The Honor View 20 is Honor’s latest budget flagship. Packing an impressive punch-hole display design, a 48MP rear shooter, and a powerful 7nm Kirin 980 chipset, the Honor View 20 is definitely an attractive proposition. If you plan on buying the View 20 or have already gotten your hands on the device, check out our list of the best tips and tricks for it.
The Honor View 20 runs on a rebranded version of EMUI known as Magic UI 2.1. It is filled to the brim with plenty of customization options and features to play around with. While that might be overwhelming for many, it also means that you can get the View 20 to behave exactly the way you want it to.
Without further ado then, check out the best tips and tricks for the Honor View 20 below.
Honor View 20 Tips and Tricks
15. Three-finger Screenshot
Like almost every other Android device, one can quickly take a screenshot on the Honor View 20 by pressing and holding down the Volume down button along with the power key. But this method feels old and cumbersome now. Many OEMs have now adopted a simple three-finger swipe down gesture. The Honor View 20 also comes with this useful gesture. Just make sure to enable it from Settings -> Smart assistance -> Motion control -> Three-finger screenshot.
Once enabled, you can simply swipe down with three fingers to take a screenshot.
14. Step Count on Lock Screen
By default, the Honor View 20 will show your daily step count on the lock screen. If you already use a fitness band or don’t really care much about the step count, you will probably find this feature irritating. Thankfully, you can disable it easily by going to Settings -> Security & privacy -> Screen lock & passwords. From here, disable the Show step count on lock screen option.
13. Swipe Down on Fingerprint Sensor
Apart from using the fingerprint sensor to unlock the device, you can also use the sensor to quickly expand the notification shade. All you have to do is enable the Show notification panel option from Settings -> Security & Privacy -> Fingerprint ID.
12. Use Fingerprint as Camera Shutter Button
The fingerprint sensor on the Honor View 20 can also be made to act as a camera shutter button. With the camera app open, simply tap the fingerprint scanner to take a photo. This works for both, the front and rear camera. You can also use the fingerprint sensor as a shutter button while in video mode.
Enable the option from under Settings -> Security & Privacy -> Fingerprint ID.
11. Battery Percentage
The Honor View 20 comes with a notched display which means its status bar at the top is divided into two parts. The battery icon is on the left, while the Wi-Fi and other network indicators are on the right of the notch. With a beefy battery, it is unlikely that you will ever worry about running out of juice on the Honor View 20 in the middle of the day. However, if you wish to show the remaining battery percentage on the status bar, head over to Settings -> Battery -> Battery percentage and then select your preferred layout.
10. Change Display Density
Want to make the full use of the Honor View 20’s massive 6.4-inch FHD+ display? Then you should consider changing its screen density. A lower screen density will allow the Honor View 20 to display more content on screen, while a higher screen density will make the UI elements bigger and thereby easier to read and tap. Do note that changing the display density is different from changing the font size as in the former, the UI scales accordingly.
Change the display density on your Honor View 20 from Settings -> Display -> View Mode.
9. End Calls with Power Button
If you receive a lot of calls and are looking for a way to quickly end calls, you can use the power button to do so. Enable the option on your Honor View 20 by going to Settings -> Smart Assitance -> Accessibility -> Power button ends call.
8. Mute Camera Shutter Sound
Want to mute the camera shutter sound on the Honor View 20? While most OEMs disable this option due to regional regulations, Honor still offers an option to completely disable the camera shutter sound. Just head over to Camera app, tap the Settings button and select the Mute option.
7. Add a Watermark
Want the whole world to know that you have clicking photos with the Honor View 20? Then you can add a watermark to all the photos you shoot with your phone. All you need to do is enable the Add Watermark option from the Settings menu of the Camera app.
6. Raise to Ear
Another excellent and useful gesture on the Honor View 20: you can simply raise the phone to your ear to call someone while in the contacts app, switch to the earpiece from speaker mode, and more. You can find all the Raise to Ear gestures on the Honor View 20 under Settings -> Smart assistance -> Motion Control -> Raise to ear.
5. Record Efficient Videos
The Honor View 20 can record some stunning 4K videos. And while it comes with 128GB of storage space to store all those videos, you might want to consider recording videos using the H.265 codec. That way, videos will take considerably less space. H.265 videos usually occupy around 30 percent less space than traditional videos shot in H.264. However, the catch is that H.265 videos can only be played back by newer devices, with older devices unable to recognize the file format at all.
So, if you will only watch videos on your Honor View 20 and own a relatively new PC that can playback H.265 video, you should record videos encoded in H.265 codec on the device.
4. Scheduled Power On/Off
If you prefer to switch off your Honor View 20 every night before you sleep, you can use the scheduled power on/off feature on the device. Apart from switching off your View 20 at a specified time, you can also turn it back on at a specified time every day. You can set up Scheduled Power On/Off on your Honor View 20 from Settings -> Smart Assitance -> Scheduled power on/off.
3. Navigation Gestures
The Honor View 20 comes with navigation gestures, though they are not as good as what you’d find in other Android devices like the OnePlus 6T, Poco F1, and others.
To enable navigation gestures on the Honor View 20, head over to Settings -> System -> System navigation. Apart from the navigation bar, you will find two other ways to navigate around the UI: single-key navigation and navigation dock. With single-key navigation, you will be shown a small bar at the bottom of the display on which you will have to tap and swipe around to go back, open the recent apps list etc.
As for navigation dock, it will keep the on-screen navigation bar but also show a dock along with it. You can tap or swipe on that dock to go back to the home screen, go back etc.
2. Automatically Record Calls
The Honor View 20 comes with native call recording ability. While you can always manually record a call, you can set the call recording feature to automatically record all calls you receive. Under Settings -> Wireless & networks -> Call settings, you will find the Automatically record calls option. Enable the option and then specify whether you would like to auto record all incoming calls or only the ones that you receive from listed numbers.
1. Capture RAW Photos
Want to capture RAW photos on the Honor View 20 for greater control over the final image? The View 20’s camera app comes with this option built-in. All you need to do is switch over to Pro mode in the camera app and then go to Camera settings -> Resolution and enable the RAW format option.
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