50+ Basic and Advanced Android Tips and Tricks For Infinix Note 7, Note 7 Lite, and Hot 9 Smartphones.

The Infinix Note 7, Note 7 Lite and Hot 9 smartphones were the second group of Infinix smartphones to launch in 2020 after the S5 Pro.

The Note 7 series were launched somewhere around the upper midrange grade of smartphones, while the Hot 9, you know, somewhere around the lower midrange segment.

They all launched with varying spec (hardware) out of the box, but even at that, they are all running on the same software, which happens to be Android 10, coupled with Infinix latest version of its XOS UI, the XOS 6 Dolphin UI.

And because of that sameness in their software, what you’ll get on this one, is pretty much the same thing you’d get on the other one.

So today, we’re gonna be taking a dip at all the cool tip and tricks that you can do on the said smartphones, tricks such as answering and rejecting calls by making simple hand gestures, setting different animation for incoming call screen, how to setup and make use off-screen music gestures, etc.

And without further ado, let’s get started.. #Enjoy.

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Infinix Note 7 review.
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Infinix Note 7, 7 Lite & Hot 9 Basic and Advanced Tips and Tricks

  • Infinix Note 7, Note 7 Lite & Hot 9 Call Setting Tips & Tricks.
    1. How to access the new & additional setting options for calls and the phone dialer app.
    2. How to customize or change the phone dialer app theme or colors.
    3. How to setup or enable “Automatic call recording” feature.
    4. How to enable “Flash for incoming calls” feature.
    5. How to set different screen animations for Incoming calls.
  • Infinix Note 7, Note 7 Lite & Hot 9 XTheme Tips and Tricks.
    1. How to turn/off dark mode on the Infinix Note 7, Note 7 Lite & Hot 9 smartphones.
    2. How to change your phone’s theme.
    3. How to change your wallpapers.
    4. How to change your font style and sizes.
  • Infinix Note 7, Note 7 Lite & Hot 9 Gesture Tips and Tricks.
    1. How to enable, disable, and customize android 10 gesture navigation on the Infinix Note 7, Note 7 Lite & Hot 9 smartphones.
    2. How to enable screen-off music gestures on the Infinix Note 7, Note 7 Lite & Hot 9 (let’s you control music playback without turning on your phone’s screen).
    3. How to enable the “Lift phone to wake screen” gesture.
    4. How to answer and reject incoming calls with gestures on your Infinix Note 7, Note 7 Lite & Hot 9 smartphones.
    5. How to access and make use of Infinix XOS launcher large gesture library (examples; swipe down on home-screen to pull down notifications drawer, swipe up to open app drawer, swipe two fingers up to open hidden apps folder).
  • Infinix Note 7, Note 7 Lite & Hot 9 Basic and Advanced Tips and Tricks.
    1. How to hide apps on the Infinix Note 7, Note 7 Lite & Hot 9 smartphones.
    2. How to setup and make use of XHide on the Note 7, Note 7 Lite & Hot 9.
    3. How to lock your apps on the Infinix Note 7, Note 7 Lite & Hot 9.
    4. How to activate and make use of Smart Panel (Infinix own take on Samsung’s Edge Panel).
    5. How to make use of and harness the power of Infinix app freezer.
    6. How to set different actions for the Fingerprint reader.
    7. How to increase the fingerprint reader’s speed and accuracy.
    8. How to disable UI animations to make the phone feel a lot faster.
    9. How to display network speed on the status bar of the Infinix Note 7, Note 7 Lite & Hot 9 smartphones.
    10. How to disable or display battery’s current percentage on the status bar.
    11. How to enable and disable “battery charge” tone and vibrations.
    12. How to enable and disable “battery charging completion” tone.
    13. How to enable and set different screen recording options (Silent or voiced).
    14. How to enable and disable “Eye care” feature.
    15. How to take screenshots and scroll-shots on the Infinix Note 7, Note 7 Lite & Hot 9 smartphones.
    16. How to pin apps.
    17. How to access and make use of Google Lens on the Infinix Note 7, Note 7 Lite & Hot 9.
    18. How to switch data sim cards without digging into your phone’s settings.
    19. How to enable Bike mode.
    20. How to enable WhatsApp mode.
    21. How to enable Focus mode.
    22. How to make use of One-handed mode.

