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

    Multi-screen Collaboration Multi-screen Collaboration Between Your Tablet and Phone AR Measure Smart Remote Switch Audio Channels Between Devices Huawei Share Camera and Gallery Take Photos with Your Foldable Device Take Photos Shoot in Portrait, Night, and Wide Aperture Modes Master AI...
  • Page 3 Moving Pictures Add Stickers to Photos High-Res Mode Pro Mode Record Videos Slow-Mo Recording Time-Lapse Photography Leica Colors Manage Gallery Huawei Vlog Editor People Album Videos Highlights Launch Camera Light Painting Take HDR Photos Documents Mode Filters Adjust Camera Settings...
  • Page 4 Contents Display & Brightness Sounds & Vibration Biometrics & Password Security Accessibility Features System & Updates Search for Items in Settings Bluetooth Home Screen & Wallpaper Notifications Apps Battery Storage Privacy Users & Accounts About Phone...
  • Page 5: Basic Gestures

    Essentials Basic Gestures Basic Gestures and Shortcuts This feature may vary by device. System Navigation Gestures Go to Settings > System & updates > System navigation, and confirm that Gestures is selected. Return to the previous screen Swipe inward from the left or right edge to return to the previous screen. Return to the home screen Swipe up from the bottom of the screen to return to the home screen.
  • Page 6 Essentials Switch apps Slide along the bottom edge of the screen. • Before using this gesture, go to System navigation > Settings and confirm that Slide across bottom to switch apps is enabled. Swipe across the bottom of the screen in an arc. •...
  • Page 7 Essentials More Gestures Access Home screen editing mode Pinch two fingers together on the home screen. Display the shortcut panel on the lock screen Swipe up from the bottom of the lock screen. Display the search bar Swipe down on the home screen. Open the notification panel Swipe down from the status bar.
  • Page 8: System Navigation

    Essentials Take a screenshot Press the Volume down and Power buttons simultaneously. Ultra snapshot Double-press the Volume down button when the screen is off or locked to take a photo. This feature may vary by device. System Navigation Change the System Navigation Mode Navigate with Gestures Go to Settings >...
  • Page 9: Lock And Unlock Your Screen

    Essentials Touch to access the recent tasks screen. • You can touch Settings to configure more settings. Select a navigation key combination. • Enable Hide navigation keys to allow you to hide the navigation bar when not in use. • Touch (if available in the selected navigation key combination) to open the notification •...
  • Page 10: Screenshots & Screen Recording

    Essentials Go to Settings > Accessibility features > Shortcuts & gestures > Wake screen, and • enable Raise to wake, Double-tap to wake, and/or Show palm to wake. Then use the corresponding feature to turn on the screen. If your phone does not have this option, it indicates that this feature is not supported. Unlock the Screen with Password Once the screen is turned on, swipe up from the middle of the screen to display the password input panel.
  • Page 11 Essentials Use a Shortcut to Take a Screenshot Swipe down from the status bar to open the notification panel, then swipe down on it again to show all shortcuts. Touch to take a screenshot. Share and Edit a Screenshot or Switch to Scrollshot After you take a screenshot, a thumbnail will be displayed in the lower left corner of the screen.
  • Page 12 Essentials Knock the screen with a knuckle and hold to draw an "S". The screen will automatically scroll down to the bottom for you to capture the entire page. You can touch the screen at any point to stop the screenshot. Precautions for Using Knuckle Screenshots Please double knock the screen consecutively at the same place and at an appropriate •...
  • Page 13 Essentials Use a Shortcut to Start Screen Recording Swipe down from the status bar to open the notification panel, then swipe down on it again to show all shortcuts. Touch Screen Recorder to start screen recording. To stop the recording, touch the timer at the top of the screen. The recording will be saved to Gallery.
  • Page 14: Adjust Sound Settings

    Essentials Knock on the screen with a knuckle and hold to draw an outline around the part of the screen that you want to capture. Make sure that your knuckle does not leave the screen. The screen will display the movement trajectory of your knuckle and take a screenshot of the selected area.
  • Page 15 Essentials Flip to Mute When there is an incoming call, you can flip your phone to mute it. For the features to take effect, go to Settings > Accessibility features > Shortcuts & gestures > Mute ringtone/Reduce volume and make sure that Flip to mute ringtone is enabled.
  • Page 16: Multi-Window

    Essentials Go to Settings > Sounds & vibration > More settings and enable or disable System haptics according to your preferences. Set the Default Volume Go to Settings > Sounds & vibration, and you can then set the volume for the following items: Ringer, Messages, Notifications •...
  • Page 17 Essentials Drag an app icon out of the Multi-Window dock. Switch the split-screen panes: Touch and hold at the top of a split-screen pane until the pane shrinks, then drag it to the other side of the screen to switch panes. Exit split-screen mode: Touch and hold in the middle of the split screen line and drag it until either pane...
  • Page 18 Essentials Not all apps fully support drag-and-drop with Multi-Window. Add, Move, or Remove an App from the Multi-Window Dock Add an app: In the Multi-Window dock, touch , touch the app you want to add, then • touch Done. Move an app: In the Multi-Window dock, touch , drag the desired app to any location •...
  • Page 19 Essentials Touch an app icon in the Multi-Window dock to open the app in a floating window. Relocate the floating window: Drag the bar at the top of the floating window to move the window to the desired location. Resize the floating window: Drag the bottom edge or corners of the floating window to resize it.
  • Page 20: Show Date And Time When The Screen Is Off

    Essentials Touch the floating ball to display all floating window previews: Browse through the floating window previews: Swipe up or down to find the • floating window preview of the app you are looking for. Display the floating window for an app: Touch the floating window preview of the •...
  • Page 21: Charging

