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

Should you find the Honor 6X’s default home screen app — also known as the launcher — not to your liking, like most things on Android… you can change it. There are hundreds of 3rd party home screen apps available on the Google Play Store, one of our favorites being the standard Google Now Launcher. It’s free, gives you instant access to Google Now, and even has an app drawer.

Once downloaded, you’ll need to tell EMUI exactly which home app you’ll be using. You can find the home chooser here:

  1. Open the Settings app
  2. Scroll down and select Apps
  3. Tap on Advanced (gear icon)
  4. Tap on Default app settings
  5. Tap on Launcher
  6. Choose desired app
  7. You’ll receive a “warning” notification trying to scare you into sticking with Huawei Home. Select CHANGE
  8. Enjoy your new home app!

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