mode.
Screen rotation: Settings. Display. Auto-rotate screen | Smart twist.
Increase touch screen sensitivity in winter: Settings. Intelligent Help. Glove Mode.
Display photos on the lock screen while charging: Settings. Screen. Screen saver.
Speeding up device interaction
Not all options offered by the device are useful. EMUI offers some features that we recommend using, because they allow you to optimize the interaction with your phone, reducing the number of gestures or transitions to a particular function.
Search for files faster: Swipe the screen from the main screen, you will see a search bar.
Turn on voice commands: Settings. Intelligent Help. Voice control to answer or reject a call using voice.
Calling a contact from the screen: press and hold the volume key, say the name of the contact after a beep.
Wake up Google Assistant: press and hold the home button, use a voice command (do not forget to activate the function from the Google application).
Open the application by drawing the first letter: Settings. Intelligent Help. Motion Control. Drawing.
Divide the screen into two using a gesture: Settings. Intelligent help. Motion control. Screen split gesture.
All you need to do is click to open a quick launch.
Use two WhatsApp / Facebook accounts: Settings. Applications and Notifications. Similar applications.
Enable face recognition unlock: Settings. Security Privacy. Unlock Face.
Turn on one-handed operation: Settings. Intelligent help. User interface. Mini-screen.
Take a screenshot: Instead of the classic keyboard shortcut Volume Down Power, tap the screen a few times.
Locking your device with a PIN, password, gesture sequence, fingerprint scanner or face recognition will help protect your data. And if you want to hide anything from prying eyes, you will find four specialized functions for this task!
Set one or more fingerprints: Settings. Security and Privacy. Fingerprint Scanner.
Create personal space on your smartphone by enabling the function of the same name: Settings. Security Privacy. PrivateSpace.
Encryption of photos, audio, and other files: Settings. Security and Privacy. Secure Files. Enable.
Block access to some applications: Settings. Security and Privacy. Application Lock.
Via Private Space you can contain two “worlds” on one device!
Become a real camera master
This is one of the components that users use most often, the camera is full of surprises, especially now, when artificial intelligence captures smartphones. Introduced on the Mate 10 Pro and View 10 with the Kirin 970 NPU, AI helps optimize the shooting experience by choosing the best settings and modes, depending on your needs.
Turn on Pro mode: open the camera application. Swipe from left to right and click “Pro Photo” or “Pro”.
Take a screenshot: double-click the volume down.
Quick view photo gallery: open a photo in the Gallery, perform a pinch gesture to zoom out and scroll through other pictures.
Select multiple photos at once: open the folder, press and hold the photo you want to select for a few seconds, then swipe to select other pictures.
Create a bokeh effect: open the camera and click on the icon simulating the aperture of the lens; Now click on the object you want to see in focus, shoot.
Adjust the effect of Beauty: click the “Portrait” icon and slide your finger over the Beauty level indicator.
Have fun with AR: Turn on the AR lenses from the camera menu, click on the AR below and select the effects that you want to see on the subject in real time that you are shooting.
In mode “Artist ”you can turn your pictures into works of art.
Artist Mode: Convert photos to comics or make them works of art (in the style of Prism).
Apply Instagram style filters before shooting: turn on the “Filter” element in camera modes, and then click on the three circles to show nine filters in real time.
Photo by smile: go to the camera settings by flicking to the side and turn on “Capture Smiles”.
Scan a document: open the cameras and click “Scan Document”, leave the document and proceed with scanning according to the instructions.
Unfortunately, there are no miracles here. You cannot get the battery of your smartphone for more than two days. However, you can monitor and manage battery consumption with special settings. If your smartphone supports this technology, you can use fast charging to get the necessary energy in a short time.
Turn on power saving mode. To restrict applications in the background, disable automatic email synchronization and system sounds.
Select power saving mode: for emergencies, this mode allows you to limit the use of applications, which will significantly limit the capabilities of the user.
Understand what the battery consumes: Settings. Battery. Battery usage.
Optimize power consumption: Settings. Battery. Optimization, then go to the tips that you would like to put into practice.
Analyze battery usage.
Other helpful tips
If you want full control over the system, here are some additional tricks:
Activate developer options: Settings. About phone. Build number, click on it until you see a notification of successful activation.
Reset Smartphone: Settings. Reset. Reset to factory settings.
System Update: Settings. System Update. Update.
Simultaneous control of two SIM cards: Settings. Wireless Networks. Dual SIM Settings.
Planning an alarm on a smartphone: Settings. Intelligent Help. Turn on / off the schedule. Set the on time and then the alarm time.
Transfer data from an old smartphone: Download Phone Clone to both devices (Huawei, Honor or Apple), select the data that you would like to transfer.
Sound quality improvement: Settings. Sound. Sound effects of Huawei Histen (connect the headphones to the phone, otherwise the item will not appear in the menu).