Huawei P8 lite manual

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  • Brand: Huawei
  • Product: Smartphone
  • Model/name: P8 lite
  • Filetype: PDF
  • Available languages: English, Dutch, German, Italian, Romanian, Slovak, Hungarian, Croatian, Spanish

Table of Contents

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Contents
Foreword
Highlights
New camera modes 2
Thumb mode 2
Safe 4
Getting started
Locking and unlocking the screen 6
Dual SIM settings 6
Connecting to a Wi-Fi network 7
Turning on mobile data 8
Connecting your phone to a computer 8
Importing contacts from your old phone 8
Touchscreen gestures 9
Motion control 11
Status icons 12
Home screen 13
Notifications 16
Accessing applications 17
Personalizing your phone 18
Entering text 20
Calls and contacts
Making a call 24
Answering or rejecting a call 26
In-call menu 26
Answering a third-party call 27
Making a conference call 27
Using the call log 28
Turning on pocket mode 29
Call settings 29
Managing contacts 30
Importing or exporting contacts 30
Adding a contact to your favorites 33
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Contact groups 33
Messaging and email
Sending a text message 35
Replying to a message 35
Managing messages 35
Setting up an email account 37
Sending an email 38
Checking your email 38
Account settings 39
Camera and gallery
Capture screen 40
Taking a photo 41
Launching the camera from the gallery 41
Capture modes 41
Shooting a video 44
Video shooting modes 44
Camera settings 45
Gallery 45
Scanning a QR code 47
Music and videos
Adding songs 48
Listening to music 48
Creating a playlist 49
Playing a playlist 49
Deleting a playlist 49
Setting a song as the ringtone 50
Playing a video 50
Network and sharing
Enabling mobile data 51
Wi-Fi network 51
Sharing your phone's mobile data 52
Transferring data using Bluetooth 53
Transferring data using Wi-Fi Direct 54
Transferring data between your phone and computer 55
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Multi-screen display 56
Huawei Beam 56
Apps
Managing applications 58
Backup 59
Phone Manager 60
Calendar 61
Clock 62
Weather 64
Notes 65
FM Radio 65
Phone settings
Turning on location services 67
Modifying sound settings 67
Modifying display settings 68
Enabling one-hand UI 69
Touch-disable mode 69
Turning on gloves mode 69
Using the suspend button 70
Changing the lock screen style 70
Turning airplane mode on or off 71
Setting your SIM card PIN 72
Setting up an account 72
Restoring factory settings 73
Updating your phone 74
Setting the date and time 74
Changing the system language 75
Privacy protection 75
Accessibility 76
Legal Notice
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Foreword
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Foreword
This guide is intended to be used with phones running EMUI 3.1.
All pictures and illustrations are for your reference only and may differ from the final
product.
The features described in this guide may not be available on all phones or carriers due to
local service supplier policy.
Symbols and definitions
For more information
You can refer to the Quick Start Guide packaged with your phone.
Open HiCare to read the user guide and service information or get help from the online
forum.
Go to http://consumer.huawei.com/en/ to download product manuals (including safety
information), read the FAQs, and view the Privacy Policy.
Go to Settings > About phone > Legal information to view important legal information.
Please visit http://consumer.huawei.com/en/support/hotline/ for the most up-to-date
contact information for your country or region.
Note
Highlights important information and tips, and provides
additional information.
Caution
Indicates potential problems that may arise, such as
device damage or data loss, if proper care or attention is
not given.
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Highlights
New camera modes
These new modes may not be supported by all phones.
Perfect selfie
Set your own custom beauty settings for facial enhancement and beautifying effects
when you take photos in Beauty mode.
1 On the home screen, touch Camera.
2 Touch > > Perfect selfie.
3 Enable Perfect selfie.
4 Touch Perfect selfie and take three self-portrait shots.
5 On the Set beauty effects screen, adjust your beauty settings, and then touch .
6 In Beauty mode, touch to take photos.
Time-lapse mode
Use this mode to create an accelerated video of a slow-changing scene, such as the
sunset or sunrise.
1 On the home screen, touch Camera.
2 Swipe left or right to select Time-lapse.
3 Touch to start recording.
4 Touch to stop recording. The captured video will be played back at an accelerated
pace.
Thumb mode
Thumb mode makes it easier to use phones with large screens and quickly share QR
contact cards with friends.
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One-hand layout
1 On the home screen, touch Settings.
2 Under All, touch One-hand UI > One-hand layout.
3 Enable One-hand layout. You can then swipe the virtual navigation bar to either side to
change the screen layout, bringing everything within reach.
This feature is available only on phones that support a virtual navigation bar. If the
virtual navigation bar is replaced by film navigation keys, this feature will not be
available.
Shifting keyboard
1 On the home screen, touch Settings.
2 Under All, touch One-hand UI > Shifting keyboard.
3 Enable Shifting keyboard. You can then touch the arrow on either side of the screen to
move the keyboard, dialer, or in-call menu to the side within reach.
This feature may not be available on all phones.
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Moving the screen down
On the contacts, dialer, messaging, or email screen, if you can't reach items near the top
of the screen, touch the upper half of the screen and drag down and release (after 1
second) to shift the entire interface down closer to your thumb.
From the dialer, contacts or messaging screen, drag down and then release to display
your personal QR contact card. Your friends can scan this to obtain your phone number
instantly.
Safe
The safe is a secure storage location where you can store your important and private
data.
Enabling the safe
1 On the home screen, touch Files.
2 Under Categories or Local, touch Safe.
3 Touch Enable.
4 Follow the onscreen instructions to enter your password and set up the security
question, and then touch Done.
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Adding files to the safe
1 On the home screen, touch Files.
2 Under Categories or Local, touch Safe.
3 Enter the password, and then touch Done.
4 Touch Add.
5 Follow the onscreen instructions and select which files you want to add to the safe.
6 Touch Add to add the selected files to the safe.
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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, the screen will lock itself
automatically.
Unlocking the screen
When the screen is off, press the power button to turn it on. Slide your finger in any
direction to unlock the screen.
Dual SIM settings
This feature only applies to dual SIM phones.
Enabling or disabling a SIM card
You can enable one or both SIM cards. When you disable a SIM card, you will not be able
to use it to make or receive calls, send text messages, or access the Internet.
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1 On the home screen, touch Settings.
2 Under All, touch International roaming or Dual card management.
3 Touch the switch next to Card 1 or Card 2 to enable or disable a SIM card.
The settings displayed may vary according to your carrier and phone model.
Setting the default SIM card for data services
You can set the default SIM card for data services.
1 On the home screen, touch Settings.
2 Under All, touch International roaming or Dual card management.
3 Touch Card 1 or Card 2 next to Default mobile data.
This feature may not be supported by some carriers.
Setting the default SIM card for calling and messaging
You can set the default SIM card for calling or messaging.
1 On the home screen, touch Settings.
2 Under All, touch International roaming or Dual card management.
3 Touch Card 1 or Card 2 next to Default calls/messages.
This feature may not be supported by some carriers.
Connecting to a Wi-Fi network
1 Swipe down from the status bar to open the notification panel.
2 Under Shortcuts, touch and hold to enter the Wi-Fi settings.
3 Turn on Wi-Fi. Your phone then scans for available Wi-Fi networks and lists them on