Infinix Note 7, Note 7 Lite and Hot 9 Call Setting Tips & Tricks

How to access the new & additional setting options for calls and the phone dialer app.

So like i said earlier, the Infinix Note 7, 7 Lite and Hot 9 smartphone ships with android™ 10 out of the box, coupled with Infinix new XOS 6 Dolphin UI, and because of that, they have quite of handful of new features added to them.

And one of those features happens to be the new setting menu options for calls and your phone dialer app, something that looks like this.

Infinix Note 7, Note 7 Lite and Hot 9 tips and tricks

Though nothing much has been changed or was even changed to start with, but if you look closely, you should see that a new option has been added in there, which says “Theme“.

We’ll come back to that in a minute, but for now, let me show you how to access the new setting options for calls and the dialer app on your Infinix Note 7, Note 7 Lite and Hot 9 smartphones.

  • First of all, go to your “Phones” app, you know, the app you always go to when you want to dial someone’s number.
  • While in there, you should see a three-dot menu button at the top right hand corner of your phone’s screen. Tap on it.
  • A drop-down list of options should be presented to you, click on the one that says “Settings” and that’s all.
  • From there, you can customise and make whatever changes that you wish to make, to whatever option in the dialer app.. #Cheers..

How to customize or change the phone dialer app’s theme or colors.

Aside from the generic white background that you always get when you open the dialer app, there are a handful of other warmer and beautiful backgrounds or themes that you can make use of on your Infinix Note 7, Note 7 Lite and Hot 9 smartphones.

Something that looks like this.

Infinix Note 7, Note 7 Lite and Hot 9 tips and tricks

And here’s how.

  • Follow the same steps from the first tutorial above to access the setting options.
  • Now while in there, locate the option that says “Theme“, and click on it.
  • You will be given six different color options that you can choose from, select whichever one that suits you best, and click on the “✔” button at the top right hand corner of your phone’s display, and that’s it.
  • You can now go back to your dialer app to see the changes.. #Cheers..

How to setup or enable “Automatic call recording” feature.

You know on most cases, there are quite a handful of features on our smartphones which we usually take for granted, but we may never know when they will come in handy for us, maybe at the very moment when we least expected them to, and one of those features happens to be the “Automatic call recording” feature.

So what does it do? Simple..

Just as the name implies, it automatically keeps voice recording of every call, both incoming and outgoing calls, that are made and received on your phone.

I know that it might sound like a waste of storage space to many, but you can always delete the recordings if you feel they aren’t in any way useful to you.

Now how do we activate this feature on our Infinix Note 7, Note 7 Lite and Hot 9 smartphones? Simple..

  • From your dialer app, tap on that same three-dot menu button that we’ve been tapping from steps 1 & 2 above.
  • But this time, don’t tap on the option that says “Settings”, but instead, tap on the one that says “Enable auto call recording” and that is it.
  • As from the moment onwards, every call made on your phone, whether incoming or outgoing calls, will be automatically recorded and saved as audio files, which can played and listened to later, or simply be deleted if you think they aren’t important or they’re eating too much out of your phone’s storage.. #Cheers..

How to enable “Flash for incoming calls” feature.

Now this is one feature that a lot of us download third-party apps for, but here it is wasting away on our smartphones. And what does it do?

Infinix Note 7, Note 7 Lite and Hot 9 tips and tricks

Simple..

It simply flashes your rear camera’s flashlight whenever you have an incoming call on your phone, handy for when you put your phone on “Silent or Vibrate-only mode“.

So how do we get it activated on our Infinix Note 7, Note 7 Lite and Hot 9 smartphones?

Simple..

