Huawei P10 Tips and Tricks

Android 7 (Nougat)
Phone: Huawei P10
Factory OS: Android 7 (Nougat)

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At the bottom of each home screen is your favourites tray, which consists of 5 icons. You can customise it by adding icons to the tray. If it’s full however, you will first need to remove some.

To remove an icon, simply press and hold an icon. Then drag it to your desktop.

Then to add a new one, simply drag an icon from your home screen to the favourites tray.

To change keyboards (if you have additional keyboards installed), you can switch between them by pressing the small keyboard symbol in the top left of your screen. You will need to be in keyboard input mode (i.e. typing something) for this to work.

Note: you need to have more than one keyboard installed for this to work.

When taking photos or videos, tap the screen where you want to focus on.

The phone will automatically adjust the settings to improve the image or video

Smartphones that are always connected to the internet are great, but if you have a data plan that is capped each month, then you will want to keep an eye on how much data you are downloading. Fortunately there is a built in feature to monitor this.

Go to Settings – Connections – Data usage. From here you can set a limit and set the usage cycle (e.g. a from and to date).

If you then select Mobile data usage and press the Gear icon on the next screen, you will also see a number of features such as restrict background data usage (although this will prevent some Apps from working).

With the recent versions of Android you can now take photos while recording video by simply pressing the screen.

This will save that particular frame to the gallery while continuing to record video.

To change the home screen or lock screen wallpaper, press on a blank part of the home screen. Next, choose Wallpapers.

From here you can use any image in your Gallery as your Wallpaper.

To remove numbers from the call log that you don’t want anyone seeing, then open your Call Log.

This will normally be found in your Phone App.

Press and hold on the contact you want to remove.

When the Menu appears, press Delete.

Soft resetting is just the process of rebooting your phone. In contrast, a hard rest is when you remove everything from the phone to restore it to the factory state.

Normally you can simply restart the phone in the normal way via the power button, but if it has crashed, that may not be possible.

To soft reset your phone press and hold the Power/Lock button for around 8 to 10 seconds. The phone will restart automatically.

If that doesn’t work, then remove the battery (if it has one). Wait 30 seconds and put the battery back in. Then press the Power/Lock button to turn the phone on.

There is a great app called Moves by a company called Protogeo that makes use of your devices accelerometer to record your movements, whether by walking, cycling or running.

Go to the Play Store and search for Moves.

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