Kit Guide: Huawei P10 Lite - setting it up


To start using a new phone, it needs setting up. This guide will help you through the set up and covers everything from putting the SIM card in, to setting up a lock screen.

Huawei P10 Lite User Manual

Get the full Huawei user manual here


2. Inserting your SIM & memory cards

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To get your SIM card into the phone, you'll need the SIM tool from the information pack. Look down the left-hand edge of the phone and you'll see a pinhole. Push the pointy end into the hole to pop the tray out.

The SIM card will line up at the bottom of the tray. You can put one at the top as well, because this phone supports dual SIM, but be aware that you won't be able to use a memory card at the same time. Make sure that the gold contacts are touching the tray, then slide it back into the phone.

A memory card goes in the same tray at the SIM card, but at the top. Line it up, making sure that the gold contacts are touching the tray, then you can put it back in the phone.

3. Completing the P10 Lite Setup Wizard


These are the steps that you need to do to set things up. We've explained each one to get you through it ASAP.

Setting it up

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The language 'English (United Kingdom)' should be chosen already. Tap a different one if that's what you want to use, then press Next.



Read through the Terms and Conditions, then press Agree.



A pop-up will appear where you'll need to tap Agree again.



Choose which services you want to use, then tap Next.


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A Wi-Fi connection lets the phone download the stuff it needs. Turn it on by tapping the switch, then tap the name of your network from the list.



Type in your wireless password and tap Connect.



When it's worked, your network will be in blue and it'll say 'Connected' under it. Press Next.



Sign into Google so that you can start downloading apps from the store. Type in your Google email address, then tap Next. If you haven't got one yet, tap Or create a new account to set one up.


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Type in your Google password and then tap Next.



You have to agree to Google's Terms and Conditions, so tap Accept.



Choose whether you want to back-up your data or not, then press Next.



Pick the rest of the 'Services' you want to use, then tap Next.


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Protecting your phone is important, but it can be a pain to keep unlocking it while you're still setting up. Press Skip for now, and we'll do it later.



You'll get a warning about skipping, so just press Skip anyway.



For a quick set-up, choose Set up as new, then press the right arrow.



Huawei have some services you can use as well. Sign in to use them if you want, or just tap Skip.


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Choose a back up if you want to restore any information, or tap Set up as new phone.



If you want a fresh Setup, press OK.



Read about the fingerprint controls, then press Next.



Choose whether to use 'Fingerprint ID' or not by choosing Skip or Enrol.


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This is the final screen. Just press Get started and you'll go to the Home screen.


Touchscreen buttons

There's some touch buttons under the main screen. They help you get around the phone, so this is what each one does.

'Home' (circle): takes you back to the Home screen from where you are in the phone.

'Back' (triangle): goes back to the last screen.

'Recent apps' (square): brings up a list of recently used apps.

4. Connecting to the Internet


Lots of apps and games need the internet to work properly. These steps will help you stay connected.

Connecting the P10 Lite to a Wi-Fi network

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Go to Apps > Settings > Wi-Fi.



Make sure the switch is On, then tap the network name you're connecting to.



Type in the wireless password and tap Connect. If you're not sure what it is, you'll find it on the back of the router.



When it's done, your network name will be in blue with 'Connected' written under it.


Turning mobile data on or off

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Open the Settings, then tap More.



Open the Settings, then tap More.



Tap the switch next to 'Mobile data' to turn it on and off.


That's all there is to it. If your mobile data doesn't seem to be working, you might need some manual settings. There's a guide on it here.

5. Setting up new email accounts


All your email accounts can be set up and managed on your P10 Lite. Here's how to add a new account.

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Go to Settings > Accounts.



Tap Add account.



Choose what type of account. It'll usually be 'IMAP', but could be 'Exchange' if it's a work or education account.



You have to give the phone permission to use Emails, so press Enable.


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Type in the email address and password for the account you're setting up, then tap Sign in.



Choose your Notification options, then tap Next.



Choose your Sync options as well.



Your account will set up automatically, and you'll see it in the list.


Sometimes the settings don't come through automatically and you have to put them in manually. Our guide to email server settings will help you.

6. Setting up a lock screen


Protecting your phone with a lock screen is one of the simplest ways to keep your stuff safe from other people. Here's how to set one up.

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Go to Settings > Screen lock & passwords > Password.



Choose what type of lock you want. We recommend 'PIN' or 'Password' because they're the most secure.



Type in the PIN or Password you want to use and then press Continue.



Type it in again to confirm it, then tap OK.

That's the Setup done, but if you need any more help you can have a chat with a Team Knowhow Expert here.

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