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  • Page 1 User Guide...
  • Page 2: Table Of Contents

    Contents Exciting New Features 2-in-1 fingerprint sensor Wide aperture photos Pro camera mode Scrolling screenshots Screen recorder Unboxing your Phone Getting to know your phone Inserting a SIM card and microSD card Charging your phone Turning your phone on and off Transferring Data Using the Backup application to transfer data Transferring data between your phone and a computer...
  • Page 3 Contents Quickly returning a call Using your knuckle Adding contact details quickly Sharing your QR card Calling contacts when the screen is off Pocket mode Taking snapshots when the screen is off Perfect selfie Using time-lapse mode to fast forward the action Taking photos while recording video Answering or rejecting a call using voice commands Using voice wakeup...
  • Page 4 Contents Blocking spam messages Managing common phrases Adding a message signature Adding an email account Sending an email Checking your emails Managing VIP contacts Account settings Camera and Gallery Accessing the viewfinder Taking a photo Shooting modes Beauty mode Perfect Selfie mode Ultra Snapshot Burst shooting Voice activated shooting...
  • Page 5 Contents Listening to music Controlling playback using a smart headset Creating a playlist Playing a playlist Setting a song as the ringtone Playing a video Accessing the Internet Connecting to the Internet using mobile data Connecting to the Internet using Wi-Fi Sharing your mobile Internet with other devices Transferring data using Bluetooth Transferring data using Wi-Fi Direct...
  • Page 6 Contents Managing data usage Harassment filter Battery management Tools Calendar Clock Weather Notepad Calculator Sound recorder Mirror Using your device as a remote control Settings Enabling location access Increasing indoor positioning accuracy Configuring the display settings Sound settings Changing the screen unlock method Gestures and navigation settings Aeroplane mode Using the floating dock...
  • Page 7: Exciting New Features

    Exciting New Features 2-in-1 fingerprint sensor The Smart Key doubles up as a fingerprint sensor. After adding a fingerprint, touch, double touch, or touch and hold the Smart Key when the screen is off to unlock the screen and access predefined features.
  • Page 8: Pro Camera Mode

    Exciting New Features Touch the subject of the photo to adjust the focal point. To adjust the blurred background effect, touch the screen and then swipe up or down on the slider next to the aperture icon ( Touch to apply a filter. Touch to save the photo.
  • Page 9: Scrolling Screenshots

    Exciting New Features Scrolling screenshots Scrolling screenshots enables you to take screenshots longer than one screen. For example, you can capture long messaging threads in one screenshot. To take a scrolling screenshot, knock the screen twice using your knuckle, then touch Scrollshot in the bottom right of the screen.
  • Page 10: Screen Recorder

    Exciting New Features Screen recorder Use the screen recorder feature to record video game footage or teach friends and family how to use phone features. To protect your privacy, unlock your phone before recording your screen. Starting the recording Start recording the screen using one of the following methods: Knock the screen twice using two knuckles and select the desired recording mode.
  • Page 11 Exciting New Features You can choose from HD mode or Mini mode. Mini mode records in a lower resolution, resulting in smaller file sizes and faster upload speeds. Audio will also be recorded, therefore make sure that you are in a quiet environment. Recording will stop automatically when you make or receive a call.
  • Page 12: Unboxing Your Phone

    Unboxing your Phone Getting to know your phone Infrared sensor Dual-tone flash Microphone Laser sensor Status indicator Dual-lens Earpiece camera Light sensor Volume button Front camera Power button Smart key /Fingerprint sensor Speaker Microphone USB-C port Headset jack Do not cover the light sensor, as this will affect some of the phone's functions. Ensure that you use a screen protector that has a purpose-built hole for the light sensor.
  • Page 13: Charging Your Phone

    You can recharge your battery many times, but all batteries have a limited lifespan. If you notice a significant deterioration in your phone's battery life, contact an authorised Huawei service centre for a replacement battery. The battery is built into the phone and is not removable.
  • Page 14: Turning Your Phone On And Off

    If your phone does not respond when you press the power button, this indicates that the battery is empty. Charge your battery for at least 10 minutes using a genuine Huawei charger and then turn on your phone.
  • Page 15: Transferring Data

    Transferring Data Using the Backup application to transfer data Use the Backup application to transfer data from your old phone to your new phone. Features may vary depending on your carrier. Back up new data Restore previously backed up data More settings Backing up data to a microSD card You can back up data on your old phone to a microSD card.
  • Page 16 Transferring Data By default, backup data is saved to the HuaweiBackup folder in Files. Restoring data from a microSD card Insert the microSD card containing the backup files into your new phone. For more information on inserting microSD cards, see Inserting a SIM card and microSD card.
  • Page 17: Transferring Data Between Your Phone And A Computer

    Transferring Data Transferring data between your phone and a computer Transfer the data on your old phone to your computer, then transfer it to your new phone. Connect your phone to a computer using a USB cable. Select Photos or Files. Your computer will automatically install any necessary drivers.
  • Page 18: First Use And Initial Setup

    Internet. Proceed to the Terms and Conditions screen. Read the content carefully, accept the user terms and Huawei Privacy Policy, then touch Agree. Follow the onscreen instructions to enable Wi-Fi+. Your phone has a fingerprint sensor. Follow the onscreen instructions to add your fingerprint.
  • Page 19: Connecting To The Internet

