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
It probably sounds like a good idea on the surface, but killing off background apps on your phone actually does much more harm than good. Normally your phone will close apps on its own, but only as you open new apps and RAM starts to run low. Closing them manually — or worse, every time you turn off the display — is not only overkill, but a huge inconvenience, often times requiring more CPU to reopen and load these apps all over again.
You can stop the madness by taking advantage of a EMUI feature called “Protected apps.” These are apps you can white list so the phone’s software doesn’t close them whenever you turn off the display. Here’s where you’ll find it:
- Open the Settings app
- Scroll down and select Advanced settings
- Tap on Battery manager
- Tap on Protected apps
- Turn ON Protect all
Although all currently installed apps will now be protected, you’ll need to make sure to come back and protect new apps installed from the Google Play Store. Each and every time. It’s kind of annoying that the “Protect all” settings don’t stick, but this should be fixed in a future version of EMUI.