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

    Contents Foreword First-class functions Fingerprint ID Safe Taking a photo before focusing the camera Launching the camera from gallery QR code Privacy protection Getting started Locking and unlocking the screen Connecting to a Wi-Fi network Turning on mobile data Connecting your phone to a computer Importing contacts from your old phone Touchscreen gestures Motion control...
  • Page 3 Sharing your phone's mobile data connection Transferring data through Bluetooth Transferring data using Wi-Fi Direct Transferring data between your phone and computer Transferring data between your phone and a USB storage device Multi-screen display Huawei Beam Applications Managing applications Backup Phone Manager Calendar...
  • Page 4 Note FM radio Phone settings Turning on location services Modifying tone settings Modifying display settings Turning on one-hand UI Turning on gloves mode Turning on the suspend button Changing the lock screen style Turning on or off airplane mode Setting the PIN of your SIM card Setting up an account Restoring factory settings Updating your phone...
  • Page 5: Foreword

    Foreword This guide only applies to phones that are running EMUI 3.0. Please read this guide carefully before you start using the phone. All pictures and illustrations in this document are for your reference only. The actual product may vary. Features in this guide are for your reference only.
  • Page 6: First-class Functions

    First-class functions Fingerprint ID Use your fingerprint to unlock the screen or encrypt your private information. This function is available only on phones that have a fingerprint sensor. Enrolling your fingerprint To better protect your privacy, unlocking the screen using your fingerprint is only available when the unlocking method is set to or Password.
  • Page 7: Safe

    First-class functions using your fingerprint. If you skip this step, you can also enable this feature as follows: On the home screen, touch Settings. Touch Fingerprint Follow the onscreen instructions and enter your phone's unlock password. Touch Access safe. After you've accessed Safe, place your finger on the fingerprint sensor on the back of your phone to access the Safe.
  • Page 8: Taking A Photo Before Focusing The Camera

    First-class functions Under Categories or Local, touch Touch Enable. Follow the onscreen instructions to enter passwords and answers to security questions, and then touch Done. Adding files to the Safe On the home screen, touch Files. Under Categories or Local, touch Enter the password, and touch Done.
  • Page 9: Launching The Camera From Gallery

    First-class functions Launching the camera from gallery On the home screen, touch Gallery. Flick down from the Time screen to display the viewfinder in half screen mode and flick down again to open the camera. Not all camera features are available in half screen mode. Touch to take a photo.
  • Page 10 First-class functions Enabling privacy protection On the home screen, touch Settings. Under All, touch Security. Touch Privacy protection > Let's start. Select a password format. Follow the onscreen instructions to enter the owner password and visitor password. After privacy mode is enabled, entering your owner password allows access to all content on your phone.
  • Page 11: Getting Started

    Getting started Locking and unlocking the screen Locking the screen • Method 1: Press the power button to manually lock the screen. • Method 2: After being idle for a specified period of time, your phone automatically locks its screen. To set the screen lock method, touch Settings on the home screen.
  • Page 12: Connecting To A Wi-fi Network

    Getting started Connecting to a Wi-Fi network Flick down from the status bar to open the notification panel. Under Shortcuts, touch and hold to display the Wi-Fi settings screen. Touch the Wi-Fi switch to turn on Wi-Fi. Your phone then scans for available Wi-Fi networks and displays them.
  • Page 13: Importing Contacts From Your Old Phone

    Getting started If you have a microSD card installed, you can use your phone as a USB storage device, read data from its USB flash drive microSD card, and transfer data to and from a computer. For details, see USB flash drive mode.
  • Page 14: Touchscreen Gestures

    Getting started Touchscreen gestures Touch: Tap an item once. For example, touch an application to select or open it. Touch and hold: Touch and leave your finger on the screen for 2 seconds or more. For example, touch and hold a blank area on the home screen to enter editing mode.
  • Page 15: Motion Control

