About HUAWEI Mobile Phone P9 Camera and video settings

Setting the photo and video resolutions

Increase the resolution for higher quality images and videos. However, larger resolution images take up more space on your HUAWEI Mobile Phone P9. Changing the resolution will also change the image dimensions.

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Notes:Some shooting modes may not support all resolutions.

Open Camera. Swipe left on the screen and touch Resolution to change the resolution.

Configuring the default storage location for photos and videos Photos and videos are saved to your phone’s internal storage by default. Set the default storage location to the microSD card to free up storage space on your phone.

Open Camera and swipe left on the screen. Turn on the Priority save in SD card switch to set the default storage location to the microSD card. This option will not be available if there is no microSD card in your phone. If the microSD card is full, photos will be saved to your phone’s internal storage.

Adding an overlay

You can add a grid or spiral overlay to the viewfinder to help you compose your image.

Note:Overlays may not be available in some shooting modes.

Open Camera. Swipe left on the screen, touch Assistive grid, and then select an overlay to help you compose your image. Select Off to delete the reference lines.

You can choose from a 3 x 3 grid, phi grid, or spiral overlay. Use the 3 x 3 grid for general shooting scenarios. The phi grid is similar to the 3 x 3 grid, but uses the golden ratio to divide the viewfinder into distinct sections. Use the spiral grid for indoor photography or portrait shots.

P9 Video settings

Some shooting modes may not support all settings.

Swipe left on the video shooting screen to configure the following settings:

• Resolution: Configure the video resolution.

• GPS tag: Display the location where the video was recorded.

• Priority save in SD card: Set the default storage location for your videos. You can select your phone’s internal storage, or the microSD card.

• Object tracking: Touch an object on the screen. The camera will focus on the selected object when capturing the video.

• Stabilizer: Minimizes camera shake during recording.

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P9 Camera settings

Some shooting modes may not support all settings.

Swipe left on the photo shooting screen to configure the following settings:

• Resolution: Set the photo resolution.

• GPS tag: Display the location where the photo was taken.

• Priority save in SD card: Set the default storage location for your photos. You can select your phone’s internal storage, or the microSD card.

• Perfect selfie: Enable or disable this function in Beauty mode for automatic facial recognition and customized portrait enhancement. For more information, see Using Perfect Selfie mode.

• Touch & hold shutter button: Configure the shutter’s touch and hold settings. You can select Burst shoot or Focus.

• Audio control: Take a photo using voice commands.

• Volume button function: Configure the volume button settings. You can select Shutter,Zoom, or Focus

• Mute: Enable this feature to mute the camera. Due to legal constraints, this feature is not available in all countries and regions.

• Timer: Enable this feature to set a self-timer.

• Touch to capture: Touch the viewfinder to take a photo.

• Capture smiles: The camera will automatically take a photo when it detects a smile.

• Object tracking: Touch the object you want to focus on. The camera will track and focus on the selected object.

• Ultra snapshot: Press the volume down button twice to take a photo when the screen is off.

• Image adjustment: Adjust saturation, contrast, and brightness.

About HUAWEI Mobile Phone P9 Sound settings

Change the incoming call and message ringtones or set the system alert sound and vibration effects.

Go to Settings and then touch Sound. You can configure the following settings:

  • Volume: Adjust the ringtone, media, alarm, and call volume.
  • Silent mode: Once enabled, your HUAWEI Mobile Phone P9 will not ring when you receive an incoming call or message, but the screen will still turn on. If you have also enabled Vibrate in silent mode, your phone will vibrate to alert you of incoming calls and messages.

HUAWEI Mobile Phone P9 Sound settings

NOTE:

You can also enable or disable these features in the shortcuts tab. Touch to switch between Sound, Vibration, and Silent.

  • Select a ringtone under Call ringtone & vibration to change the ringtone. You can choose from preset ringtones or a local music file. Turn on the switch to enable vibrations when your phone rings.
  • Default notification tone: Choose a preset ringtone or a local music file as the notification tone for messages, emails, and other notifications.
  • When using your phone to listen to music or watch videos, insert a headset and enable Headset DTS mode for a stunning DTS multichannel surround sound experience.
  • Touch the switches under System to enable or disable dial pad touch tones, touch sounds, screen lock sounds, screenshot tones, power on or off tones, and haptic feedback.