    First Use and Initial Setup Enable or disable a SIM card Select 4G/3G SIM Select default SIM for data services Configure SIM settings for phone calls If you disable a SIM card, you will be unable to use it to make calls, send messages or access the Internet.
  • Page 20 First Use and Initial Setup Connecting to a Wi-Fi network Swipe down from the status bar to open the notification panel. In the Shortcuts tab, touch and hold to open the Wi-Fi settings screen. Turn on the Wi-Fi switch. Your phone will list available Wi-Fi networks. Select the Wi-Fi network you want to connect to.
  • Page 21: Configuring Your Fingerprint Id

    First Use and Initial Setup Disable mobile data when not required in order to save battery power and reduce data usage. Configuring your fingerprint ID Use the fingerprint sensor to unlock the screen, access the Safe and App Lock and authorise payments in third-party applications.
  • Page 22: Installing Applications

    Installing Applications Sharing applications using a microSD card Save installation packages to a microSD card to share them with other phones. Installation packages from third-party sources may contain viruses or malicious software and should be installed with caution. Only install applications from trusted sources. Insert the microSD card containing the installation package into your phone.
  • Page 23: Getting Started

    Getting Started Locking and unlocking the screen Locking the screen Press the power button to manually lock the screen. The screen will lock automatically and enter sleep mode after it has been idle for a certain period to reduce power consumption and prevent unintended operations. To change the screen sleep time, open Settings.
  • Page 24: Touchscreen Gestures

    Getting Started Configure update method for Magazine Unlock covers and subscription type App shortcuts View, add or delete images from your Magazine Unlock covers Add magazines to the viewing list: Touch > Subscriptions to add your favourite magazines to the viewing list. Updating your Magazine Unlock covers requires an Internet connection.
  • Page 25 Getting Started Touch: Touch an item once. For example, touch to select an option or open an application. Double touch: Touch the target area of the screen twice in quick succession. For example, double touch an image in full screen mode to zoom in or out. Touch and hold: Touch and hold the target area of the screen for at least 2 seconds.
  • Page 26: Status And Notification Icons

    Getting Started Status and notification icons Status icons Status icons are displayed on the right-hand side of the status bar. Status icons display information about your phone's status, such as network connection information, signal strength, battery level and time. Status icons may vary according to your region or carrier. Signal strength No signal Connected over GPRS...
  • Page 27: Home Screen

    Getting Started Synchronising data Synchronisation failed Login or synchronisation problem More notifications Portable Wi-Fi hotspot enabled Connected to a VPN USB tethering enabled Receiving location data from GPS Home screen Getting to know your home screen Your home screens are where you can find your favourite widgets and all your applications. The application list has been removed to give you a more convenient and direct path to your applications.
  • Page 28: Automatic Screen Rotation

    Getting Started On the home screen, pinch two fingers together or touch and hold a blank area on the screen to access the home screen editor. You can: Set the default home screen: Touch at the top of the home screen to set the chosen home screen as the default home screen.
  • Page 29 Getting Started Organising applications and widgets on the home screen Adding a widget to the home screen Add frequently used widgets to the home screen for quick access. On the home screen, pinch two fingers together to open the home screen editor. Touch Widgets and select a widget.
  • Page 30 Getting Started Deleting a widget or icon On the home screen, touch and hold the application icon or widget you want to delete until is displayed at the top of the screen. Drag the unwanted application icon or widget to After you have moved/deleted an application icon, a blank space will appear on the home screen.
  • Page 31 Getting Started Creating a folder Create home screen folders to organise your applications by type. For example, you can create a Games folder that contains all of your game applications. On the home screen, drag an icon on top of another icon to create a folder containing both applications.
  • Page 32: Taking A Screenshot

    Getting Started To restore a hidden application to the home screen, touch Add on the hidden applications screen, deselect the desired application, then touch OK. Taking a screenshot Your phone comes with a range of screenshot options. Capture the entire screen or draw a shape on the screen to take a partial screenshot.
  • Page 33 Getting Started Using the screenshot shortcut switch Open the notification panel, then touch in the Shortcuts tab to take a full screenshot. Using your knuckle Use your knuckle to take a screenshot of the whole screen, or draw a shape on the screen to capture a specific area.
  • Page 34: Notifications

    Getting Started Notifications Status indicator The status indicator changes colour and flashes to indicate the following: Steady red (not charging): The battery level is critically low and the phone will turn off automatically. Steady red (when charging): The battery level is critically low. Steady yellow (when charging): The battery level is medium.
  • Page 35 Getting Started Swipe up on the screen, or touch Back or Home to close the notification panel. Customise shortcut switches: Swipe up on the shortcuts tab, then touch Edit. Drag the shortcut switch to the desired location for easier access. Viewing notifications on the lock screen New notifications (such as missed calls and messages) are displayed on the lock screen.
  • Page 36 Getting Started Swipe right on a lock screen notification to view its details. By default, your phone will only display lock screen notifications for certain applications. If you want to enable lock screen notifications for more applications, see Managing notification permissions.
  • Page 37: Using Fingerprint Recognition

    Getting Started Touch Drag actions > Determine from drag position. Swipe down from the left of the status bar to open to the notifications tab, or swipe down from the right of the status bar to open the shortcuts tab. Turn on the Notification panel switch to access the notification panel when the screen is locked.
  • Page 38: Accessing Applications

    Getting Started Accessing App Lock with your fingerprint Use your fingerprint to access locked applications. Open Settings. Touch Fingerprint ID > Fingerprint management. Enter the screen lock password, then touch Next. Touch Access app lock, then follow the onscreen instructions to enter your App Lock password and enable fingerprint recognition.
  • Page 39 Getting Started Opening an application from the home screen On the home screen, touch an icon to open the corresponding application. Switching between applications To switch to another application, touch Home to return to the home screen, then touch the icon of the application you want to open.
  • Page 40: Searching For Applications