    Batteries have a limited number of charge cycles. When the battery life becomes noticeably • shorter, go to an authorized Huawei Customer Service Center to replace the battery. Do not cover your phone or charger during charging. •...
  • Page 22: Phone Clone

    Essentials Use the Charger that Came with Your Device Use the USB cable that came with your phone to connect your phone and the adapter. Plug the adapter into a power socket. Charging Your Phone with a PC Connect your phone to a PC or other device using a USB cable. When the Use USB to dialog box is displayed on your phone, touch Charge only.
  • Page 23: Get Familiar With The Home Screen

    Migrate Data from an Android Device On your new phone, open the Phone Clone app. Alternatively, go to Settings > System & updates > Phone Clone, touch This is the new device, then touch Huawei or Other Android. Follow the onscreen instructions to download and install Phone Clone on your old device.
  • Page 24: Notification And Status Icons

    Essentials Notification and Status Icons Notification and Status Icons Network status icons may vary depending on your region or network service provider. Supported functions vary depending on the device model. Some of the following icons may not be applicable to your phone. 5G network connected 4G network connected 3G network connected...
  • Page 25 Essentials Data saver enabled No SIM card detected Hotspot enabled Hotspot connected Wi-Fi connected Hotspot disconnected Switching network through Wi- Alarm set Battery empty Low battery Charging Quick charging Super charging Super wireless charging Quick wireless charging Regular wireless charging Power Saving mode enabled Digital Balance enabled Bluetooth enabled...
  • Page 26: Shortcut Switches

    Essentials Airplane mode enabled Shortcut Switches Use Shortcut Switches Turn on a Shortcut Switch Swipe down from the status bar to open the notification panel, then swipe down on it again to show all shortcuts. Touch a shortcut switch to enable or disable the corresponding feature. •...
  • Page 27: Quickly Access Frequently Used App Features

    Essentials Touch and hold a shortcut switch to access the settings screen of the corresponding feature. • (Supported by some features.) Touch to access the system settings screen. • Customize Shortcut Switches Touch , touch and hold a shortcut switch, then drag it to the desired position. Quickly Access Frequently Used App Features Access Frequently Used App Features from the Home Screen You can access frequently used features of certain apps from app icons on the home screen,...
  • Page 28: View And Clear Notifications

    Essentials To configure the Weather app, open it, and touch to set the configurations as prompted. For example, to switch between Celsius and Fahrenheit, go to > Temperature unit, and select the unit of temperature you want. Move or Delete a Widget On the home screen of your device, you can touch and hold a widget to drag it to anywhere on the screen, or touch Remove to delete it.
  • Page 29 Essentials Drag to select the text you need, or touch Select all to select all text. Touch Copy or Cut as needed. Touch and hold the space where you want to paste the text until Paste appears, then touch Paste.
  • Page 30: Smart Features

    Smart Features AI Voice AI Voice AI Voice allows you to communicate verbally with your phone. To operate hands-free on your phone, wake up AI Voice and give a voice command. This feature is only available in some countries and regions. •...
  • Page 31 Smart Features Communicate with AI Voice AI Voice can be in one of the following three modes: Idle, Listening, and Thinking. You can talk to AI Voice when it is in the Listening mode. Idle mode: AI Voice doesn't pick up any sound in this mode. •...
  • Page 32 This feature is only available in some countries and regions. Play Videos with Voice Commands Wake up AI Voice and give voice commands such as "Play video", "Play Friends in HUAWEI Video", "Show me a funny video", or "Play a Coldplay video".
  • Page 33 Smart Features Open an App with Voice Commands Wake up AI Voice and give voice commands such as "Open the Camera", "Open YouTube", "Open PayPal", or "Open HUAWEI Music". This feature is only available in some countries and regions. •...
  • Page 34: Ai Lens

    Voice Search To make searches in a browser with voice commands, wake up AI Voice and give voice commands such as "Search for new Huawei products", "Use website search for polar bear", or "Search for finance websites on browser". This feature is only available in some countries and regions.
  • Page 35 Smart Features When the screen is locked, turn it on, swipe up from the bottom to open the shortcuts panel, and touch to unlock the screen and access . Scan to Shop When you see an item you wish to buy in a magazine or when you are strolling on the street, you can use to quickly search for the item and compare prices across multiple shopping platforms before making a purchase.
  • Page 36 Smart Features Select the source and target languages from the language list. Position the text you want to translate within the viewfinder, and wait for it to be translated. Scan to Learn More allows you to learn more about artworks or landmarks you see by scanning the objects with your camera.
  • Page 37: Ai Touch

    Smart Features Scan Codes for Services and Information You can scan different types of QR codes and bar codes with , and then touch the identified result to be redirected to other pages for more services and information. Scan Codes with AI Voice Wake up AI Voice and give voice commands such as "Scan this QR code", or "Scan the barcode".
  • Page 38: Ai Search

    Smart Features Touch and Hold the Screen with Two Fingers for Visual Shopping Go to Settings and enable AI Touch. When you see an item you wish to buy on your phone, touch and hold the screen with two fingers spread slightly apart. When several items are displayed on the screen, adjust the size and position of the identification box to fit around the item you wish to buy.
  • Page 39 Smart Features In the device list, touch the name corresponding to the large display or wireless HDMI adapter to complete the projection connection. After the connection is set up, you can place your phone in landscape mode for a better display.
  • Page 40 Smart Features On the external display, set the corresponding HDMI, DP, or MiniDP input as the signal source. Projection Using a Docking Station You can use a docking station to connect your phone with a large display, and connect them with a wired keyboard and mouse.
  • Page 41 Smart Features On the external display, set the corresponding HDMI, DP, or MiniDP input as the signal source. Use Desktop Mode After your phone screen is projected, go to > Projection mode on your phone, and touch Desktop mode. In Desktop mode, your phone and the large display work independently and can show different content.
  • Page 42 Smart Features The figures are for reference only. When no external keyboard is connected, touch the text input box on the external display • to display the onscreen keyboard to input text. If an external keyboard is connected, the onscreen keyboard will not be available. In this case, you need to use the external keyboard to input text.
  • Page 43: Multi-Screen Collaboration