  • Follow the steps from the first two tutorials above to access the setting menu options for calls and your dialer app.
  • When in there, locate the option that says “Flash for calls“.
  • Tap on it, and a new page will be opened with a toggle button on it.
  • Tap on it to activate it, and that is all. When next you have an incoming call on your smartphone, the rear camera’s flashlight should notify you of that. #Cheers..

How to set different screen animations for Incoming calls.

Have you ever wondered if you could change the incoming call screen on your smartphone? Something that looks like this..

Maybe that wasn’t possible before, but right now, i can beat my chest to tell you that the Note 7, 7 Lite and Hot 9 smartphones gives you an option to choose from different screen animations, to make use of for incoming calls on your phone.

And here’s how to achieve that..

  • Follow the same steps we’ve been following for a while now to access the settings menu for calls and dialer app.
  • Locate the option that says “My video show” and tap on it to open it.
  • A new page will be opened to you, giving you three different animation backgrounds that you can choose from for your incoming call backgrounds.
  • The most popular one happens to be “Beach” one, you can select that one to start with, and then maybe later make another choice if you wish.
  • So the next time you get an incoming call on your phone, you should see the animated background in play, instead of the generic call background that we are all used to.

Infinix Note 7, Note 7 and Hot 9 XTheme Tips and Tricks

How to turn/off dark mode on the Infinix Note 7, Note 7 Lite and Hot 9 smartphones.

Dark mode happens to be one of the new features that launched with the Infinix Note 7, Note 7 and Hot 9 smartphones, simply because they launched with android™ 10 out of the box, and i guess there’s nobody here who doesn’t know what dark mode does or stand for.

Dark mode on the Infinix Note 7, Note 7 Lite and Hot 9 smartphones.

Yes dark mode is good, it looks nice on our smartphones and all that, especially on smartphones flexing an OLED display, cause it helps to save battery as well.

But don’t be deceived, dark mode on these phones won’t help you save sh*t in terms of battery, simply because they make use of an LCD display panel as compared to an OLED.

And if you care to know more about the advantages and disadvantages that OLED displays have over LCD and vice versa, you can follow this link.

So back to the reason why we’re here, how can we setup or activate dark mode on our Infinix Note 7, Note 7 Lite and Hot 9 smartphones?

Simple.. All you have to do is;

  • Simply drag down your notifications panel or tray to reveal your quick setting toggles.
  • From there locate the option that says “Dark mode“, tap on it to enable it, and walla..! your phone should immediately look like the one in the picture posted above.

Infinix Note 7, Note 7 Lite and Hot 9 Tips and Tricks – How to change your phone’s theme.

Now one of the features that makes android smartphones unique from all other operating system of phones such as iOS, is customizability. That is, the ability to change, and rework almost every part of your smartphone.

And one of the ways that you can customise an android phone is by changing its theme. Though this is not a new practice and shouldn’t sound strange to anyone at a time like this, but the thing is, for those who don’t know, Infinix actually has its own library of themes, wallpapers, fonts and backgrounds that you can choose from, and they called this the “XTheme“.

So how do we change our phone’s theme from Infinix XTheme? Simple..

  • First of all, make sure that your phone is running on Infinix’s own default XOS launcher, else any theme you apply from the theme store won’t reflect on your third-party launcher, until you switch back to the default launcher.
  • If you’ve made sure of that, go to your phone’s app drawer and locate the app icon that says “XTheme“, tap on it to open it.
  • If you’re opening or using it for the first time, you might be asked to create an account.
  • After you’ve done that, you should see some options at the bottom of your phone’s screen, select the one that says “Theme
  • From there, you’ll have the options to choose from any new theme from the huge library of themes created by many different people all over the world.
  • You can browse themes by categories and rankings, and you can even choose to create one by yourself when you click on the “DIY(Do it yourself) button.

How to change your wallpapers.

To change wallpapers on your smartphones, you can follow anyone of these two approaches.

First, you can simply go to your gallery or photos app, browse for a picture which you would like to make use of as your wallpaper, select “Set as” as set it as your wallpaper.

Or..

You can select from a million of beautify bespoke wallpapers from the XTheme store, and here’s how to do it.

