As Google’s flagship smartphone of the year, the Huawei Nexus 6P is one of the most anticipated smartphones to be launched in 2015. It is undoubtedly the best Nexus smartphone to be developed by Google. For those who are lucky enough to own one, we have some Nexus 6P tips and tricks to share with you. Check them out!
Tip #1 : Unlock The System UI Tuner
In the Nexus 6P, you can unlock the hidden System UI Tuner by pressing and holding the Settings button on the notification panel. You will be taken to the System UI Tuner page where you can arrange the Quick Settings, Status Bar, etc.
Tip #2 : Activate Battery Percentage Status
When you access the hidden System UI Tuner, you can turn on the battery percentage status (see above), if you want to be able to view the battery life in percentage on the notification bar. Of course, some people believe that ignorance is bliss! 😉
Tip #3 : Change To The sRGB Colour Space
Although many users rave about the bright, saturated colours of the fine-tuned Samsung AMOLED display, you may prefer the more subdued sRGB colour gamut. You can swap between the two by enabling Developer Options.
- Go to Settings -> About Phone.
- Scroll down to the Build number section.
- Tap 7 times on the Build number.
- In Developer Options, enable Use sRGB in the Picture color mode section at the bottom.
Tip #4 : Enable The LED Notification Light
The Huawei Nexus 6P has an LED notification light, which is very useful in letting you know when you receive messages or emails. Blackberry users will appreciate it a lot. However, it is disabled by default.
To turn it on, just follow these steps :
- Go to Settings -> Sound & Notifications.
- Enable Pulse notification light.
Tip #5 : Locate The File Manager
For some reason, Google decided to hide the File Manager. You will find the “lost” File Manager at the following location – Settings -> Storage & USB -> Explore.
Tip #6 : Learn To Instantly Launch The Camera
Avid photographers will appreciate this tip… A LOT. The advantage of smartphone photography is the ability to quickly whip out the Nexus 6P to take a shot of a fleeting moment. That ability is stymied by the need to turn on and log into a smartphone. No longer.
To instantly turn on the Nexus 6P camera even with the screen locked just give the Power button two quick presses, and you can start snapping away! Simple, isn’t it? 😀