Why doesn’t my HUAWEI P9 Phone adjust the screen brightness automatically?

There are many possible causes of this problem. To solve it, please try the following:

  • Please check if the light sensor is blocked. When the light sensor is blocked, your phone will not be able to adjust the screen brightness automatically.
  • Please enter Settings > Display > Brightness, and check if Automatic brightness is turned off. If it is, your phone will not be able to adjust the screen brightness automatically.
  • Please restart your phone.
  • Please back up important data and restore your phone to factory settings or update it to the latest version, as deleting system files by mistake could mean the screen is unable to adjust brightness automatically.
  • If the problem persists after you have carried out the steps detailed above, please back up important data and take the receipt issued with your phone to an authorized Huawei service center for repair.

How to Setting your SIM card PIN on HUAWEI P9 Phone?

A personal identification number (PIN) is delivered with your SIM card to protect your HUAWEI P9 Phone data. If you have enabled PIN protection for your SIM card, you will need to enter the PIN each time you turn on your phone or insert the SIM card into another phone.

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Features may vary depending on your network carrier.

Before you perform the following operations, make sure you have received a SIM card PIN from your carrier.

  1. Open 1467822980-6984-97221-flpp5Settings.
  2. Touch Advanced settings > Security, and then select the options under Set up SIM card lock to configure the SIM lock settings.
  3. Turn on the Lock SIM card switch.
  4. Enter your PIN, and then touch OK. To change your PIN, touch Change SIM PIN.
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  • You will need to enter the PUK code if you exceed the maximum number of incorrect PIN attempts. The SIM card will be permanently locked if the PUK code is entered incorrectly too many times.
  • Contact your carrier for details about these limits.

How to Using the floating dock on HUAWEI P9 Phone?

The floating dock gives you access to a number of frequently-used options and features, such as the back key, home key, and one-touch optimization. You can move the floating dock around the screen for easy one-hand use.

HUAWEI P9 Phone Open Settings. Touch Smart assistance > Floating dock and then turn on the Floating dock switch.

Once enabled, the floating dock button () will be shown on all screens except the lock screen and notification panel. Touch to expand the floating dock menu.

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Drag the floating dock to the desired location.

From the expanded menu, you can:

  • Touch to return to the previous screen or exit the current application.
  • Touch to return to the home screen.
  • Touch to display the list of recently used applications.
  • Touch to lock the screen.
  • Touch to clean up the HUAWEI P9 memory and close power-intensive applications running in the background.
  • Touch to collapse the menu.

How to Configuring Airplane mode Using HUAWEI P9 Phone

Wireless devices may interfere with an airplane’s flight system. Power off your phone or switch to airplane mode when you are on a flight.

After you enable airplane mode, all of your phone’s network features will be disabled. You will not be able to make or receive calls, or use mobile data, Bluetooth or Wi-Fi. However, you will still be able to play music, watch videos, and use applications that do not require an Internet connection.

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Use one of the following methods to enable or disable airplane mode:

  • Swipe down from the status bar to open the notification panel. In the Shortcuts tab, turn on the Airplane mode switch.
  • Press and hold the power button, and then touch Airplane mode.
  • Open Settings, and then turn on the Airplane mode switch.

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When airplane mode is on, is displayed in the status bar.

How to Configuring Gestures and navigation settings Using HUAWEI P9 Phone

Use simple gestures to control your phone. For example, flip your phone to mute ringtones or hold it to your ear to answer calls or dial a number.

Motion control

Open Settings. Touch Smart assistance > Motion control and then select the motions you want to enable.

  • Flip: Mute sounds and disable vibrations for incoming calls, alarms, and timers.

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  • Pick up: Pick up the phone to reduce the ringtone volume for incoming calls, alarms, and timers.

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  • Raise to ear: Hold the phone to your ear to answer an incoming call. When viewing call log details or contact details, hold the phone to your ear to call that contact. When calling in handsfree mode or with a Bluetooth headset, raise the phone to your ear to switch to earpiece mode.

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  • Tilt: In the home screen editor, touch and hold an icon or widget and tilt your phone to the left or right to move the icon to the next screen.

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  • Smart screenshot: Knock twice on the screen using your knuckle to capture the screen in full, or capture part of the screen by using your knuckle to draw a shape on the screen. Knock twice on the screen using two knuckles to start or stop a screen recording.

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  • Draw: Use your knuckle to draw a letter on the screen and launch a predefined application.

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NOTE:

Voice calls are not supported on Wi-Fi only tablets.

Navigation bar

Open Settings and then touch Smart assistance > Navigation bar to configure the navigation bar.

Choose a custom navigation bar layout. If you select a navigation bar containing , you can touch for fast access to the notification panel.

How to Increasing indoor positioning accuracy on HUAWEI P9

Your HUAWEI P9 phone uses Wi-Fi and Bluetooth for more accurate positioning when you are indoors.

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  1. Open Settings.
  2. Touch Advanced settings > Location access > Menu > Scan settings.
    • Turn on the Wi-Fi scanning switch. Location applications and services will continually scan for Wi-Fi networks for more accurate positioning.
    • Turn on the Bluetooth scanning switch. Location applications and services will search for Bluetooth devices for more accurate positioning.

How to Configuring the display settings Using HUAWEI P9 Phone

Configure the display settings to personalize your HUAWEI P9 Phone. For example, you can change the wallpaper, font size, and screen-off time.

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

  • Color temperature: Adjust the color temperature for images displayed on your phone. Select a warmer color temperature for a softer look and a cooler color temperature for a sharper image. Clear the Default check box to manually adjust the color temperature.
  • Wallpaper: Set the lock screen and home screen wallpapers. For more information, see Themes and wallpapers.
  • Font size: Set the font size.
  • Daydream: When this feature is enabled and you have configured Picture source and Duration, your phone will automatically display images when it’s being charged and the screen is locked.
  • Indicator light: The status indicator will blink when you receive incoming calls, messages, or other notifications.
  • Brightness: Your phone will automatically adjust the screen brightness according to the ambient brightness. Clear the Automatic brightness check box to manually adjust the brightness.
  • Sleep: The screen will lock automatically after a period of inactivity to reduce power consumption. Select Sleep to adjust the screen-off time or disable the automatic screen lock feature.
  • Auto-rotate screen: If this option is enabled, your screen’s orientation will switch automatically depending on how you hold your phone when performing certain operations, such as browsing a web page, viewing a picture, or writing a message.
  • Wireless display: Stream the content on your phone to other screens over Wi-Fi.

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

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.

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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.

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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.

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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.

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