    Getting started Spread apart and pinch together: Spread two fingers apart to zoom in, and pinch them together to zoom out on a map, web page, or picture. Pinch three fingers together: On the home screen, pinch three fingers together to display screen thumbnails.
  • Page 16 Getting started • Pick up: Pick up the phone to reduce the ring volume of incoming calls, alarms, and timers. • Raise to ear: When a call comes in, raise your phone to your ear to answer it. Similarly, from the call or contact details screen, raise your phone to your ear to call the corresponding number.
  • Page 17: Status Icons

    Getting started Status icons Status icons may vary according to your region or service provider. Signal strength No signal GPRS network connected 3G network connected Enhanced Data Rates for High Speed Packet Access GSM Evolution (EDGE) (HSPA) network network connected connected Evolved High-Speed Long Term Evolution (LTE)
  • Page 18: Home

    Getting started Synchronization failed Portable Wi-Fi hotspot on More notifications Connected to a VPN USB debugging mode Headset plugged in enabled Home Your home screens are where you can find your favorite widgets and all your applications. We did away with the application list to give you a more convenient and direct path to your applications.
  • Page 19: Taking A Screenshot

    Getting started Switching between home screens Running out of space on the home screen? Not to worry. Your phone lets you create additional home screens. Auto-rotate screen If you rotate your phone when browsing a web page or viewing a photo, your screen automatically changes between landscape and portrait views.
  • Page 20: Managing Home Screens

    Getting started Organizing applications and widgets on the home screen The following operations allow you to organize your application, widget, or folder: • Adding a widget: On the home screen, touch and hold a blank area to display the Widgets option menu.
  • Page 21: Notification

    Getting started Notification Status indicator The status indicator on your phone indicates the following information in different status: • Blinking red: The battery level is low. • Steady red (when charging): The battery level is low. • Steady yellow (when charging): The battery level is medium. •...
  • Page 22: Accessing Applications

    Getting started Touch to delete all notifications. Touch to expand or collapse the shortcut switches. (This feature may not be available on all phones.) Touch to enable or disable automatic brightness. Touch the shortcut switches on the notification panel to turn on or off the functions.
  • Page 23: Changing The Theme

    Getting started Under All, touch Home screen style. Choose Simple and touch Touch Standard to switch from simple home screen to standard home screen. Changing the theme On the home screen, touch Themes. Flick left or right to browse different local and online themes. You can then: •...
  • Page 24: Texting

    Getting started Under All, touch Sound. Touch Phone ringtone Default notification tone, and choose either of the following tabs: • Ringtone: Choose from the default selection. • Music: Choose from the audio files you have saved to your phone. Touch Changing the font size On the home screen, touch Settings.
  • Page 25: Huawei Swype Input Method

    Getting started Huawei Swype input method Slide across letters to enter a word. Touch to switch between lowercase and uppercase letters. Touch and hold to go to the input settings screen. Touch to enter numbers and symbols. • Touch to enter a space.
  • Page 26: Android Input Method

    Getting started Android input method • Touch to switch between lowercase and uppercase letters. • Touch and hold or quickly touch twice to turn on caps lock. Touch to enter numbers and symbols. • Touch to enter a comma. • Touch and hold to open the Input options...
  • Page 27: Editing Text

    Getting started Editing text You can select, cut, copy, and paste text on your phone. • Select text: Touch and hold the text to bring up . Then drag to select more or less text, or touch Select all to select all text in the text box.
  • Page 28: Calls And Contacts

    Calls and contacts Making a call Smart dialing Smart dialing lets you quickly find contacts by entering parts of their names or numbers. On the home screen, touch Dialer. Under Dialer, enter the initials or first few letters of a contact's name, or part of the contact's phone number.
  • Page 29: Answering Or Rejecting A Call

    Calls and contacts On the home screen, touch Dialer. Under Dialer, enter your local emergency number, and then touch Emergency calls are subject to cellular network quality, use environment, service provider policies, and local laws and regulations. Never rely solely on your phone for critical communications when emergencies occur.
  • Page 30: What You Can Do During A Call