    Multi-screen Collaboration Multi-screen Collaboration Between Your Phone and PC Connect your phone with a Huawei or Honor PC to use Multi-screen Collaboration for cross- device control, file sharing, and file editing. Connect Your Phone to the PC through Huawei Share OneHop...
  • Page 44 Smart Features Connect Your Phone to the PC with a USB Cable Use a USB cable to connect your phone and PC. On the PC, open PC Manager (version 10.1 or later). To check the version of PC Manager, go to >...
  • Page 45 Smart Features The file will be saved in the folder that is open in Files, or in the Huawei Share folder by default. Open a file in the phone window on the PC, then drag a picture or text from Notepad to •...
  • Page 46 Smart Features Transfer documents from your phone to your PC: • On your phone, use Microsoft Office to open the document you want to transfer. Place the NFC area (near the rear camera) on the back of your phone against the label on the PC until your phone vibrates or plays a tone.
  • Page 47: Multi-Screen Collaboration Between Your Tablet And Phone

    Connect Your Tablet and Phone Only some Huawei and Honor tablets support this feature. Connect your tablet and phone to enable Multi-screen Collaboration using any of the...
  • Page 48 Smart Features Connect over Bluetooth Swipe down from the status bar on your tablet and enable Multi-Screen Collaboration. On your phone, swipe down from the status bar to open the notification panel, and enable Hold your phone close to your tablet and follow the onscreen instructions to establish a connection.
  • Page 49: Ar Measure

    Smart Features Drag to Transfer Files Between Your Phone and Tablet Open Gallery or Files, and touch and hold a picture, video, or document. Select more files if needed, touch and hold any of the selected files, then drag them when an icon for dragging files appears.
  • Page 50 Smart Features Slowly lift your phone to include the subject's entire body in the viewfinder. When the subject's face is identified, your phone will automatically display the subject's height. Drag the end point to fine-tune the measurement result. Touch to capture the measuring screen. Measure Length For best results, keep a distance of 0.3–1.5 m (about 1–5 ft.) between your phone and the object.
  • Page 51: Smart Remote

    Smart Features Drag the tips to fine-tune the measurement result. Manual Volume Measurement Turn off Auto. Frame the object in the viewfinder and slowly move your phone to locate the plane. Point at the tip of the object's bottom edge and touch to mark the starting point.
  • Page 52: Switch Audio Channels Between Devices

    Swipe down from the status bar to open the notification panel, swipe down on it again to • show all shortcuts, then turn on or turn off Huawei Share. You can also touch and hold Huawei Share to access its settings screen.
  • Page 53 On the receiving device, touch ACCEPT to accept the transfer. To view the received files, open Files, search for and access the Huawei Share folder, then you can view received files. You can also view the received images or videos by going to Gallery > Albums > Huawei Share.
  • Page 54 Smart Features Share Files Between Your Phone and Computer with Huawei Share You can use Huawei Share to easily share files wirelessly between your phone and a computer (Windows or macOS). Make sure your phone and computer are connected to the same Wi-Fi network.
  • Page 55 One-Touch Printing with Huawei Share When a printer that supports Huawei Share is nearby, you can use Huawei Share to find the printer and print out pictures or PDF files stored on your phone.
  • Page 56 Smart Features For a list of supported printers, touch Help on the Huawei Share sharing screen, select Printers, then touch What printers are supported?.
  • Page 57: Camera And Gallery

    Camera and Gallery Take Photos with Your Foldable Device Take Photos with Your Foldable Phone Your foldable phone uses the same cameras as both front and rear cameras. The dual screen design also allows both the photographer and their subject to preview shots in real time from both sides simultaneously.
  • Page 58 Camera and Gallery The figures are for reference only. Open Camera. You can then: Focus: Touch the location you want to focus on. • To adjust focus and metering separately, touch and hold the viewfinder and drag the respective frame or ring to the desired location. Adjust brightness: Touch the viewfinder.
  • Page 59 Camera and Gallery Turn the flash on or off: Touch and select (Auto), (On), (Off), or • (Always on). If you select (Auto) and the camera detects that you are in a dimly lit environment, a flash icon will appear in the viewfinder and the flash will be automatically turned on when you take a photo.
  • Page 60: Shoot In Portrait, Night, And Wide Aperture Modes

    Camera and Gallery Return to the viewfinder and touch the shutter button. Your phone will take a photo when the countdown ends. Use Audio Control to Take Photos You can use your voice to take photos without having to touch the shutter button. Go to Camera >...
  • Page 61 Camera and Gallery Steady your phone and touch the shutter button. Your phone will adjust the exposure time based on the ambient brightness. Keep your phone steady until the countdown finishes. You can also touch the shutter button to stop the countdown and immediately take a photo.
  • Page 62: Take Photos With Various Zoom Settings

    Camera and Gallery Take Professional-Looking Photos Master AI is a pre-installed camera feature that helps you take better photos by intelligently identifying objects and scenes (such as food, beaches, blue skies, and greenery, as well as text) and optimizing the color and brightness settings accordingly. Master AI is displayed as AI photography or AI camera on some devices.
  • Page 63: Macro

    Camera and Gallery Take Photos from Far Away Open Camera and select Photo mode. Aim the camera at a distant object you want to take a photo of. Drag the zoom slider or pinch in or out to adjust the zoom level. When the zoom level is set to 15x or higher, a Picture in Picture preview is displayed in the viewfinder to help you focus.
  • Page 64: Take Black And White Photos

