Getting to know your home screen on HUAWEI Mobile Phone P9

Your HUAWEI P9 home screens are where you can find your favorite widgets and all your applications. The application list has been removed to give you a more convenient and direct path to your applications.

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Virtual navigation bar keys:

Back: Touch to return to the previous screen or close an application. When entering text,touch to close the onscreen keyboard.
Home: Touch to return to the home screen.
Recent: Touch to access the list of recently used applications, or touch and hold to enable dual windows mode.

Switching between home screens

Swipe left or right to view the extended home screens. Touch Home to return to the default home screen.

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On the home screen, pinch two fingers together or touch and hold a blank area on the screen to access the home screen editor. You can:

• Set the default home screen: Touch at the top of the home screen to set the chosen
home screen as the default home screen.
• Move a home screen: Drag the home screen to the desired location.
• Add a home screen: Touch on the home screen furthest to the left or right.
• Delete a blank home screen: Touch at the bottom of a blank screen.

Automatic screen rotation

When you rotate your phone, some applications will automatically adjust the screen orientation to make them easier to use. This feature also lets you use tilt-controlled applications.

Swipe down from the status bar to open the notification panel, and then touch Auto-rotate in the Shortcuts tab to enable or disable automatic screen rotation.

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Organizing applications and widgets on the home screen

Adding a widget to the home screen

Add frequently used widgets to the home screen for quick access.

On the home screen, pinch two fingers together to open the home screen editor. Touch Widgets and select a widget. Touch and hold the widget and drag it to a blank area on the home screen.

Notes:You must have enough space on the home screen to add widgets. If there is not enough space, add another home screen or free up some space.

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Moving a widget or icon

On the home screen, touch and hold an application icon or widget until your HUAWEI Mobile Phone P9 vibrates. You can then drag the application icon or widget to the desired location.

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Creating a folder

Create home screen folders to organize your applications by type. For example, you can create a Games folder that contains all of your game applications.

On the home screen, drag an icon on top of another icon to create a folder containing both applications. To rename the folder, open the folder, and then touch the folder name.

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What Type-C applications does my HUAWEI Mobile Phone P9 support?

  • Does my phone support OTG?

    Answer: Yes, it supports OTG, but you must use a standard Huawei OTG cable. It is recommended that you buy one from Huawei handset dealer.

  • Does my phone support MHL or HDMI?

    Answer: No, it doesn’t support MHL or HDMI.

  • Does my phone support USB 3.0?

    Answer: The highest standard the phone supports is USB 2.0, and it does not support USB 3.0. If you find the connection speed with your computer slow, please switch to the Huawei data cable that came with your phone so that you don’t experience a slower speed due to a poor quality cable.

  • Does my phone support Type-C headsets?

    Answer: Yes, it supports Type-C headsets, but they must support the USB audio protocol. It is recommended that you pay special attention to this when you buy a headset. In addition, your phone has an international standard 3.5 mm headset jack. Please rest assured.

The HUAWEI Mobile Phone P9 Status and notification icons

The HUAWEI Mobile Phone P9 Status icons

Status icons are displayed on the right-hand side of the status bar. Status icons display information about your phone’s status, such as network connection information, signal strength,battery level, and time.

Notes:Status icons may vary according to your region or carrier.

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The HUAWEI Mobile Phone P9 Notification icons

Notification icons are displayed on the left-hand side of the status bar when you receive a new message, notification, or reminder.

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How to Know Touchscreen gestures Using HUAWEI Mobile Phone P9?

Use simple touchscreen gestures on HUAWEI Mobile Phone P9 to perform a variety of tasks, such as open applications, scroll through lists, and zoom images.

Touch: Touch an item once. For example, touch to select an option or open an application.

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Double touch: Touch the target area of the screen twice in quick succession. For example, double touch an image
in full screen mode to zoom in or out.

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Touch and hold: Touch and hold the target area of the screen for at least 2 seconds. For example, touch and hold
a blank area on the home screen to access the home screen editor.

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Swipe: Swipe your fingers on the screen. For example, in he Notifications tab, swipe left or right on a notification
to dismiss it. Swipe vertically or horizontally to go to other home screens, scroll through a document, and more.

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Drag: Touch and hold an item, and then move it to another position. For example, use this gesture to rearrange applications and widgets on the home screen.

