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EMUI 9.1 Feature: How to manage the Home Screen, Wallpapers, Widgets and other settings

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EMUI 9.1 comes with new options to customize your phone’s home screen but in a way make the customization process easier we brought you a good guide of all the new and old features, so you can get the most of this new user interface.

Here’s the official list of devices that will get the EMUI 9.1 update [Updated]

Manage Home Screen Icons

Manage Home screen

Manage Home Screen Wallpaper

Manage Home Screen Widgets

Use App Drawer

Other Important Settings



Manage Home Screen Icons

Move and delete app icons from the home screen, or rearrange them in folders so that your home screen is organized the way you like it.

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Move an app icon or folder: On the home screen, touch and hold an app or folder icon until your Phone vibrates, then drag it to any position on the home screen.

Delete an app icon: On the home screen, touch and hold the icon of the app you want to uninstall until your Phone vibrates, then touch Uninstall to delete the app.

Tip: To ensure that the system runs normally, some pre-installed system apps cannot be uninstalled.

Lock the home screen layout: Open Settings, go to Home screen & wallpaper > Home screen settings, and enable Lock layout.

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Create a folder: On the home screen, touch and hold an app icon until your Phone vibrates, then drag it on top of another app icon. The two icons will be placed in a new folder.
Delete a folder: Open the folder, touch, deselect all the apps, then touch OK. The folder will be deleted and all app icons in the folder will be moved to your home screen.

Rename a folder: Open the folder and touch the folder name to enter a new name.
Add or remove app icons from a folder: Open the folder and touch. Select the apps you wish to add to the folder, deselect those you wish to remove, and then touch OK.

Tip: Another way to remove an app icon from a folder is to touch and hold the icon in the folder until your Phone vibrates, then drag it to an empty space on the home screen.



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Manage Home Screen:

Too many icons on your home screen? You can add a new page to your home screen and customize it to your liking.

Touch and hold an empty area on the home screen to enter home screen editing mode. You can do the following:

  • Add a new screen page: Touch plus icon at the left or right side of the screen to add a new screen page.
  • Delete an empty screen page: Touch delete icon to delete the page.
  • Modify screen page order: Touch and hold the screen page you want to move, then drag it to the desired position.
  • Set a default home screen page: Touch home icon in the upper part of the home screen to set the selected screen page as your default home screen page.

Tip: Screen pages with app icons or widgets on them cannot be deleted.



Set up your screen wallpaper:

Tired of default wallpapers? Set a photo you like as your home screen wallpaper to personalize your home screen.

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Open Settings, and then go to Home screen & wallpaper > Wallpaper You can:

Set a picture as your home screen wallpaper: Touch Gallery or select a preset wallpaper in your device, and follow the onscreen instructions to select Lock screen, Home screen or Both.

Set a photo as your wallpaper from Gallery: Have a great photo you want to set as your wallpaper? In Gallery, open the photo that you like, go to Settings > Set as > Wallpaper, and follow the onscreen instructions to set the photo as your home screen wallpaper.



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Manage Your Home Screen Widgets

Want to quickly add widgets such as screen lock, weather, notepad, clock, contacts, or calendar to your home screen? You can add, move or delete home screen widgets to tidy up your home screen and ease your user experience.

Add widgets: Touch and hold an empty area on the home screen to enter home screen editing mode. Touch Widgets, touch and hold a widget and drag it to an empty area on the home screen, or touch the widget you want.

Tips: Check that there are enough empty spaces on the home screen for the widget. If there is not enough space, add an empty screen page or free up some space on the current home screen page.

Delete widgets: Touch and hold a widget on the home screen until your Phone vibrates, and then select Remove.

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Move widgets: Touch and hold a widget on the home screen until your Phone vibrates. Drag the widget to any position on the screen.



Use App Drawer to Store Apps:

Want to store your apps in one location on your home screen to make your home screen look cleaner? You can enable app drawer on your home screen to store all your apps and free up space on your home screen.

