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Tips and Tricks to master your Huawei P20 and P20 Pro

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Huawei P20 and P20 pro are one of the best Android flagship phones available in the market that anyone wants to buy, comes with great camera quality, unique design, vibrating colors, and powerful performance.

If you own any of these phones, check out this most helpful Tips and Tricks to master you P20/P20 Pro.

How to change the keyboard

When you first set up your new Huawei P20 or P20 Pro, one of the first things you may notice is the pre-installed SwiftKey keyboard. If you’re not a fan, it’s easy to change it to another keyboard app. For example, if you would rather use Google’s Gboard, download the app from the Google Play Store. Once installed, head over to Settings > System > Language & Input > Default keyboard. You will get a prompt to choose from a list of installed keyboards — choose the app you want to use. In this settings page that you can customize the keyboard even further to your liking.

Set up Face Unlock

Facial authentication features on Android devices are often not as secure as Face ID on Apple’s iPhone X, and the same rings true with the Huawei P20 and P20 Pro. You cannot use Face Unlock to access secure services like banking apps — it’s purely a convenient way to quickly unlock your phone from the lock screen. If you didn’t configure Face Unlock when you first set up your device, simply go to Settings > Security & privacy > Face unlock. You either need to enter your existing PIN or set one up to use Face Unlock. You then see the Enroll face screen that provides details about the functionality. Tap Continue > Allow. You will see around viewfinder screen appear — make sure your face is centered and in good light, and the phone will register your face. You can then choose how you want Face Unlock to work. Direct unlock will automatically scan for your face and unlock the phone when the screen turns on, and Slide to unlock will require you to slide the screen to head to the home screen after the phone registers your face. You can also require lock screen notification content to be hidden until your face has been scanned.

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How to uninstall or disable unnecessary apps (bloatware)

One of the few unfortunate things about the P20 and P20 Pro is the amount of bloatware that comes pre-installed. When you turn on the phone you will find apps for eBay, Booking.com, Instagram, and Netflix. Although you are likely to download at least a few of these apps anyway, we would prefer if Huawei allowed us to choose the apps we like to have on our phone. While most of these apps can be uninstalled, a select few can only be disabled. To uninstall apps, long-press the app icon and drag to the Uninstall tab located on the top right side of the notification bar. After that, you just need to click OK in the pop-up window to approve the process. When you can’t uninstall an app, Android gives you the option to disable it. Disabling an app puts it to sleep and doesn’t allow it to run in the background. It also erases any data and updates, restoring it to the factory version. To disable an app, go to Settings > Apps & notifications > Apps. Tap on the app you wish to disable and select Disable. If the app is running, you may need to select Force Stop > OK before disabling the app.


Customize your home screen

One of the best ways to personalize your phone is by changing widgets, wallpapers, and other home screen features. With the P20 and P20 Pro, there’s no shortage of options. To access these customization tools, long press on an empty area of the home screen. You’ll see several customization icons appear at the bottom of the display. Tap Wallpaper to switch the wallpaper on your home and lock screens. You can swipe through all of the different options at the bottom of the screen or tap the Gallery button to use one of your own photos. There is also an Illusion and Scrollable icons that allow you even more flexibility with your screens. Once you have selected your desired wallpaper, just press the check mark in the upper-right corner and choose between the Lock screen, Home screen, or Both options.

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, press the Widgets icon and drag your favorite to an empty area on the home screen. If you want to change the size or remove a widget, long-press on it to reshape it or drag it to the remove icon on the top right of the notification bar. Transitions allow you to change the animation used when you switch between screens or open an app. To change your default transition, long-tap on the home screen and press the Transitions icon. Tap the different transition options to preview the animation. Once you select your ideal transition, tap on an empty area of the home screen to enable it.

How to remove the notch

It seems like every major phone is coming with a notch in 2018 and the Huawei P20 and P20 Pro are no exceptions. If the notch isn’t your cup of tea, Huawei has created a software fix that can hide it by placing some black bars around it. you’ll need to go to Settings > Display > Notch and click Hide notch button.