    Getting Started Searching for applications Finding applications Swipe down from the middle of the screen to access the search bar, then enter the name of an application. The search results will be displayed underneath the search bar. For more information, see Finding applications quickly.
  • Page 41: Personalising Your Phone

    Getting Started Viewing recently used applications Touch Recent to display the list of recently used applications. View more applications: Swipe left or right on the screen to view more recently used applications. Open an application: Touch a thumbnail to open the corresponding application. Close an application: Swipe up on a thumbnail to close the corresponding application.
  • Page 42: Changing The Theme

    Getting Started Touch Others to open the application list and view or open applications. Touch to add contacts or applications to the home screen. Touch Standard home to exit the simple home screen. Changing the theme Personalise your phone's home screen using a wide range of themes and wallpapers. Open Themes and select a theme, then touch .
  • Page 43: Changing The Wallpaper

    Getting Started Changing the wallpaper Set your favourite images or photos as your phone's wallpaper. Open Settings and select Display. Touch Wallpaper, then touch Lock screen wallpaper or Home screen wallpaper. In the Wallpapers or Live wallpaper tab, select an image, then follow the onscreen instructions to set it as the wallpaper.
  • Page 44: Entering Text

    Quickly enter words by swiping on the keyboard. Swipe letters to input words Backspace Enter a space Enter numbers and symbols Input method settings Toggle between upper and lower case Huawei Swype input supports a wide range of languages. Android input method...
  • Page 45: Editing Text

    Getting Started Switch to voice input Backspace Enter a period Touch and hold to enter symbols Enter a space Touch and hold to choose another input method Enter a comma Touch and hold to open the input options menu Enter numbers and symbols Toggle between upper and lower case The Android input method supports a wide range of languages.
  • Page 46: Tips And Tricks

    Tips and Tricks High volume mode Press the volume up button repeatedly during a call to increase the call volume above the usual maximum. Searching for settings Use the search feature in Settings to search for menu options. Open Settings. Touch the search box at the top of the screen and enter a search term (such as Sound).
  • Page 47 Tips and Tricks Taking a full screenshot Knock the screen twice with your knuckle to take a screenshot of the whole screen. Taking a partial screenshot Knock the screen with your knuckle. Keep your knuckle on the screen. Drag it around the area you want to capture and then return to the starting point.
  • Page 48: Adding Contact Details Quickly

    Tips and Tricks After creating a screenshot, touch Share to share it with friends. For more information about sharing, see Sharing images or videos. Adding contact details quickly Use the camera to take a photo of a business card. Your phone will recognise the contact details and add them automatically.
  • Page 49: Calling Contacts When The Screen Is Off

    Tips and Tricks Calling contacts when the screen is off When the screen is off, press and hold the volume down button. When you hear the alert sound, say the name of the contact you want to call. Your phone will automatically call the contact. Pocket mode Enable Pocket mode to prevent you from missing important calls when your phone is in your pocket.
  • Page 50: Perfect Selfie

    Tips and Tricks Press the volume down button twice in quick succession Perfect selfie Enable perfect selfie mode and customise the beauty settings to make sure you shine in group photos. In the camera application, go to Beauty mode and then touch Perfect selfie. Turn on the Perfect selfie switch and then configure your custom beauty settings.
  • Page 51: Taking Photos While Recording Video

    Tips and Tricks Taking photos while recording video Ever wanted to take a photo during a video recording? On the camera interface, swipe right and then select Video to start a video recording. While recording video, touch to take a photo. Answering or rejecting a call using voice commands If your hands are occupied when a call comes in, simply say "Answer call"...
  • Page 52: Using Voice Wakeup

    Tips and Tricks Touch Speech command language to change the voice command language. Using voice wakeup Open Settings. Touch Smart assistance > Voice control > Voice wakeup. Turn on the Voice wakeup switch and follow the onscreen instructions to enter your voice wakeup commands.
  • Page 53: Connecting To The Wi-fi Network With The Strongest Signal

    Tips and Tricks Connecting to the Wi-Fi network with the strongest signal After enabling Wi-Fi+, your phone will monitor Wi-Fi networks and mobile data and select the connection with the best signal and fastest data transfer speeds. Swipe down from the status bar to open the notification panel. In the Shortcuts tab, touch and hold and select Wi-Fi+.
  • Page 54: Using Your Phone While Wearing Gloves

    Tips and Tricks Using your phone while wearing gloves Enable gloves mode so that you can continue to use your phone when wearing gloves. Open Settings and then touch Smart assistance > Gloves mode. Adjusting the system volume rapidly Press the volume button on the side of the phone and then touch to adjust the ringtone, multimedia, alarm and call volume.
  • Page 55: Using The Floating Dock

    Tips and Tricks Using the floating dock The floating dock gives you access to a number of frequently-used options and features, such as the back key, home key and one-touch optimisation. You can move the floating dock around the screen for easy one-hand use. Under Settings, select Smart assistance >...
  • Page 56 Tips and Tricks Open Settings, touch Smart assistance and then turn on the Touch-disable mode switch. Screen gestures will not work in touch-disable mode, even when the screen is on. Uncover the top of the screen, or press the power and volume up buttons simultaneously to turn off touch- disable mode.
  • Page 57: Calls And Contacts

    Calls and Contacts Making calls Smart dialling Enter the name, initials or number of a contact in the dialler. Your phone will display matching contacts. Open Dialler. Enter the name or initials of a contact in the dialler (for example, Howard Smith or HS). Your phone will search your contacts and call log and list the results above the dialler.
  • Page 58: Making A Call From The Call Log