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Spread fingers apart: Spread two fingers apart on the screen. For example, spread two fingers apart to zoom in
on a picture or web page.

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Pinch fingers together: Pinch two fingers together on the screen. For example, pinch two fingers together to
zoom out on an image.

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What can I do if water gets inside the HUAWEI phone P9?

1.After water gets inside your phone, move your phone away from the water source immediately. Do not power your phone on or off. If your phone has a removable battery, remove the battery immediately.

2. Wipe the water from your phone and then place it in a highly water-absorbent environment, such as active carbon, rice, or desiccant for 48 hours.

3. If your phone cannot be powered on, or can be powered but some functions aren’t working (for example, the keypad backlight fails to turn on or the screen does not respond to touch), take the receipt issued with your phone to an authorized Huawei service center for repair.

NOTE:

If your phone comes into contact with liquid, take it to an authorized Huawei service center as soon as possible.

How to Locking and unlocking the screen Using the HUAWEI Mobile Phone P9?

Locking the screen on HUAWEI Mobile Phone P9

• Press the power button to manually lock the screen.

• The screen will lock automatically and enter sleep mode after it has been idle for a certain period to reduce power consumption and prevent unintended operations.

To change the screen sleep time, open Settings, touch Display > Sleep, and then select a time.

Your phone will continue to receive messages, notifications, and incoming calls when the screen is locked. The status indicator will flash green when you receive new notifications. When you receive an incoming call, the screen will turn on and display the caller information.

Unlocking the screen on HUAWEI Mobile Phone P9

When the screen is off, press the power button to wake the screen. Slide your finger in any direction to unlock the screen.

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Magazine Unlock

Use Magazine Unlock to create your own selection of lock screen images and bring your lock screen to life.

Swipe up from the bottom of the lock screen to display the Magazine Unlock options.

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Add magazines to the viewing list: Touch > Subscriptions to add your favorite magazines to the viewing list.

Updating your Magazine Unlock covers requires an Internet connection. Set your phone to update over Wi-Fi to avoid excessive data usage. Touch , and then turn on the Autoupdate over WLAN switch.

Manage Magazine Unlock covers: Touch , and then touch . Select the desired images to add them to the viewing list. To delete covers from the viewing list, touch , and then touch and hold the desired image and select Remove.

Add covers to favorites: Touch to add the current cover to your favorites. Images that have been added to your favorites will not be deleted from the viewing list after an online update.

Delete old covers: Touch , and then turn on the Auto-delete older covers switch. Covers older than 3 months will be automatically deleted from the viewing list. Covers in your favorites will not be deleted.

How to Configuring your fingerprint ID on the HUAWEI Mobile Phone P9?

Use the fingerprint sensor to unlock the screen, access the Safe and App Lock, and authorize payments in third-party applications.

For added security and to ensure that you can still access your data if your HUAWEI Mobile Phone P9 fails to recognize your fingerprint, you will need to set a backup password when configuring fingerprint unlock.

1 Open Settings and touch Fingerprint ID > Fingerprint management.

2 Select PIN or Password, and then follow the onscreen instructions to set a screen lock password.

3 Once you have configured the password, touch New fingerprint to add your fingerprint.

4 Place your fingertip on the fingerprint sensor. Press down lightly on the sensor until your phone vibrates. Repeat this step using different parts of your fingertip until your phone has successfully added your fingerprint.

5 Once you have added your fingerprint, touch OK.

On the Fingerprint management screen, turn off the Unlock screen switch to disable fingerprint unlock.

Note: To delete a fingerprint, select the desired fingerprint on the Fingerprint management screen, touch Delete, and then follow the onscreen instructions.

What to do if can’t power on the HUAWEI Mobile Phone P9 normally?

● Make sure your HUAWEI Mobile Phone P9 is fully charged. When your phone is completely out of power, you may not be able to power on your phone when you first plug in the charger. Please let your phone charge for a short time and then try powering on your phone.

HUAWEI Mobile P9 Phone Initial setup power

● Press and hold the power button for more than 10 seconds to forcibly restart your HUAWEI phone.

● If your phone can be powered on, back up important data and restore the factory settings or update your phone to the latest version.

● If your phone cannot be powered on, forcibly update your phone to the latest version and restart it.

NOTE:

● Before updating, please make sure your phone is fully charged or the update may fail.