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How to disable the navigation bar

If you’re looking for a complete full-screen experience, Huawei lets you remove the Android navigation bar from your P20 or P20 Pro. There are a few options to replace it: On-screen navigation key, and the fingerprint sensor as an off-screen navigation key. With the latter, you can control your phone with the fingerprint sensor. A single tap acts as the back button, pressing and holding goes home, and a swipe to the right opens up recent apps. This option provides more screen real estate, but it will take you some time to get used to it. Head over to Settings > System > System navigation. Choose Off-screen navigation button to use the fingerprint sensor as your primary method of navigation. If you don’t want to depend upon the fingerprint sensor, you can also select Onscreen Navigation key which creates a single navigation icon at the bottom of the screen.


How to remove carrier name

The notch on the Huawei P20 and P20 Pro creates a pretty crammed notification bar at the top of your display. Luckily it’s pretty easy to gain a little more space by hiding the carrier name from the notification bar. Go to Settings > Apps & notifications > Notifications & status bar and toggle off Display carrier name.

How to enable App Drawer

By default, you will find all of your apps on the home screens of your P20 and P20 Pro. If you’d prefer to keep things a little tidier, you can enable the App Drawer to house all of your applications. Enabling the App Drawer is simple: Go to Settings > Display > Home screen style and choose Drawer.

How to use the P20 and P20 Pro camera

The cameras on the Huawei P20 Pro are game changers. The regular P20 only has a dual-camera system, but the Pro model adds a third. Huawei has made its camera software simpler and easier to use, but there are plenty of tips and tricks you’ll need to know to master it.

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How to change the camera resolution

While the Huawei P20 and P20 Pro come with a 20-megapixel and 40-megapixel main camera, respectively, Huawei set the default megapixel a bit lower for both phones. It’s because some of the camera features do not work on the highest resolution, such as 3x optical zoom, Night mode, and more. To change the megapixel count, open the Camera app and the gear icon on the upper right side. Select Resolution and choose the resolution you want.

Use super slow-motion video

Super slow-motion video allows you to capture Matrix-like slow-motion effects with your P20 or P20 Pro. Like the Samsung Galaxy S9 and the Sony Xperia XZ2, the P20 phones can shoot slow-motion video in 960 frames per second. Using this mode is easy on the P20. Open the Camera app and swipe the slider above the shutter button to the left until you see a More option. Tap Slow-mo and select the 32x speed from the icon on to the right of the shutter button. Press the shutter button when you’re ready to film. You will have two seconds to grab your slow-motion footage.

How to access Monochrome mode

While many smartphones offer a monochrome filter, Huawei is one of the only brands that has a dedicated monochrome lens tuned by experts at Leica. Using a monochrome lens, as opposed to a filter, allows you to capture stunning black and white photos with impeccable details. Whether you’re looking for a gorgeous portrait or just something a little more artistic, Monochrome mode on the Huawei P20 and P20 Pro is not to be missed. Open the Camera app and move the slider above the capture button to More. Tap the Monochrome icon. You will see a menu of different options appear, including Normal, Aperture, Portrait, and Pro. For the most part, using Normal or Portrait modes will yield the best results unless you’re an experienced photographer. Once you have selected a mode, simply click the shutter button to grab your shot.


How to Turn off A.I. assisted mode

Both the Huawei P20 and P20 Pro offer an A.I.-assisted mode for the rear-facing camera. The A.I.-assisted mode can detect more than 500 different scenarios in 19 different categories and make adjustments to help you get the best photograph. While Huawei’s A.I.-assisted mode typically does a great job detecting different objects and scenarios, it does have a few hiccups. If you prefer to not to bother with the feature, it’s pretty easy to disable. Open the Camera app and tap the gear icon on the upper right side. From the Settings menu, simply toggle off the Master AI option.

