Setup mobile hotspot on Huawei phone

Personal hotspot is a built-in feature in Android that allows us to easily share the internet connection with other devices and computers. We can find this feature in almost all smartphones, such as iPhone, Samsung, LG, Huawei, Xiaomi, Lenovo, Nokia, Sony, etc. See this guide to setup hotspot on Xiaomi phone just as an example. Today, we will show you how to quickly enable Wi-Fi hotspot on a Huawei phone so you can share you mobile data and internet connection with other devices or your friends.

Create Wi-Fi hotspot on Huawei phone

First of all, enable mobile data on Huawei phone from Settings > Wireless & networks > Mobile network > Mobile data > ON.

Huawei mobile phone wireless networks

Go back to the Wireless & networks screen in Settings, choose Tethering & portable hotspot > Portable Wi-Fi hotspot, turn on the Wi-Fi hotspot.

Huawei mobile phone wi-fi hotspot settings

Then choose Configure Wi-Fi hotspot to set or find out the password for Wi-fi hotspot connection.

Huawei mobile phone configure Wi-fi hotspot settings

Enable Wi-Fi hotspot from notification center

In the future, you can simply pull down the notification center from the top of your Huawei phone to quickly enable Mobile data and portable hotspot. Then connect your laptop to Huawei phone Wi-fi hotspot without the need to manually type in its password as your PC or Mac will save the password for connected networks automatically.

Connect to Huawei hotspot from other phones and computers

On your PC, Mac computer or other mobile phones, turn on Wi-fi, search for your Huawei phone hotspot name, connect to it with the password provided in the Wi-fi hotspot configuration screen on your Huawei phone. It is just that easy.

Manage Wi-Fi hotspot connections on Huawei phone

By default the maximum connections via Wi-fi hotspot is set to 8 devices. We usually do not need to connect 8 devices to our phone at the same time. You can reduce to 1 or 2 from the hotspot settings.

If you find some unknown device connected to your phone, you can disconnect it from your Wi-Fi hotspot. You can turn off the hotspot on mobile, change the password for hotspot network, or even add a connected device to the Blacklist to prevent it from connecting to your phone again.

Use computer as keyboard for Android

Instead of the tiny touch keyboard on Android phone, you can use your Windows PC or Mac computer’s physical keyboard as the productive device to type faster from computer to phone. If you don’t have a Bluetooth keyboard at hand, and looking to type faster from your computer to mobile phone, this article shows exactly how to do so. We will use a Windows 10 PC as the keyboard on Android phone with the help of a free Android app, AirDroid.  Get the free app from previous linked page onto your phone and install its computer client on your PC before we get started.

This is a multi-purpose app with various tools. You can use it to control your phone from PC, type from computer keyboard to phone, mirror Android phone to computer screen, etc. Note that you will need to sign up an free account with a email address in order to use this app.

You don’t have to root your phone as long as you can enable USB debugging on Android phone first.

Run AirDroid on both your computer and Android phone. Sign into the same AirDroid account on both of them. Keep AirDroid at the front on the phone. Then go to its desktop client on your PC or Mac. Click AirMirror from the left pane, then select your Android device from My Devices list. To use computer keyboard to type on your phone, click AirMe to enable the AirDroid keyboard on your phone.

Use your computer keyboard to type on your phone with AirMe
Use your computer keyboard to type on your phone – AirMe

For non-rooted Android device, AirDroid mayn’t be able to automatically enable the AirDroid keyboard on your phone. In such case, it will pop up a Change keyboard selection dialog from which you can touch the switch besides the AirDroid Keyboard to turn it on and use it as the new keyboard on your phone. Or you can go into the Settings on your phone, navigate to the Language & keyboard settings to manually switch from the system keyboard to AirDroid Keyboard on your phone. You will then see a screen like this.

Type from PC into Android phone - airme
Type from PC into Android phone – airme

Just tap an input field on the phone, an message, email, reminder, note,and start typing from computer to your phone.

Take long screenshots on Huawei phone

Taking a screenshot on Huawei or other Android powered smartphones is simple. Just press and hold the Volume Down and Power buttons for a second until you see your phone screen flashes and a screenshot will be saved to your Gallery app. A hidden feature many Android users may not aware of that is the option to take long screenshots on Huawei mobile phone without any third-party apps. It is a very useful feature when you need to capture long web pages that can’t fit into a single screen, scrolling windows or apps on your Huawei mobile.