the screen.
4 Select the Wi-Fi network you want to connect to. If the Wi-Fi network is encrypted,
enter the password when prompted.
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Turning on mobile data
1 Swipe down from the status bar to open the notification panel.
2 Under Shortcuts, touch to enable mobile data.
When you don't need to access the Internet, disable mobile data to save battery
power and reduce data usage.
Connecting your phone to a computer
Use a USB cable to connect your phone to a computer. Follow the onscreen instructions
and select a connection mode to transfer photos, videos, songs, and other files between
your phone and computer.
Importing contacts from your old phone
You can import contacts from your old phone in any of the following ways:
Photos
Read, manage, and transfer multimedia files in your phone
storage. For details, see Connecting in picture transfer mode.
Files
Read, manage, and transfer files in your phone storage. For
details, see Connecting in media transfer mode.
USB drive
If you have a microSD card installed, you can use your phone as
a USB storage device, read data on the microSD card, and
transfer data to and from a computer. For details, see
Connecting in USB flash drive mode.
SIM card
Copy your contacts on your SIM card to your new phone. For
details, see Importing contacts from a SIM card.
Storage device
If your old phone has a microSD card slot, export the contacts in
your old phone to a microSD card as a vCard file, and then
import the contacts to your new phone. For details, see
Importing contacts from a storage device.
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Touchscreen gestures
Bluetooth
Enable Bluetooth on both your old and new phones, and import
your contacts using Bluetooth. For details, see Importing
contacts from a Bluetooth device.
Backup
If your old phone supports Backup, back up your contacts, and
restore them to your new phone. For details, see Backup.
Computer
Synchronize your contacts from your old phone to a computer,
and use phone management software on the computer, such as
HiSuite, to synchronize them to your new phone.
Other accounts
•Install social network applications and synchronize contacts
from your social network accounts.
•Log in to your Exchange account and synchronize your contacts.
Touch: Tap an item once. For example, touch to
confirm an action or open an application.
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.
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Swipe: Move your finger vertically or horizontally
across the screen. For example, you can swipe left or
right under Notifications in the notification panel to
dismiss a notification. Swipe horizontally or vertically
to transition through home screens, scroll through a
document, and more.
Drag: Touch and hold an item and then move it to
another position. For example, you can rearrange
applications and widgets on the home screen this
way.
Pinch two fingers out: Spread two fingers apart on
the screen. For example, pinch two fingers out to
zoom in on a picture or web page.
Pinch two fingers together: Pinch two fingers
together on the screen. For example, pinch two
fingers together to zoom out on a picture or web
page.
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Motion control
Motion control lets you control your phone using simple motions and gestures. For
example, mute the phone by turning it over or raise the phone to your ear to answer and
make calls quickly.
1 On the home screen, touch Settings.
2 Under All, touch Motion control.
3 On the Motion control screen, select an option, and select a motion to enable it.
• Flip: Mute sounds and stop vibration from incoming calls, alarms, and timers.
• Shake: Touch and hold a blank area on the home screen to enter editing mode.
Shake your phone to organize your icons.
• Double touch: Touch the screen twice to turn it on.
Pinch three fingers together: On the home screen,
pinch three fingers together to display screen
thumbnails.
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• Draw: When your phone's screen is turned off, draw a letter to open the
corresponding application.
Your phone may not feature all of these gestures.
Status icons
Status icons may vary according to your region or carrier.
Signal strength No signal
Airplane mode enabled Bluetooth on
Receiving location data from
GPS
Vibration mode enabled
Silent mode enabled Alarms enabled
Charging Battery full
Battery low Call in progress
Missed calls New messages
New emails New voicemail
Selecting an input method Wi-Fi network available
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Home screen
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.
Connected to a Wi-Fi network Uploading data
Downloading data Phone memory full
Upcoming events No SIM card found
Sign-in or synchronization
problem
Synchronizing data
Synchronization failed Portable Wi-Fi hotspot on
More notifications Connected to a VPN
Headset plugged in USB debugging mode enabled
USB tethering on
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Switching between home screens
Swipe left or right to view the extended home screen. Touch Home to return to the
default home screen.
Swipe left or right to view all home screens.
Automatic screen rotation
If you rotate your phone when browsing a web page or viewing a photo, the screen
orientation changes automatically between landscape and portrait mode. This feature
allows you to enjoy tilt-controlled applications, such as racing games.
1 Swipe down from the status bar to open the notification panel.
2 Under Shortcuts, touch Auto-rotate to enable or disable screen rotation.
Organizing applications and widgets on the home screen
The following operations allow you to organize your applications, widgets, or folders:
Status bar: displays notifications and icons. Swipe down from the status
bar to open the notification panel.
Display area: displays application icons, folders, and widgets.
Screen position indicator: indicates which home screen is displayed.
Dock: displays frequently used applications.
Navigation bar: displays virtual keys (only applicable to phones with
virtual navigation keys).
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• Adding a widget: On the home screen, pinch two fingers together to enter home
screen editing mode. Touch Widgets and select a widget. The widget will be added to
a blank area on the home screen.
You must have enough space on the home screen to add the widget. If there is not
enough space, add another home screen or free up some space on the current
screen.
• Moving an application or widget: On the home screen, touch and hold an
application icon or widget until your phone vibrates. You can then drag the
application icon or widget to the desired location.
• Deleting an application or widget: On the home screen, touch and hold the
application icon or widget you want to delete until is displayed. Drag the
unwanted application icon or widget to .
• Creating a folder: On the home screen, drag an icon on top of another icon to create
a folder containing both applications. To rename the folder, open the folder and then
touch and hold the folder name.
• Hiding application icons: Place two fingers on the home screen and pinch out. Touch
, select the application icons you want to hide, and then touch OK. Applications
will not appear on the home screen after they have been hidden.
Managing home screens
On the home screen, pinch three fingers together to display the home screen thumbnails.
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• Setting the default home screen: Touch at the bottom of the screen to set the
current home screen as the default home screen.
• Moving a home screen: Touch and hold the home screen until your phone vibrates.
Drag the home screens to adjust their positions.
• Adding a home screen: Touch to add a home screen.
• Deleting a home screen: Touch to delete a blank home screen.
Notifications
Status indicator
The status indicator on your phone indicates the following status information:
• 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.
• Steady green (when charging): The battery is almost full or already full.
• Blinking green: There are unread messages or notifications.
Notification panel
Swipe down from the status bar to open the notification panel. Swipe left or right to
switch between the notification and shortcut tabs.




