May 5th, 2020

The Honor 6X is easily one of the best deals you can get for a smartphone. Not only does it offer a good amount of hardware for the money, it’s practically packed to the brim with software features. Like the 5X before it, the Honor 6X is all Huawei. That means you’ll need to learn the special version of Android it’s running, a little something Huawei calls EMUI. If you’re new to Huawei or Honor devices — don’t worry. This incredibly massive list of tips and tricks will help you get well acquainted with some of the best software features the Honor 6X has to offer.

Start here: 16 things every Honor 6X user should do

For those that don’t have to worry about carrying two SIM cards (it’s a luxury few can afford), the extra slot on the Honor 6X also doubles as a micro SD card slot. This gives you the ability to expand the storage of your device beyond the usual 32GB, supporting micro SD cards up to 256GB. You can use the SD card to store photos, videos, or even apps.

The easiest way to do this is by setting the SD card as the “default storage” — aka, adoptable storage — a feature we saw introduced in Android Marshmallow. Here’s how:

  1. Open the Settings app
  2. Scroll down and select Advanced settings
  3. Tap on Memory & storage
  4. Under Storage settings, tap on Default location
  5. Select the name of your SD card

From there you’ll see a little warning reminding you that your phone is encrypted and to make sure your SD card is secure before using it as your default storage option. Once you tap on OK, you’ll see another popup warning of possible “data leakage” after making the switch to SD card storage. If you’re okay with that, select OK and your phone will reboot to finish up transferring everything to your SD card.

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