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1. Change Navigation Buttons Style
Did you know you can change the navigation button style, flip the back and recent keys either on the left side or the right side? Go to Settings -> System -> System Navigation -> Three-key navigation and select the combination you want to keep.
2. Navigate With Floating Dock
There’s one more navigation trick that you can do on your Honor Magic 2, navigation dock allows you to navigate via a floating ball. It has the same gestures, just that it’s now in a floating dock. This will disable on-screen buttons and increases the one-hand capabilities.
To get the floating navigation dock, go to Settings -> System -> System Navigation -> Navigation Dock, turn it on by sliding on that button.
3. Step Count on Lock Screen
By default, Honor Magic 2 will show your daily step count on the lock screen. If you already use a fitness band or don’t really care much about the step count, you will probably find this feature irritating. Thankfully, you can disable it easily by going to Settings -> Security & privacy -> Screen lock & passwords. From here, disable the Show step count on lock screen option.
4. Three Finger Screenshot
If you are bored taking the screenshots using the power and volume keys, this quick trick will enable you to take screenshots in no time and the good thing is you don’t have to press any keys. A simple swipe gesture will let you take screenshots, just slide three fingers from the top to the bottom of the screen.
You will need to enable it from the Settings -> Smart assistance -> Motion control -> Three-finger screenshot.
5. Swipe Down on Fingerprint Sensor
On many high-end Android devices, you can simply swipe down on the fingerprint sensor to expand the notification shade. Similarly, a swipe up will collapse the notification panel. The same gesture is also found on the Honor Magic 2, though it is disabled by default. Make sure to enable the Show notification panel option from Settings -> Security & Privacy -> Fingerprint ID
6. Navigate Using Gestures and Single Key
Want to try something different, the Android Pie has a native feature that will enable system navigation easy using the gestures. However, phones running on EMUI or later can be used for a similar gesture-based navigation. The Honor Magic 2 supports this new gesture features and it can be enabled from the Settings -> System -> System navigation and choose the first option Single-key navigation if you prefer the navigation key or Gestures if you prefer everything on gestures.
Here’s how the navigation gestures with single-key work.
- Swipe inward from the left or right edges to return to the previous screen.
- Swipe from the bottom of the screen to go to the home screen.
- Swipe from the bottom to the screen and pause to view recent tasks.
Here’s how it works with gestures.
- Tapping the bar once will go one step back. It acts as a back button on the phone.
Tap and hold
- Tapping and holding on the bar will take you to the home screen.
- When swipe on the bar either left or right side opens the recent apps menu.
- Swipe up on the bar triggers the Google Assistant.
If you have enabled Auto-hide navigation key, swipe up from the bottom edge of the screen to show it.
7. Use Fingerprint as Camera Shutter Button
Apart from locking/unlocking the device, you can also use the fingerprint sensor on the Honor Magic 2 as a shutter button inside the camera app. With the camera app open, simply tap the fingerprint scanner to take a photo. This works for both, the front and rear camera. You can also use the fingerprint sensor as a shutter button while in video mode.
Make sure to enable the option from under Settings -> Security & Privacy -> Fingerprint ID.
8. Clone Apps – Run Two WhatsApp, Facebook, Instagram
EMUI comes with an App Twin feature that doubles the apps so that you can run two accounts. This is one of my favorite features in the EMUI, running two of the same apps simultaneously is a great feature, either it’s WhatsApp, Instagram, Facebook, or any supported app you want can be cloned in two. No need to worry about getting a new phone just to run two WhatsApp accounts.
Go to the Settings -> Apps & Notifications -> App Twin and choose the available apps you want to clone.
9. Raise to Ear
Another excellent and useful gesture on the Honor Magic 2: you can simply raise the phone to your ear to call someone while in the contacts app, switch to the earpiece from speaker mode, and more. You can find all the Raise to Ear gestures on the Honor 8X under Settings -> Smart assistance -> Motion Control -> Raise to ear.
10. Smart assistance options
After you’re done looking at the Knuckle gestures, it’s worth going back a screen and taking look at these settings for more options to make your life easier. Smart assistance > Smart key gives your fingerprint scanner even more functionality — including the ability to open selected apps by pressing, pressing-and-holding, or double-pressing your scanner. My personal set-up has the double-press opening the camera, and pressing-and-holding opening Google Now — great for taking quick snaps and getting answers quickly, since using your fingerprint scanner also unlocks the screen.
You can also find other options here, including the ability to turn on one-handed UI — great for those without the huge hands required to reach across a large screen. When turned on, swipe the navigation keys at the bottom of the screen to shrink your view onto one side of the screen or the other.
11. Battery Percentage
The Honor Magic 2 comes with a notched display which means its status bar at the top is divided into two parts. The battery icon is on the left, while the Wi-Fi and other network indicators are on the right of the notch. With a beefy battery, it is unlikely that you will ever worry about running out of juice on the Honor 8X in the middle of the day. However, if you wish to show the remaining battery percentage on the status bar, head over to Settings -> Battery -> Battery percentage and then select your preferred layout.
12. End Calls with Power Button
If you receive a lot of calls and are looking for a way to quickly end calls, you can use the power button on the Honor Magic 2 to do so. Just make sure to enable the feature from Settings -> Smart Assitance -> Accessibility -> Power button ends a call.
13. Display Network Speed In Status Bar
Aside from viewing the battery percentage in the status bar, the EMUI allows you to view network speed in the status bar. Head to the Settings -> Notifications & status bar and enable Display network speed slider. Now check the status bar and see your real-time network usage in the status bar.