  • Go back to your phone’s app drawer and locate the XTheme app. Tap on it to open it.
  • Now instead of selecting the option that says “Theme”, go to the one that says “Wallpaper” instead.
  • And in just the same way you did for the theme options, you can browse all of the wallpapers there either by categories or rankings.
  • Select anyone that catches your attention, you’ll be required to download it first, and after that, you can go ahead and apply it as a wallpaper for your Infinix Note 7, Note 7 Lite or Hot smartphones.

How to change the font style and sizes on your smartphones.

Follow these steps to change the font style on your Infinix Note 7, Note 7 Lite and Hot 9 smartphones..

  • For the last time, find your way to the XTheme app from your phone’s app drawer.
  • From the options shown to you at the bottom of your phone’s screen, select the one that says “Font“.
  • I don’t know if this is just me, but mine seems not to be working. But just in case yours does, a new page should be opened where you’ll have the choice to download and apply any new font that you want to make use of on your smartphone.

Then to change the font size on your smartphone, follow these steps..

  • Go to your phone’s main settings menu page, and locate the option that says “Display“.
  • Tap or click on it to open it.
  • When in there, locate the next option that says “Font size“, tap on it to open it as well.
  • You will be given a three-step adjustment scale that can be used to adjust the font size.. #Cheers..

Infinix Note 7, Note 7 Lite and Hot 9 Gesture Tips and Tricks

How to enable, disable, and customize android 10 gesture navigation on the Infinix Note 7, Note 7 Lite and Hot 9 smartphones.

Another new feature that a lot of people have actually been longing for, and one that so many are gonna get acquainted to in no time, is the new android 10 gesture navigation.

So what does it do, or how does it work? Simple..

  1. Swipe all the way up to go to home screen.
  2. Swipe up and hold to go to the recent apps menu.
  3. Swipe inwards from both edges (left or right) to go back.
  4. And finally, swipe up from both lower sides of the screen to activate Google assistant.

Now how do we get to activate this on our Infinix smartphones? Simple..

  • Go to your phone’s main setting menu, and locate the option that says “System navigation“, then tap on it to open it.
  • You’ll be given two navigation options to choose from, the first one is the said “Gesture navigation” system, while the second is the good old “Three-button navigation“.
  • Select the one that suits you the most, in this case, the gesture navigation and that is all. You can now start swiping in and out of different screens on your Infinix s5 Pro smartphone.. #Cheers.

How to enable screen-off music gestures (let’s you control music playback without turning on your phone’s screen).

Though not new, first appeared on the Infinix Zero 2 smartphone some 5 – 6yrs ago, it then disappeared, and later made its second appearance on the Infinix XOS 5 Cheetah UI which was based on Android 9 Pie last year.

So what does it do? Simple..

It simply lets you control music playback on your smartphone, without you having to turn on the display. And how do you do that? Once again, simple..

While the screen is off and there’s a song currently playing,

  • Swipe right to go to the next track.
  • Swipe left to go to the previous track.
  • Swipe up to pause the music playback.
  • And then an upward swipe will resume the music playback.

Now having known all these things, I’m guessing the next question on your mind right now will be like; how do i get this feature activated or enabled on my Infinix Note 7, Note 7 or Hot 9 smartphone right?

Well, say no more. To get the off-screen music gesture activated on your phone, follow these steps.

  • Go to your phone’s main setting menu and locate the option that says “Action and gesture“, tap on it to open it.
  • When in there, you should see a list of options with toggle buttons in front of them.
  • Locate the one that says “Music gesture” and tap on its toggle button to get it activated, and that is all..

Infinix S5 Pro Tips and Tricks – How to enable “Lift phone to wake screen” gesture.

Just as the screen-off music gesture that we just finished discussing a few moments ago, the lift-to-wake is also not new, but it is one that a lot of people will probably neglect, simply because they don’t really dig deep into their phone settings.

So what does it do? Simple..