    Calls and Contacts Making a call from the call log View incoming and outgoing calls in the call log and dial the corresponding numbers. Open Dialler. Slide the list up and down to view all calls. Touch the name or number of the person that you want to call.
  • Page 59: Answering Or Rejecting A Call

    Calls and Contacts Touch . If your phone has dual SIM support, touch Auto redial Use auto redial to keep redialling a contact's number until your call is connected. The first time a call does not connect or is interrupted, your phone will display the single redial screen.
  • Page 60: Functions Available During A Call

    Calls and Contacts While the screen is unlocked: Touch to answer the call. Touch to reject the call. Touch to reject the call and send an SMS. Touch to configure a callback reminder. On the dialler screen, touch > Settings > Reject calls with SMS to edit the predefined text messages.
  • Page 61: Answering A Third-party Call

    Calls and Contacts Start a three-way call: Please contact your carrier to find out how to use this feature. For more information, see Making a conference call. Adjust the volume: Press the volume up button to increase the volume, or the volume down button to decrease the volume.
  • Page 62: Making A Conference Call

    Calls and Contacts Making a conference call You can set up a conference call using the multi-party call feature on your phone. Call a number (or receive a call), then call another number to add it to the conference call. Conference calling requires network support.
  • Page 63: Turning On Pocket Mode

    Calls and Contacts Touch to add the number to an existing contact. Clearing the call log Open Dialler. You can: Delete one entry: Touch and hold a log entry, then touch Delete entry. Delete multiple entries: Touch > Delete call log and select the entries you want to delete.
  • Page 64: Enabling Call Waiting

    Calls and Contacts When call forwarding is enabled, your phone will forward certain calls (such as unanswered calls) to the number you specified. Enabling call waiting Call waiting allows you to take an incoming call when you are already in a call and switch between the two conversations.
  • Page 65: Creating A Contact

    Calls and Contacts Open Dialler. Touch > Settings Touch Additional settings. If your phone has dual SIM support, touch Additional settings under SIM 1 or SIM 2. Touch Voicemail > Voicemail number and then enter your voicemail number. When you receive a voicemail message, the icon is displayed in the status bar.
  • Page 66: Importing Or Exporting Contacts

    Calls and Contacts Take photos of multiple cards: Switch to Burst mode and follow the onscreen instructions to photograph multiple cards. After you have finished scanning or taking photos, contact information will automatically be saved to Business cards. Importing or exporting contacts Your phone supports .vcf contact files.
  • Page 67: Sharing Contacts

    Calls and Contacts Touch the Bluetooth device from which you want to import contacts. Once connected, your phone will automatically import contacts from the other Bluetooth device. Importing contacts using Wi-Fi Direct Open Contacts. Touch > Import/Export > Import from another phone. Select Import via Wi-Fi Direct and then touch Next.
  • Page 68: Managing Contacts

    Calls and Contacts Managing contacts Editing a contact After creating a contact, you can edit their contact information at any time. This includes adding or deleting default information such as phone numbers or email addresses. You can also choose a custom ringtone and add a birthday, nickname or photo. Open Contacts.
  • Page 69: Viewing Contacts From Different Accounts

    Calls and Contacts For more complete search results, ensure that Contacts is configured to display all of your contacts. On the contacts screen, touch > Display preferences and then select All contacts. On the contact list, use one of the following methods to find a contact: Swipe the contact list up or down.
  • Page 70: Creating A Group

    Calls and Contacts sort contacts according to their company or the date you last contacted them, making it easier to manage contacts and groups. Creating a group Open Contacts. Touch Groups and then Enter the group name (for example Family or Friends) and touch OK. Touch .
  • Page 71: Deleting A Group

    Calls and Contacts Touch to send a message or to send an email. Deleting a group Open Contacts. Touch Groups. Touch and hold the group you want to delete, then touch Delete. Touch Delete. Deleting a group will not remove the contacts in the group.
  • Page 72: Messaging And Email

    Messaging and Email Sending a message Spice up your messages by adding emoticons, images, videos, music, recordings and more. Open Messaging. In the list of message threads, touch Select the recipient box and enter the contact name or phone number. You can also touch to open your contact list and choose a contact or contact group.
  • Page 73: Searching For Messages

    Messaging and Email Select the text field and enter your message, then touch Reply to a message from the notification bar: New messages will be displayed in the notification bar. Touch the button to compose a reply. Searching for messages Use the message search feature to find messages quickly.
  • Page 74: Blocking Spam Messages

    Messaging and Email not be affected. In the list of message threads, touch > Favourites to view your favourite messages. Lock the message: Touch > Lock to lock the message. When you delete messages, locked messages will not be affected. Blocking spam messages Open Messaging.
  • Page 75: Adding An Exchange Account

    Follow the onscreen instructions to configure your account. The system will automatically connect to the server and check the server settings. Once the account has been set up, your Inbox will be displayed. Change account or folder Search Compose email...
  • Page 76: Sending An Email

    Touch Your email service provider may place a limit on the size of email attachments. If your attachments exceed the limit, send the attachments in separate emails. Send Select recipient Recipient from contact list Subject...
  • Page 77: Managing Vip Contacts

    Messaging and Email Managing VIP contacts Add important contacts to your VIP list. Emails from your VIP contacts will appear in a separate inbox. Open Email. In your Inbox, open the email that you want to read. Touch the contact's photo, then select Add to VIP list in the popup menu. To change the notification settings and ringtones for your VIP contacts, touch >...
  • Page 78: Camera And Gallery

    Camera and Gallery Accessing the viewfinder Open Camera to access the viewfinder. Switch flash modes Switch between rear and front cameras Switch to wide Apply filter effects aperture mode Swipe left on the screen to configure the camera settings Swipe right on the screen to change camera modes Shoot a video...
  • Page 79: Beauty Mode