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Lock screen notifications
Use the lock screen notifications feature to place new messages, missed calls, and other
notifications on the lock screen.
1 On the home screen, touch Settings.
2 Under General, touch Screen lock & passwords.
3 Touch the Notification panel switch to enable lock screen notifications.
Accessing applications
Opening and switching between applications
On the home screen, touch an icon to open the corresponding application.
To switch to another application, touch Home to return to the home screen, and
touch the icon of the application you want to open.
If you have installed many applications on your phone and you can't find the
application you want quickly on the home screen, swipe down and search for the
application in the search bar.
Viewing recently used applications
Touch Recent to display the list of recently used applications. Then you can:
Touch to view the notification details and swipe left or right across a
notification to dismiss it.
Clear all notifications.
Enable or disable automatic screen brightness.
Touch the shortcut switches to enable or disable the corresponding
functions.
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• Touch a thumbnail to open the corresponding application.
• Swipe left or right to view recently used applications.
• Swipe up on a thumbnail to close the corresponding application.
• Swipe down on a thumbnail to display at the top of the thumbnail and lock the
corresponding application. Swipe down on the thumbnail again to unlock the
application.
• Swipe up from the bottom of the screen until is displayed to close all applications
in the list. Locked applications will not be closed.
Personalizing your phone
Changing the home screen style
You can choose from the standard and simple home screen styles as desired.
1 On the home screen, touch Settings.
2 Under All, touch Home screen style.
3 Select Simple and then touch .
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Touch Standard home to switch from the simple home screen to the standard home
screen.
Changing the wallpaper
1 On the home screen, touch Settings.
2 Under General, touch Wallpapers.
3 On the Wallpapers screen, you can:
• Touch Lock screen wallpaper to set the lock screen wallpaper.
• Touch Home screen wallpaper to set the home screen wallpaper.
• Touch the Shake to change switch to make the home screen wallpaper change when
you shake your phone.
• Touch the Random change switch to make the home screen wallpaper change
automatically at periodic intervals.
Changing the ringtone
1 On the home screen, touch Settings.
2 Under General, touch Sound.
3 Touch Phone ringtone or Default notification tone, and then choose one of the
following tabs:
• Ringtone: Choose from the preset ringtones.
• Music: Choose from the audio files stored on your phone.
If your phone has dual SIM support, you can set different ringtones for each SIM
card.
4 Touch .
Changing the font size
1 On the home screen, touch Settings.
2 Under General, touch Font.
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3 Touch Font size.
4 Follow the onscreen instructions to select the font size.
Entering text
Touch a text input box to bring up the onscreen keyboard. To hide the keyboard, touch
.
Switching between input methods
Your phone comes with multiple text input methods. You can choose one of them to
input text.
1 On the text input screen, swipe down from the status bar to open the notification
panel.
2 Under Notifications, touch Select input method.
3 Select an input method.
To change your phone's default input method, touch Settings on the home
screen. Under All, touch Language & input > Default keyboard, and then select an
input method.
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Huawei Swype input method
Slide across letters to enter a word.
Switch between lowercase and uppercase letters.
Touch and hold to access input method settings.
Enter numbers and symbols.
Touch and hold to view more language input options.
Switch to voice input.
•Touch to delete the character to the left of the cursor.
•Touch and hold to delete multiple characters to the left of the cursor.
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Android input method
The Android input method may not be available on all phones.
•Touch to switch between lowercase and uppercase letters.
•Touch and hold or quickly touch twice to enable caps lock.
Enter numbers and symbols.
•Touch to enter a comma.
•Touch and hold to open the input options menu.
•Touch to enter a space.
•Touch and hold to choose another input method.
•Touch to enter a period.
•Touch and hold to enter symbols.
•Touch to delete the character to the left of the cursor.
•Touch and hold to delete multiple characters to the left of the cursor.
Switch to voice input.
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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 or to select
more or less text, or touch Select all to select all text in a text box.
• Copy text: Select text and touch Copy.
• Cut text: Select text and touch Cut.
• Paste text: Touch and hold where you want to insert the text and then touch Paste.
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Calls and contacts
Making a call
Smart dialing
Smart dialing lets you quickly find contacts by entering parts of their names or numbers.
1 On the home screen, touch Dialer.
2 Under Dialer, enter the initials or first few letters of a contact's name, or part of the
contact's phone number. Any matches in your contacts list or call log are then
displayed above the dialer.
3 From the list, select the contact you want to call. If your phone has dual SIM support,
touch or to make a call.
4 To end the call, touch .
Making a call from Contacts
1 On the home screen, touch Dialer.
2 Under Contacts, touch the contact you want to call.
3 Touch the contact number. If your phone has dual SIM support, touch or to
make a call.
Making a call from the call log
1 On the home screen, touch Dialer.
2 Under Dialer, from the call log, select the contact or number you want to call. If your
