Huawei Nova Y61 User Manual
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  • Page 1 User Guide...
  • Page 2: Table Of Contents

    Control Panel Screenshots & Screen Recording Enter Text Multi-Window Smart Features AI Lens AI Touch Easy Projection Huawei Print Multi-Device Collaboration Audio Control Panel Camera and Gallery Take Photos Shoot in Portrait, Night, and Wide Aperture Modes AI Camera Moving Pictures...
  • Page 3: Basic Gestures

    Essentials Basic Gestures Basic Gestures and Shortcuts System Navigation Gestures Go to Settings > System & updates > System navigation and make sure that Gestures is selected. Return to the previous screen Swipe in from the left or right edges to return to the previous screen. Back to home screen Swipe up from the bottom to go to the home screen.
  • Page 4 Essentials Switch between apps Slide across the bottom edge of the screen to switch between apps. • Before using this gesture, touch Settings on the System navigation screen, and ensure that Slide across bottom to switch apps is enabled. Swipe across the bottom of the screen in an arc to switch between apps. •...
  • Page 5 Essentials Record screen Knock twice on the screen with two knuckles to start or end a screen recording. More Gestures Access Home screen editing mode Pinch two fingers together on the home screen. Display the shortcut panel on the lock screen Turn on the screen and swipe up from the bottom of the lock screen.
  • Page 6: Lock And Unlock Your Screen

    Essentials Button Shortcuts Power off and restart Press and hold the Power button until your phone displays the Power off and Restart menu. Turn up volume Press the Volume up button. Turn down volume Press the Volume down button. Take a screenshot Press the Volume down and Power buttons simultaneously.
  • Page 7: Get Familiar With The Home Screen

    Essentials Turn On the Screen You can turn on the screen in any of the following ways (depending on your device model): Press the Power button. • Go to Settings > Accessibility features > Shortcuts & gestures > Wake screen, and •...
  • Page 8: Notification And Status Icons

    Essentials When there are more than nine apps within a large folder, a stacked icon will appear in the lower right corner of the folder. You can touch the stacked icon to view more apps within the folder. Add or remove apps: Open a large folder, touch , and add or remove apps as required.
  • Page 9: Control Panel

    Essentials Wireless fast charging Regular wireless charging Power Saving mode enabled Digital Balance enabled Bluetooth enabled Bluetooth device battery Bluetooth device connected VPN connected Driving mode enabled Projection device connected Location service enabled Eye Comfort enabled Headset connected Performance mode enabled Calling VoLTE enabled Missed call...
  • Page 10 (such as Visions and Bluetooth headsets). Shortcut controls: To enable, disable, or set frequently used features. • Super Device: Automatically discovers nearby devices logged in to the same HUAWEI ID • and allows you to link them so they work together as one.
  • Page 11 Essentials Turn on a Shortcut Switch Swipe down from the upper right edge of the screen to display Control Panel and touch to expand the shortcut switches panel (depending on your device model). The figures are for reference only. Touch a shortcut switch to enable or disable the corresponding feature. •...
  • Page 12 For example, when you go home, you can continue watching a movie on your HUAWEI Vision, by picking up right from where you had left off on your phone; when you return to the office, you can continue to edit the same documents on your...
  • Page 13: Screenshots & Screen Recording

    Earphones or glasses: Make sure that they are paired and connected to your phone via • Bluetooth. Watch or band: Make sure that it is paired with your phone via Huawei Health, and logged • in to the same HUAWEI ID.
  • Page 14 Essentials Go to Settings > Accessibility features > Shortcuts & gestures > Take screenshot • and enable Knuckle screenshots. Go to Settings > Accessibility features > Motion control > Take screenshot and • enable Smart screenshot. Tap twice in quick succession with one knuckle to take a screenshot of the entire screen. Take a Screenshot with a Key Shortcut Press and hold down on the Power and Volume down buttons at the same time to take a screenshot.
  • Page 15 Essentials The figures are for reference only. Knock on the screen with a single knuckle and hold to draw an enclosed shape around the part of the screen that you wish to capture. Make sure that your knuckle does not leave the screen.
  • Page 16 Essentials Take a Scrolling Screenshot Use Scrollshot to capture a memorable chat, article, or essential work document that can't display in full on the screen, and share with others. Use a Knuckle to Take a Scrolling Screenshot The figures are for reference only. Tap a single knuckle against the screen and hold to draw an "S".
  • Page 17 Essentials The figures are for reference only. After you take a screenshot, a thumbnail will appear in the lower left corner. You can continue to take a scrolling screenshot. Swipe down on the thumbnail to take a scrolling screenshot. You can touch the screen at any time to stop the scrolling. Record the Screen Record your screen activities in sharable videos to compose a tutorial, show off your awesome gaming skills, and a lot more.
  • Page 18: Enter Text

    Enter Text Use Celia Keyboard Celia Keyboard is a secure and intuitive keyboard developed by Huawei. It supports efficient voice inputs, smooth handwriting, as well as 170+ input languages. If Celia Keyboard is not yet installed on your device, search for and install it in AppGallery.
  • Page 19: Multi-Window