When activated, it simply wakes your phone screen, the moment you pick it up from a surface, or lift it to your face, without you having to first press the power button, or make use of the tap to wake gesture. A handy feature for those who wants to make use of their phones on the go.

So how do we get it activated? Simple as well, same way we activated the music gesture.

  • Go to the your phone’s main settings menu and locate the same “Action and gesture” option that we went to the last time.
  • Now this time around, locate the option that says “Smart screen lighting” and tap on toggle button in front of it to get it activated.
  • And that is all, the next time your phone is lying on a surface and you pick it up, or try lifting it up to your face with the screen off, the screen will immediately light up.. #Cheers..

How to answer and reject incoming calls with gestures on your Infinix Note 7, Note 7 Lite and Hot 9 smartphones.

This feature was first seen on the Infinix S5 phone from last year, and what does it do? Simple..

When activated, it simply lets you answer or reject incoming calls, by just making special gestures with your fingers.

  1. You can make a “V” in form of a peace sign with your fingers to answer a call.
  2. Or make a “Stop” gesture with your hand to reject a call.

And how do we get this gesture feature activated on our Infinix Note 7, Note 7 and Hot 9 smartphones? Simple..

  • Follow the same steps from the two last tutorials above to get to “Action and gesture” settings option.
  • Now locate the option that says “Answer with a gesture“, and tap the toggle button in front of it to get it activated, and that is all.
  • When next you have an incoming call on your smartphone, you can simply make use of any of the two hand gestures to either answer or reject same call. #Cheers..

How to access and make use of Infinix XOS launcher large gesture library.

Now just as it is with other smartphone OEMs out there, Infinix has jampacked its XOS launcher with quite a handful of navigational gestures, to make things a lot easier for people, especially for those with small hands.

Gestures such as “swipe down” from the home screen to pull down your notifications tray, instead of struggling to get your hands all the way to the top of your phone’s screen, especially on devices wielding up to 6.5 Inches display and above.

Other ones include, “swipe up” to reveal your app drawer, “pinch in” with two fingers to reveal your “app hide” folder, etc. And mind you, aside from the preset options or actions that comes with these gestures, you can set them to do a different thing entirely.

So how do we access this large gesture library of our XOS launcher on our Infinix smartphones? Simple, just follow the steps below.

  • First of all, you should make sure that you’re currently making use of XOS launcher on your Infinix smartphone, as the gestures doesn’t work on third-party launchers. So if you’re making use of a third-party launcher, you should switch back to Infinix XOS right now.
  • Now having made sure of that, go the home-screen on your Infinix XOS launcher and long-press on any empty space on the home-screen.
  • If you’re running on the latest version of XOS launcher, you should see some options that will appear on the screen, from there select the one that says “Gesture settings“.
  • But if you’re running on the pre-installed version of XOS launcher that came with your phone, you should see some options, and from there, select the one that says “Menu“, and then go to “Gesture settings“.
  • From there, you should see all the gesture navigation that are currently available on the Infinix XOS platform, you can set what each gesture does, and that should be it.. #Cheers..

Infinix Note 7, Note 7 Lite and Hot 9 Basic and Advanced Tips and Tricks

How to hide apps on the Infinix Note 7, Note 7 Lite & Hot 9 smartphones

When it comes to hiding apps on Infinix smartphones, well, personally I’d say that it’s not anything new, but I’m pretty sure that it still falls under one of those many features on our smartphones, that a lot of people probably do not make use of.

So how do we get to hide apps on our Infinix Note 7, Note 7 Lite and Hot 9 smartphones?

Simple.. all you have to do is;

  • As usual, make sure that your phone is currently running on Infinix default XOS launcher.
  • Long press on your home screen, and from the options shown to you, select the one that says “Hide app“.
  • If you’re running on an older version of XOS launcher, when you long press on your home screen, first of all, select the option that says “Menu“, then from there, find your way to the next option that says “Hide app“.
  • While in the hide app folder or menu rather, you should see a cross (+) icon, click on it and a new page will be opened to you, from whence you can select what apps that you wish to be hidden from your phone’s app drawer.
  • After selecting as much apps as you’d want, just press the back button on your phone, and that is all.. As from that moment onwards, the apps which you selected will cease to be visible from your phone’s app drawer.

