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How to use Split-screen Mode and Floating Window on Huawei Mate Xs with EMUI 10

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Huawei Mate Xs comes with a large 8-inch widescreen tablet size display that can transform into a smartphone while folded. To make use of this big screen, Huawei also installed some new creative features such as – Split-screen mode and floating windows.

The Multi-Window allows for two apps to be displayed side by side and interact with each other. Text, images, and documents can be transferred as easily as dragging and dropping the content from one app to the other.

You can even open one app in 2 split windows to easily manage different tasks at the same time with the Huawei App multiplier. Also, there is an ingeniously designed Dock to incorporate your favorite apps in a shortcut menu so you can activate a floating window for quick action. Never waste time switching Apps.

A dock located at the bottom of the screen provides a space for users to assign apps for quick launch. When two apps are open concurrently, users may launch a third app using the Floating Window feature, which can be used to take care of small tasks such as responding to text messages without exiting the current apps.

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Below you can check the instructions to use split-screen mode via multi-window or floating window options.

1. Multi-Window

Enable Split-screen Mode from the Multi-Window Dock:

1. Enable Split-screen mode

  • Open an app. Swipe inward from the left or right edge and hold to bring up the MultiWindow dock.
  • Drag an app icon out of the Multi-Window dock.

2. Switch the split-screen panes: Touch and hold adjuster at the top of a split-screen pane until the pane shrinks. Then drag the pane to the other side of the screen to switch between panes.

3. Exit Split-screen mode: Drag adjuster or adjuster in the middle of the split-screen line horizontally or vertically until either pane disappears. You can also touch the Back key consecutively to exit Split-screen mode.

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Display the Floating Window from the Multi-Window Dock:

While playing a game, you can chat with a friend in a floating window, without having to leave your game.

1. Display the floating window:

  • Swipe inward from the left or right edge and hold to bring up the Multi-Window dock.
  • Touch an app icon in the Multi-Window dock to open the app in a floating window.

2. Relocate the floating window: Drag adjuster at the top of the floating window to the desired location.

3. Display in full screen: Touch maximize button on the floating window to display the content in the window in full screen.

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4. Close the floating window: Touch the close button on the floating window to close it.

Switch Between Split-screen and Floating Window:

Switch from Split-screen mode to floating window

  • In landscape mode, touch and hold adjuster at the top of a split-screen pane and drag it downwards. Release your finger when the split-screen pane becomes an app icon.
  • In portrait mode, touch and hold adjuster at the top of a split-screen pane and drag it to the left or right. Release your finger when the split-screen pane becomes an app icon. Switch from floating window to Split-screen mode

Touch and hold adjuster at the top of the floating window, then drag it to the left/right side of the screen when in landscape mode, or to the upper/lower portion when in portrait mode.

Tip: The app displayed in the full screen must support Split-screen mode or the floating window.

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Add, Move, or Remove an App from the Multi-Window Doc

Apps in the Multi-Window dock can be added, moved, or removed to better suit your needs.

  • Add an app: In the Multi-Window dock, touch + button, touch the app you want to add from Suggested or More apps, then touch Done.
  • Move an app: In the Multi-Window dock, touch + button, then drag the desired app to any location in the dock.
  • Remove an app: In the Multi-Window dock, touch + button, then touch – in the upper right corner of the app you want to remove.

Disable Multi-Window:

Multi-Window is enabled by default. To disable it, go to Settings > Accessibility features > Multi-Window, then disable Multi-Window dock.

2. Floating Window

While watching videos or playing games in Full-screen mode, you can view and reply to incoming messages in a floating window without having to stop what you’re doing.

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Display the Floating Window:

Support for the floating window feature may vary depending on the app.

1. Before using this feature, make sure your phone is not in Simple mode, Ultra power saving mode, or One-handed mode.

2. When using your phone in Full-screen mode, touch screen icon in the notification banner for new message alerts to be displayed in a floating window.

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3. You can reply to messages directly in the floating window.

Resize the Floating Window

Touch and hold the edge of the floating window, then drag it inwards or outwards to expand or reduce the window size.

Close the Floating Window

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Touch close on the floating window to close it.

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How to customize battery percentage in EMUI 12

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The battery percentage is a unique feature that allows you to view the phone’s battery level and Huawei EMUI 12 further strengthens its use cases. Speaking of which, here’s a lesson on how to customize the battery percentage on EMUI 12 software on the status bar.

