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Knows some tricks of the Huawei P20 to make the most of it

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While the Samsung Galaxy Note 9 and the new iPhones Xs, Xs Max and XR take weeks hogging most of the attention, the chinese manufacturer Huawei has created some of the phones are really impressive. Their flagship, the Huawei P20 and the P20 Pro, these are models that you must not lose sight of, as they offer beautiful designs and unique configurations of double and triple chamber. If you manage to get your hands on one (complicated thing if you live in EE.USA), we give you here a few tricks of the Huawei P20, which will help you get the most out of it.


How to change the keyboard?

When you set up for the first time, your Huawei P20 or P20 Pro, one of the first details that are seen is the keyboard SwiftKey pre-installed. But if you’re not a fan of this, don’t worry, it is easy to change to another keyboard application.

If you prefer, for example, use Google Gboard, first of all, download the app in the Google Play Store. Once installed, go to Settings> System> Language and input> default Keyboard. You will then receive a message to choose from a list of keyboards installed and simply choose the application you want to use. In this configuration page, you can also customize the keyboard layout as you wish.

How to set up the face unlock?

The functions of authentication facial in the Android devices are not as safe as the Face ID in the iPhone X Apple. And unfortunately the same thing occurs with Huawei P20 and P20 Pro, because, at present, you can not use this resource to access secure services such as banking applications.

However, it is a tool that facilitates other tasks. If you want to set Face Onelock on your Huawei device, simply go to Settings> Security and privacy> face Unlock.

It is important that you know that you must enter your PIN to any existing or configure one to use Face Unlock. Then you will see the screen of the face-Enroll that provides details about the functionality. Tap Continue> To Allow.

There you will see a round screen the viewfinder: make sure that the face is focused and the lighting is good, and the phone registers your face. Below, you can choose how you want that to work, the face Unlock.

Unlocking direct will auto scan your face and unlock the phone when you turn it on the screen, but to unlock it, you’ll need to swipe the screen to go to the home screen after the phone registers your face. You may also require hiding the content of the notification from the lock screen until you scanned your face.

How to uninstall or disable apps unnecessary?

One of the criticisms most popular on the P20 and P20 Pro, is the amount of bloatware that come pre-installed. When you turn on your phone, you’ll find apps for eBay,, Instagram and Netflix. Although it is likely that you download at least some of these applications, the truth we’d like you to Huawei would allow us to choose the applications you want to have in our phone.

Even though most of these applications can be uninstalled, only a few can be disabled. To uninstall apps, touch and hold the application icon and drag it to the tab to Uninstall that is located in the top right of the notification bar. After that, you just have to click on Ok in the pop-up window to approve the process.

When you can’t uninstall an app, Android gives you the option to turn it off and it also clears any data and update, restoring it to the version from the factory. To disable an application, go to Settings> Applications and notifications> Applications. Touch the application you want to disable and select Disable. If the application is running, you may need to select Force stop> Ok before disabling the application.

How to personalize your start screen?

The P20 and the P20 Pro has several options that allow you to customize your smart phone. For access to these customization tools, first of all, tap and hold on an empty area of the start screen. Then, you will see several icons customization at the bottom of the screen. Tap Wallpaper to change the wallpaper you have and lock screens.

There you can swipe through the different options at the bottom of the screen or touch the button Gallery to use one of your own photos. You will also find the icons Illusion and Scrollable to allow you more flexibility with your displays. Once you have selected your wallpaper to desired, simply tap the check mark in the upper right corner and select from the options Lock screen, home Screen or Both.

The widgets allow you to add small versions of your favorite apps to your home screen for quick access. To add a widget to your screen, tap the icon of the Widgets and drag your bookmark to an empty area on the home screen. If you want to change the size or delete a widget, tap and hold to remodel or drag it to the icon to Remove at the top right of the notification bar.

Transitions allow you to change the animation used when you move from one screen to another or open an application. To change the default transition, tap and hold the home screen and tap the icon for Transitions. Touch the different transition options to get a preview of the animation. Once you select your transition, ideal, tap in an empty area of the home screen to enable it.

How to remove the operator name?

The notch in the Huawei P20 and P20 Pro creates a notification bar quite saturated at the top of the screen. Fortunately, it is fairly easy to gain a little more space to hide the operator name in the notification bar. To do this go to Settings> Applications and notifications> notifications and status bar on and off to Show the name of the operator.

How to disable the navigation bar?

If you are looking for a complete experience on your screen, Huawei allows you to remove the navigation bar of Android on your P20 or P20 Pro. Currently there are a few options for replacing it as the navigation key on the screen and the fingerprint sensor as a navigation key out of screen. Best of all is that with the latter, you can control your phone with the fingerprint sensor. A single tap acts as the button Back, pressing and holding goes to his house, and a slide to the right opens the recent apps.