NOTE:

The above options may not be available on all phone models.

How to setup Panoramic shots on HUAWEI P9 Phone?

Taking a panoramic photo on HUAWEI P9 Phone

Select Panorama mode to take wide-angle shots.

Panoramic shots

1 Select a suitable location and hold your phone steady. Shoot the image in a wide, open space and avoid monochromatic backgrounds.

2 Open Camera, swipe right on the screen, and then touch Panorama.

3 Touch to start shooting.

4 Follow the onscreen instructions to take the photo. Slowly move your camera from left to right,ensuring that the arrow stays level with the center line. To take a panoramic shot in portrait mode, select and then slowly move your camera upwards.

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5 Touch to stop shooting. The camera automatically stitches the photos together to create one panoramic photograph.

Taking a panoramic self-portrait

You can also take wide-angle shots in self-portrait mode to capture the beautiful surroundings.

You cannot take panoramic self-portraits in landscape mode.

1 Open Camera.

2 Touch to select the front-facing camera.

3 Swipe right on the screen, and then touch Panorama.

4 Hold your phone steady, point the camera at the subject, and then touch to take the first photo.Make sure that subjects don’t move between each photo.

5 Follow the onscreen instructions and slowly turn your camera to the left. Your camera will take the second photo automatically when the blue box lines up with box on the left-hand side.

6 Follow the onscreen instructions and slowly turn your camera to the right. Your camera will take the final photo when the blue box lines up with the box on the right-hand side. The camera automatically stitches the photos together to create a panorama.

Notes:Hold your phone steady and move slowly while you turn.

Why doesn’t HUAWEI Mobile Phone P9 notify me for incoming calls and messages?

If you are reading a message conversation and receive a new message in the conversation, your phone will not play a ringtone or vibrate.

If there are any unread messages or missed calls, the indicator will blink after the screen is turned off.

For other cases where your HUAWEI P9 phone does not display any notifications, perform the following steps:

  • Touch Settings > Sound and turn off Silent mode.
  • Touch Settings > Notification panel & status bar > Notification center > Messaging and turn on Allow notifications.
  • Touch Settings > Sound and turn on Indicator light.
  • Touch Settings > Do not disturb and turn off Do not disturb.
  • Touch Settings > Sound and make sure a ringtone or audio file, instead of the None option, is selected for incoming calls and notifications.

How to Enabling location access Using HUAWEI P9 Phone?

Enable location-based services to ensure that map, navigation, and weather applications can access your location information.

Enabling location access

NOTE:

Features may vary depending on your carrier.

  1. Open Settings.
  2. Touch Advanced settings > Location access and then turn on the Access my location switch.
  3. Three options are available under Location mode:
    • Use GPS, Wi-Fi, and mobile networks: Uses GPS and your HUAWEI P9 phone’s Internet connection. Enable this option for highly accurate positioning.
    • Use Wi-Fi and mobile networks: Only uses your phone’s Internet connection. Enable this option for reduced power consumption and longer standby times.
    • Use GPS only: Does not require an Internet connection. Enable this option to reduce mobile data usage.

How to use Perfect Selfie mode on HUAWEI P9 Phone?

Use Perfect Selfie mode on HUAWEI P9 Phone to automatically apply custom beauty settings to your face when you are in a group photo. Adjust the settings for your eyes, pupils, skin tone, and face shape to make you stand out from the crowd.

Using Perfect Selfie mode

Perfect Selfie mode automatically detects your face in a group shot and applies custom beauty settings to your skin.

1 Open Camera. Swipe right on the screen, and then touch Beauty.

2 (Optional) Swipe left on the screen and check that the Perfect selfie switch is turned on.

3 Go back to the Beauty screen to take a photo. Switch to the front camera if you are taking a selfie. Touch . The camera will automatically detect your face and apply the preset facial enhancement settings.

Configuring Perfect Selfie

Follow the steps below when using Perfect Selfie for the first time.

1 Open Camera. Swipe right on the screen, and then touch Beauty.

2 Touch Perfect selfie to configure the facial enhancement settings.

a) Take three photos of your face from the front, side, and with your head lowered.

b) Configure the settings for skin tone, pupils, and face shape as desired. Choose a higher setting for a more noticeable effect. Touch .