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How to take a quick shot

Most phones allow you to grab a quick photo from the lock screen. The Huawei P20 and P20 Pro are no exceptions, however, the default setting is a little wonky. When you double-tap the volume down button, the phones default to taking a snapshot instead of just opening the camera. Fortunately, it’s pretty simple to change the default setting. Simply tap on the Camera app and select the gear icon. In this menu, select Ultra snapshot and change the default to the Open camera. You can also swipe up from the lock screen to open the camera quickly.

P20 Pro Features

Many of the features are same in both Huawei P20 and P20 Pro but there are some, that are only available in the triple camera phone P20 Pro.

1. How to enable Always-On Display

Love the look of the Always-On Display you find on the Samsung Galaxy S9, Pixel 2, and scores of other Android phones? Huawei offers the exact same feature, it’s just hidden in the settings. If you want to add an Always-On Display to your Huawei P20 Pro, go to Settings > Security > Screen Lock & Passwords > Always display information. From here you’ll have the option to either schedule the display for certain times or have it stay on all day.

2. Enable dark mode

People have strong feelings about dark mode. While dark mode does offer some benefits like marginally longer battery life, some people just find it more aesthetically pleasing. To enable dark mode, go to Settings > Battery and toggle on Darken interface colors. You will notice most settings screens will use the dark mode, but this does not translate to third-party apps.

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Most of Deng Li's smartphones are from the Huawei ecosystem and his first Huawei phone was Ascend Mate 2 (4G). As a tech enthusiast, he keeps exploring new technologies and inspects them closely. Apart from the technology world, he takes care of his garden.

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Redmi Note 8 is receiving Xiaomi MIUI 12.5 Enhanced update

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Redmi Note 8 MIUI 12.5

Xiaomi has started pushing an enhanced version of MIUI 12.5 for Redmi Note 8 smartphones in India. Though the update doesn’t appear with new features but brings significant optimizations as well as provides an upliftment to the system and security.

Redmi Note 8 MIUI 12.5 Enhanced update mainly optimizes algorithms, atomized memory, liquid storage, and smart balance for swifter performance and lower power consumption.

Apart from these optimizations, the update also installs the Android patch released in December 2021 to enhance the system security. In addition, it also boosts the functioning of the system and provides a better multiple tasks platform for the users.

Currently, the update is based on Android 11 and it is also eligible for the Android 12 update. Previously, Redmi Note 8 device received an MIUI 12.5 update with a slew of features including new wallpapers, redesigned UI, new sounds, and more.

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Redmi Note 8 MIUI 12.5

About Latest Update:

MIUI 12.5 Enhanced update for Redmi Note 8 comes with the build number, V12.5.1.0.RCOINXM for Indian variants whereas the package size of this update is 656MB.

Changelog:

MIUI 12.5 Enhanced

  • Swift performance. More life between the charges.
  • Focused algorithms: Our new algorithms will dynamically allocate system resources based on specific scenes, ensuring a smooth experience on all models.
  • Atomized memory: Ultra-fine memory management mechanism will make RAM usage more efficient.
  • Liquid storage: New sensitive storage mechanisms will keep your system vibrant and responsive as time goes by.
  • Smart balance: Core system improvements allow your device to make the best of the flagship hardware specs.

How to update

  • Firstly, open your device Settings.
  • Then, hit on the About phone option.
  • Click on the MIUI version.
  • Tap on the Download and Install.
  • Reboot your smartphone and it is fone

About Redmi Note 8 Smartphone

Xiaomi Redmi Note 8 features 6.3-inch IPS LCD display with a resolution of 1080 x 2340 pixels and 409 PPI (aspect ratio is 19.5:9). The handset is powered by an octa-core Qualcomm Snapdragon 665 and an Adreno 610 GPU.

The smartphone packs a non-removable battery of 4000mAh with 18W fast charging support. It equips a quad-camera setup at its rear side including a 48MP, (f/1.8 aperture) Primary Camera, 8MP (f/2.2 aperture) Ultra-Wide Camera,  a 2MP (f/2.4 aperture) Macro Shooter, and a 2MP (f/2.4 aperture) Depth Shooter. There’s a 13MP front camera for selfie lovers.X

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Huawei Hubble officially entered the private equity fund industry

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Huawei Shenzhen-based Hubble Technology is a subsidiary that fully focuses on making investments in the market. On January 14, 2022, Huawei Hubble has officially completed the registration of private equity fund managers. Now, the institutional type is private equity and venture capital fund managers.