    Essentials Rich Media Input On the keyboard, touch and hold , then touch and select different emojis. • On the keyboard, touch and hold , then touch and select different emoticons. • Switch to Another Input Language Touch and hold in the lower left corner and select English(United States) or More languages…...
  • Page 20 Essentials After opening an app, swipe inward from the left or right edge of your phone screen and hold, to bring up the Multi-Window dock. Hold down on an app in the dock, drag it to the screen, and then release. Switching split-screen panes: Touch and hold down on at the top of a split-screen pane until you see the pane shrink,...
  • Page 21 Essentials Use the Floating Window Open a floating window while gaming, and you can chat with a friend without missing a second of the action. Display the floating window: Swipe inward from the left or right edge and hold to bring up the Multi-Window dock. Touch an app icon in the Multi-Window dock to open the app in a floating window.
  • Page 22 Essentials Open the Email app. Touch a link or attachment in the Email app to open it in the floating window. Open a link: Touch a link in the Email app to display it in a floating window. • Open an attachment: Touch an attachment (such as a document, image, or video) in •...
  • Page 23: Smart Features

    When you see any content that you are interested in on your phone, touch and hold the screen with two fingers to bring up AI Touch to learn more. Go to Settings > HUAWEI Assistant > AI Touch, and enable AI Touch. AI Touch will not be triggered when your phone is in landscape mode.
  • Page 24: Huawei Print

    Your phone makes it easy to print images and documents on it, by detecting nearby printers that support Huawei Print. Then just touch to print! Power on the target printer and make sure that it is connected to the same Wi-Fi network as your phone, or that Wi-Fi Direct is enabled.
  • Page 25: Multi-Device Collaboration

    For example, when you go home, you can continue watching a movie on your HUAWEI Vision, by picking up right from where you had left off on your phone; when you return to the office, you can continue to edit the same documents on your computer, by picking up right from where you had left off on your phone.
  • Page 26: Audio Control Panel

    Connect your phone to an audio device via Bluetooth or other methods. After a Vision product is connected to your phone via Bluetooth, you can also connect it to the same Wi-Fi network and log in to the same HUAWEI ID as your phone to perform more operations.
  • Page 27: Camera And Gallery

    Camera and Gallery Take Photos Take Photos 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 28 Camera and Gallery Use Gestures to Take Photos Open Camera and touch to switch to the front camera. Touch and enable Gesture control. Return to the viewfinder and hold your palm about 20 cm (8 in.) in front of the screen. When the front camera detects your palm, your phone will take a photo after a brief countdown.
  • Page 29: Shoot In Portrait, Night, And Wide Aperture Modes

    Camera and Gallery Use Audio Control to Take Photos You can use your voice to take photos without having to touch the shutter button. Go to Camera > > Audio control, and select an option. Go back to the viewfinder, then say your command to take a photo. Shoot in Portrait, Night, and Wide Aperture Modes Shoot Dazzling Portraits Portrait mode comes with custom beauty and lighting effects to choose from, so that a touch...
  • Page 30 Camera and Gallery Some phones do not support ending a countdown before it is due to finish. Take Dazzling Night Selfies To take a selfie at night, or in a low-light environment, simply use the front camera in Night mode. In dim environments, you can turn on the flash to illuminate your face.
  • Page 31: Ai Camera

    Camera and Gallery AI Camera 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 32: High-Res Mode

    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 33 Camera and Gallery The figures are for reference only. Open Camera or go to Camera > More (depending on your device model), and select Pro mode. From there, you can: Adjust the metering mode: Touch M and select a metering mode. •...
  • Page 34: Record Videos

    Camera and Gallery Metering Overview mode Focuses on light from a specific region, such as a subject's eyes. Spot Adjust the ISO sensitivity: Touch ISO and drag the slider. • In low-light settings, you'll generally want to increase the ISO sensitivity. In well-lit settings, you'll want to reduce it to avoid image noise.
  • Page 35 Camera and Gallery Capture Video Open Camera and select Video mode. Adjust the following settings: 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 •...
  • Page 36: Slow-Mo Recording

    Camera and Gallery Open Camera and select Video mode. When using the rear camera, aim the camera at the subject you want to record. Touch to start recording. Zoom in on the subject by pinching out on the viewfinder or dragging the zoom slider up.
  • Page 37: Time-Lapse Photography

    Camera and Gallery 8x or 4x: suitable for recording breakdowns of fast movements, such as diving into water • and a football being kicked. You can customize the overall shooting length and the length of the slow-mo portion. For best results, shoot the slow-mo videos in bright and natural lighting. Shoot Slow-Mo Videos Go to Camera >...
  • Page 38 Camera and Gallery To enable Location Services on your phone: Swipe down from the upper right edge of the phone to display Control Panel, touch • expand the shortcut switches panel (depending on your device model), and enable Location. Go to Settings > Location and enable Access my location. •...
  • Page 39: Manage Gallery