Perfect Selfie mode

• Update your personal information: On the camera settings screen, touch Perfect selfie >Edit personal info to update your calibration photos.

• Adjust your beauty settings: On the camera settings screen, touch Perfect selfie > Set beauty effects to adjust the beauty settings, such as skin tone and face shape.

• Disable Perfect Selfie mode: On the camera settings screen, turn off the Perfect selfie switch to disable Perfect Selfie.

Some Tips and Tricks on HUAWEI P9 Phone

Adding contact details quickly

Use the camera to take a photo of a business card. Your phone will recognize the contact details and add them automatically. In Contacts, touch Business cards > Scan.

Adding contact details quickly

Sharing your QR card

Share your QR card with your friends so that they can add you to their contacts quickly. On the contact details screen, touch the QR code at the top of the screen to display your personal QR code.

Sharing your QR card

Calling contacts when the screen is off

When the screen is off, press and hold the volume down button. When you hear the alert sound,say the name of the contact you want to call. Your phone will automatically call the contact.

Calling contacts when the screen is off

Pocket mode

Enable Pocket mode to prevent you from missing important calls when your phone is in your pocket. The call ringtone and vibration intensity will gradually increase when you receive an incoming call.

Pocket mode

Open Dialer. Touch > Settings in the Dialer tab and turn on the Pocket mode switch.

Perfect selfie

Enable perfect selfie mode and customize the beauty settings to make sure you shine in group photos.

In the camera application, go to Beauty mode, and then touch Perfect selfie. Turn on the Perfect selfie switch, and then configure your custom beauty settings.

Perfect selfie

Next, switch to Beauty mode and touch to take a photo. Your phone will detect your face and apply your custom beauty settings to make you stand out in a group shot.

Taking snapshots when the screen is off

You can take rapid snapshots with your phone, even when the screen is off.

When the screen is off, point your phone at a subject and press the volume down button twice.Your phone will take a photo and display how fast it was captured.

Taking snapshots when the screen is off

How to Using your knuckle on HUAWEI Phone P9?

Use a knuckle on HUAWEI Phone P9 to take a screenshot of the whole screen, or part of it.

1 Open Settings, and then select Smart assistance.

2 Touch Motion control > Smart screenshot and turn on the Smart screenshot switch.

Taking a full screenshot

Knock the screen twice with your knuckle to take a screenshot of the whole screen.

Using your knuckle

Taking a partial screenshot

Knock the screen with your knuckle. Keep your knuckle on the screen, drag it around the area you want to capture, and then return to the starting point. Your selection is displayed on screen; the area inside the blue line will be captured. You can also select the screenshot box at the top of the screen for different screenshot shapes. Touch to save a screenshot.

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By default, screenshots are stored in Gallery, within the Screenshots folder.

Note:After creating a screenshot, touch Share to share it with friends.

Why does the HUAWEI P9 phone display the “installation failed” message when I install certain apps in guest mode?

Reason: This may be because another user has already installed the app, and the version that has already been installed is newer than the version you are trying to install.

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Solution: It is recommended that you switch to owner mode, enter Settings > Apps, find the app, touch it to enter settings management, touch the menu at the bottom of the screen then select the “uninstall for all users” option, and then download and install the app again for the guest.

How to Switching text input methods Using HUAWEI Phone P9?

Switch between text input methods as desired.

1 On the text input screen, swipe down from the status bar to open the notification panel.

2 Touch Select input method in the Notifications tab, and then select the desired input method.

If there are no input methods to choose from, go to Settings, touch Advanced settings > Language & input > Default keyboard > Configure input methods, and then turn on the switch next to the corresponding input method.

Huawei Swype input method

Quickly enter words by swiping on the keyboard.

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Huawei Swype input supports a wide range of languages.

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The Android input method supports a wide range of languages.

Editing text

You can select, cut, copy, and paste text on your phone.

• Select text: Touch and hold the text to bring up . Drag or to select more or lesstext, or touch Select all to select all text.

• 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.

• Share text: Select text, and then touch Share to select a sharing method.

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