Kit Guide: Huawei P10 - using it

In this guide, we'll show you how to get some of the basics done on your phone, like making phone calls, sending texts, and setting alarms.

1. Making phone calls

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Whatever else you do with it, the Huawei P10 is still a phone. Here's how to make a call.

 
 
 
 
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Tap the Phone icon on the Home screen, and you'll see the keypad, with a list of recent calls above it.

2.

Type a number (or a name using the letters below the numbers) and matching contacts will pop-up. Tap one to call them, or type the whole number and tap the green phone icon.

3.

Tap the 'Contacts' tab at the top to search your phonebook.

4.

The 'Favourites' tab lets you make shortcuts for quick calling. To mark a contact as a favourite, tap the star on their contact card.

2. Sending texts & multimedia messages (MMS)

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There are many ways to get in touch with people, and these short steps will show you how to send text and picture messages.

Sending texts

 

 
 
 
 
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Tap Messaging, which is a purple icon with a white speech bubble on it.

2.

Tap a conversation to reply to a message, or tap + New message at the bottom to start a new one.

3.

Tap the To box and type a name or number, suggestions will pop-up if they match a contact. Tap one to pick them.

4.

Tap into the Type message box and type your message, then send it by tapping the arrow on the right.

Sending attachments & multimedia messages (MMS)

 

Most providers charge for sending picture or MMS messages, check with your mobile network about costs.

 
 
 
 
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If you want to add an attachment like a picture or video, tap the paper clip on the left.

2.

Recent pictures replace the keyboard, tap one of these to attach it, or swipe up the screen to see more images.

3.

To add something else, tap Camera to take a picture, Recording to make an audio message, or More for other options.

4.

When you've added your attachment, tap the arrow to send your message.

Deleting a conversation

 

Touch and hold on a conversation and a tick box will come up next to it. Tick any others you want to delete, then tap the Delete icon at the bottom. You'll have to confirm it on the next screen.

3. Sending emails

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If your account is set up on your phone, you might already have emails coming in. We'll show you how to send one here. If your account isn't set up yet, read how to do it in our Setup guide.

 

Sending an email

 
 
 
 
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Swipe to your apps and tap Email. When you see your email inbox, tap + compose at the bottom of the screen.

2.

Tap the To line and type a name or email address. If you see the right contact suggested, tap to pick them.

3.

Put a Subject for your email, then tap in the main window.

4.

Write your email, and tap the arrow at the top to send it.

Adding an attachment

 

 
 
 
 
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To add an attachment, tap the link icon above the keyboard.

2.

Choose where to attach the item from.

3.

Go through your phone to find the item you want and tap to select it (you can add more than one if you want to). When you've picked your files, tap the tick to attach them.

4.

Finish writing your email, then tap the arrow to send it.

4. Setting alarms

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Alarms are set in the Clock app. Tap the time on the Home screen, or go to Apps > Tools > Clock.

 
 
 
 
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Tap the 'Alarm' tab at the top of the screen.

2.

To edit an existing alarm, tap it. To set a new alarm, tap + add at the bottom.

3.

Drag the hours and minutes until the time you want is in blue.

4.

Repeat allows you to set one alarm to sound on several days.

5.

Label lets you set a name on an alarm to help you identify which one you're trying to set.

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Change the ringtone or vibration if you want to, then tap the tick at the top to set it.

 
 
 
 
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Use the switches to set or unset the alarms. When you set one, you'll see a notice telling you how long it'll be before it sounds.

8.

Tap Settings at the bottom to change things like how long the alarm sounds for, and snooze options.

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To delete one, touch and hold on any alarm, and the 'Delete alarms' screen opens. Tap an X to delete that alarm, and tap the tick when you've finished.

5. Tips

Before we finish, here's a few tips to help you make the most of your Huawei P10.

Controlling your phone with movements

The P10 has some handy built-in motion controls to make life a little easier. To explore them go to Settings > Smart assistance > Motion control.

  • Flip: Mute sound and stops vibrations from incoming calls, texts and alarms by turning your phone over.
  • Pick up: Reduces the volume of incoming calls, messages and alarms when you pick the phone up.
  • Raise to ear: If your phone is ringing, raise it to your ear to answer it without pushing a button. If you have a contact onscreen, lift your phone to your ear to call them.

Making your screen easier to see

 

 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 

Using a brightly-lit smartphone at night can often make your eyes tired, so you can use a filter to make the screen a softer, warmer colour. Tap Settings > Display > Eye Comfort to turn this on, or set a timer so it happens automatically.

If you want to change the colour manually, go to the Display menu and choose Colour temperature. Drag your finger around the colour wheel until you find a colour you like then tap OK.

Cleaning and optimising your phone

The P10 has an app to help you keep your phone running well.

 
 
 
 
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Swipe across to the apps and tap Phone Manager.

2.

Tap Scan to start the test. The screen shows how well your phone is running (it's a percentage, so higher numbers means better performance).

3.

Tap the Optimise button to clean the phone automatically.

4.

The options at the bottom let you look at different areas of the phone, to clean them individually.

Hopefully you should be ready to use your new phone, but if you'd like a bit of extra help with it, you can get in touch with our Team Knowhow Experts here.

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