According to the information, Hubble Technology Venture Capital Co., Ltd was established on April 23, 2019, with a registered capital of 3 billion yuan in Futian District, Shenzhen.

Now, Huawei Hubble has officially entered the private equity fund industry. In the coming future, private equity fund products will be established to raise funds for individual and institutional qualified investors for equity venture capital.

What are private equity funds?

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Private equity funds are closed-end funds that are considered an alternative investment class. Because they are private, their capital is not listed on a public exchange. These funds allow high-net-worth individuals and a variety of institutions to directly invest in and acquire equity ownership in companies.

Huawei Hubble executives:

Bai Yi

Hubble Investments’ legal representative, president, and general manager is Bai Yi, which is currently president of Huawei’s Global Financial Risk Control Center. Since August 1997, he is serving Huawei.

He has served as an employee of the R&D Department, Director of the Research Institute Cooperation Department, and Deputy Director of the Corporate Development Department. Also, he has been in the positions of President and Vice President in other departments. In April 2019, Bai Yi took over as the CEO of Hubble Investments.

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Kong Yan

Hubble Investments Compliance Risk Control Officer Kong Yan is also a veteran Huawei employee. In February 2006, she joined Huawei Technologies as a Project Finance Officer in the Regional Financial Management Department.

In July 2012, she became a financial specialist in Huawei’s operations management division. Further, she began working at Hubble Investments in January and became a director of the company.

Huawei Hubble:

Hubble Investment is fully operated by Huawei and jointly owned by the Huawei Investment Holding Co., Ltd. Trade Union Committee and Ren Zhengfei, of which Huawei’s founder Ren Zhengfei holds 0.75. % of shares.

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Hubble Investments currently has about 50 foreign investment companies, covering manufacturing, scientific research, technical services, information broadcasting, finance, etc., covering chips, semiconductors, artificial intelligence, and other fields.

In November 2021, Hubble Investments has undergone an industrial and commercial transformation, and its business scope has added private equity investment fund management and venture capital fund management services.

(Source: ithome)

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Huawei trademark applications for ‘Petal Search’ again got rejected

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Huawei Petal Search trademarks

According to the China Intellectual Property database, Huawei filled registration for several Petal Search trademarks in 2021. Among them, the Huawei Petal Search trademarks with application numbers 52765919 and 52774570 got rejected in China.

The Petal Search is Huawei’s own search engine service similar to Google Search, which was already launched for global users in 2020. Following this, the Chinese tech maker has recently opened the Petal Search engine on the home ground. However, due to some reason, it was closed in less than a day of opening.

The information discloses that after the initial rejection of the Petal Search trademark, Huawei did not accept the rejection and applied for the re-examination of the trademark to the corresponding office.

The trademarks review states that both the Petal Search trademarks contain the word “Petal”, which was also included in the cited trademarks. So, their use in the same services can easily cause confusion among the consumers that’s why it was not approved.

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On the other hand, Huawei also failed to submit sufficient evidence that proves or differentiates these new trademarks from citied trademarks. Hence, the trademark applications for Petal Search got rejected again.

 Huawei Petal Search engine:

The Petal Search web engine has owns all the services that a search engine has and also provides localized search services based on user search habits. It can accurately food, clothing, housing, and transportation to local users, and users can enjoy a one-stop service from search to shopping.

Based on the application of big data, AI, NLP, and other technologies, Petal Search also provides visual search and voice search functions to achieve accurate identification of search content. The Petal Search serves the extreme needs of the user’s search efficiency and also supports multiple languages to meet the diverse search needs of the users.  Also, the users can use different languages ​​to get more accurate information and experiences suited to their features.

Huawei Petal Search engine

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