    Camera and Gallery Swipe right on the viewfinder to change the capture mode. Beauty: Drag the slider to adjust the beauty level and apply facial enhancement effects. For more information, see Beauty mode. Panorama: Use this mode to take wide-angle shots. For more information, see Taking a panoramic photo.
  • Page 80 Camera and Gallery Using Perfect Selfie mode Perfect Selfie mode automatically detects your face in a group shot and applies custom beauty settings to your skin. Open Camera. Swipe right on the screen and touch Beauty. (Optional) Swipe left on the screen and check that the Perfect selfie switch is turned on. See Configuring Perfect Selfie if you are enabling this mode for the first time.
  • Page 81: Ultra Snapshot

    Camera and Gallery Ultra Snapshot Press the volume down button twice to take a photo, even when the screen is off. This feature is not available during music playback. Not all camera modes support this feature. Open Camera and then swipe left on the screen to access the camera settings. Touch Ultra snapshot >...
  • Page 82: Burst Shooting

    Camera and Gallery Due to the rapid capture time, image quality may decrease for night-time or close-up shots. Choose a location with ample light and shoot from a suitable distance. Burst shooting Use burst shooting when you want to take a photo of a moving subject, such as during a football match.
  • Page 83: Launching The Camera From Gallery

    Camera and Gallery Touch Audio control and turn on the Audio control switch. You can then: Say "cheese" to take a photo. Set the camera to take a photo when the ambient noise reaches a certain decibel level. Frame the scene you want to capture. The camera will take a photo automatically when you issue a voice command or the camera detects a loud sound.
  • Page 84: Audio Notes

    Camera and Gallery Touch the subject on the screen. Your camera will remain focused on the subject. Touch Audio notes Add audio notes to bring your photos to life. Open Camera and swipe right on the screen. Touch Audio note. Frame the scene you want to capture.
  • Page 85: Pro Camera Mode

    Camera and Gallery Use a tripod to minimise camera shake. Open Camera and swipe right on the screen. Touch Night shot. Touch Auto and follow the onscreen instructions to manually adjust the ISO and other exposure settings. Hold your phone steady, frame the scene and then touch .
  • Page 86 Camera and Gallery After you have finished adjusting the camera settings, touch to take a photo. The low exposure icon will appear when the exposure is too low. Touch this icon to restore the default exposure settings. Pro camera settings When you switch to Pro camera mode, you can adjust a whole range of camera settings in the viewfinder to produce professional-looking shots.
  • Page 87: Light Painting Mode

    Camera and Gallery : Touch to set the metering mode (the way in which your camera determines the exposure). You can select matrix metering, centre-weighted metering or spot metering. Matrix metering is set by default. ISO: Touch to adjust the camera's sensitivity to light. Increasing the ISO will create a brighter picture, but there will be a noticeable increase in noise.
  • Page 88 Camera and Gallery Select a suitable location and hold your phone steady. Use a tripod for long exposures. Shoot from a distance for the best results. Avoid pointing the camera at car headlights to prevent parts of the image from becoming overexposed. Open Camera and swipe right on the screen.
  • Page 89 Camera and Gallery Open Camera and swipe right on the screen. Touch Light painting > Light graffiti. Touch when the subject starts to draw a pattern using the source of light. The exposure time is displayed at the bottom of the screen. Turn on the flash if you wish to capture the person creating the pattern.
  • Page 90: Panoramic Shots

    Camera and Gallery Use a tripod to minimise camera shake and hold your phone in place. Select a suitable location away from obstructions. Clear skies will produce the best results. When shooting the image, stay away from sources of light and avoid excessive exposure times to prevent parts of the image from becoming overexposed.
  • Page 91 Camera and Gallery Follow the onscreen instructions to take the photo. Slowly move your camera from left to right, ensuring that the arrow stays level with the centre line. To take a panoramic shot in portrait mode, select and then slowly move your camera upwards. Touch to stop shooting.
  • Page 92: Adding Watermarks To Photos

    Camera and Gallery Adding watermarks to photos Add watermarks to personalise your photos and help you remember where they were taken. Open Camera and swipe right on the screen. Touch Watermark. Touch the navigation icon or touch More and then select the desired watermark. Drag the watermark to reposition, then touch to take a photo.
  • Page 93: Time-lapse Mode

    Camera and Gallery Touch to end the recording. Automatic facial enhancement: Swipe right on the screen and touch Beauty video. Stabilisation cannot be enabled in this mode. Time-lapse mode Time-lapse mode allows you to capture and speed up subtle changes in the natural world. For example, you can record the opening of a flower or the movement of clouds.
  • Page 94: Slow Motion Recording

    Camera and Gallery Touch the thumbnail to play the recording. The video will be played back at a higher frame rate. The frame rate is determined automatically by your camera and cannot be adjusted. Slow motion recording You can record videos in slow motion to enjoy fast moving scenes in detail, such as falling water droplets or dance moves.
  • Page 95: Camera And Video Settings

    Camera and Gallery Touch the thumbnail to read the text in the image, then touch to edit the image. Camera and video settings Setting the photo and video resolutions Increase the resolution for higher quality images and videos. However, larger resolution images take up more space on your phone.
  • Page 96: Video Settings

    Camera and Gallery You can choose from a 3 x 3 grid, phi grid or spiral overlay. Use the 3 x 3 grid for general shooting scenarios. The phi grid is similar to the 3 x 3 grid, but uses the golden ratio to divide the viewfinder into distinct sections.
  • Page 97: Viewing Photos And Videos