● Due to the fact that your phone will not power on, a forcible update may result in the loss of your data. Please make sure your phone has no important data on it or that you have already backed up your data in advance.

● If the problem persists, please take the receipt issued with your phone to an authorized Huawei service center for repair.

About HUAWEI Mobile P9 Phone Initial Setup and how Connecting to the Internet

HUAWEI Mobile Phone P9 Initial setup

Ensure that the SIM card is inserted correctly before using your phone for the first time. Read the Quick Start Guide for more information on how to set up your phone.

Press and hold the power button to turn on your phone, and then follow the onscreen instructions to complete the initial setup.

1. Select your language and region, and then touch Next.

2. Proceed to the WLAN settings screen. Your phone will automatically list available Wi-Fi networks. Select the network you want to connect to, and then enter the password to access the Internet.

3. Proceed to the Terms and Conditions screen. Read the content carefully, accept the user terms and Huawei Privacy Policy, and then touch Next.

4. Follow the onscreen instructions to enable Wi-Fi+.

5. Your phone has a fingerprint sensor. Follow the onscreen instructions to add your fingerprint.You also need to set a PIN or password in order to unlock the screen when your phone fails to recognize your fingerprint.

6. On the Configuration successful screen, touch Begin to complete the settings. Wait for a moment and the EMUI interface should launch. You can now start using your phone.

HUAWEI Mobile Phone P9 Dual SIM settings

When two SIM cards are inserted, only one SIM card can be set as the 4G/3G/2G SIM. The other SIM card slot only supports 2G networks. You can also configure the default card for mobile data and phone calls according to your monthly plan.

This feature is only available on dual SIM phones.Open Settings and touch Dual card management. You can configure both SIM cards as desired.

HUAWEI Mobile P9 Phone Initial setup

•If you disable a SIM card, you will be unable to use it to make calls, send messages, or access the Internet.
•Select Dual SIM calling. You can configure whether you want to select a SIM card manually or use the default SIM card each time you make a call. If you choose to use the default SIM card, your phone will use that SIM card for all outgoing calls.

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Connecting your HUAWEI P9 Phone to the Internet

Connect to the Internet using Wi-Fi or mobile data to surf the web, play games, and use instant messaging applications.

Connecting to a Wi-Fi network

1 Swipe down from the status bar to open the notification panel.

2 In the Shortcuts tab, touch and hold to open the Wi-Fi settings screen.

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3 Turn on the Wi-Fi switch. Your phone will list available Wi-Fi networks.

4 Select the Wi-Fi network you want to connect to. If the Wi-Fi network is encrypted, enter the password when prompted.

Using mobile data

Before using mobile data, ensure that you have a data plan with your carrier.

1 Swipe down from the status bar to open the notification panel.
2 In the Shortcuts tab, touch to enable mobile data.

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Disable mobile data when not required in order to save battery power and reduce data usage.

Why is HUAWEI P9 Mobile Phone so slow?

If you think your HUAWEI P9 Phone is slow,see following article:

● Check whether the slowness is caused by overheating. Your phone has Huawei’s unique overheat protection design installed. When it gets hot, the mechanism will limit the phone’s performance.

HUAWEI P9 Mobile Phone

● It is recommended that you change the Power plan under Phone Manager to Performance when you play games or watch videos.

● Check whether your battery is low. When the power is low, performance is limited to lengthen battery life and protect the phone. Please recharge your phone.

● Check whether any applications are downloading or copying in the background, which may be putting an extra load on your phone. If so, it is recommended that you close any applications that are running in the background.

● Check whether you have installed any third-party applications through unofficial channels. If so, it is recommended that you uninstall them and download applications from official channels.

● Please make sure there is enough storage space on your phone and microSD card. It is recommended that you use Phone Manager to clear the storage space on a regular basis.

● Check whether you are using a poor quality or slow microSD card. It is recommended that you purchase high speed microSD cards from official channels.

● Check whether applications have slowed down due to network connection issues. Make sure the network connection is normal.

● If your phone has not been powered off for a long time, the cache may be increased. It is recommended that you restart your phone to clear the cache.

● If your phone has a protective film attached, check whether the film is too thick, making the screen less responsive. Replace or remove film and try again.

● If the problem persists, please back up important data and take the receipt issued with your phone to an authorized Huawei service center for repair.

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