    Calls and contacts • Drag right to answer the call. • Drag left to reject the call. • Drag up to reject the call and send the caller a message. On the dialer screen, touch > Call settings > Reject calls with SMS edit the message that will be sent.
  • Page 31: Answering A Third-party Call

    Calls and contacts Touch > to place the current call on hold, and then touch again to resume the call. Touch to start a three-way call. Before you use three-way calling, make sure you have subscribed to this service. For details, contact your service provider.
  • Page 32: Using The Call Log

    Calls and contacts When the call is connected, touch > to call the second participant. The first participant will be placed on hold. When the second call is connected, touch to start a conference call. To add more people to the call, repeat steps 2 and 3. Touch to end the call.
  • Page 33: Enabling Call Forwarding/waiting

    Calls and contacts On the home screen, touch Dialer. Under Dialer, touch > Call settings. Touch Pocket mode to turn on pocket mode. Call settings Enabling call forwarding Too busy to answer all your calls with one phone? Forward them to another number and never miss an important call again.
  • Page 34: Searching For A Contact

    Calls and contacts Touch When you enter contacts first time, touch Create a new contact. Touch the save location you want for the contact in the drop-down list box. Enter the contact name, phone number, and other details. Touch Editing a contact On the home screen, touch Contacts.
  • Page 35: Importing Or Exporting Contacts

    Calls and contacts Importing or exporting contacts Your phone supports contact files in .vcf format only. This is a standard contact file format. Contact names, addresses, phone numbers, and other information can be saved in .vcf files. Importing contacts from a storage device On the home screen, touch Contacts.
  • Page 36: Exporting Contacts To A Sim Card

    Calls and contacts When the two devices are connected, your phone automatically imports the .vcf file from the other device. Importing contacts using Wi-Fi Direct On the home screen, touch Contacts. Touch > Import/Export > Import via Wi-Fi Direct. The phone then prompts you to turn on Wi-Fi and scans for Wi-Fi Direct devices.
  • Page 37: Adding A Contact To Your Favorites

    Calls and contacts Touch > Import/Export > Share contacts. Touch the contacts you want to share, or touch Select all to select all contacts. Touch , select a sharing mode, and follow the onscreen instructions to share the contact. Adding a contact to your favorites On the home screen, touch Contacts.
  • Page 38: Sending Messages Or Emails To A Contact Group

    Calls and contacts Touch Groups and select the group you want to edit. Touch . You can then: • Touch Remove members and delete a member from the group. • Touch Delete group and delete the group. • Touch Rename to edit the group name.
  • Page 39: Messaging And Email

    Messaging and email Sending a text message On the home screen, touch Messaging. In the list of message threads, touch Touch the recipient text box and enter the contact name or phone number. You can also touch to enter the contact list screen and choose a contact or contact group.
  • Page 40: Deleting A Message

    Messaging and email In the list of message threads, touch a contact name or phone number to view the conversation thread. Touch and hold the message you want to forward, and touch Touch the recipient text box and enter the contact name or phone number. Touch Add a message to your favorites You can add important messages to your favorites to avoid deleting them by...
  • Page 41: Adding An Email Account

    Messaging and email Adding an email account Adding a POP3 or IMAP email account Certain parameters must be set when you add a POP3 or IMAP email account. For details, contact your email service provider. On the home screen, touch Email.
  • Page 42: Sending An Email

    Messaging and email Sending an email On the home screen, touch Email. Touch Touch Sender to choose an email account. Enter one or more recipients. To send the email to multiple recipients, touch Cc/Bcc:. Separate different email addresses with semicolons (;). Enter your email subject and contents and touch to add an attachment.
  • Page 43: Setting Up An Account

    Messaging and email Setting up an account Switching between email accounts If you have logged into multiple email accounts on your phone, switch to the one you want to use before you view or send emails. On the home screen, touch Email.
  • Page 44: Camera And Gallery