To do so, just go to Settings> System> Navigation system. Then choose the navigation button out of the screen to use the fingerprint sensor as its primary method of navigation. If you don’t want to rely on the fingerprint sensor, you can also select the navigation key on the screen, which creates an icon navigation only at the bottom of the screen.

How to remove the notch?

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Huawei has created a software solution that allows you to hide the notch (if you don’t like it) placing some black bars around it. You will only have to go to Settings> Display> Notch and click on Hide button notch.

How do I enable the app drawer?

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By default, you’ll find all your apps on the home screen of your P20 or P20 Pro. But, if you want to have a little more order, you can enable the App Drawer to house all your apps. The rating of the app drawer is simple: just go to Settings> Display> Style of home screen and choose the Drawer (or Drawer).

How to use the camera of the P20 and P20 Pro?

The cameras of the Huawei P20 Pro well dynamic. The P20 regular only has a dual-chamber system, but the model Pro adds a third party. Huawei has simplified the use of the software of your camera, but there are plenty of tips and tricks you should know to manage them.

How to change the resolution of the camera?

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Despite the fact that the Huawei P20 and the P20 Pro comes with a primary camera of 20 megapixels and 40 megapixels, respectively, Huawei sets the megapixel default a little lower for both phones. This is because some of the functions of the camera do not work in the highest resolution, such as the 3x optical zoom, night mode and more.

To change the count of megapixels, open the camera app and the settings icon in the top right corner. Select Resolution and then choose the resolution you want.

How do I enable the video camera to super slow?

The role of video in slow motion with your P20 or P20 Pro, allows you to capture effects of slow motion similar to Matrix. Like the Samsung Galaxy S9 and the Sony Xperia XZ2, phones P20 can record video in slow motion 960 fps and best of all is, that it is easy to use.

The application opens Camera and slide the slider on the shutter button to the left, until you see the option More. Tap the Slow-mo and selects 32x speed from the icon to the right of the shutter button. Press the button on the shutter when you’re ready to shoot. You’ll have two seconds to take your images in slow motion.

How to use the Monochrome mode?

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Huawei is one of the few brands that has a lens monochrome set by experts in Leica. The use of a lens monochrome, unlike a filter, it allows you to capture stunning black and white photos with details impeccable.

To use it, the application opens Camera and move the slider on the button of capture to More. Tap the icon to Monochrome. You will see a menu appears with different options, which include Normal, Opening, Portrait and Pro. Regularly, use the Normal modes or Vertical will give the best results unless you are a experienced photographer. Once you’ve selected a mode, simply click in the shutter button to take your photo.

Disable the artificial intelligence

Both the Huawei P20 as P20 Pro provide an assisted mode for artificial intelligence (I. A) for the rear camera. This mode can detect more than 500 scenarios, in 19 different categories and make adjustments to help you get the best photograph.

While the assisted mode for I. To Huawei usually does a great job of detecting different objects and scenarios, it has some setbacks. That’s why, below, we explain how to deactivate the function (if you prefer to do so to avoid bitter times). Opens the camera app and tap the icon Settings in the top right corner. From the menu of Settings, just turn off the option Master AI.

How to take a quick photo?

Although with your Huawei P20 and the P20 Pro, you can take a quick picture from the lock screen, we must admit that the default configuration is a bit unstable. When you touch the button twice to lower the volume, the phones take a picture by default, instead of simply opening the camera.

Fortunately, it is quite simple to change the default settings. To do so, touch the app of the Camera and select the icon for Settings. In this menu, you select Ultra snapshot and change the default settings to Open camera. You can also swipe up from the lock screen to open the camera quickly.

Features of the Huawei P20 Pro

While the Huawei P20 and the P20 Pro have many of the same functions, there are some things that are only available in the P20 Pro more expensive.

How to enable the display Always-On?

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Do you love the look of the screen Always-On you find in the Samsung Galaxy S9, Pixel 2 and many other phones with Android? Huawei offers exactly the same feature, just hidden in the settings. If you want to add an on-screen (for always) to your Huawei P20 Pro, go to Settings> Security> screen Lock and passwords> always Show the information. From here, you will have the option to schedule the viewing for certain hours or leave it on all day.

Enable the dark mode

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The dark mode not only offers a longer life of the battery of your phone, but, in addition, is considered by many people as a feature more aesthetically pleasing. To enable dark mode, go to Settings> Battery and alternate between the colors of the interface darker.

*Updated by Daniel Matus on September 28, 2018.

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