Instead of relying on a third-party app for screen recording, EMUI has a great screen recorder baked into the system.
To activate screen recording, hold power + vol up. Then you will be asked to select your audio input. There is no limit to the amount of time that you can record, so just make sure you have enough space. I made a 1:20:00 recording and it ended up being 2.6GB, but this will change depending on your screen resolution. Your recordings will save as an .mp4 file.
The screen recording feature is very useful and has several features that you would normally have to pay for in a third party app. The ability to record for an unlimited amount of time, and record system audio are usually only accessible through premium screen recording apps.
The default launcher that comes with EMUI is called Huawei Home which is a very customizable launcher. The homescreen is simple and displays the time, a wallpaper, and the amount of steps you’ve taken that day. In the home settings, you can choose custom transitions, toggle app icon badges, create a custom icon grid and more.
For a default launcher, it’s pretty good. If they could get a better selection of icons, it would really improve the look of everything.
Private Space is a separate account where you can hide all of your private files, photos, videos and apps. You setup this account with a pin and fingerprint password. After you’re all set up, you can access your private space by pressing the fingerprint sensor which will log you in to your separate account. Your main fingerprint will be used for your primary account and a separate fingerprint will be used to access your private space. It’s really fast and secure, which makes this a great EMUI feature.
Private Space is kind of a hidden feature that not many people know about or use but it is very useful. After using it for a bit, you’ll come to rely on a separate space for all of your files and apps that you need to keep secret.
Color mode & temperature
The Color Mode & Temperature adjustments let you fine-tune the colors on your screen. You can choose between Normal and Vivid mode based on how saturated you’d like your screen to be. Color Temperature adjustment will help you make your colors as accurate as possible. Adjust it until your whites are as white as they can be, blues are blue ect.
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