Kit Guide: Using a Huawei P9 Lite

We've written this super-helpful guide that'll get you used to some of things you can do with the Huawei P9 Lite.

1. Making phone calls

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All phone calls are handled through the phone app on the Huawei P9 Lite. You can find that on the bottom left corner of your Home screen. Tap the Phone to start making a call.

 
 
 
 
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Use the number pad to type in a number, then press the green phone button at the bottom to call that number.

 

2.

Tap the Contacts tab at the top to see the contacts saved to the phone. Tap on a contact, then tap their number to call them.

 

3.

Tap the Favourites tab, then +Add to add favourite contacts.

2. Sending texts & multimedia messages (MMS)

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The below steps show you how to send text and picture messages:

Sending texts

 

 
 
 
 
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Tap the Messaging app on the Home screen.

2.

Tap + New message at the bottom.

3.

Tap the To box, and type a name or email address. Matching contacts will show as you type, tap one to pick them.

4.

Tap into the type message box, and write your message. Tap the arrow on the right of the box to send it.

Sending picture & MMS messages

 

 
 
 
 
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1.

Tap the button on the left of the message box.

 

2.

Choose what you want to attach, like a Picture, or video file.

 

3.

You'll now be shown your phone contents, find the item you want to send and tap it to view it.

 

4.

Tap the tick in the top right corner to attach the item to your message.

 

5.

To send the text, tap the arrow on the right of the message box.

 

Deleting a message thread

A 'message thread' is all of the messages sent between you and a contact. Your phone has plenty of space for thousands of messages, but you might want to remove old ones every now and then.

To delete a message thread:

1.

Open the Messages app from the Home screen.

2.

Press and hold on the message thread you want to delete until a tick shows next to it.

3.

Tap the bin icon at the bottom to delete the message thread.

3. Sending emails

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To send email, you'll need to have set up an email account on your phone. If you haven't set one up already, read through the adding an email account section.

Sending an email

 

 
 
 
 
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From the Home screen, tap the Email app.

 

2.

Tap the +Compose button to write a new email.

 

3.

Tap the To: box, and type in an email address or a person's name. As you type, suggested contacts will come up, tap them to add them to the 'To': box.

 

4.

Tap the Subject: box and type a subject for your email.

 

5.

Tap into the main message box at the bottom and type your message.

 

6.

To send the email, tap the arrow in the top right corner.

 

Adding an attachment

 

Follow steps 1-5 above to get your message ready, then follow the below steps to add an attachment:

 
 
 
 
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Tap the 'chain-link' icon on the right, just above the keyboard.

 

2.

Choose what you want to attach, like a picture, video, or document.

 

3.

Find the item(s) you want to attach and tap to choose them. Tap the tick to add them to your email.

 

4.

You might be asked to resize pictures or attachments to reduce the size of the message. Smaller emails will send quicker and use less data, but the attachments might not look as good. Choose Original or one of the other sizes to continue.

5.

To send the email, tap the arrow in the top right corner.

4. Setting alarms

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Alarms are set using the Clock app on your phone. 

 
 
 
 
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From the Home screen, tap the Clock app, then tap Alarms at the top.

 

2.

Your phone might have come with some alarms already set up. Tap one of these to change its settings, or press +Add to set up a new alarm.

 

3.

On the alarm setting screen, slide the hours and minute sliders up or down to the time you want the alarm to go off.

 

4.

If you want the alarm to go off on more than one day, tap Repeat then tap the days you want it to sound.

 

 
 
 
 
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To change the sound, tap Ringtone and choose a new sound for the alarm. You can also have the phone vibrate by turning on the switch next to Vibrate.

 

6.

You can also name the alarm by tapping Label, and filling in the box.

 

7.

When you're happy with the settings, tap the tick in the top right corner to save the alarm.

 

The alarm will now be set, and you'll be back looking at the alarms screen. You can use the switches on the right to turn an alarm off or on, and you can delete an alarm by pressing and holding it, then tapping the red minus button.

5. Tips & tricks

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Your phone has lots of super-helpful features, and we've brought you the best of them below.

Search your phone

Your P9 Lite has a shortcut to help you find things on your phone. This means you can find apps, games and contacts in seconds.

To use the quick search, go to your Home screen and swipe down in the middle of the screen. This will bring up the search box and keyboard, and you can start searching your phone.

As you type, the list of suggestions will appear and you can tap on any item to open it up. You can also 'pin' items that you use regularly so that they always show on the search screen. To do this, tap the pin icon on the right of the item in the search results.

Speed up your phone

 

The P9 Lite has a built in phone manager that can help clear up junk and keep your phone running as fast as possible.

1.

From the Home screen, find and tap on Phone Manager.

 

2.

Tap Scan in the middle to check your phone. The app will now check the phone for any ways to speed it up and keep it running at its best.

 

3.

When the scan has finished, tap Touch to optimise, and the app will optimise your phone.

 

Hopefully that's all you need to make the most of your phone, but if you do need any more help, you can get in touch with our super-helpful Team Knowhow Experts here.

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