    Camera and Gallery Capture screen Touch to set the flash mode. Flick left or right to switch the capture mode. Touch to view your photos and videos. • Touch to switch to photo mode. • Touch and hold to take burst shots, and release your finger to stop.
  • Page 45: Taking A Photo

    Camera and Gallery Touch to switch between the rear and front cameras. Touch for more options. Taking a photo On the home screen, touch Camera. Frame the scene you want to capture. Your phone will automatically determine a focus point. You can also touch a point on the screen to focus the camera on it.
  • Page 46 Camera and Gallery • Object tracking: Touch and enable this under Settings. Touch an object on the capture screen. Your camera will keep it as the focus point while capturing a photo. • Double-press volume down key when phone locked: Touch and enable this under Settings.
  • Page 47: Shooting A Video

    Camera and Gallery Drag the watermark to adjust its position. Touch Taking a photo using audio control On the home screen, touch Camera. Touch > > Audio control. Touch Audio control to switch to audio control mode. Frame the scene you want to capture. Your phone will take a photo when the surrounding noise reaches a certain decibel level.
  • Page 48: Video Shooting Mode

    Camera and Gallery Video shooting mode On the video shooting screen, touch > to select a video shooting mode. • Beauty mode: Enable automatic beauty mode while recording. • Object tracking: Select an object as a focus point while recording. •...
  • Page 49: Editing A Photo

    Camera and Gallery Playing a slideshow On the home screen, touch Gallery. View the album in timeline mode and touch > Slideshow. Touch the screen to stop the slideshow. Editing a photo You can adjust the photo brightness, saturation, and size, and beautify portraits in the photo.
  • Page 50: Setting A Photo As The Wallpaper

    Camera and Gallery Touch , choose a sharing method, and follow the onscreen instructions to share your photo or video. When viewing a photo or video, flick up from the bottom of your screen to enable the free sharing mode, and share the file with your friends through Bluetooth.
  • Page 51: Music And Video

    Music and video Adding songs You can copy songs to your phone and immerse yourself in a world of extraordinary sound anytime. Add songs to your phone by: • Copying songs from your computer using the USB cable. For details, see mode.
  • Page 52: Creating A Playlist

    Music and video • Flick left or right to switch between the album cover, playlist, and lyrics. • Touch this area, and music volume adjustment, playback modes, and options menu will be displayed. Touch to add the playing song to a playlist. •...
  • Page 53: Deleting A Playlist

    Music and video Select the playlist you want to play and touch one of the songs in the playlist or play all songs one by one in shuffle playback. Deleting a playlist On the home screen, touch Music. Touch Playlists. Touch next to the playlist you want to delete and then touch Delete.
  • Page 54 Music and video Touch to lock the screen. After the screen is locked, you will not be able to perform any operations on the video playing interface. • Flick left or right to forward or replay the video. • Flick up or down at the left side of the screen to adjust the screen brightness.
  • Page 55: Network And Sharing

    Network and sharing Turning on mobile data On the home screen, touch Settings then All. Wireless & Under networks, touch More. Touch Mobile network. Touch Data enabled to enable your phone's mobile data service. When you don't need to access the Internet, turn off mobile data to save battery power and reduce mobile data usage.
  • Page 56: Sharing Your Phone's Mobile Data Connection

    Network and sharing Touch Wi-Fi. Touch the Wi-Fi switch to enable the Wi-Fi. Touch Advanced settings. You can then: • Touch WPS connection and press the WPS button on the Wi-Fi router. • Touch WPS PIN connection and enter the PIN generated from your phone on your router.
  • Page 57: Bluetooth Tethering

    Network and sharing Use a USB cable to connect your phone to the computer. On the home screen, touch Settings then the tab. Wireless & Under networks, touch More. Tethering & portable Touch hotspot. Touch USB tethering to share your mobile data connection. You cannot use your phone's USB tethering function when the phone is in USB storage mode.
  • Page 58 Network and sharing Renaming your phone By default, your phone model is used as your phone name after Bluetooth is turned on. You can change the name to one that's more personal and easier to find. On the home screen, touch Settings.
  • Page 59: Transferring Data Using Wi-fi Direct