phone has dual SIM support, touch or to make a call.
Making an emergency call
In the event of an emergency, you can make emergency calls from your phone, even
without a SIM card. However, you must be in an area with cellular coverage.
1 On the home screen, touch Dialer.
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2 Under Dialer, enter your local emergency number, and then touch .
The ability to make emergency calls depends on local regulations and carriers in your
region. Poor network usability or environmental interference may prevent your call
from being connected. Never rely solely on your phone for essential communication
during emergencies.
Speed-dialing
1 On the home screen, touch Dialer.
2 Under Dialer, touch > Speed dial settings.
3 Touch . Choose a contact from the list and assign a number key to the contact.
The number key 1 is the default key for voicemail. It can't be set as a speed-dial
number.
4 On the dialer, touch and hold the number key assigned to a contact to quickly call the
contact.
If your phone has dual SIM support, on the dialer, touch and hold a number key
assigned to a contact, and then touch or to quickly call the contact.
Making an international call
1 On the home screen, touch Dialer.
2 On the dialer, touch and hold 0 to enter +.
3 Enter the country or region code, area code, and phone number in sequence.
4 Touch . If your phone has dual SIM support, touch or .
When roaming, you can select the phone number of a stored contact to call the
contact directly.
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Answering or rejecting a call
When a call comes in, you can press the volume button to mute the ringtone.
• 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 to edit the
message that will be sent.
In-call menu
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During a call, touch the Home or Return to hide the in-call menu. To return
to the menu, swipe down from the status bar to open the notification panel, and
then touch Ongoing call.
Answering a third-party call
Before you answer a third-party call, make sure that you have enabled call waiting.
For details, contact your carrier.
1 If a call comes in when you are already in another call, drag right to answer the
new call and place the first call on hold.
2 Touch to switch between the two calls.
Making a conference call
It's easy to set up a conference call using the multi-party call feature on your phone. Call
one number (or receive a call), and then call another number to add it to the conference
call.
Conference calling may not be supported by all mobile plans. Please make sure you
have subscribed to this service. For details, contact your carrier.
Place the current call on hold. To resume the call, touch again. (Make
sure your carrier supports this feature.)
Mute the call so that the other party can't hear you.
Start a three-way call. (Make sure your carrier supports this feature.)
Activate the speaker for a hands-free call.
End the current call.
Open the dialer.
Display your contacts.
View your notes.
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1 Call the first participant.
2 When the call is connected, touch to call the second participant. The first
participant will be placed on hold.
3 When the second call is connected, touch to start a conference call.
4 To add more people to the call, repeat steps 2 and 3.
5 Touch to end the call.
Using the call log
Records of all outgoing, incoming, and missed calls are stored in your call log.
Adding a contact from the call log
1 On the home screen, touch Dialer.
2 Under Dialer, touch next to the number you want to add.
3 Touch or .
You can also touch and hold the number you want to add, and then touch Create
new contact or Save to existing contact.
Deleting call records
1 On the home screen, touch Dialer.
2 Under Dialer, you can:
• Touch and hold a contact name or phone number, and then touch Delete entry to
delete the call record.
• Touch > Delete call log to delete multiple records simultaneously.
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Turning on pocket mode
If you're ever worried about missing important calls when your phone is in your pocket
or bag, try turning on pocket mode. Once enabled, pocket mode will gradually increase
the ringtone volume and vibration intensity for incoming calls.
1 On the home screen, touch Dialer.
2 Under Dialer, touch > Call settings.
3 Turn on Pocket mode.
Call settings
Enabling call forwarding
If you aren't able to take calls on your phone, you can forward them to another number.
1 On the home screen, touch Dialer.
2 Under Dialer, touch > Call settings.
3 Touch Call forwarding. If your phone has dual SIM support, touch Call forwarding
under Card 1 settings or Card 2 settings.
4 Select a forwarding mode.
5 Enter the phone number to which you want to forward calls, and then touch Enable.
Enabling call waiting
The call waiting function allows you to answer an incoming call during an active call, and
freely switch between the two.
1 On the home screen, touch Dialer.
2 Under Dialer, touch > Call settings.
3 Touch Additional settings. If your phone has dual SIM support, touch Card 1 settings or
Card 2 settings and then Additional settings.
4 Touch the Call waiting switch to enable this function.
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Managing contacts
Creating a contact
1 On the home screen, touch Contacts.
2 Touch .
3 Select a location to save the contact from the options menu.
4 Enter the contact name, phone number, and other details.
5 Touch .
Editing a contact
1 On the home screen, touch Contacts.
2 Touch and hold the contact you want to edit, and then touch Edit.
3 Edit the contact information.
4 Touch .
Deleting contacts
1 On the home screen, touch Contacts.
2 Touch > Delete.
3 Select the contacts you want to delete or touch Select all to select all contacts.
4 Touch .
5 Touch Delete.
Importing or exporting contacts
Your phone supports .vcf contact files. .vcf is a standard file format for storing contact
information, including names, addresses, and phone numbers.