    Camera and Gallery Point the camera at your starting point, then touch to start shooting. Move the camera in the direction of the arrow displayed on the screen. Keep the arrow on the center line when you are taking the photo. Touch when you are finished.
  • Page 65: Add Stickers To Photos

    Camera and Gallery Share Moving Pictures You can share moving pictures with Huawei or Honor devices using various methods, such as Wi-Fi Direct, Bluetooth, or Huawei Share. Go to Gallery > Albums > Camera, touch and hold to select the moving pictures you want to share, then touch to share them.
  • Page 66: Pro Mode

    Camera and Gallery To take a high-resolution photo quickly, select • Frame your subject within the viewfinder, then touch where you want to focus. In High-res mode, you won't be able to zoom in or out, or adjust the aspect ratio. Touch to take a photo.
  • Page 67 Camera and Gallery Open Camera and select Pro mode. You can then: Adjust the metering mode: Touch M and select a metering mode. • Metering Mode Description Measures the light in the whole frame. Applicable when shooting Matrix landscapes. Places more emphasis on light levels at the center of the screen. Center Applicable when shooting portraits.
  • Page 68 Camera and Gallery In low-light conditions, increase the ISO sensitivity. In well-lit environments, lower the ISO sensitivity to avoid image noise. Adjust the shutter speed: Touch S and drag the slider. • The shutter speed affects the amount of light allowed to enter the camera lens. When you are shooting stationary scenes or portraits, lower the shutter speed.
  • Page 69: Record Videos

    Camera and Gallery Metering Mode Description Measures the light in the whole frame. Applicable when shooting Matrix landscapes. Places more emphasis on light levels at the center of the screen. Center Applicable when shooting portraits. Concentrates on the light in a small area of the screen, such as the Spot subject's eyes.
  • Page 70 Camera and Gallery Zoom in or out: Pinch in or out on the viewfinder, or drag the zoom slider. • Focus: Touch the location you want to focus on. Touch and hold the viewfinder to lock • the exposure and focus. Turn the flash on or off: Touch , then touch to keep the flash on, or...
  • Page 71: Slow-Mo Recording

    Camera and Gallery While recording, touch to take a photo with the selected special effect. Touch to end the recording. Shoot 4K UHD Videos Your phone supports 4K Ultra HD (UHD) video recording. Open Camera and select Video mode. Go to >...
  • Page 72: Time-Lapse Photography

    Camera and Gallery Shoot Slow-Mo Videos with the Front Camera You can use the front camera to take slow-mo selfie videos such as of your hair blowing in the wind. Go to Camera > More, select Slow-mo mode, then touch to switch to the front camera.
  • Page 73: Leica Colors

    Camera and Gallery Touch to adjust the recording speed. For example, record traffic trails at 15x or • blooming flowers at 1800x. A video recorded at a higher speed will play faster. Touch to set the recording duration. • Touch to adjust the metering mode, shutter speed, ISO, and more.
  • Page 74 Camera and Gallery Touch to save your edits. Add Stickers to Photos In Gallery, touch a photo, then go to > More > Stickers. Select the type of sticker you want to add, such as Time, Weather, or Mood. Select a sticker and drag it to change its position. You can also edit the text of some types of stickers.
  • Page 75 Camera and Gallery Add or remove borders: By default, borders are displayed between photos and along • the grid edges. To remove them, touch Frame. Touch to save the collage. To view the saved collage, go to Albums > Collages. Edit Videos Please make sure your device has been updated to the latest system version.
  • Page 76 Camera and Gallery When saving the video, you can specify the video resolution as required. View Photos and Videos In Gallery, you can view, edit, and share your photos and videos, as well as browse the clips automatically generated from them. View by Shooting Time Open Gallery.
  • Page 77 10%. Connect your phone and the target device to the same router or personal hotspot, log in to the same HUAWEI ID, and enable Bluetooth on both devices. The two devices will then automatically connect to each other. Go to Settings > More connections > Multi-Device Collaboration and ensure that Multi-Device Collaboration and Multi-Device Gallery (if displayed) are enabled.
  • Page 78 Camera and Gallery Quickly Search for Photos in Gallery Quickly locate a photo by searching with keywords in Gallery. Open Gallery, then touch the search box at the top. Enter a keyword (such as "food", "scenery", or "flower"). Photos related to that keyword as well as suggested keywords will be displayed. Touch a suggested keyword or enter more keywords for more precise results.
  • Page 79: Huawei Vlog Editor

    From the Albums tab, go to > Hide albums and toggle the switches on for albums that you want to hide. Hidden albums and the photos and videos in them are hidden from view in Gallery. Huawei Vlog Editor...
  • Page 80 You can also select photos and videos yourself to create your own Huawei Vlogs. Either way, you can edit and share your Huawei Vlogs at the touch of a finger. Create a Vlog with Photos and Videos You can quickly create a vlog set to music made with photos and videos on your device. Jazz it up with extra filters, transitions, and intros or outros.
  • Page 81: People Album Videos

    Camera and Gallery You can then: Touch Volume to adjust the volume of the original audio or background audio; touch Fade to fade in or fade out the background music; extract or delete audio by adding cuts before and after the audio clip from which you want to extract or delete audio, selecting the clip, then dragging it to where you want it to be, or touching Delete.
  • Page 82: Highlights

    Camera and Gallery Edit the clips: Touch Edit, then touch the timeline and drag the sliders at both ends to • trim the video to the desired length. Sort the clips: Touch and hold a clip, then drag it to where you want it to be. •...
  • Page 83 Camera and Gallery View Highlights Videos Go to Gallery > Highlights and touch an album. Touch to play the video. Edit a Highlights Video Please make sure your device has been updated to the latest system version. • This feature may vary by device. •...
  • Page 84: Launch Camera

