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
One of the better features introduced in Android Marshmallow was lock screen notifications. These would light up the display for a few seconds and show you the most recent notifications directly on the lock screen — you don’t even have to touch the phone. For whatever reason, these are not enabled by default on the Honor 6X, but there is a way to turn them on. Here’s how:
- Open the Settings app
- Scroll down and select Screen lock & passwords
- Turn OFF “Use password lock only” (don’t worry, you’ll still need to input a password and/or fingerprint to unlock the device)
- Turn ON “Notifications turn on screen” (this will wake your phone for a brief second when notifications are received)
- Turn ON “Show detailed notification info” to see the content of notifications on the lockscreen