    Camera and Gallery Customize Camera Mode Layout You can customize the layout of the Camera mode screen based on your preferences by moving the frequently used modes to the camera home screen, or change the order of modes. Photo, Portrait, and Video modes cannot be moved to More. Go to Camera >...
  • Page 40 Camera and Gallery Edit Images Gallery offers a wide range of editing features for images. Basic Editing Open Gallery, touch the image you want to edit, and then touch . You can then: Crop and rotate: Touch Crop, select a frame, then drag the grid or its corners to select •...
  • Page 41 Camera and Gallery Go to > Rename and enter a new name. Touch OK. Collage You can use the collage feature in Gallery to quickly combine multiple images into one for easier sharing. You can access the collage feature in the following ways (depending on your device model): On the Discover tab, touch Create collage, select some images, then touch Create.
  • Page 42 Camera and Gallery Sort Albums Go to Gallery > Albums > and touch Sort albums. Hold and drag next to the albums to adjust the order. Touch Reset or go to > Reset to restore the default order. Change Album Covers Go to Gallery >...
  • Page 43: Smart Photo Categorization

    Camera and Gallery Hide Albums System albums such as Camera, Videos, My favorites, and Screenshots cannot be hidden. From the Albums tab, go to > Hidden items 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. Keep Gallery Images, Videos, and Albums Safe from Prying Eyes Hide private images, videos, or albums in Gallery, for additional peace of mind.
  • Page 44 Camera and Gallery Touch to save your settings. Once you have finished, you can find a People album by entering the name in the search bar. Group photo albums require a specific number of group photos with faces that have already been named in People albums.
  • Page 45: Apps

    Apps Notepad Create a Note To help you quickly keep a track of your thoughts and inspirations, you can create notes using the Handwrite (to write or draw the content) and Scan document modes, or in conjunction with Multi-Screen Collaboration. Add Content to a Note Go to Notepad >...
  • Page 46 Apps Follow the onscreen instructions to save the shared content to an existing note or create a new note. Create To-dos You can create to-dos to keep a track of day-to-day essentials, such as daily shopping lists, tasks at work, and household chores. Add a To-do Item and Set a Reminder You can add a to-do item and set a time reminder for it.
  • Page 47 Apps Sort Notepad Items Add notes and folders in Notepad, sort the notes or to-dos into categorized folders, and even add color-coded labels. Add folders or notes: Add folders: Touch All notes or All to-dos, and go to Manage > New folder. Rename it •...
  • Page 48: Compass

    Apps To view notes that you have saved, open Files, search for and access Documents, then touch NotePad. The Export as document feature is not applicable to handwritten-only notes. Other types of notes can be exported into TXT or HTML files. Delete Notepad Items You can delete Notepad items in either of the following ways: On the All notes or All to-dos screen, swipe left on an item, and touch...
  • Page 49 Apps Swipe down from the middle of the home screen to display the search box, and search • for Compass. The first result will be the pre-installed Compass app. Find Compass in the Tools folder. • You can view directions and coordinates in either of the following ways: When you hold your phone flat, the Compass screen will display the direction your •...
  • Page 50: Settings

    Settings More Connections Project Your Phone Screen Wirelessly Project your phone wirelessly to stream movies and work on a bigger screen (such as a TV). Different display devices support different projection protocols. Therefore, the projection method may vary. Choose a suitable method based on the protocol supported by your device. For details about the supported projection protocols, refer to the product manual or contact the product manufacturer.
  • Page 51: Biometrics & Password

    Settings Enable or Disable Eye Comfort Mode Swipe down from the upper right edge of the screen to display Control Panel and touch • to expand the shortcut switches panel (depending on your device model). Enable or disable Eye Comfort. Touch and hold Eye Comfort to access the settings screen. Go to Settings >...
  • Page 52 Settings Rename or Delete a Fingerprint Go to Settings > Biometrics & password > Fingerprint ID or Settings > Biometrics & password > Fingerprint ID > Fingerprint management(depending on your device model) and enter your lock screen password. In the Fingerprint list section, touch an enrolled fingerprint to rename or delete it. Fingerprint Identification Fingerprint identification allows you to match your fingers with the enrolled fingerprints.
  • Page 53 Face unlock with the Owner account. Enable and Use Face Payment Currently, HUAWEI phones support face payment on apps such as Alipay. The method of enabling face payment varies depending on the apps. For details, contact the app developer.
  • Page 54: Security

    Settings Link Your Face with Password Vault Access the Face Recognition screen and enable Autofill usernames and passwords. When logging in to an app, you can use Face Recognition to automatically fill in the account name and password saved in Password Vault. Bolster Your Device Security, with Face Recognition Enable Require trusted device when using Face unlock to ensure that your phone will only unlock when it detects your face and is connected to a trusted device.
  • Page 55: About Phone

    Settings About Phone Legal Notice Copyright © Huawei 2022. All rights reserved.
  • Page 56 All statements, information, and recommendations in this guide do not constitute a warranty of any kind, express or implied. Please visit for recently updated hotline and email address in your country or region. Model: EVE-LX3...

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