    Camera and Gallery Add or Remove Photos and Videos from Highlights Albums On the Highlights tab, touch an album. You can then: Add photos or videos: Touch , select the items you want to add, then touch • Remove photos or videos: Touch and hold to select photos or videos you want to •...
  • Page 85 Camera and Gallery Use Light Painting to Shoot Light Trails Light painting helps you capture light trails by allowing the shutter to stay open for a longer time. No manual aperture and shutter adjustment is involved. Just choose from the available options depending on the subjects and light conditions. To reduce camera shake, a tripod is recommended to steady your phone.
  • Page 86: Take Hdr Photos

    Camera and Gallery For best results, choose a clear night in a location without light pollution and with an unobstructed view of the sky. Touch to start shooting. Look at the shot in the viewfinder. When the exposure is just right, touch to finish shooting.
  • Page 87: Filters

    Camera and Gallery Go to Gallery > Albums > Camera, then touch the photo you wish to adjust. Touch above the photo. Drag the four corners to customize the correction area. Then touch . Your phone will reshape the photo as a flat, rectangular image. Filters Apply a Filter to Photos or Videos Open Camera and select Photo or Video mode.
  • Page 88: Smart Photo Categorization

    Camera and Gallery Add Device Watermarks Enable Add watermark. Photos and videos shot with the rear camera will have a device watermark added. Adding a device watermark to videos is not supported on certain phones. Use the Assistive Grid to Compose Your Photos Use the assistive grid to help you line up the perfect shot.
  • Page 89 Camera and Gallery To remove a photo from an album, touch and hold to select the photo, then touch for portraits). Not all photos can be removed from the category albums. View and Set People Albums Once you have taken a sufficient number of photos, Gallery will automatically create People albums for individuals or groups by identifying faces in your photos.
  • Page 90: Apps

    On the contact details screen, touch Ringtone and select a ringtone. Use MeeTime Use MeeTime to make HD video or audio calls with contacts who have Huawei/Honor devices, such as phones and tablets, and share your screen during calls.
  • Page 91 Open MeeTime, and follow the onscreen instructions to activate and enable MeeTime. If a phone number has already been linked with your HUAWEI ID, it will be automatically used for MeeTime. Your linked phone number will be used by default to make and receive MeeTime calls.
  • Page 92 Apps Touch to mute MeeTime. • Touch to use the speaker. • Touch to switch to a voice call. • Touch to share the screen. • To view or manage your call logs, touch Calls. Share Your Phone Screen During a MeeTime Call During a MeeTime video call, you can share your screen with the other party and doodle on the screen.
  • Page 93 Apps Drag left to reject the call. • Touch to reject the call and reply with a message. • Touch to set a reminder for calling back. • If you receive a call when the screen is unlocked: Touch to answer the call. •...
  • Page 94 Apps Disable Call Forwarding Open Phone, go to > Settings, and touch Call forwarding. Select the forwarding mode and disable it. Make a Call Dial a Number or Select a Contact to Make a Call Use either of the following methods to make a call: Open Phone, enter part of a phone number, the first letter of a contact's name, or a •...
  • Page 95 Apps For numbers that are not in the contacts list, open the dialer and hold the 0 number key until the + icon is displayed. Enter the country code and phone number, then touch make an international call. Manage Call Logs You can merge the call logs of the same contact or number for a tidier and more concise interface, or delete call logs as required.
  • Page 96 Apps Make a Video Call Video calls are only possible when both parties are using VoLTE-activated devices. Open Phone, touch the Contacts tab at the bottom of the screen, then select the contact you want to call. Touch to make a video call. During a voice call, you can touch to switch to a video call.
  • Page 97 Apps Emergency SOS and Calls Use Emergency SOS If you are in an emergency situation, you can quickly and secretly send an SOS message or make an SOS call to your emergency contacts. Go to Settings > Security > Emergency SOS, and touch Emergency contacts to add an emergency contact.
  • Page 98: Notepad

    Apps Touch to end a call. • Use Voicemail Divert calls to your voicemail when your device is switched off or when there is no cellular coverage. Callers can leave a voice message which you can listen to later. This feature requires service support from your mobile carrier. Contact your mobile carrier for details.
  • Page 99 Apps Touch to insert a picture. Touch and hold the picture, then drag it to the desired • position in the note. To organize your notes for easier access and viewing, touch after finishing to add • a tag for it. Touch to save the note.
  • Page 100 Apps Set Repeated Reminders for a To-do Item If you specify a time for a to-do item, you can select a repeat mode for it (for example, Never, Every day, Every week, Every month, or Every year), and your phone will repeatedly prompt you to complete the to-do item at the specified time.
  • Page 101: Compass

    Apps Share Notepad Items You can share Notepad items in the following ways: To share a single note or to-do item, open the one you want to share from the All notes or • All to-dos screen, then touch and share it as prompted. Notes can be shared by touching As image, As text, Export as document, or To another device.
  • Page 102: Hisuite

    Apps To view your bearings, coordinates, and altitude: If you hold your phone flat, the Compass screen will display a dial together with the • direction your phone is pointing, your current coordinates, and altitude. If you hold your phone upright, the Compass screen will display the viewfinder of the •...
  • Page 103 Huawei HiSuite is a PC-based tool used for managing Huawei smart devices (including phones and tablets). With Huawei HiSuite, you can use a computer to manage the data of your phone, such as contacts, messages, images, videos, and apps. You can also use this tool to back up or restore data, or update your phone to the latest version.
  • Page 104: Tips

    Apps Tips Tips Tips provides you with an abundance of information so you can quickly familiarize yourself with your phone and make the best use of it. In Tips, you can also find a full set of user guides for more detailed instructions. Introduction to Tips sections: Vividly depicted cards: Browse through the easy-to-read cards that contain a short clip or •...
  • Page 105: Contacts