    Network and sharing Transferring data using Wi-Fi Direct Wi-Fi Direct allows two devices to connect to each other for data transmission without using any access point. Connecting two devices using Wi-Fi Direct Before you use Wi-Fi Direct to connect two devices, ensure that you have turned on the Wi-Fi network connection on both devices.
  • Page 60: Transferring Data Between Your Phone And Computer

    Windows Media Player. HiSuite mode HiSuite is a file transfer application developed by Huawei that lets you back up, synchronize, and transfer data between your phone and computer. Use a USB cable to connect your phone to the computer.
  • Page 61: Transferring Data Between Your Phone And A Usb Storage Device

    Compatible USB storage devices include USB flash drives, card readers, and phones that have a microSD card inserted. To purchase a USB OTG cable, please contact an authorized Huawei retailer or your device vendor. USB OTG To connect to another phone, ensure that the phone has been installed with a microSD card.
  • Page 62: Multi-screen Display

    Huawei Beam. Sharing a web page or contact through Huawei Beam Before you use Huawei Beam to share a web page or contact, make sure that both phones are not locked and that NFC and Huawei Beam are enabled.
  • Page 63 Network and sharing Select the web page or contact you want to share. Place the two phones back to back. After a connection is set up, the phones play a tone, and the web page or contact screen shrinks. Touch the shrunken screen to display its information on the other phone.
  • Page 64: Applications

    Applications Managing applications Downloading applications A wide selection of applications are available from a variety of sources. You can: • Download applications from App Center. • Download applications from web pages using the browser on your phone. • Download applications using a computer, and copy the applications to your phone.
  • Page 65: Backup

    Applications System applications can't be shared. Uninstalling an application On the home screen, touch and hold the icon of the application you want to uninstall until is displayed at the top of the screen. Drag the icon to and follow the onscreen instructions to uninstall application.
  • Page 66: Restoring Data From Local Storage

    Applications Restoring data from local storage On the home screen, touch Tools > Backup. Select the backup file you want to restore. You can use the files' backup time as a reference. If the backup file has been encrypted, enter the password when prompted, and touch OK.
  • Page 67: Calendar

    Applications and service provider. Optimizing the system You can check and make your phone run more smoothly and quickly using Phone Manager. On the home screen, touch Phone Manager. You can then: • Touch Scan Touch to scan to check your phone's running status, clean trash files, optimize system performance, and clear up security risks.
  • Page 68: Creating An Event

    Applications information for your contacts, Calendar automatically creates birthday reminders. Creating an event On the home screen, touch Calendar. Touch Enter event details, such as the event name, start and end time, location, and how often it repeats. Touch Viewing the calendar On the home screen, touch Calendar.
  • Page 69: Clock

    Applications Touch > Subscribe. Touch > Local calendar. Select a local calendar. Your phone will automatically download related information. Synchronizing a calendar On the home screen, touch Calendar. Touch > Calendars to display. Select the account whose calendar you want to display. Touch >...
  • Page 70: Using The World Clock

    Applications Using the world clock On the home screen, touch Clock. Under World clock, you can: • Add a city: Touch , enter a city name or choose a city from the city list, and touch the city you want to add. •...
  • Page 71: Weather

    Applications Weather Weather allows you to check the weather forecast for your location and many cities across the globe. Adding a city Add cities to check their real-time weather information. On the home screen, touch Tools > Weather. Touch > and enter a city name.
  • Page 72: Searching For Stations

    Applications Touch and enter your note's content. Touch to add an image. Touch After the note is saved, you can also share, delete, or add it to your favorites. Modifying your note settings On the home screen, touch Notepad. Touch >...
  • Page 73: Listening To Fm Radio

    Applications Listening to FM radio On the home screen, touch Tools > Radio. Touch to enable or disable the speaker. Touch to turn on or off the FM radio. Touch to return to the previous station. Touch to go to the next station. Touch to add the current station to your favorites.
  • Page 74: Phone Settings