There are three options to chose from, whether you chose to not show it, or show it next to battery icon or show it inside the icon. Below you can check, how to enable percentage feature and customize it on EMUI 12.

Open the Settings menu, navigate for the Battery features. Now, head towards ‘Battery percentage’ and tap on the following options:

  • Do not show
  • Next to battery icon
  • Inside battery icon

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Huawei shows how to take accurate Moon Mode on Mate 50 series

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Huawei has unveiled the Mate 50 series in front of users and now it’s time to explore this device in every aspect. To begin with, the company has tested and shared tips on how to use the ultimate moon mode on the Huawei Mate 50 series.

The Chinese manufacturer has published a post on his official Weibo channel. Celebrating the Chinese Mid-Autumn festive, Huawei come up with the reflection of clicking full moon pictures with the dynamic Mate 50 using the moon mode.

At the same time, the company thought of bringing this mesmerizing experience to its users. Hence, it shared soothing pictures of the full moon scenario on the Weibo platform. Further, it mentioned how even you can have such amazing clicks.

Huawei Mate 50 Moon Mode

So let’s jump on these quick tips and understand the new and enhanced grade of photography!

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Huawei Moon Mode

Before moving on to the tips, let’s understand this attractive and intelligent feature. Yes, intelligent, as it smartly recognizes more than 1300 scenarios around you. Besides, it works on improvising the details of the image so that you can take better photos.

Since the moon mode mechanism is based on AI machine learning technologies, the camera of the device identifies the surroundings as well as the subject in a better way. As a result, it flashes more focus and exposure to amplify the details. For instance, shapes, colors, highlights, shadows, and more.

The Moon Mode particularly enriches the close-up takes without requiring any additional equipment. And now this feature has taken a more advanced avatar with the Mate 50 series.

Huawei Mate 50 Moon Mode

Few easy steps for taking Pro-Like pictures of the moon

Firstly, prepare yourself and wipe the lens with alcohol, cotton, or glass cloth. Ahead, use the bracket to fix the phone and prevent the handshake. Now open the camera of your device and turn on the AI photographer feature.

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As soon as you will point the camera at the moon, the phone will recognize the subject and will enable the moon mode. You can extend the focal length until you grab a clear and bright image of the phone.

Aside, you can also use the professional mode by modifying the focal length (can extend up to 50 times), sensitivity, shutter, and other functionalities.

As for the shooting skills, you can take the help of Voice-activated photography, or Screen Composition. These tools will help in preventing the phone from shaking. However, you need to feed the identifying words in Settings before using them.

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Huawei Tip: How to enable/disable navigation gestures

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With the bundles of settings and features, we generally forget to manage the system navigation gesture in our Huawei phone. Not only with the purpose of the design but it gives us easy commands on your phone.

Huawei provides special touch screen events including pinch, double-tap, scroll, long press, and flinch. By applying them you will easily return to the previous screen, back-to-home screen recent tasks, and more with a simple touch respectively. The aim of these gestures is to maximize on-screen reachability.

What are Huawei system navigation gestures:

The system navigation let you operate the phone with gestures rather than buttons, this builds an immersive experience to handle your smartphone. The gesture navigation patterns proliferate on handheld devices.

If you are unaware of such a feature in your Huawei phone, then here can check some easy guides to use system navigation gestures.

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Below you can check the guide to navigate system gestures:

  • Step 1: Open the Settings app on your phone

Huawei system navigation gestures

  • Step 2: Click on System & updates

  • Step 3: Search for System navigation
  • Step 4: Make sure that Gestures is selected

After applying the System navigation gesture on your phone, here the question arises that how it works:

  • For the return to the previous screen: Swipe in from the left or right edges to return to the previous screen
  • For back to the home screen: Swipe up from the bottom to go to the home screen
  • Recent tasks: Swipe up from the bottom of the screen and hold to view recent task
  • Close an app: When viewing recent tasks, swipe on an app preview to close the app
  • Switch between apps: Alide across the bottom edge of the screen to switch between apps.
    • Before using this gesture, touch Settings on the System navigation screen, and ensure that Slide across the bottom to switch app is enables
    • Swipe across the bottom of the screen in an arc to switch between apps
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