Pro Tip: You can as well set a security pass to the hide apps folder, so it will require one to enter a password or pattern, before the folder could be opened.

To do that;

  • Go back to the “Hide app” folder, and select the settings icon at the top right hand side of your phone’s screen.
  • You should see an option which allows you to lock the hide app folder, either using a password, or pattern.

Read AlsoTwo new ways of hiding apps on new Infinix smartphones running XOS 5 Cheetah and above.

How to setup and make use of XHide on the Infinix Note 7, 7 Lite and Hot 9.

Xhide isn’t something that should sound strange to anyone, especially if you’ve been a long time user of Infinix smartphones. So i wouldn’t be going into details on this one.

But for those who still cares to read more, you can learn everything you need to know about Xhide from the link below.

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Infinix Xhide – everything you need to know about the most secured app on an Infinix smartphone.

And to learn how to setup Xhide on the aforementioned Infinix smartphones, follow the next link below, and navigate to the part that talks about setting up Xhide on an Infinix smartphone.

Read AlsoHow to setup and enable Xhide, by making use of the new Phone Master app that comes with new Infinix phones running XOS 5 Cheetah and above UI.

How to lock your apps on the Infinix Note 7, 7 Lite and Hot 9.

Locking apps on our smartphones isn’t something new as well, and i wouldn’t be going to details on this one too.

But just so you know, on the Infinix Note 7, 7 Lite and Hot 9 smartphones, you can lock your apps by making use of any one of the following options;

  • Password.
  • Pattern.
  • Fingerprint.
  • Face unlock.

And to learn how to do that, you should follow this link where we talked about the Infinix phone master app, and find your way to the part of the article that talked about locking of apps on any Infinix smartphone.. #Cheers.

How to activate and make use of Smart Panel.

To activate smart panel on your Infinix smartphone, follow these steps below.

  • Go to your phone’s main setting menu, locate and select the option that says “Smart Panel“.
  • When selected, you should see a toggle button that when pressed, enables the Smart Panel feature.
  • When the feature has been enabled, a pill shaped button will be added at either the right or left edge of your phone’s display, similar to that of Samsung’s Edge panel.
  • You can drag the button to the center of your phone’s display to open Smart Panel, and from there, you get to choose what apps and features that should be included in it, or you can leave the default apps and features the same way they have been configured for you.
  • You can also choose to change the location of the button to whether the left or right edge of your display, or shift it upwards or downwards, depending on how far your hand can stretch across your display.
  • So set up everything to your preference, and you’re good to go… #Cheers…

Now for those who are making use of an Infinix smartphone for the first time, you might be wondering, what do i use the smart panel for, or what is the smart panel used for..

Well to answer that, like i always used to say, the smart panel is Infinix own take on Samsung’s Edge panel, and it works in a similar way.

It let’s you launch apps or perform actions, without leaving the current app or screen that you’re currently in.

As an example, let’s say you’re making use of the facebook app, and you quickly want to have a look at what’s going on in twitter, all you have to do is open smart panel, locate the twitter app, tap on it, and boom, you’re in twitter in just 2 secs without having to go all the way to your phone’s home screen, then going back to your app drawer before locating twitter..

Now you get the gist right?

How to make use of and harness the power of Infinix app freezer.

The usefulness of Infinix app freezer on Infinix smartphones can never be overemphasized. It helps you save battery juice, frees up RAM space, and makes your phone run a little faster.

For those who don’t know what this feature is and how it works, you can refer to the link below, where we broke down and discussed in details, everything that one needs to know about the Infinix app freezer.

Read AlsoInfinix app freezer explained in ABC, for first-time users of Infinix smartphones.

So how do we setup app freezer feature on our Infinix Note 7, Note 7 Lite and Hot 9 smartphones?

Simple..

