Friday , February 23 2018

Here’s four tricks for Huawei’s P10 / P10 Plus you might not have known

If you’ve bought a new Huawei P10 or P10 Plus, or if you’re thinking about it, here’s a handful of useful tricks you might not have discovered just yet. You’ve probably already found things like the 3D face detection to take amazing selfies, or the multi-function home button which gives you more space on the screen, but did you know you can use your knuckle to activate some cool features as well?


Want to capture entire chats or a long article? Draw a S with one knuckle for scroll-down screenshots.


Only want to capture a part of the screen? Capture part of the screen in a circle or any shape you prefer by drawing a circle or any other shape with one knuckle.


Want to teach your parents or friends about a certain function? You need the screen-recording feature on P10. Knock on the screen with two knuckles to start or pause screen-recording.


Want to watch a video and chat at the same time? Screen-split allows you to multitask. Draw a line in the middle of the screen with one knuckle to activate screen-split.

Not shown is the ability to take a quick screenshot, which simply requires tapping the screen twice with one knuckle, and it’ll save a screenshot of whatever you’re doing at that time.

Want these cool features? The Huawei P10 is available from Vodafone, Optus and Virgin Mobile on a variety of plans, and the P10 Plus is available outright for $1,099 from JB Hi-Fi and Harvey Norman.


Chris Rowland   Editor and Publisher

Chris has been at the forefront of smartphone reporting in Australia since smartphones were a thing, and has used mobile phones since they came with giant lead-acid batteries that were "transportable" and were carried in a shoulder bag. He saw the transition from AMPS to GSM, loved the Motorola StarTac, and got into Palm technologies in a big way. The arrival some years later of the original iPhone, and then the early Androids, awoke a new interest in mobile technology, and Chris has been writing about it since.

Today, Chris publishes one of Australia's most popular technology websites, Ausdroid. His interests include mobile (of course), as well as connected technology and how it can make all our lives easier.

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