I’ve been using the Huawei Honor 9i for a couple of days and it’s been an enjoyable affair so far. Though it doesn’t pack much speed or incredible features like the high-end phones, the under-the-hood features of the Honor 9i make the experience worthwhile.
We have compiled a list of incredible tips and tricks that can truly help you to get the most out of your Huawei Honor 9i.
1. Get a Dedicated Key for Notifications
Accessing notifications is one of the most frequently used features in a smartphone. Though there are a couple of smart ways to access the notification drawer, the Honor 9i offers a cool shortcut to access the same.
All you have to do is head over to Settings > Navigation key and enable the third (or the fourth) option. Having done that, tap on the far-right button to see what news awaits your attention.
It’s particularly useful if you find it a tad difficult to stretch your thumb to the other end of the phone.
A status bar with scattered notification icons or carrier names isn’t anyone’s wish when it comes to the ideal status bar. The good news with the Honor 9i is that you can control what appears on its status bar.
From icons to network speed, you can get rid of them all in a jiffy. Head over to Notifications & status bar settings and toggle the switches off.
Moreover, the notification icons can be replaced by numbers, letting you have a clean status bar with only the essential items staying by your side. What’s more – you can choose to have the battery percentage displayed both inside the icon or separately.
The fingerprint sensor of the Honor 9i is one such highlight, which does a neat job of grabbing this special feature spotlight. Not only does it let you browse through the Gallery using the slide gesture, it can also be used to answer calls, stop alarms or pull down the notification panel.
This can prove to be a tiny but significant step towards preventing the onset of the texting thumb – a common discomfort afflicting the smartphone-addicted generation.
Another handy feature of the Honor 9i is the Floating Dock button. A circular version of the navigation bar, comprising the added functionality of two buttons, lets you access the phone’s software navigation keys from any part of the screen.
The best part of this floating dock is that it exists alongside the navigation bar at the bottom. It also comes with the added functionality of a lock screen button. However, there is no option to edit the layout.
To enable the feature, head over to Settings > Smart Assistance and hit activate.