  • First of all, you need to confirm that the app freezer app icon can be found on your XOS Launcher home screen. All you have to do is..
    • Long press on any empty space on your home screen, and from the options that will be shown to you, go to the one that says “Launcher Settings“ or “Menu” on older versions of XOS launcher
    • From XOS Launcher main menu settings page, scroll all the way down until you see an option that says “Other settings“.
    • Tap on it, and you’ll be taken to a new page where you’ll see a list of options with toggle buttons in front of them.
    • Locate the one that says “Freezer“, and if the toggle button isn’t turned on by default, you should turn it on right now, and then go back to your phone’s home screen, and you should see that the “freezer” app icon has been added to it. #Cheers.
  • Now to freeze apps, all you have to do is..
    • Tap on the freezer app icon.
    • There is a “+” button that when pressed, should take you to a new page where you can select all the apps you wish to freeze.
    • So select as many as you will like, press the okay button, and you’re all good.

How to set different actions for the Fingerprint reader.

Aside from unlocking your smartphone, the fingerprint reader on the Note 7, Note 7 Lite, Hot 9 and all other Infinix phones as a whole, can do a lot more things, such as taking photos, browsing through your pictures gallery, picking and recording calls, etc.

Infinix Note 7, Note 7 Lite and Hot 9 tips and tricks

So how do we set the fingerprint reader on our smartphones to perform these actions?

Simple..

  • As usual, go to your phone’s main settings menu and select the option that says “Security“.
  • From there, locate and select the option that says “Fingerprint“.
  • On the new page, you’ll be given different options with toggle buttons that represents different actions that can be performed with the fingerprint reader.
  • Enable or disable each option as it suits you, and that is all… #Cheers.

Infinix Note 7, Note 7 Lite and Hot 9 Tips and Tricks – How to increase the fingerprint reader’s speed and accuracy.

If for any reason you feel that the fingerprint reader on your Infinix Note 7, 7 Lite or Hot 9 smartphones is beginning to feel slow and sometimes unresponsive, here’s what you should do.

Register the same finger twice. You can delete the one you already registered before now, then register it again, but this time, do it two times.

And when registering a finger the second time, make sure to focus on the edges and corners of the said finger. With that, your phone will be able to correctly recognize and capture whatever part of your finger that touches the fingerprint sensor, and unlocks in the blink of an eye.. #Cheers.

How to disable UI animations to make your phone feel a lot faster.

Just as it was with the fingerprint reader, if for any reason you feel that your phone is beginning to feel a lot slower than when you got it, here’s a simple trick that might come in handy.

Disable UI animations. When you do this, those slow fade in and out effects you see when you switch from one page to another, will no longer be there, but I’ll say that’s just a small sacrifice you’ll have to make for a little drop of speed.

Infinix Note 7 and Hot 9 tips and tricks

So to do that, here’s what you need to do.

  • Find your way to your phone’s main settings menu, and locate the option that says “Accessibility“, tap on it to open it.
  • When in there, locate the option that says “Remove animations“, and tap on the toggle button to activate it.
  • When done, try switching between pages on your smartphone to see if there is any difference in speed, and that is all.. #Cheers.

How to display network speed on the status bar of your smartphone.

To display your data network speed on the status bar on your Infinix Note 7, Note 7 Lite and Hot 9 smartphones, here’s what you should do.

  • Go to your phone’s main settings menu and locate the option that says “Network and internet“, and tap on it to open it.
  • When in there, locate the option that says “Status bar network speed display“, and tap on the button in front of it to activate it.
  • If you did that correctly, the next time you turn on data network connection on your smartphone to browse the internet, you should your network speed at the top of your phone, in real time.

How to disable or display battery’s current percentage on the status bar.

Just the same way we did for data network speed, to show your current battery percentage on your phone’s status bar, here’s what you should do.

  • Go to your phone’s main settings menu, and go to the option that says “Battery lab“, tap on it to open it.
  • When in there, you should see a second option that says “Battery percentage” with a toggle button in front of it.
  • Tap on the toggle button to turn it on, and your phone’s current battery percentage should immediately appear at the top of your phone.