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Importing contacts from a storage device
1 On the home screen, touch Contacts.
2 Touch > Import/Export > Import from storage.
3 Select one or more .vcf files, and then touch OK.
Importing contacts from a SIM card
1 On the home screen, touch Contacts.
2 Touch > Import/Export > Import from SIM card. If your phone has dual SIM
support, you can choose whether to import from SIM 1 or SIM 2.
3 Select the contacts you want to import or touch Select all to select all contacts, and
then touch .
4 Choose the location to where you want to import contacts. Your phone will
automatically import the contacts.
Importing contacts from a Bluetooth device
1 On the home screen, touch Contacts.
2 Touch > Import/Export > Import from another phone.
3 Select Supports Bluetooth and then touch Next.
4 Turn on Bluetooth on the device from which you want to import contacts and set the
device to be visible to other Bluetooth devices.
5 Touch Next. Your phone then turns on Bluetooth and scans for Bluetooth devices.
6 Touch the Bluetooth device from which you want to import contacts.
Once the two devices are connected, your phone will automatically import contacts from
the other Bluetooth device.
Importing contacts using Wi-Fi Direct
1 On the home screen, touch Contacts.
2 Touch > Import/Export > Import from another phone.
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3 Select Import via Wi-Fi Direct and then touch Next. Your phone then prompts you to
turn on Wi-Fi and scans for Wi-Fi Direct devices.
4 Touch the Wi-Fi Direct device from which you want to import contacts.
Once the two devices are connected, your phone will automatically import contacts from
the other device.
Exporting contacts to a storage device
1 On the home screen, touch Contacts.
2 Touch > Import/Export > Export to storage.
3 Touch Export.
4 Choose where you want to export the contacts from and touch OK.
The exported .vcf file is saved to the root directory of your phone's internal storage by
default. You can open Files to view the exported file.
Exporting contacts to a SIM card
1 On the home screen, touch Contacts.
2 Touch > Import/Export > Export to SIM card. If your phone has dual SIM support,
you can choose whether to export to SIM 1 or SIM 2.
3 Select the contacts you want to export or touch Select all to select all contacts, and
then touch .
4 Touch OK.
Sharing contacts
1 On the home screen, touch Contacts.
2 Touch > Import/Export > Share contacts.
3 Select the contacts you want to share or touch Select all to select all contacts.
4 Touch . Select a sharing method and then follow the onscreen instructions to
share the contacts.
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Adding a contact to your favorites
1 On the home screen, touch Contacts.
2 Touch and hold the contact you want to add to your favorites, and then touch Add to
favorites.
When viewing contact details, you can also touch to add the contact to your
favorites.
Contact groups
You can add contacts on your phone to a contact group. This makes it easier to send
messages or emails to all group members at once.
Creating a contact group
1 On the home screen, touch Contacts.
2 Touch Groups then .
3 Name the group and touch OK.
4 Touch .
5 Select the contacts you want to add to the group or touch Select all to select all
contacts, and then touch .
Editing a contact group
1 On the home screen, touch Contacts.
2 Touch Groups and select the group you want to edit.
3 Touch and add new members to the group.
4 Touch . You can then:
• Touch Remove members to remove members from the group.
• Touch Delete group to delete the group.
• Touch Rename to edit the group name.
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Sending messages or emails to a contact group
1 On the home screen, touch Contacts.
2 Touch Groups and select the contact group you want to message or email.
3 Touch to send a message or touch to send an email.
Deleting a contact group
1 On the home screen, touch Contacts.
2 Touch Groups.
3 Touch and hold the contact group you want to delete, and then touch Delete.
4 Touch Delete.
Deleting a contact group will not remove the contacts in the group from your phone.
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Messaging and email
Sending a text message
1 On the home screen, touch Messaging.
2 In the list of message threads, touch .
3 Select the recipient box and enter the contact name or phone number. You can also
touch to open your contact list and choose a contact or contact group.
4 Select the text field to begin composing your message.
Touch to select an attachment type and then select the attachment you want to
add. If you attach images, videos, or other multimedia files, the message will be
automatically converted into a multimedia message.
5 Touch .
Replying to a message
1 On the home screen, touch Messaging.
2 In the list of message threads, touch a contact name or phone number to view the
conversation thread.
3 Select the text field to begin composing your message.
4 Touch .
Managing messages
Forwarding a message
1 On the home screen, touch Messaging.
2 In the list of message threads, touch a contact name or phone number to view the
conversation thread.
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3 Touch and hold the message you want to forward, and then touch .
4 Touch the recipient text box and enter the contact name or phone number.
5 Touch .
Adding a message to your favorites
You can add important messages to your favorites. Your favorites messages will not be
deleted when you delete conversations.
1 On the home screen, touch Messaging.
2 In the list of message threads, touch a contact name or phone number to view the
conversation thread.
3 Touch and hold the message you want to add to your favorites, and touch > Copy
to Favorites.
In the list of message threads, touch > Favorites to view your favorite messages.
Deleting a message
1 On the home screen, touch Messaging.
2 In the list of message threads, touch a contact name or phone number to view your
conversations.
3 Touch and hold the message you want to delete, and touch .