Open Settings, go to Home screen & wallpaper > Home screen style and select Drawer. If you want to switch back to a standard home screen, select Standard.
Tip: Add an app icon from app drawer to the home screen: After you enable app drawer, touch app drawer button on the home screen to enter the app list. From the app list, touch and hold the app icon that you want to add until your Phone vibrates, and then drag it to the desired position on the home screen.

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Other Important Display Settings:

Change the font size and adjust the screen brightness on your Phone to suit your needs.

Open Settings, touch Display, and you can:

  • Display full screen: Go to More display settings > Full-screen display to set apps to display in full-screen mode as required.
  • Configure the notch display settings: Go to More display settings > Notch to configure the notch display settings.
  • Change the image and font size: Touch Text and display size and drag the sliders to suit your needs.
  • Adjust the color temperature: Go to Color mode & temperature. You can choose from the preset Default, Warm, or Cold options recommended by the system. Alternatively, touch anywhere on the circle or drag the spot to adjust the color temperature manually.
  • Automatically adjust the screen resolution: Touch Screen resolution and enable Smart resolution. Your Phone will then automatically adjust the screen resolution to save power.
  • Display more information on the status bar: Touch More display settings, then enable Display carrier name or Display network speed according to your preference.
  • Change the screen-on time: Touch Sleep and select the desired duration.



Enable Always Display Information:

Always display information lets you check a host of information such as the date, time, battery level, and notifications without ever turning the screen on.

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How to enable it: Open Settings, go to Home screen & wallpaper > Always on display, and toggle on the Always on display switch.

Set schedules for Always display information: You can set your Phone to enable Always display information during certain time periods each day. When always display information is disabled, open Settings, go to Home screen & wallpaper > Always on display. Configure the Start time and End time as needed.

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How to exit from EMUI 12 beta [Full Guide]

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exit EMUI 12 beta

Huawei has finally begun the beta testing for the next major software version, EMUI 12 in the global market. At present, the EMUI 12 beta is open for top flagships including Mate 40, P40, and Mate 30 series smartphones. So, if you are EMUI 12 eligible device owner, you should participate in the software testing program. This beta project allows you to explore the new OS and its feature ahead of stable rollout.

Meanwhile, some users may be worried or thinking about what happened if they don’t like the changes made with EMUI 12 over the existing EMUI 11. Also, you may be unsatisfied with the latest beta rollout.

So, here we’re to show you, how to exit EMUI 12 beta program and get back to your EMUI 11 version with the simple steps mentioned below in the article.

exit EMUI 12 beta

EMUI 12:

Since the launch of HarmonyOS 2.0, every Huawei user’s eager eye is on this new OS because of its offers. But, currently, it is limited to the Chinese market due to some reasons. On the other hand, global users are still awaited to install HM OS on their devices.

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In the meantime, Huawei announced the EMUI 12 inspired by HarmonyOS for global consumers, which gives almost similar experiences to that. Early this month, the Chinese tech maker started the EMUI 12 beta in major markets such as Germany, France, and more.

How to exit EMUI 12 beta:

  • Start Beta App
  • Sign up with Huawei ID
  • Select “Me”
  • Tap on “Join Project”
  • Tap on “Available Project”
  • Select the project that you have already joined (EMUI 12 Beta)
  • Select unsubscribe or sign out option

Note: After you have sent the application to leave, Huawei will process your application within 48 hours. Afterward, you will no longer receive beta notifications.

After you unsubscribe from the project, you can downgrade to the previous version of EMUI via HiSuite.

Huawei P40 EMUI 12

EMUI 12 Features:

EMUI 12 comes with an enhanced user interface design that reflects the design scheme of the HarmonyOS, new animation, adjust the size and weight of font using the slider, new control panel, notification center, and more.

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How to download and install Samsung One UI 4 (Android 12) beta

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Samsung One UI 4 Beta

Samsung One UI 4 is based on Android 12, and there are a bunch of new features that come with this new software. However, One UI 4 is currently only available to download under the beta mode, and here you’ll learn how to download and install One UI 4 beta on your Samsung device.

