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

Although fingerprint unlock is by far the most convenient way to keep your phone secure without having to mess around with PINs or passwords, there’s still another way. If for some reason you don’t feel like enrolling your fingerprints into the Honor 6X, you can always take advantage of another secure and convenient unlocking method.

It’s called Smart unlock and it allows you skip the lockscreen — along with passwords or PINs — whenever a trusted device is connected to your phone. It can be your car’s stereo system, a portable speaker, smartwatch, or any other Bluetooth device. Go too far out of range, and your device will once again lock itself down with a password or PIN. Doesn’t get much easier than that. Here’s how you enable it:

  1. Open the Settings app
  2. Select Screen lock & passwords
  3. Select Smart unlock
  4. Tap on the toggle switch to enable it
  5. Select the desired Bluetooth device you want to skip your lockscreen

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