    Camera and Gallery Viewing photos and videos You can view the following photos and videos in Gallery: Photos and videos shot with the camera. Photos and videos that your friends shared with you. Photos and videos synced from your computer. Photos and videos saved from messages, emails or websites, as well as screenshots.
  • Page 98: Adding Photos Or Videos To A New Album

    Camera and Gallery View photo details Overlay menu Zoom or in out: Spread two fingers apart to zoom in, or pinch two fingers together to zoom out. View image details: Touch to view the image details, such as the ISO, exposure compensation and resolution.
  • Page 99: Deleting Images Or Videos

    Camera and Gallery Touch and select the destination album, or touch to create a new album and select it as the destination album. Deleting images or videos If you're running out of storage space, delete unwanted photos and videos from Gallery. Open Gallery.
  • Page 100 Camera and Gallery Swipe left to view more editing tools Rotate an image: Touch and swipe the screen to adjust the angle of rotation. Touch Mirror to create a mirror image of the photo. Crop an image: Touch to select the crop ratio (for example, 16:9). Drag the dotted edges to crop the image to the desired size.
  • Page 101: Using Camera Or Gallery To Scan A Qr Code

    Camera and Gallery Using Camera or Gallery to scan a QR code QR codes are a quick and convenient way to receive information. For example, you can scan a QR code to view discount information or add contacts. You can scan a QR code using the camera, or use Gallery to scan a QR code contained in an image stored on your device.
  • Page 102: Music And Video

    Music and Video Adding songs to your phone Before you can listen to your music, you need to copy your songs onto your phone. To add songs to your phone: Copy songs from your computer using the USB cable. Download songs from the Internet. Copy songs with Bluetooth.
  • Page 103: Controlling Playback Using A Smart Headset

    Not all headsets are compatible with your phone. You are advised to purchase an official Huawei headset. You can also use a headset to control video playback (this feature is not supported by all video players).
  • Page 104: Creating A Playlist

    Music and Video Volume up button: Press once to increase the volume, or twice to add the current song to your favourites. Pause button: Press once to pause or resume playback, twice to skip to the next song, or three times to go to the previous song. Volume down button: Press once to decrease the volume, or twice to change the playback mode.
  • Page 105: Setting A Song As The Ringtone

    Music and Video Select the desired playlist, then touch a song to start playback, or touch Shuffle all to shuffle all songs. Setting a song as the ringtone Set your favourite song as the call, notification or alarm ringtone. Open Music.
  • Page 106: Accessing The Internet

    Accessing the Internet Connecting to the Internet using mobile data Data charges may apply when using mobile data to access the Internet. Before using mobile data, ensure that you have a data plan with your carrier. Open Settings. Touch More > Mobile network. Turn on the Mobile data switch to enable mobile data.
  • Page 107: Sharing Your Mobile Internet With Other Devices

    Accessing the Internet Touch WPS PIN connection to generate a PIN, then enter this PIN on the Wi-Fi router. Once your phone is connected to a Wi-Fi network, it will display the icon in the status bar. Your phone will remember Wi-Fi networks that you have used before and reconnect to them automatically.
  • Page 108 Accessing the Internet Your device can't access the Internet using Wi-Fi when your Portable Wi-Fi hotspot is switched on. To enable mobile data, see Connecting to the Internet using mobile data. Open Settings. Touch More > Tethering & portable hotspot. Touch Portable Wi-Fi hotspot and then turn on the Wi-Fi hotspot switch.
  • Page 109 Accessing the Internet Using USB tethering to share mobile Internet with a computer Use a USB cable to share your phone's mobile Internet with a computer. This is useful if your computer's Internet connection stops working. USB tethering can be used to share your Wi-Fi and mobile Internet connection. To enable mobile data, see Connecting to the Internet using mobile data.
  • Page 110: Transferring Data Using Bluetooth

    Accessing the Internet Establish a Bluetooth connection between two devices and check that they are paired. For more information, see Enabling Bluetooth and pairing your phone with another device. Open Settings. Touch More > Tethering & portable hotspot. Turn on the Bluetooth tethering switch to share your mobile Internet. On the Bluetooth screen, touch next to the name of the paired device and turn on the Internet access switch to establish an Internet connection.
  • Page 111: Transferring Data Using Wi-fi Direct

    Wi-Fi Direct is similar to Bluetooth but is faster, making it suitable for the transfer of larger files such as videos. Wi-Fi Direct can only be used to transfer data between two Huawei devices. Check that both devices support Wi-Fi Direct.
  • Page 112: Transferring Data Between Your Phone And A Computer

    This feature only applies to phones that support USB OTG cables. Your phone uses a USB-C port. Purchase a Huawei-approved Micro USB to USB-C adapter, or use an OTG cable with a USB-C connector.
  • Page 113 Accessing the Internet USB cable USB On-The-Go cable On the other phone, set the USB connection mode to USB flash drive. Touch > Local > USB drive to browse data on the microSD card. You can select and copy data to a destination folder. For more information, see Copying, moving or deleting files.
  • Page 114: Streaming Multimedia Content To Your Tv

    Touch More > NFC. Turn on the NFC switch to enable NFC. Turn on the Huawei Beam switch to enable Huawei Beam. Using NFC to share web pages or contacts You can use NFC to share data rapidly between two phones. To share photos, videos and web...
  • Page 115 Accessing the Internet Check that the screen is unlocked on both phones and ensure that NFC is enabled. Enable Android Beam on the other phone (if required). Select the web page or contact that you want to share. Hold your mobile phone and the receiving device back to back. Your phone's NFC sensor is located next to the rear camera.
  • Page 116: Backup And Restore