Before we begin, you should know something about the beta program as well as the beta testing process. Samsung One UI Beta program is a software testing activity that allows you to enter and test the features of unreleased Android software and provide your feedback to the company to enhance its features.

To be mentioned, One UI beta build is developed for testing purposes and may include bugs, issues, and inaccurate or perform unexpected tasks on your One UI 4 beta-powered device. So, you should think twice before you want to enroll with the One UI 4 beta program.

The beta program develops the software experience throughout a timeline and brings a few features that remain under development during the course of beta testing (until stable rollout).

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Now, let’s dive into the download and install Samsung One UI 4 beta

How to sign up:

First, you need a Samsung account, if you don’t have one, create it and follow the instructions given below.

  1. Open Samsung Members app
  2. Login to your Samsung account
  3. Select “Notice
  4. Tap on the beta banner
  5. Tap enroll to submit your beta application

Note:

  • Before you begin to install the One UI 4 beta you should back up your data. You can use the Samsung Smart Switch PC version. Due to the nature of the beta software, it may cause any data loss.

download samsung one ui 4 beta

How to Download and Install:

You must complete this enrollment process to move on to the download and installation process. Thereafter, follow the steps given below.

  • Open Settings
  • Software update
  • Download and install

For you to remember, the One UI Beta Program is expanding gradually to One UI Beta Program participants.

ONe UI 4 beta

How to downgrade:

You can also downgrade from your Beta program and get back to the previous One UI version. To download, you need to withdraw your beta testing application via Settings > One UI Beta Program status > Withdraw menu.

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Now, you need to remove the beta software from the testing device. In this regard, you need to rollback to the previous release version by the Smart Switch PC version app on your computer. The rollback reset the device and removes data generated during beta testing.

How to feedback:

As mentioned above, One UI beta testers have the ability to provide their valuable feedback and enable the possibility of further improvements in the software system.

You can submit your feedback via the Samsung Members app on your smartphone. Follow the guidance below to file your feedback:

  1. Open Samsung Members app
  2. Select Beta feedback
  3. Send feedback

Note: To ensure relevant log information is included in the error report, submit the report within 3 minutes of encountering the bug or error, and do not terminate (swipe away) the Samsung Members application until you are notified that the report has been sent. This can take up to 5 minutes.

On the other hand, to provide UI or UX-related feedback, select Beta community and then Suggestions.

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How about the official version:

Users will be able to download the One UI 4.0 official version once the testing finishes.

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How to set video as a watch face in Huawei Watch 3 series

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Huawei Watch 3 Face

Huawei Watch 3 will allows setting your own animated Watch face with a duration of 5 – 10 seconds. Have you ever thought about doing so but couldn’t identify how to?  No worries, in this article I’ll give to the details producer so you can set a video that inspires you most.

Apart from being fun, video watch faces can also be used to keep yourselves motivated all time. You can choose from different videos, adjust the video part accordingly to what you want to look at, and set it as the watch face on the Huawei Watch 3.

Below you can check the step by step by guide to set a video as a watch face.

  • Open the Huawei Health App on your smartphone
  • Now tap of Devices in (option available at the bottom bar)
  • Select the smartwatch- Huawei Watch 3
  • Afterward, click on the More option
  • Head to the “Mine” section, here you’ll see the video in the edits
  • From here you can choose one of your favorite videos and trim and edit it
  • Once the trimmed video is saved on your smartphone, it’ll successfully apply to your Huawei Watch 3 watchface

Huawei Watch 3 Face

In addtition, this latest watch also offers about 30 pre-installed faces that perfectly go with your daily style for various occasions. Adding to this, you can also find over 1000 designs on the Huawei Watch Face Store on the Health App to give a little renovation to your style.

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Hope you have learned the procedure, which is really easy. Be unique with this flagship Huawei smartwatch and keep all your favorite moments with you. Stay connected for more tips. 🙂

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