In fact,many other smartphones have also introduce this scrolling screen capture, such as Xiaomi, OnePlus, Samsung Galaxy, etc. See also this tutorial to capture scrolling web pages, windows on Xiaomi phone.

Capture scrolling window or pages on Huawei phone

Just like many other Android devices, you have two options to take a screenshot on Huawei phone. You can press the Volume down and Power buttons at the same time or pull down the Notification panel and choose Screenshot. After that, your phone screen flashes and you will see the screenshot preview floating above the screen you have captured. Below this screen capture preview, you can see options to share, edit the screenshot along with the Scrollshot option which can help you extend the screenshot to capture the whole window or page.

take scrollshot, scrolling screenshot, long screenshot, long web pages on huawei phone

Touch Scrollshot to start scrolling the window or page. You can touch the scrolling area any time to stop the scrolling or let your phone capture the entire window or full web page. After that you can preview the new full page capture or long screenshot. Again you have the option to share or edit the screenshot.

Taking scrolling screenshot alternative

If your phone doesn’t offer this long screenshot capture utility, you can download and use third-party apps instead. Check out LongShot long screenshot capture app for Android, one of the best and free screenshot app that captures scrolling windows, long web pages.

LongShot

LongShot is a free Android app helps users take long screenshots, capture scrolling windows, capture long web page in a shot.

LongShot screen capture app for android

Take long screenshots on Android devices, stitch multiple screenshots/images into a pixel-perfect long one, or capture long web page directly. Plus a handy tool for taking multiple screenshots. LongShot is a great app for taking long screenshots of conversations, web pages, threads, etc.

LongShot Screenshot & Capture Features:

  • Automatically merge multiple screenshots/images into one vertically or horizontally, with a bunch of options.
  • Auto scroll (Android 7.0+ only).
  • Auto capture screenshots after scrolling.
  • Floating screenshot capturing buttons make take multiple screenshots like a breeze.
  • Powerful manual stitching tool to fine-tune a pixel-perfect long image.
  • Capture long web page by only 2 clicks: set start position (optional), set end position – done!
  • No watermarks, all features are free, and non-intrusive (closable) ads.

Capture long screenshot

You have different options to capture a scrolling window on Android phone: Auto Scroll, Speed Mode and Manual Capture.

Auto Scroll

On devices running Android 7 or above, the LongShot app can scroll screen automatically via accessibility service. You need to enable it in Settings > Accessibility > LongShot.

When it turned on, after you hit Start button while capturing, the screen will be scrolled automatically. A red line will show up at the process. Once it scrolled to the position you want to end, click the area above the red line to stop capturing.

Speed Mode

It improves stitching speed and accuracy for vertical long screenshot.

If you want to stitch horizontal screenshots or stitching without merging overlap parts, you should disable it.

Manual Capture

In Manual capture mode, you take screenshots one by one by tapping the floating Capture button. After that you will have the options to stitch them together using the screenshot app.

join, stitch images, screenshots android phone using LongShot app

Capture long web pages, scrolling windows

Capture long web pages, scrolling windows using LongShot app on Android

Capture long web page by only 2 clicks: set start position (optional), scroll down to the position and set end position – done!

Download

Download the free app on Google Play Store here.

Long screenshot alternatives

Many smartphone makers have the built-in option to help users capture long screenshots without any third-party apps.

Scan QR code on Huawei phone

Are you a Huawei phone owner who are wondering if it is possible to scan QR code using the native Camera app? This quick guide is just for you. Like many other smartphones, such as iPhone, Samsung, LG, Xiaomi, Android powered Huawei mobile phones provide its users the built-in option to read QR codes without third-party scanners.

Method 1. Scan QR code in image

The easiest way to read QR code on Huawei phone is to use your camera to take a picture of the QR code. Then open it in Gallery app. Touch the More option at the bottom right corner, allow a few seconds until you see the Scan QR code in image option shows up at the bottom of the pop-up menu.

Scan QR code in image huawei mobile phone

Tap this option to see the result. If it is a web address, you can directly open it using your web browser. No need to manually copy and paste it to your web browser.

Method 2. Scan QR code on Huawei phone

From the home screen of your Huawei device, swipe down from the middle of the screen to reveal the search and scan screen like this.

huawei phone search and scan

Tap the Scan (eye icon) besides the search box to open another screen where you can scan product to shop, scan QR code, etc. Choose QR Code , then point your camera to the QR code to recognize it.

huawei phone scan qr code
huawei phone scan qr code