    Backup and Restore Using the Backup application to back up and restore data Backups help ensure that you never lose your data. You can use a local backup to copy data to your phone's internal storage or a microSD card. Features may vary depending on your carrier.
  • Page 117: Restoring Factory Settings

    Backup and Restore If the backup data is encrypted, enter the encryption password when prompted. Select the data you want to restore and touch Start restoration. Restoring factory settings Restore your phone to its factory settings if it crashes or is slow to respond. Back up important data on your phone before restoring factory settings.
  • Page 118 Backup and Restore Open Settings. Touch Update. Your phone will automatically check for updates. Select the latest version to download the update package. Once the download is complete, touch UPDATE. The update process may take a while to complete. Do not use your phone before it has finished updating. Your phone will restart automatically when it has finished updating.
  • Page 119: File Management

    File Management Viewing files Viewing files by category Open the Categories tab in Files. Your files are automatically sorted into different categories. Finding files quickly Use the search feature to quickly find what you are looking for. Open Files. In the Local tab, touch Internal storage or SD card. Touch and then enter the file name or keywords.
  • Page 120: Creating Folders

    File Management Creating folders Create folders and place files inside them to keep your phone organised. Open Files. In the Local tab, touch Internal storage or SD card. Touch . Enter the name of the new folder, then touch Save. Renaming files Give your files distinctive names so that you can find them more quickly.
  • Page 121: Excluding Small Images

    File Management Excluding small images When viewing images, you may find that Files also displays cached images and thumbnails from web pages you have visited. Exclude these images for a clutter-free viewing experience. Open Files. Touch > Settings and then turn on the Filter small pictures switch to prevent files smaller than 30 KB from being shown.
  • Page 122: Power Management

    Power Management Viewing battery usage statistics Use Phone Manager to view detailed per-application battery usage statistics. Open Phone Manager and then touch remaining. You can: Touch Optimise. Your phone will check for power consumption problems and automatically optimise performance. Touch Power usage details to view detailed battery usage statistics. Touch Consumption level to see what is using the most power.
  • Page 123: Closing Background Applications When The Screen Is Locked

    Power Management Open Phone Manager. Touch remaining > Power plan > Ultra power saving and then select > Enable. Touch Exit to disable the Ultra power plan and restore the original settings. Closing background applications when the screen is locked Reduce power consumption by closing background applications when the screen is locked.
  • Page 124: Phone Manager

    Phone Manager Optimising your system Use Phone Manager to make your phone run faster and optimise performance. Conducting a comprehensive scan Open Phone Manager. Your phone will automatically conduct a comprehensive scan and optimise your system. Cleaning up your phone Open Phone Manager.
  • Page 125: Battery Management

    Phone Manager Touch Notification centre and select an application to configure its notification permissions and settings. Battery management Phone Manager comes with a battery management feature to help you save power and prevent you from missing important calls and messages. Open Phone Manager and then touch remaining.
  • Page 126: Calendar

    Tools Calendar Calendar helps you to plan your daily schedule. For example, it helps you to plan ahead and displays information about bank holidays. If you have saved your contacts' birthdays, Calendar will automatically create birthday reminders. Go to today Event Selected day Today...
  • Page 127: Clock

    Tools Switch to a different calendar: Make sure that you are connected to the Internet and then touch > Calendars to be displayed. Touch Local calendar and select the desired calendar. For more information on connecting to the Internet, see Accessing the Internet.
  • Page 128: World Clock

    Tools Delete an alarm: Touch and hold the alarm you want to delete and then touch Turn off an alarm: Touch Slide to turn off alarm at the bottom of the lock screen. Mute an alarm: Press the volume down button. Snooze for 10 minutes: Press the power button.
  • Page 129: Weather

    Tools Home time zone Current time zone Only one clock is displayed when the local time zone is the same as the home time zone. Stopwatch Open Clock. Under Stopwatch, touch to start timing. While timing, touch to count laps. Swipe up on the timer in the middle of the screen to view your lap data.
  • Page 130: Updating The Weather

    Tools Viewing weather information Open Weather. You can: View detailed weather information: Swipe up on the screen to view the weather forecast for the next 24 hours, chance of rainfall, air quality, comfort index, wind speed and direction and sunrise/sunset times. View weather for other cities: Swipe left or right on the screen to view the weather forecast for other cities.
  • Page 131: Notepad

    Tools Swipe left or right to find the city whose weather you want to update. Swipe down from the top of the screen to update the weather manually. You can also configure automatic weather updates. Touch . Turn on the Auto update switch and configure your Update interval.
  • Page 132: Calculator

    Tools Once you have saved a note, follow the onscreen instructions to share or delete it or add it to your favourites. Deleting a note Open Notepad. Touch and hold the note that you want to delete (or select multiple notes) and then touch Touch Delete.
  • Page 133: Mirror

    Tools Playing a recording Open Recorder. Touch Select the recording file you wish to play or touch the play button next to the file name. Swipe down to search for recording Play recording Play through earpiece or speakers Sort by time or name Mirror Your phone can double up as a mirror.
  • Page 134: Using Your Device As A Remote Control

    Tools Save an image: Touch the screen and select to save the image to Gallery. Your phone will return to the mirror once the image has been saved. Zoom in: Double touch the screen to zoom in. Double touch again to revert to the original screen.
  • Page 135 Tools Point the infra-red sensor on your phone at the sensor on your appliance's remote control. Press and hold the corresponding button on the remote control for at least two seconds. For optimum reception, ensure that your phone and the remote control are placed on a level surface at a distance of no more than 5 cm (2 in) from each other.
  • Page 136: Settings

