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EMUI 11 Tip: How to use the new Always On Display (AOD)

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Huawei always introduces a bundle of new features and upgrade the existing ones with the new EMUI software version to improve the user interface and experience.

Talking about Always-On Display (AOD), Huawei launched this feature first time with EMUI 10 and further upgrade it in EMUI 10.1 and EMUI 11 with the latest improvements and brings brand new themes.

The AOD permits your smartphone’s lock screen to show important notifications like date, time, battery status, and more while your phone is off. With its evolution, this feature now supports gifs, customizable widgets, and color schemes.

EMUI 11 provides an innovative and convenient way for you to stay informed by introducing a more artistic, interactive, and personalized interface design to the Always On Display (AOD) feature, based on the idea of “Technology for people”.

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The upgraded AOD doesn’t show only key information like time, date, and battery status, but makes your phone look cool and beautiful with the latest styles that are mentioned below:

  • Artistic themes
  • Dynamic display
  • Analog clock style
  • Digital clock style
  • Personalized styles
  • Customized images

There’s one thing to note that Always On Display is not available when the battery is lower than 10%.

Let’s explore the above-mentioned changes in detail:

Artistic themes:

This theme provides a canvas for users to express their boundless creativity with new AOD styles, artistic Mondrian animations. It includes the simplest combinations of straight lines, right angles, and primary colors like yellow, red, and blue. Users also have options to create their own color scheme and coordinate the AOD color palette with their own photos.

For instance, users can match the color of AOD with their outfits by capture a picture of their clothing. After that, the AI algorithms will extract the color of the image and generate a matching palate for the AOD.

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Dynamic display:

It also brings an abundant series of vivid, dynamic visual elements to the AOD for your selection. Activate the AOD with a gentle touch on the screen, and you can view the meticulously designed AOD animations.

Analog and Digital clock style:

It offers a wide range of clock styles including both digital and analog to provide a cool and amazing AOD.

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Personalized styles:

With Graffiti AOD, you can add text like your life motto or just a to-do task, and they will appear as graffiti when your screen is off.

Customized images:

In this section, you can add images clicked by the Huawei smartphone to display on the lock screen.

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How to activate AOD:

  • Open Settings
  • Select Home screen & wallpaper option
  • Select Always On Display
  • Tap on the toggle button to enable Always-on display mode

How to change Always on Display style:

  • Open Settings
  • Select Home screen & wallpaper option
  • Select Always On Display
  • Tap on the toggle button to enable Always-on display mode
  • Tap on display style
  • Select display style from the list (shown in the screenshot)

How to customize Always on Display style:

Once a display style is selected, you’ll see a number of different customization options such as options to enable or disable the battery indicator, date and time, and more. Some display styles such as Artistic themes come with additional customization options for colors.

How to download more AODs:

  • Toggle on Always On display
  • Select the display style
  • Scroll to the bottom
  • Click on MORE
  • From here you can download free and paid always-on display styles.

How to schedule AOD:

  • Open Settings
  • Select Home screen & wallpaper option
  • Select Always On Display
  • Tap on Display mode
  • Select Scheduled
  • Select a Start and End Time
  • Once selected, the AOD will automatically enable and disable at the scheduled timeframe.

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How to fix Google Play Store app download issues [Step by Step]

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Google Play Store is the world’s biggest app marketplace that allows users to download various types of apps, and games on their Android devices. Sometimes, the Google Play Store distribution platform may bring you app download-related issues.

These Google Play Store app download issues could be in the following scenarios.

  1. Your app downloads and updates get stuck during the procedure and won’t finish.
  2. Your desired apps and games won’t download or complete the installation via Google Play Store.
  3. Your Android device failed to download music, movies, TV shows, or other content from Play Store.

Below you can check all of the troubleshooting steps for your Android device.

Basic Troubleshoot:

Network connection:

  • Internet connection plays a major role in connecting your smartphone to the Play Store server, therefore, it’s recommended that you use strong WiFi or Mobile data connection.

Storage:

  • If you haven’t already, make sure to check there’s enough internal storage on your device. The download and installation process may get interrupted if the device may low in space.

Check software update:

  • You can get the latest software update that may help you update the system library or resolve some fixes to bugs that may have come with the last firmware rollout.

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Troubleshoot Play Store App:

Aside from the system settings, you can directly troubleshoot some issues that may occur via the Play Store app itself.

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App Availability:

  • Sometimes, a user opens an app that may show the app’s page listing but you cannot download it because the developer may have set limitations on the listing that restrict the app from being downloaded in a specific country or device. Therefore, check if the app is available to download on your device.

Check play store app availability

Uninstall and Reinstall:

  • Another step that you can take to resolve the update-related issue is to reinstall the app but first, you have to delete that. To do so, you need to open the Play Store, then tap on the profile icon, then tap on Manage apps & device > then tap on Manage. From here, select the app you want to delete then hit Uninstall. Now, begin the process of installation via – Enable or Install option.

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Note: The uninstallation process could also be initiated from the phone’s system settings.

