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.

huawei p9 installation failed

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.

Why can’t I connect a device to HUAWEI Phone P9 using the OTG cable?

● Please change to another OTG cable and then try again.

● Please check whether your HUAWEI Phone P9 supports plugging in a microSD card and a USB flash drive at the same time. If it doesn’t support it, it is recommended that you switch to a different phone, because when you connect another phone to your phone using the OTG cable, your phone sees the other phone as a card reader.

P9 using the OTG cable

● If you are connecting a USB storage device to your phone using an OTG cable, your phone will provide power to the device. Some USB storage devices that require a lot of power or which your phone cannot provide power to may not work properly.

How to Using fingerprint recognition on HUAWEI Mobile Phone P9

In addition to waking and unlocking the screen, the fingerprint sensor can also be used to take a photo, answer an incoming call, and disable an alarm.

Adding a fingerprint for the first time

See Configuring your fingerprint ID for more information on configuring fingerprint unlock.

Adding, deleting, or renaming a fingerprint

Add multiple fingerprints to make it easier to unlock your HUAWEI Mobile Phone P9. You can also delete or rename fingerprints.

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1 Open Settings.
2 Touch Fingerprint ID > Fingerprint management.
3 Enter the screen lock password, and then touch Done.
4 In the Fingerprint list section, you can:

• Touch New fingerprint to add a fingerprint. You can add up to five in total.
• Touch a previously added fingerprint to rename or delete it.

Accessing Safe with your fingerprint

Use your fingerprint to access your Safe without entering the password.

1 Open Settings.
2 Touch Fingerprint ID > Fingerprint management.
3 Enter the screen lock password, and then touch Next.
4 Touch Access safe, and then follow the onscreen instructions to enter your Safe password and enable fingerprint recognition.

Once you have completed the settings, touch Files > Safe. You can now use your fingerprint to access your Safe.

Accessing App Lock with your fingerprint

Use your fingerprint to access locked applications.

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1 Open Settings.
2 Touch Fingerprint ID > Fingerprint management.
3 Enter the screen lock password, and then touch Next.
4 Touch Access app lock, and then follow the onscreen instructions to enter your App Lock password and enable fingerprint recognition.

Touch Phone Manager > App lock once you have completed the settings, and then use your fingerprint to view the App Lock status. You can also use your fingerprint to access locked applications on the home screen.

Using fingerprint recognition for your Huawei ID

1 Open Settings.
2 Touch Fingerprint ID > Fingerprint management.
3 Enter the screen lock password, and then touch Next.
4 Touch Verify your Huawei ID, and then follow the onscreen instructions to enter your password and enable fingerprint recognition for your Huawei ID.

Fingerprint sensor touch gestures

Touch or swipe the sensor with any finger to perform common tasks.

1 Open Settings.
2 Touch Fingerprint ID.
3 In the Touch and hold gesture section, turn on switches for features you want to enable.

Take photo/video: When using the camera viewfinder, touch and hold the fingerprint sensor to take a picture.

Answer call: When you have an incoming call, touch and hold the fingerprint sensor to answer it.

Stop alarm: When your alarm goes off, touch and hold the fingerprint sensor to disable it.

4.In the Slide gesture section, turn on switches for features you want to enable.

• Show notification panel: Swipe down on the fingerprint sensor using any finger to open the notification panel. Tap the sensor twice to clear all notifications, and swipe up on the sensor to close the notification panel.

• Browse photos: When viewing photos in full screen mode, swipe left or right on the sensor to switch between photos.

What to do if can’t listen to music through the Bluetooth headset Using HUAWEI P9

Go to Settings > Bluetooth > Paired devices to see whether the media device is connected. If not, make sure the Bluetooth headset is not already connected to another device and try connecting the media device to the Bluetooth headset.

Bluetooth headset

Mark sure the Bluetooth headset supports listening to music. Generally monophonic headsets do not support playing of music.

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