4 Touch Delete.
Deleting a thread
1 On the home screen, touch Messaging.
2 From the message list, touch > Delete.
3 Select the thread you want to delete, and touch .
4 Touch Delete.
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Setting up an email account
Adding an email account
When adding an account, contact your email service provider if you are unsure about the
settings required.
1 On the home screen, touch Email.
2 Touch Others.
3 Enter your email address and password, and then touch Next.
4 Follow the onscreen instructions to configure your account. The system will then
automatically connect to the server.
Once your account is set up, Inbox will be displayed.
After adding an email account, in Inbox, touch > Settings > Add account to
continue adding other accounts.
Adding an Exchange account
Exchange is an email system developed by Microsoft for enterprises. Some email service
providers also provide Exchange accounts for individuals and families.
When adding an account, contact your email service provider if you are unsure about the
settings required.
1 On the home screen, touch Email.
2 Touch Exchange.
3 Enter your email address, domain name, user name, and password, and then touch
Next.
4 Follow the onscreen instructions to configure your account. The system will then
automatically connect to the server.
Once your Exchange account is set up, Inbox will be displayed.
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Sending an email
1 On the home screen, touch Email.
2 Touch .
3 Touch From: to choose an email account.
4 Enter one or more recipients.
To Cc or Bcc the email to multiple recipients, touch Cc/Bcc:.
5 Compose your email and touch to add any attachments.
6 Touch .
Checking your email
1 On the home screen, touch Email.
2 In Inbox, touch in the upper left corner to select an email account.
3 Touch the email you want to read. Then you can:
• Touch to delete it.
• Touch to reply to it.
• Touch to reply to all.
• Touch to forward it.
• Swipe left or right on the screen to read the previous or next email.
In Inbox, swipe down to refresh your email list.
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Account settings
Switching between email accounts
If you have added multiple email accounts on your phone, make sure you are on the right
account before viewing or sending emails.
1 On the home screen, touch Email.
2 In Inbox, touch in the upper left corner to open the account list.
3 Select the email account you want to use.
Removing an email account
1 On the home screen, touch Email.
2 In Inbox, touch > Settings.
3 Select the account you want to remove.
4 Touch Remove account then OK.
After you remove an email account, your phone will no longer be able to send or receive
emails using that account.
Personalizing your email account
Personalize your inbox: display contact pictures, choose what to display after deleting an
email, change your signature, set how often your inbox updates, and change email
notification tones.
1 On the home screen, touch Email.
2 In Inbox, touch > Settings and then choose the desired settings.
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Camera and gallery
Capture screen
Switch between flash modes.
Swipe left or right to switch between common capture modes.
View captured photos or videos.
•Touch to take a photo.
•Touch and hold to take burst shots. Release your finger to stop.
Apply filter effects.
•Touch an object on the screen to focus the camera on it.
•Spread two fingers apart to zoom in or pinch them together to zoom out.
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Taking a photo
1 On the home screen, touch Camera.
2 Frame the scene you want to capture. Let your camera focus automatically or touch
the screen to focus on an object.
If the focus box turns red, the camera was unable to focus.
3 Touch .
If the GPS tag switch was enabled when the photo was taken, the photo can be
viewed in Gallery under Map.
Launching the camera from the gallery
1 On the home screen, touch Gallery.
2 Under Photos, swipe down on the albums to display the viewfinder in half screen
mode, and then swipe down again to launch the camera.
Not all camera features are available in half screen mode.
3 Touch to take a photo.
4 Touch Return to return to gallery.
Capture modes
Your phone may not feature all of these capture modes.
• Beauty: Drag the slider to adjust the beauty level and apply facial enhancements.
• Panorama: Use this mode to take wider shots.
• HDR: Enhance a photo taken under insufficient or excessive lighting conditions.
• All-focus: You can re-adjust the focal point of photos taken in this mode at a later time.
• Best photo: Your phone takes several photos in rapid succession and automatically
picks the best one for you.
• Watermark: Add various watermarks to your photos.
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• Audio note: You can record a brief audio clip after you take a photo.
• Audio control: Touch and enable this mode under Settings. You can issue voice
commands to have your camera take photos for you.
• Timer: Touch and enable this mode under Settings to set a countdown timer for
taking a photo.
• Touch to capture: Touch and enable this mode under Settings. Touch the screen to
take a photo.
• Capture smiles: Touch and enable this mode under Settings. The camera will
automatically take a photo when it detects a smile.
• Object tracking: Touch and enable this mode under Settings. Touch an object on
the screen. Your camera will track and stay focused on this object.
• Ultra snapshot: Touch and enable this mode under Settings. When the screen is off
or locked, frame the object you want to capture and press the volume down key twice
to take a photo.
Taking a panoramic photo
1 On the home screen, touch Camera.
2 Touch > Panorama to switch to panorama shooting mode.
3 Touch to start shooting.
4 Follow the onscreen instructions and move your phone slowly to capture multiple
photos.
5 Touch to stop shooting. The camera automatically stitches the photos together to
create one panoramic photograph.
Using best photo mode