More Steps:

Tried all of the above-mentioned steps and the problem is still there? don’t worry, there are other ways that could further expand your efforts in order to resolve this issue.

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Reopen Play Store:

The first thing that you can do is to close the Google Play Store app from the task manager to disconnect the background process from the server and kill background services. Then reopen and retry.

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Uninstall Play Store updates:

Another way to free up the Play Store is to uninstall and reinstall the Play Store updates. To do so, you need a replicable Wi-Fi connection. For that, you need to find the Play Store icon, tap, and hole to access other options, and then tap on information or more information icons to access app settings.

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From here tap on the three dots on the top right corner of the display and tap on “Uninstall updates” to uninstall app updates from your Android device. Alternatively, you can access Settings to access the app management page.

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Restart your phone:

Sometimes, it takes a simple restart that may do the work for your current app-related issues. Restart your Android phone and try to download the app again.

Clear Google Play Services Cache and Data:

Android devices are all about Google Play Services, they work to bring you cloud narrated data with a bridge called GMS, and then the apps allow you to access them directly on your Android smartphone.

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However, Google Play Services has its own library of services stored in Android that may get filled with bugs or storage-related issues. Hence clearing the app’s cache and storage might help us to achieve our goal and resolve.

Open your phone’s Settings, then follow the below-mentioned instructions.

  1. Go to your phone’s app management settings
  2. Tap on Google Play Services
  3. Tap on Storage
  4. Clear Cache
  5. Clear Data

Clear Google Play Services Cache and Data

Clear Google Play Store Cache and Data:

Cach is a big supporter of all of your apps and services on an Android device. However, it could also store bugs to disturb your Google Play Store app access features. Therefore, try to clear the cache and current data from your device.

Similar to the Play Services, we need to jump on the Settings to do this trick.

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Open Settings > then tap on the app section, from here select Google Play Store and then clear its Storage and Cache. If you do not find these options separately, then clear all of the Google Play Store app data.

Clear Google Play Services Cache and Data

Login again:

The last thing that you can try to resolve this issue, is to log out and log back into your Google account on the phone. This may remove all of your account’s data associated with your device and add it back to begin a fresh start of services.

Make sure you do not restore apps’ data backup if you’ve opted for such an option or third-party services.

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EMUI 12: How to rearrange camera modes

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Camera is an essential or the most used feature of any given smartphone. Since Huawei phones come with lots of camera technologies, it also has various camera modes that will allow you to take various types of scenarios through the EMUI 12 camera app.

Although camera modes in the EMUI 12 camera app are related to Huawei phones and arranged accordingly, you can still edit these without any issues. This arrangement will allow you to change the order or the placement of the camera modes.

Below you can check all of the information, to rearrange camera modes in EMUI 12 software on your Huawei smartphone.

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To rearrange the camera modes, go to the camera app, tap on ‘More’ (slide left by tapping and holding the modes) then touch the edit icon in the middle of the top three buttons.

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Following the above-mentioned instructions, you need to drag and move icons to a new location in the modes menu. You can also add the icon on the More screen to the Camera home screen, or move specific shooting modes from the home screen to the More screen. You can finalize the changes by tapping the check mark.

Made some unwanted changes in the camera app? Well, the app also allows you to restore the app to default by tapping the “RESTORE DEFAULT LAYOUT” button on the center bottom of the screen.

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Here are some hidden Samsung Internet features

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Samsung Internet offers user-centric privacy and security features to the browser, giving you a superior browsing experience that never compromises privacy or security. It has placed all efforts to protect the browsing experience still in the hands of any Galaxy users.

But do you know the Samsung Internet Brower has some amazing hidden features that you should be aware of? Surely many of your using the Samsung Internet here you come to know, what hidden features are there in the app?

Samsung Internet hidden features:

Privacy and Security:

One of the major changes in the redesign and expansion of the Samsung Internet Browser’s data protection and security settings.

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In the area of data protection and security, you can make various settings to prevent unwanted detections and redirect to inaccessible websites.

After blocking the reverse redirect and pressing the back button, the website operator was forced to use this trick. The new page was not called and actually reached the previously open website. In addition to the features described, you can block pop-ups to prevent automatic downloads.

Site permission:

you can allow or deny permissions to the website, for usual data protection and security settings. To Camera location, and microphone can be disabled with website permissions. The website will then be unable to access these system functions via the below-mentioned steps:

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Layout and Menu

In the layout and menu settings, you can select whether to show the address bar up or down, and whether to hide the status bar when you scroll through websites. In addition to the ‘Up’ button on browser viewing and scrolling, you’ll see a button like ‘Down’. You can use the buttons to jump to the beginning or end of the website.

Add-ons feature:

Newly added is an add-on for video subtitles in your browser. To download the add-in, click the three lines in the lower right corner of your browser, then go to the add-ins section.

Useful feature:

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A useful feature is that you can turn off automatic video playback and enable the video assistant. Video Assistant enables additional controls when playing videos in your browser.

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