4 shortcuts of your Huawei smartphone that will make your life easier

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The physical buttons of your Huawei smartphone serve for what we all know: turn off or turn on the terminal, turn up the volume, restart the computer ... These are its basic uses, the surprise comes when we discover that we can use the buttons as shortcuts for quick access to more advanced features, like the Huawei assistant.

Ignorance is over, the time has come to know what are the shortcuts on your Huawei smartphone that will make your life easier. These, added to the rest of the Huawei mobile tricks, will make your life a lot easier when using your phone.



Dominate your Huawei smartphone 100% with these shortcuts on its buttons.

Access the accessibility features

The buttons on your Huawei mobile can act as a shortcut for activating one accessibility feature you select yourself in the terminal settings. By simultaneously pressing the two volume buttons for 3 seconds, this tool starts working without you having to do anything else.

To set up this link on your Huawei, you need to follow these steps:

  1. Enter your settings of your Huawei mobile phone.
  2. Scroll down and access the section "Accessibility features".
  3. click on "Accessibility".
  4. In the "Interaction Control" section, click on "Direct access to accessibility".
  5. Activate the accessibility shortcut and tap "Select features".
  6. Choose which function you want to activate quickly with the physical buttons of the terminal and voila, you will have finished configuring the shortcut.

In our example we have selected the function ScreenReader, then pressing the two volume buttons simultaneously for 3 seconds activates this tool which starts at read all the text that appears on the screen. To deactivate it, simply press both buttons again for a few seconds.



Talk to the Huawei assistant

Like Google or Apple, Huawei has its own virtual assistant called Celia, which you can activate either by voice - Hey, Celia - or using the on / off button. In this way, the button can act as a shortcut to quickly open the assistant of your Huawei mobile without the need to speak.

Here's how to configure the settings in so that the power button allows you to talk to the assistant:

  1. Enter your settings of your Huawei mobile phone.
  2. Scroll down and click «HUAWEI Assistant».
  3. Go to "You there".
  4. touches on "Activate with on / off button" and activate the box you will find on the new page.

From now on, that's enough press the power button for 1 second to make Celia appear ready to help you with whatever you need. For example, you can ask him what the weather will be tomorrow in your city.


Take a screenshot

One of the most useful shortcuts on your Huawei mobile is the one that allows you to take a screenshot simultaneously pressing the on / off button and the volume down button. Therefore, at any time you can convert the content displayed on the screen into an image that you can easily share later.


Press the lower volume button and the power button to capture on a Huawei mobile.

Open the camera

The last of the 4 shortcuts you can use on your Huawei mobile is the one you need to quickly open the camera with the mobile locked. Just do it double-click a row in the lower volume button to access the camera application from your phone, saving you the time it takes to unlock the phone and search for the application.

Double press the lower volume button to open the camera on a Huawei mobile.

These shortcuts on your Huawei smartphone have a clear goal: to make your life easier when using the terminal. Also, you can try other tricks to master your phone even better, such as the best tricks for the Huawei camera.

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