    Settings Enabling location access Enable location-based services to ensure that map, navigation and weather applications can access your location information. Features may vary depending on your carrier. Open Settings. Touch Advanced settings > Location services and then turn on the Access to my location switch.
  • Page 137: Configuring The Display Settings

    Settings Turn on the Wi‑Fi scanning switch. Location applications and services will continually scan for Wi-Fi networks for more accurate positioning. Turn on the Bluetooth scanning switch. Location applications and services will search for Bluetooth devices for more accurate positioning. Configuring the display settings Configure the display settings to personalise your phone.
  • Page 138: Changing The Screen Unlock Method

    Settings Silent mode: Once enabled, your phone will not ring when you receive an incoming call or message, but the screen will still turn on. If you have also enabled Vibrate in silent mode, your phone will vibrate to alert you of incoming calls and messages. You can also enable or disable these features in the shortcuts tab.
  • Page 139: Gestures And Navigation Settings

    Settings Removing the screen lock password Open Settings. Touch Screen lock & passwords > Password. Enter your screen lock password or unlock pattern, then touch None. Gestures and navigation settings Use simple gestures to control your phone. For example, flip your phone to mute ringtones or hold it to your ear to answer calls or dial a number.
  • Page 140: Aeroplane Mode

    Settings Tilt: In the home screen editor, touch and hold an icon or widget and tilt your phone to the left or right to move the icon to the next screen. Smart screenshot: Knock twice on the screen using your knuckle to capture the screen in full, or capture part of the screen by using your knuckle to draw a shape on the screen.
  • Page 141: Using The Floating Dock

    Settings Use one of the following methods to enable or disable aeroplane mode: Swipe down from the status bar to open the notification panel. In the Shortcuts tab, turn on the Aeroplane mode switch. Press and hold the power button, then touch Aeroplane mode. Open Settings, then turn on the Aeroplane mode switch.
  • Page 142: Setting Your Sim Card Pin

    Settings Drag the floating dock to the desired location. From the expanded menu, you can: Touch to return to the previous screen or exit the current application. Touch to return to the home screen. Touch to display the list of recently used applications. Touch to lock the screen.
  • Page 143: Setting Up An Account

    Settings Setting up an account Adding an account Many applications and online services require you to create an account in order to access the full range of features. Open Settings. Touch Accounts > Add account. Select an account type, then follow the onscreen instructions to enter your account information.
  • Page 144: Changing The System Language

    Settings Changing the system language Open Settings. Touch Advanced settings > Language & input. Touch Language & region, then select the desired language. Viewing your phone's specifications View your phone's specifications in a few simple steps. You can view information about your processor, memory, screen resolution and more.
  • Page 145: Formatting The Microsd Card

    Settings Formatting the microSD card Format your microSD card to delete all data and free up storage space. Perform a backup before formatting your microSD card to prevent losing important data. Open Settings. Touch Advanced settings > Memory & storage > SD card. Touch Format >...
  • Page 146: Accessibility Features

    Accessibility Features About your phone's accessibility features Accessibility features make it easier for users with impaired vision or hearing to use their phone. TalkBack Enabling or disabling TalkBack TalkBack is an accessibility feature designed for visually impaired users. It provides audible prompts to help you operate your phone.
  • Page 147 Accessibility Features Open an item: Double touch any part of the screen using one finger to confirm your selection from the previous step. For example, if you want to open Settings, two steps are required: Touch the Settings icon once using one finger and then touch twice on any part of the screen. Configuring the TalkBack settings TalkBack settings can be customised to suit your individual needs.
  • Page 148: Magnification Gestures

    Accessibility Features Select the desired speech synthesis engine and voice speed. Captions In addition to providing audible prompts, TalkBack also displays captions for hearing-impaired users. This feature requires TalkBack to be enabled. Open Settings. Touch Advanced settings > Accessibility > Captions. Turn on the Captions switch and then configure the language, font size and caption style.
  • Page 149: Using The Power Button To End A Call

    Accessibility Features Adjust the zoom: Pinch two or more fingers together or spread them apart. To zoom in, spread your fingers apart. Pinch your fingers together to zoom back out. Zoom in temporarily: Touch the screen three times in quick succession and then hold your finger on the screen.
  • Page 150: Colour Correction

    Accessibility Features Colour correction Colour correction mode adjusts colours to make it easier for colour vision impaired users to distinguish between different parts of the screen. Enable this mode with caution, as it may affect your phone's battery. Open Settings. Touch Advanced settings >...
  • Page 151: Appendix

    Obtaining help Read the Quick Start Guide included with your phone. Go to HiCare to read the user guide, learn more about Huawei services or obtain online help. Touch Settings > About phone > Legal information to read the legal information.
  • Page 152: List Of Safety Features

    Third party vendors use this information to improve their products and services. List of safety features Huawei phones come with a series of built-in security measures to keep your data secure. All data on the memory chipset is automatically encrypted. Each phone...
  • Page 153: Legal Notice

    Huawei Technologies Co., Ltd. and its affiliates ("Huawei"). The product described in this document may include software that is the copyright of Huawei or its licensors. Such software shall not be reproduced, distributed, modified, decompiled,...
  • Page 154 Huawei. To the greatest extent permitted by applicable law, it is explicitly stated that Huawei shall not compensate or be liable for services provided by third-party service providers, or the interruption or termination of third-party contents or services.
  • Page 155 This guide is for your reference only. The actual product, including but not limited to the colour, size, and screen layout, may vary. All statements, informa- tion, and recommendations in this guide do not constitute a warranty of any kind, express or implied. Please visit for up to date support hotline and email address information for your country or region.

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    I have honor V8 i cant adjust the speed of slow motion videos there is no setting option for slow motion speed settings
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