    Phone settings Turning on location services Before you use a map or navigation application, make sure you have turned on location services. On the home screen, touch Settings. Under All, touch Location access. Touch Access my location to turn on your phone's location services. Touch Location mode.
  • Page 75: Modifying Display Settings

    Phone settings • Touch Default notification tone to set a notification tone. • Touch System to turn on or off the notification tone or vibration when you touch or lock the screen, dial a number, and more. Modifying display settings On the home screen, touch Settings.
  • Page 76: Turning On Gloves Mode

    Phone settings On the home screen, touch Settings then the tab. Under Smart assistance, touch More. Touch One-hand Touch One-hand UI to turn on one-hand UI. When one-hand UI is turned on, touch the arrow on either side of the screen to move the dialer or other operation area to the side of your choice.
  • Page 77: Face Unlock

    Phone settings • Touch to return to the home screen. • Touch to display a list of recently used applications. • Touch to lock the screen. • Touch to clean up the phone memory and close all applications running in the background. •...
  • Page 78: Turning On Or Off Airplane Mode

    Phone settings Set a screen unlock PIN as an alternative method to unlock your phone should you forget your unlock pattern. Setting a screen unlock PIN On the home screen, touch Settings. Under All, touch Security. Touch Screen lock > PIN. Enter at least four digits and then enter them again for confirmation.
  • Page 79: Setting The Pin Of Your Sim Card

    Phone settings • Wireless & On the home screen, touch Settings then the tab. Under networks, touch More and then Airplane mode to turn on or off airplane mode. When airplane mode is on, is displayed on the status bar. Setting the PIN of your SIM card A personal identification number (PIN) is delivered with your SIM card to better protect your phone data.
  • Page 80: Setting Up An Account

    Phone settings Setting up an account Adding an account On the home screen, touch Settings. Under All, touch account. Select an account type. Follow the onscreen instructions and enter your account information. Deleting an account On the home screen, touch Settings then the tab.
  • Page 81: Updating Your Phone

    Using unauthorized third-party software to update your phone may damage your phone or put your personal information at risk. It is recommended that you update through your phone's online update feature or download official update packages from Huawei's official website. •...
  • Page 82: Setting The Date And Time

    USB flash drive. To purchase a USB OTG cable, please contact a Huawei authorized supplier or your device vendor. Connect the USB flash drive to your phone using a USB OTG cable.
  • Page 83: Changing The System Language

    Phone settings • Touch Dual clocks to display two clocks when you are using data roaming. Manual date and time settings may not be provided by all service providers. Changing the system language On the home screen, touch Settings. Language & Under All, touch input.
  • Page 84: Legal Notice

    ® The Bluetooth word mark and logos are registered trademarks owned by Bluetooth SIG, Inc. and any use of such marks by Huawei Technologies Co., Ltd. is under license. Other trademarks, product, service and company names mentioned may be the property of their respective owners.
  • Page 85 Third-party software and applications services may be interrupted or terminated at any time, and Huawei does not guarantee the availability of any content or service. Third-party service providers provide content and services through network or transmission tools outside of the control of Huawei. To...
  • Page 86 CONTENTS OF THIS MANUAL. TO THE MAXIMUM EXTENT PERMITTED BY APPLICABLE LAW, IN NO EVENT SHALL HUAWEI BE LIABLE FOR ANY SPECIAL, INCIDENTAL, INDIRECT, OR CONSEQUENTIAL DAMAGES, OR LOSS OF PROFITS, BUSINESS, REVENUE, DATA, GOODWILL SAVINGS OR ANTICIPATED SAVINGS REGARDLESS OF WHETHER SUCH LOSSES ARE FORSEEABLE OR NOT.
  • Page 87 All statements, information, and recommendations in this guide do not constitute a warranty of any kind, express or implied. Please visit http://consumer.huawei.com/en/support/hotline for recent updated hotline and email address in your country or region. Model: HUAWEI MT7-L09...

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