1 On the home screen, touch Camera.
2 Touch > Best photo to switch to best photo mode.
3 Touch to shoot. Your phone takes several photos in a row and automatically
selects the best photo.
4 Touch .
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You can also scroll through the photos taken and select a different one. The phone will
automatically save the selected photo and delete the remaining ones.
Adding watermarks to photos
1 On the home screen, touch Camera.
2 Touch > Watermark to switch to watermark mode.
3 Swipe left or right and select the desired watermark.
4 Drag the watermark to adjust its position.
5 Touch .
Taking a photo using audio control
1 On the home screen, touch Camera.
2 Touch > > Audio control.
3 Touch Audio control to switch to the audio control mode. Then you can:
• Get your phone to take a photo when you issue a voice command.
• Get your phone to take a photo when the surrounding noise reaches a certain
decibel level.
4 Frame the scene you want to capture. Your phone will take a photo automatically
when you issue a voice command or the surrounding noise reaches a certain decibel
level.
Object tracking mode
1 On the home screen, touch Camera.
2 Touch > .
3 Touch Object tracking to enable object tracking mode.
4 Touch an object on the screen. Your camera will track and stay focused on this object
as you're shooting.
Object tracking mode and smile capture can't be used at the same time.
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All focus mode
1 On the home screen, touch Camera.
2 Touch > All-focus to switch to all focus mode.
3 Touch to take a photo.
4 Go to gallery and select the photo that was taken using all focus mode.
indicates photos that were taken in all focus mode.
5 Touch to enter the all focus editing mode.
6 Touch another area of the photo that you want to focus on.
7 Touch .
Shooting a video
1 On the home screen, touch Camera.
2 Swipe left or right to select Video.
3 Touch to start recording.
4 While recording, touch an object or a position on the screen to focus on it. Touch
to pause recording, and touch to resume.
5 Touch to stop recording.
While recording, you can touch to take a still photo.
Video shooting modes
Your phone may not feature all of these shooting modes.
On the video recording screen, touch > to select a video shooting mode.
• Beauty mode: Automatic facial enhancement during recording.
• Object tracking: Touch an object on the screen. Your camera will track and stay
focused on this object as you're shooting the video.
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Camera settings
On the capture screen, touch > to configure the following settings:
• Resolution: Set the camera resolution. To change the video resolution, touch >
> Resolution on the video capture screen.
• GPS tag: Display the location where the photo or video was taken.
• Preferred save location: Set the default save location for your photos and videos.
• Perfect selfie: Enable this function in Beauty mode for automatic facial recognition and
customized portrait enhancement.
• ISO: Set a photo's ISO. Increasing the ISO can reduce blurring caused by dark
conditions or movement.
• White balance: Adjust a photo's white balance. Adjust the white balance according to
the brightness of the surroundings.
• Image adjustment: Adjust exposure compensation, saturation, contrast, and
brightness.
Gallery
Viewing photos
1 On the home screen, touch Gallery.
2 You can then:
• Select the Photos tab and view photos in a timeline.
• Select the Photos tab, select Map and view photos grouped according to location.
• Select the Albums tab and view photos grouped by album.
Playing a slideshow
1 On the home screen, touch Gallery.
2 Under Photos, touch > Slideshow.
3 Touch the screen to stop the slideshow.
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Editing a photo
You can adjust a photo's brightness, saturation, size, and more. You can also use the
facial enhancement feature to enhance portrait photos in a variety of different ways.
1 On the home screen, touch Gallery.
2 Select the photo you want to edit and then touch .
3 You can then:
• Touch to rotate the photo.
• Touch to crop the photo.
• Touch to select a filter.
• Touch to adjust the saturation, color, and more.
• Touch to add whitening, smoothing, or other beautifying effects to faces.
• Touch to add a mosaic effect to the photo.
• Touch to add a watermark to the photo.
• Touch to add a label to the photo.
Hiding photos
1 On the home screen, touch Gallery.
2 Under Albums, touch > Hide albums.
3 Touch the switch next to the album to hide the photos.
Not all local albums on the phone's internal storage can be hidden.
Deleting a photo
1 On the home screen, touch Gallery.
2 Select the photo you want to delete and then touch > Delete.
Sharing photos and videos
You can share your photos or videos in various ways.
1 On the home screen, touch Gallery.
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2 Select the photo or video that you want to share.
3 Touch , choose a sharing method, and follow the onscreen instructions to share
your photo or video.
Setting a photo as the wallpaper
1 On the home screen, touch Gallery.
2 Select the photo you want to set as the wallpaper.
3 Touch > Set as and follow the onscreen instructions to set the photo as the
wallpaper.
Taking a screenshot
Press the power and volume down buttons at the same time to take a screenshot. Open
the notification panel and touch to share the screenshot. By default, screenshots are
saved to the Screenshots folder in Gallery.
You can also swipe down from the status bar to open the notification panel and
touch under Shortcuts.
Scanning a QR code
Scanning a QR code using gallery
1 On the home screen, touch Gallery.
2 Choose a QR code photo.
3 Touch the photo. Gallery will automatically scan the QR code.
4 Touch the QR code link to view more information about the code.
Scanning a QR code using camera
1 On the home screen, touch Camera.
2 Frame the QR code using the camera. The camera will automatically scan the QR code.
3 Touch the QR code link to view more information about the code.