    Apps Manage Background Apps Access the recent tasks screen using either of the following methods, depending on the navigation method you are using: Gestures: Swipe up from the bottom of the screen and hold. • Three-key navigation: Touch • On the recent tasks screen, you can: Swipe across to view app previews.
  • Page 106 Apps Scan Business Cards to Add Contacts On the Contacts screen, go to > Scan or go to Business cards > Scan. Place a business card on a flat surface, adjust the camera so that the contents on the business card are clearly displayed in the viewfinder, then touch to capture a single or multiple business cards in a row.
  • Page 107 Apps Select a sharing method, then follow the onscreen instructions to share the contact. Export Contacts On the Contacts screen, go to > Settings > Import/Export. Touch Export to storage and follow the onscreen instructions to export contacts. The contacts will be exported into .vcf files. You can search for and view these .vcf files in Files.
  • Page 108: Messaging

    Apps Touch to send a group message. • Touch to send a group email. • Delete Contact Groups On the Groups screen, do either of the following to delete a contact group from your phone: Touch and hold the group and select Delete. •...
  • Page 109: Calendar

    Apps Block Spam Messages Go to Messaging > > Blocked > Alternatively, go to Optimizer > Blocked > Touch Message block rules and enable Block unknown numbers. Your phone will then block all messages from unknown numbers. Block Messages from Specific Numbers Go to Messaging >...
  • Page 110 Apps Add an Event Open Calendar and touch Enter the details of the event, such as the title, location, and start and end times. Touch Add REMINDER to set a time for the event reminder. When you are finished, touch Search for an Event On the Calendar screen, touch Enter keywords of your event in the search box, such as the title and location.
  • Page 111: Clock

    Apps Select the start day of the week, or enable the switch to show week numbers. Set Alternate Calendars You can switch to other calendars, such as the Chinese lunar calendar or the Islamic calendar. Go to Calendar > > Settings > Alternate calendars, and select a calendar you want to use.
  • Page 112: Recorder

    Apps Timer Go to Clock > Timer, set the duration of time, and touch to start the timer. To stop it, touch Stopwatch Go to Clock > Stopwatch, and touch to start the stopwatch. To stop it, touch View the Time in Cities Worldwide Use Clock to see the local time in different time zones around the world.
  • Page 113: Email

    Apps Touch to adjust the playback speed. • Touch to add a tag. • Touch a tag to rename it. • Edit a Recording On the Recorder home screen, touch a recording. Touch to display the waveform of the recording. Drag the start and end bars to adjust the clip length.
  • Page 114 Apps Touch Manual setup. On the Account setup screen, enter the email domain name, server address, port number, and security type. Touch Next, then follow the onscreen instructions to complete configuration. The system will automatically connect to the server and check the server settings. Use Emails Select an email account, then write an email and send it to the recipient's email addresses.
  • Page 115 Apps Touch the account you want to set encryption for, touch Email encryption, then enable Encrypt outgoing emails. If the certificate has been installed, select Encryption certificate and set Encryption algorithm according to your preferences. If no certificate has been installed, enable Send encrypted emails without installing certificates.
  • Page 116 Apps On the group selection screen, select an existing group, then touch to save the contact in the group. Alternatively, touch Create group, enter the group name, then touch Save. Once you have created a group, you can select the group from the recipient drop-down list to send emails to group members.
  • Page 117: Calculator

    Apps Manage VIP Contacts Important email contacts can be added as VIP contacts. Emails from VIP contacts will be automatically stored in the VIP inbox. Add a VIP Contact You can add VIP contacts using either of the following methods: Go to Email >...
  • Page 118: Flashlight

    Apps Delete the last digit: Touch • Clear the display: Touch . You can also touch to clear the display after touching • to complete the calculation. Flashlight Flashlight You can turn on the flashlight using either of the following methods: Swipe down from the status bar to open the notification panel, and touch to turn the •...
  • Page 119: App Twin

    Apps App Twin Enable App Twin App Twin enables you to log in to two WhatsApp or Facebook accounts simultaneously, allowing you to keep your work and private life separate. App Twin is only supported by some apps. Go to Settings > Apps > App Twin, and enable App Twin. The twin app will then be displayed on the home screen.
  • Page 120 Apps View and Manage High Data Consumption Apps You can find out how much data your apps are using in comparison to each other by going to Data usage this month on the Data usage screen. Touch a high data consumption app to set mobile data, roaming data, or background data usage limits for it.
  • Page 121 Apps Alternatively, go to Optimizer > Blocked > Touch Call block rules and toggle on the switches of corresponding block rules. Block Incoming Calls from Specific Numbers You can block incoming calls from specific numbers using either of the following methods: Go to Phone >...
  • Page 122: Phone Clone

    Apps Touch and add the numbers you want to block. SMS and MMS messages sent by these numbers will all be blocked. Block Messages Containing Specific Keywords Go to Messaging > > Blocked > > Keyword blocklist. Touch and add the keywords to be filtered. All messages containing these keywords will be blocked.
  • Page 123: Settings

    Wi-Fi Transfer Data Using Wi-Fi Direct You can use Wi-Fi Direct to transfer data between Huawei devices. Wi-Fi Direct allows you to transfer large files to a nearby device more quickly than Bluetooth and without having to pair the devices.
  • Page 124: Mobile Network

    Settings phone will also evaluate the quality of the current Wi-Fi network and switch to mobile data if the Wi-Fi signal is poor. Go to Settings > Wi-Fi. Touch More settings and enable or disable Wi-Fi+. Mobile Network Enable 5G 5G refers to the fifth generation of mobile communications technology.
  • Page 125 Settings Touch Connected devices to view the connected devices list and blocklist. Touch a device in • the Connected devices list to move it to the Blocklist list as prompted. You can also remove a device from the list. If you are sharing a mobile data network, you can also touch More to set Data limit and •...
  • Page 126 Settings Go to Settings > Mobile network > SIM management, and touch to edit the SIM card name. Configure Dual SIM Settings If your phone has two SIM cards inserted, you can set the default mobile data SIM and the default calling SIM, and enable call forwarding between the two SIM cards.
  • Page 127 Settings If your phone has two SIM cards installed, configure the settings for SIM 1 and SIM 2 respectively. Use VoLTE to Make HD Video Calls VoLTE (Voice over LTE) is an IP-based data transmission technology. After enabling VoLTE, it can provide you with fast call connection times and high-quality voice and video calls.
  • Page 128: More Connections

