Using a Huawei Nexus 6P

This guide takes you through the essential functions of your phone: making calls, sending texts, email, and alarms. We've also added some useful tips to make the most of of your new bit of kit.

 

Making phone calls

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Read through these steps to learn how to make a phone call on the Nexus 6P.

 
 
 
 
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Tap the phone icon from your Home screen.

2.

You'll see your favourite contacts. Tap the blue keypad button to bring it up.

3.

Type the number of your contacts, or use the keypad to type a name. Matching numbers will appear - tap to choose one. Press the green button to start the call.

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You can search for your contacts using the search box at the top. You can also tap the people icon to see a list of contacts.

 
 
 
 
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If you have a contact you'd like to call onscreen, tap their name and the Nexus 6P will call them.

To see your call history, tap the clock.

 

Sending texts & multimedia messages (MMS)

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Follow these steps to learn how to send a text or MMS message.

Sending texts and attachments

1.

Tap the Messaging app from your Home screen. The icon looks like blue and white speech bubble, and if you have unread messages, you'll see a badge in the corner.

2.

Tap compose, which is a white cross on a blue circle.

3.

Tap in the To box.

4.

Type the contact's name or number, and matching contacts will appear - tap the one you want.

 
 
 
 
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Tap in the Write message box and type your message.

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Tap the blue arrow to send your message. If you want to add an attachment, tap the paperclip.

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You'll see options to choose what file you want to attach. You can also take a new photo, video, or voice recording. You can add more than one attachment, by tapping on holding on the file icon.

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When you've attached your file, it'll display in the body of the message. Add more text and tap the blue arrow to send. Remember that you might be charged for MMS messages - check with your provider about costs.

Deleting a message thread

  • Open the Messaging app and tap and hold on the thread you want to delete.
  • Tap the bin to delete.

 

Sending emails

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Before you can start using the email app on your phone, you'll need to have email set up. If you haven't done this yet, visit our Setup guide to see how to do this. In these steps we're referring to the Gmail app, but the steps for the Email app will be similar.

Sending an email and adding an attachment

 
 
 
 
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Go to Apps > Gmail, or look in the Google folder. Tap the compose button - a pen and paper.

2.

You can choose which email addresses to send from by tapping the down arrow in the 'From' line and picking your email address.

3.

Tap in the To line and type a contact. Tap the one(s) you want to email.

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Add a Subject if you want, then tap into the Compose email box.

 
 
 
 
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Type your message. Tap the right arrow to send.

6.

Tap the paperclip to add an attachment.

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Attach file lets you send a file already on the phone. Insert from Drive attaches from your Google Drive. Go through the menu to find the file(s) to attach, and tap and hold to add them.

8.

Write your message, and tap the right arrow to send.

Setting alarms

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You can set alarms on your Nexus 6P, and customise them if you want to.

 
 
 
 
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1.

Go to Apps Clock, or tap the clock on your Home screen.

2.

Tap the alarm clock icon at the top to set an alarm.

3.

Tap the red circle with a + in to add a new alarm.

4.

Drag the red circle around the clock to pick the hour. Do the same to pick the minutes.

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Tap OK. You can also edit other options, like changing the ring tones, and giving it a label.

Tips

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There are many great features on the Nexus 6P, and we've written about two ways to make the most out of your phone.

 

Accessing Google Now

Google gives information on journeys, like suggesting alternate routes if there's traffic, and remembers your favourite activities, sports, and more. If you search for a band, it'll notify you if they're playing in a city near you. You can use your voice to search for content and perform basic tasks.

 
 
 
 
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From the Home screen, swipe left-to-right.

2.

You'll see Google Now, and you can set reminders to Customise it.

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You can add your home address, preferred way to travel, and your hobbies and interests. Google Now will update with new cards, refreshing every so often to give you football scores, weather information etc.

Customising the Home screen

 
 
 
 
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Tap and hold your Home screen for a few seconds. The screen will zoom out, and you'll see your app icons, and three options for wallpapers, widgets, and settings.

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Tap and hold on an app icon, then drag it to the place you want it to go.

3.

Tap widgets to add a widget (they're useful tools, and include sticky notes, calendars, clocks, weather, etc.). You'll see a menu with widgets you can add. Scroll across to see more, and tap and hold on a widget, then drag it to your chosen place.

4.

You can download more widgets from the Google Play store.

Hopefully you now know the basics of your Nexus 6P, and are ready to use the many other features. If you need more help, you can contact a Team Knowhow Expert here.

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