Question & answers

cannot answer incoming calls

Published on 8 months ago by maurice

How do you answer an incoming calls on the P8 lite? Please Help!

Published on 5 months ago by johann

My Huawei P8 lite has lost network connection and i tried to restore to default APN but still display "Emergency Call" and it also has "x" on the network ICON. No internet connection please help

Published on 6 months ago by Mapale

Hi, I can't get wifi or blue tooth at all.....

Published on 5 months ago by Mick

I cannot answer incoming calls. the touch pad does not react to anything I do. HELP

Published on 7 months ago by Trudie

My HUAWEI phone ALE-L21 is a dual phone but I can't find the 2nd SIM card slot only 1st one and memory card slot.

Published on 8 months ago by Lizz

I had a message to update my p8 lite device and now security settings does not appear after updating.please assist because I need to set up privacy protection.

Published on 8 months ago by Alpheus

I cannot answer incoming calls. The touch pad does not react to anything I do. I end up having to call everyone back.

Published on 9 months ago by elzette

How do I adjust the length of the ring tone before the call is cut off - I hardly get time to pick the phone up before the call is lost?

Published on 9 months ago by john

my missed call flashing led does not come on,i get the notification but no light,i have searched the notification in settings,but can only find,email,calender,messages ,no phone. is there one. i was thinking of getting light manager ,is this app safe

Published on 9 months ago by john bishop

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