    Settings On the Data usage screen, touch Smart Data Saver, then enable it. The icon will then display in the status bar. If you want to allow unrestricted access to data for some apps even when they are running in the background, toggle on the switches for these apps. Add Mobile Data Usage Reminders Add data plans for your SIM cards and usage reminders in Optimizer to keep you informed of your data consumption.
  • Page 129 Settings If the large display does not support Miracast, connect a wireless HDMI adapter to • it. Ensure that the wireless HDMI adapter is connected to a power supply. To check whether the large display supports Miracast and how to enable wireless projection on it, consult the user guide or customer service of the large display manufacturer.
  • Page 130 Settings On the external display, set the corresponding HDMI, DP, or MiniDP input as the signal source. Projection Using a Docking Station You can use a docking station to connect your phone with a large display, and connect them with a wired keyboard and mouse. Prepare a docking station.
  • Page 131 Go to Settings > More connections > NFC, then enable or disable NFC. • Share Data Using Huawei Beam You can hold the NFC sensors of two Huawei devices against each other to quickly transfer data between them, without the need to pair the devices.
  • Page 132 Swipe down from the status bar to open the notification panel, swipe down on it again to • show all shortcuts, then turn on or turn off Huawei Share. You can also touch and hold Huawei Share to access its settings screen.
  • Page 133 To view the received files, open Files, search for and access the Huawei Share folder, then you can view received files. You can also view the received images or videos by going to Gallery > Albums > Huawei Share. Share Files Between Your Phone and Computer with Huawei Share You can use Huawei Share to easily share files wirelessly between your phone and a computer (Windows or macOS).
  • Page 134 One-Touch Printing with Huawei Share When a printer that supports Huawei Share is nearby, you can use Huawei Share to find the printer and print out pictures or PDF files stored on your phone.
  • Page 135 • Bluetooth. On your phone, preview the file to be printed, then go to Share > Huawei Share. Once the printer has been discovered, touch its name on your phone, and adjust the settings on the preview screen. Then touch PRINT to print.
  • Page 136 Settings After the driver is automatically installed on the computer, the drive name corresponding to your phone will be displayed when you touch This PC (Computer). On your phone, swipe down from the status bar to open the notification panel (you can swipe down further to show all shortcut switches if necessary), touch Touch for more options, and select a USB connection mode to transfer data.
  • Page 137 Settings Select the printer from the search results and follow the onscreen instructions to add the printer. Print Files To print files in Gallery and Notepad, do the following: Print an image: Open Gallery. Open the image you want to print, go to More > Print or •...
  • Page 138: Display & Brightness

    Settings Touch Save. Touch the VPN you have just set up, enter your VPN user name and password, then touch Connect. Display & Brightness Adjust the Screen Brightness, Color Mode, and Color Temperature You can set the screen brightness, color mode, and color temperature according to your preferences.
  • Page 139: Sounds & Vibration

    Settings Introduction to GPU Turbo GPU Turbo represents a radical redesign of the graphics processing framework of the phone at its most basic level, integrating hardware and software to achieve accelerated graphics processing. It improves the device's graphics processing efficiency, image quality, and performance, whilst simultaneously reducing system power consumption.
  • Page 140 Settings If your phone has two SIM cards installed, configure the settings for SIM 1 and SIM 2 respectively. Set a Music Ringtone Go to Phone > > Settings > Ringtone. Or go to Settings > Sounds & vibration > Phone ringtone. Select a system ringtone, or touch Music on device to set a local song as the ringtone.
  • Page 141 Settings On your phone, go to Settings > Sounds & vibration > Sound Booster to enable Sound Booster. Touch the device you want to connect to. When connected to a Bluetooth headset, place your phone near the sound source. When connected to a Bluetooth speaker, hold your phone and speak into the microphone.
  • Page 142: Biometrics & Password

    Settings Once Repeated calls is enabled, a second call from the same number within 15 minutes • will not be silenced. Biometrics & Password Set Fingerprints You can enroll a fingerprint and then use it to unlock the screen and access your Safe, App Lock, and more.
  • Page 143 Settings Use Your Fingerprint to Access a Locked App Go to Settings > Biometrics & password > Fingerprint ID and enter your lock screen password. Turn on the switch for Access App Lock and follow the onscreen instructions to link your fingerprint with App Lock.
  • Page 144: Security

    Settings Enter the original lock screen password. Enter a new password, or touch Change unlock method to select a password type, then follow the onscreen instructions to input a new password. Disable Lock Screen Password On the Biometrics & password screen, go to Disable lock screen password. Security Use App Lock to Protect Your Privacy You can lock apps containing private data, such as chat and payment apps, to prevent...
  • Page 145 If the system runs abnormally in Safe mode, then the system is faulty. Back up your data • and take your device and proof of purchase to an authorized Huawei Customer Service Center for assistance. Enter and Exit Safe Mode Enter Safe mode: During the startup process, press and hold the Power and Volume up •...
  • Page 146 Password Vault saves your usernames and passwords and autofills them for you each time you log in to an app. This data is hardware encrypted and stored only on your device. Huawei does not have access to this data, and will not upload it to the Internet or server.
  • Page 147: Accessibility Features