14. Automatically Record Calls
The Honor Magic 2 comes with native call recording ability. While you can always manually record a call, you can set the call recording feature to record all calls you receive. Under Settings -> Wireless & networks -> Call settings, you will find the Automatically record calls option. Enable the option and then specify whether you would like to auto record all incoming calls or only the ones that you receive from listed numbers.
15. Manage your app management
The jury is out as to whether shutting down apps benefits your energy consumption and available RAM as a whole — and regardless of your views on this, app management is baked pretty hard into the Honor Magic’s OS. Unfortunately, it can be a bit overzealous at times, closing apps that it shouldn’t be closing, including ones that you’re listening to at the time. Apps like Pocket Casts and SoundCloud are often victims of this, and it’s rather annoying to have your audio randomly interrupted. If that ends up affecting you, you’re going to want to stop it from happening.
Thankfully, it’s easy to do so. Go to your main app drawer (or home screen), and find Phone Manager > Battery > Close apps after screen lock and set the Close all option to off (not blue). Then, hit the settings gear in the top-right corner, and make sure that Close excessively power-intensive apps are also set to off.
16. Data Saver
If you don’t want any of your installed app to use mobile data in the background or just limit your overall mobile data use, you can use the Data Saver mode in Honor Magic 2. Tucked under Settings -> Wireless & networks -> Mobile data -> Data Saver, you can enable Data Saver mode for all installed apps on your Honor 8X or only for selected apps
17. Record Screen Activity
If you take screenshots, why not record screen activity whenever you stumble upon a video or you share gameplay with friends. This feature will allow you to record screen activity in one go, swipe the notification panel and tap the Screen Recording shortcut. Follow the instructions on the screen and start recording.
If you can’t find the shortcut, swipe from the top, tap the edit icon beside the settings gear icon. Tap and hold the Screen Recording, and drag the shortcut to the panel.
18. Eye Comfort Mode
Honor Magic 2 also comes with Eye comfort or you can say night mode that eliminates blue light from the screen to relieve visual fatigue. Head to the Settings -> Display and turn on Eye comfort. Alternately, you can tap the shortcut in the notification panel.
19. Scheduled Power On/Off
If you prefer to switch off your Honor Magic 2 every night before you sleep, you can use the scheduled power on/off feature on the device. Apart from switching off your 8X at a specified time, you can also turn it back on at a specified time every day. You can set up Scheduled Power On/Off on your Honor Magic 2 from Settings -> Smart Assitance -> Scheduled power on/off.
20. Unlock With Face
The Honor Magic 2 can also be unlocked via your face data, it supports Face Unlock feature. Enable it under the Settings -> Security & Privacy -> Face Unlock. You will need to add your face data and save it. When you have successfully added the face data, try to unlock it while holding it up front.
21. One-handed UI
What if I told you that you can use the Honor Magic 2 with one hand reaching the corners of the screen? If one of your hands is occupied, this cool feature in the EMUI will let you use the phone with one hand. Try this easy gesture, swiping on the bottom at the on-screen navigation buttons will enable One-handed UI.
Before you do it, you will need to turn it on if it’s not turned on already. Head to the Settings -> Smart assistance -> One-handed UI and enable the mini screen view. You can also enable one-hand keyboard which shifts the keyboard and dialer on either side.
22. Use split-screen mode
We’ve all been in the situation where we’re having to juggle multiple tasks at once. You need to send that email, but this cat video is really funny. It’s because of these all-too-common situations that we’re seeing more and more devices ship with the ability to show two apps at once. While most split-screen modes are designed primarily for phablets and tablets, you can nonetheless try out split-screen mode on the (relatively!) small screen of your Honor Magic.
To activate EMUI 5’s split-screen mode, simply long-press the overview button on the bottom-right of the screen (the square one), and your screen will split in two, the bottom view offering you a list of previously open apps. Just tap one and get going!
Like Knuckle gestures, this one seems like a gimmick, until you come to a situation where having multiple screens open at once really helps. Watching a recipe video and want to take notes? Bust open Google Keep in your split-screen mode and take notes while the video streams uninterrupted.
23. Change Display Density
The Honor Magic 2 comes with a 6.39-inch FHD+ display. If you want to make the most of the display, you should change the screen density to display more content on the screen. This might not seem like a big deal but once you get around to lowering the display density of your Honor Magic 2, there’s no going back. Changing the display density is different from changing the text size. This is because in the former the size of the UI elements also changes accordingly.
You can change the display density on your Honor Magic 2 from Settings -> Display -> View Mode.
24. Change Home screen Wallpaper Automatically
I get bored with my home screen wallpaper pretty easily and like to change it on a regular basis. However, finding a new wallpaper every other day is a tedious task in itself.
If you are in the same boat as me, Honor has a nifty feature to help you avoid this headache. Emotion UI will simply change the wallpaper for you on a random basis from its own gallery of wallpapers.
To enable this feature, head over to Settings -> Display -> Wallpaper and enable the Randomly change home screen wallpaper option. You can then specify the interval after which the wallpaper will be changed automatically and select whether you want the wallpapers to be from Huawei’s wallpaper gallery or your own set of photos stored on the device.
25. Change the Font
While you cannot install new system fonts on the Honor Magic 2, you can change the default font on the device. Huawei/Honor bundles their own ‘Huawei’ font on the Honor Magic 2. To switch to it, head over to Settings -> Display -> Text Style.
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