Setting up a Huawei Nexus 6P

We've written this guide to help you set up your new Nexus 6P. We include putting in your SIM card, setting up Wi-Fi and mobile data, adding email accounts, and adding a screen lock.

 

Huawei Google Nexus 6P User manual

This is the official user manual for the Huawei Google Nexus 6P

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Box contents

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You'll find the following items in the box:

  • LG Nexus 6P
  • Mains power adapter
  • USB type-C cable
  • USB type-B to type-C adapter cable
  • Information pack
  • SIM tray removal tool

 

Completing the Nexus 6P Setup Wizard

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Turn on the phone by pushing in the power button on the right side, until you feel a vibration. The phone will display the 'Setup Wizard', a series of steps that sets your phone up.

Setting it up

 
 
 
 
setup
1.

Choose your language by tapping on the line and scrolling through the options. English (United Kingdom) is the default. Tap the yellow circle to continue.

2.

The next page asks you to connect to Wi-Fi. If you're in range, you'll see the name of your router. Tap it, or tap Skip. We don't recommend this, as your phone will need to download updates after Setup, which can use up a lot of your mobile data.

3.

Type your Wi-Fi password, which can be found on a sticker on your router. You can check your password by typing the Show password box, then tap Connect.

4.

You can bring data from an Android phone you've used before, using NFC. You'll need to place both phones back-to-back. Or, you can tap No, thanks to set it up as a new phone and tap Next.

 
 
 
 
5.

You'll be asked to add your Google account, which is necessary for downloading apps on the Play Store. If you have one, type your Gmail address then Next. If you don't, tap Create a new account, and fill out the form.

6.

Type your password then Next.

7.

Read through the 'Terms of service' and the 'Privacy policy'. Tap Accept.

8.

Choose the Google services you want to use. These include backing up your data, and turning on location for internet searches and maps.

 
 
 
 
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You can add a second email address, from any provider. Tap on the type of account you want to add. 'IMAP' and 'POP' are for email accounts, and 'Exchange' is for work and education account. Or, tap Not now then Next.

10.

The Nexus 6P has a fingerprint scanning, which provides a high level of security. If you want to use this, tap Set up fingerprint then Next.

11.

You'll see more information about the scanner. Tap Next.

 
 
 
 
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You'll need to choose a backup security setting. You can choose a pattern, PIN, or password.

13.

Choose if you want a password after startup. Tap either Require... or No, thanks, then Next.

14.

Type your chosen code, then tap the green arrow.

15.

Type the code again, then tap the green circle.

 
 
 
 
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You'll see a confirmation of your fingerprint. Tap add another if you'd like, or tap Next.

17.

You can restore backups from an Android device you've used before. Tap Restore from this backup to choose a specific backup.

18.

If you want to set up as a new phone, tap Set up as a new device then Done. Tap Next.

 
 
 
 
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You'll see the Google Now Home screen. Reads through the terms and tap Yes I'm in, or Skip. Tap Next.

20.

You'll see your Home screen. Tap Got it.

Touchscreen buttons

The three buttons at the bottom navigate your phone.

'Home' (circle): This takes you to the Home screen, from any screen.

'Back' (triangle): This takes you back one screen.

'Recent apps' (square): This shows all the apps you have running in the background, letting you switch between or close them.

 

Connecting to the Internet

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You can connect to the internet in two ways: Wi-Fi, and mobile data. We explain both steps below.

Connecting the Nexus 6P to a Wi-Fi network

 
 
 
 
Wi-Fi
1.

Swipe down from the top of your screen to bring up the quick settings panel.

2.

Tap Wi-Fi, and tap on your network name.

3.

Type your Wi-Fi password, which can be found on a sticker on your router.

4.

'Connected' will show under your network name, and a fan-shaped Wi-Fi icon will show in the top line.

Turning mobile data on or off

You'll need to turn off Wi-Fi to check the mobile data connection. You'll see a letter, to show you're connected. You could see LTE, H+, H, 3G, E or G.

 
 
 
 
mobile data
1.

Swipe down to bring up the quick settings panel.

2.

Tap the Wi-Fi switch to turn it off.

3.

Tap the mobile network name above the Torch icon.

4.

Make sure the switch is on, showing blue. You should see a letter indicator at the top. If you don't tap more settings.

 
 
 
 
5.

Tap the menu, which is the three dots on the top right. Tap Mobile networks.

6.

Tap Access point names, then Access point names.

7.

Tap the menu, then reset to default.

If you still can't see a data indicator, you might have to type the settings manually. We've written a guide to help you do this.

 

Setting up new email accounts

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We covered setting up a Google account in the Setup Wizard, but if you want to add more, read through these steps.

 
 
 
 
emails
1.

Swipe down from the top of the screen, and tap Settings (the cog). Or, go to Apps > Settings.

2.

Scroll down and tap Accounts.

3.

Tap Add account.

 
 
 
 
4.

Tap Google to add a Gmail account. For other accounts, tap IMAP, POP3, or Exchange.

5.

Type your email address then Next.

6.

You might be asked about the account type again. You usually don't have to change this. Tap Next.

 
 
 
 
7.

Type your password and tap Sign in.

8.

Read through the 'Terms of Service', then tap Yes.

If you're having problems adding your email account, you might have to use more specific settings. We show you how to do this here.

 

Setting up a lock screen

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A lock screen protects the information on your phone, and is something we'd always recommend.

 
 
 
 
lockscreen
1.

Go to Apps Settings.

2.

Scroll down and tap Security.

3.

Tap Screen lock. To add fingerprint unlocking, tap Nexus Imprint.

 
 
 
 
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Choose your unlock method:

  • PIN: A numerical code.
  • Password: An alpha-numerical code.
  • Pattern: A pattern drawn on a grid of dots.
5.

You can choose for your phone to need a PIN when it's turned on. Tap Require PIN to start device. Or, tap No thanks then Continue.

6.

Enter your chosen code, then tap Continue.

7.

Enter it again, then tap OK.

 
 
 
 
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You can see notifications when the screen is locked. You can Show all notification content and Don't show notificationsHide sensitive content is perhaps the most useful - you'll see you've received a message, but not the message itself. Tap Done.

9.

If you tapped Nexus Imprint, you'll see a screen explaining how the fingerprint scanner works. Tap Continue.

10.

If you've set a PIN or password, type that now.

11.

Place your thumb on the scanner, removing it each time you feel a vibration. Repeat this until the print has been fully captured. Tap Done.

 
 
 
 

Your phone is now set up and ready to use. If you need any more help, contact a Team Knowhow Expert here.

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