    Settings The PIN and PUK of your SIM card are provided by your carrier. The number of digits and maximum number of attempts allowed to unlock your PIN and PUK are subject to your carrier. Go to Settings > Security > More settings to enter the SIM lock settings screen. Enable Lock SIM card, enter the PIN, then touch OK.
  • Page 148 Settings Enable Color Inversion Color inversion allows you to invert the color of the text and the background. When Color inversion is enabled, your phone will display text in white and the background in black. On the Accessibility screen, enable Color inversion. Use a Shortcut to Activate an Accessibility Feature You can use Volume buttons to quickly activate an accessibility feature.
  • Page 149: System & Updates

    Settings If you hold your device with your left hand, it is recommended that you swipe from right to left across the bottom of the screen and hold. The mini screen view will be displayed on the left side of the screen. If you hold your device with your right hand, it is recommended that you swipe from left to right across the bottom of the screen and hold.
  • Page 150 Settings After the backup is complete, you can find your data backup in the Huawei folder in Files > Memory card. Please make sure your device has been updated to the latest system version. You can go to the Memory card backup screen and enable Auto-backup. Your phone will then automatically back up your data every seven days when it is being charged, the screen is turned off, and the battery level is at least 75%.
  • Page 151 Settings Touch BACK UP, select the data you want to back up, then touch Back up. Follow the onscreen instructions to set the password and password hint. The data will be encrypted and backed up. The password will be required if you want to restore your data backup.
  • Page 152 HUAWEI IDs. Make sure to back up your data before restoring your phone to its factory settings.
  • Page 153 Migrate Data from an Android Device On your new phone, open the Phone Clone app. Alternatively, go to Settings > System & updates > Phone Clone, touch This is the new device, then touch Huawei or Other Android. Follow the onscreen instructions to download and install Phone Clone on your old device.
  • Page 154: Search For Items In Settings

    Settings Phone Clone is only available on phones running Android 7.0 or later. Migrate Data from an iPhone or iPad On your new phone, open the Phone Clone app. Alternatively, go to Settings > System & updates > Phone Clone, touch This is the new device, then touch iPhone/iPad. Follow the onscreen instructions to download and install Phone Clone on your old device.
  • Page 155: Home Screen & Wallpaper

    Settings Touch Device name, enter a name, then touch OK. Pair with a Bluetooth Device Enable Bluetooth on the target device and set it to discoverable. For detailed instructions, refer to the device's user guide. From your phone, access the Bluetooth settings screen, and enable Bluetooth to have your phone automatically search for nearby Bluetooth devices.
  • Page 156: Notifications

    Settings Keep Home Screen Icons Aligned Pinch two fingers together on the home screen to access Home screen settings mode, then enable Auto-align. With this feature enabled, empty spaces will automatically be filled when apps are removed. Lock Home Screen Icon Positions Pinch two fingers together on the home screen to access Home screen settings mode, then enable Lock layout.
  • Page 157 Settings Change the Badge Display Mode On the App icon badges screen, touch Badge display mode, and select Numbers or Dots according to your preference. Disable App Notifications Disable Notifications from a Specific App If you do not want to be disturbed by notifications from an app, perform either of the following: After you receive a notification from the app, swipe left on it in the notification panel, and •...
  • Page 158: Apps

    Settings Show Notification Icons in the Status Bar Go to Settings > Notifications > More notification settings, and enable Show notification icons in the status bar. Apps Enable App Twin App Twin enables you to log in to two WhatsApp or Facebook accounts simultaneously, allowing you to keep your work and private life separate.
  • Page 159 Settings Ultra Power Saving mode strictly controls background apps to ensure that your phone can • stay on for as long as possible. In this mode, you will only be able to use selected apps, and all system switches, except for Wi-Fi and mobile data, will be turned off. On the Battery screen, select a power saving mode: When the battery level is extremely low, enable Ultra Power Saving mode.
  • Page 160: Storage

    Settings To enable this feature, go to Settings > Battery > More battery settings, and enable Smart Charge. Enable Smart Battery Capacity Smart Battery Capacity intelligently adjusts the maximum available battery capacity based on the current battery state to slow down battery wear and prolong the battery lifespan. It is advised that you keep this feature enabled.
  • Page 161: Privacy

    Settings Swipe down from the top of the screen, and your phone will automatically clean up system trash. Manually Clean Up System Trash In addition to automatic cleanup, your phone will also detect and recommend trash files for you to clean up manually. On the Cleanup screen, touch Clean up next to a category, select the items you want to clean up, then touch DELETE.
  • Page 162 Settings Use Location Services Some apps need to obtain your location information to provide better services. You can enable or disable location services, and grant or deny permissions to access location information for particular apps as required. Enable or Disable Location Services You can enable or disable location services in either of the following ways: Swipe down from the status bar to open the notification panel (you can swipe further to •...
  • Page 163 Settings Enable and Access PrivateSpace Go to Settings > Privacy > PrivateSpace > Enable, and follow the onscreen instructions to create a PrivateSpace. You can enter your PrivateSpace using either of the following methods: On the lock screen, access PrivateSpace using the fingerprint or password set for the •...
  • Page 164: Users & Accounts

    Settings Transfer Data in PrivateSpace to Your New Phone You can quickly transfer your PrivateSpace data, such as contacts, photos, and files, from your old phone to your new one. On your new phone, create and enter your PrivateSpace, go to Settings > Privacy > PrivateSpace >...
  • Page 165: About Phone

    Swipe down from the status bar to open the notification panel, touch > More settings, • touch the name of the account you wish to delete, then follow the onscreen instructions to delete it. About Phone Legal Notice Copyright © Huawei 2021. All rights reserved.
  • Page 166 All statements, information, and recommendations in this guide do not constitute a warranty of any kind, express or implied. Please visit https://consumer.huawei.com/en/support/hotline for recent updated hotline and email address in your country or region. Model: TAH-N29m...

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