How to enable and disable “battery charge” tone and vibrations.

To either enable or disable the battery charging tone and vibrations on your Infinix Note 7, 7 Lite and Hot 9 smartphones, you know, that tiny sound that the phone makes you plug and unplug the charger from it, here’s what you should do.

  • Go to your phone’s main settings menu, and locate the option that is labelled as “Sound“, tap on it to open it.
  • When in there, locate the next option that says “Charging sounds and vibrations“, tap on the toggle button to activate it, and that is all.

How to enable and disable “battery charging completion” tone.

Just as we did with charging tones and vibrations, you can also set your phone to let you know when charging has been completed, using a tone as well.

And how do we do this? Simple..

  • Once again, find your way to your phone’s main settings menu and go to “Battery lab“.
  • While in there, you should see an option that is labelled as “Charging completion tone” with a toggle in front of it.
  • Tap on the toggle button to activate, and when next you plug your phone to a power source to charge, when the battery is fully charged, your phone will prompt you with a tone.

How to enable and set different screen recording options (Silent or voiced) on the Infinix Note 7, 7 Lite and Hot 9 smartphones.

One other thing that you can do on your smartphone, is choose if you want to record activities going on in your phone’s display, either with your voice playing in the background, or silenced.

The screen recording feature comes in two forms, “Silent screen recording” and “Voiced screen recording“.

Infinix Note 7, Note 7 Lite and Hot 9 tips and tricks

What this means is that, if you chose the former, while recording your phone’s screen, the microphone will be turned off and you wouldn’t be able to record your own voice into the video.

But if you chose the later, you can include your voice and every other sound from the environment into the screen recording.

So how to do we choose between these two options when recording things such as gameplay on our Infinix Note 7, 7 Lite and Hot 9 smartphones?

Simple.

  • Before you begin taking video records on your phone’s screen, first of all, pull down your notifications tray to reveal the quick setting toggles.
  • Locate the one that says “Screen recording” and long-press on it to reveal the said options.
  • Select the one which suits you best, and that is all. You can now go ahead and start recording your phone’s screen, depending on what option that you chose.. #Cheers.

Infinix Note 7, Note 7 Lite and Hot 9 Tips and Tricks – How to enable and disable “Eye care” feature.

Eye care shouldn’t sound strange to anyone who has been using Infinix smartphones before now, cause it has been here since the days of Infinix 4.0 Honeybee UI.

Infinix Note 7, Note 7 Lite and Hot 9 tips and tricks

But for those who are making use of an Infinix phone for the very first time, Eye care is simply a name given to the Blue light filter feature on all Infinix and Tecno phones.

So how do we get it activated? Simple..

  • You can simply pull down the notifications drawer on your phone to reveal the quick setting toggles.
  • Locate the one that says “Eye care” and tap on it to activate it.
  • But to access additional settings for the Eye care feature, you can long-press on it and it will take you to the Eye care settings page where you can customise things such as its intensity, and even schedule it to turn and off automatically.

How to take screenshots and scroll-shots on the Infinix Note 7, 7 Lite and Hot 9 smartphones.

Taking screenshots on android smartphones is no longer, even considered as an essential feature when purchasing a new smartphone.

But just so you know, like all other Infinix smartphones out there, you can take screenshots, as well as scroll shots on the Infinix Note 7, Note 7 Lite and Hot 9 smartphones.

For those who don’t know, scroll shots means taking a single screenshot of a very long page on your smartphone. For example, taking a single screenshot of an entire web page at once.

You can read more about taking screenshots and scroll shots on your Infinix smartphone by following the link below.

Read AlsoHow to take screenshots and scroll shots on any Infinix smartphone.

So how do we do this? Simple..

  • To take scroll shots, first of all we have to take a screenshot from the beginning of the page where we want to take the scroll shot from.
    • To take a screenshot, simply pull down your notifications tray to reveal the quick setting toggles, locate the one that says “Screenshot“, tap on it, and your screen should be captured.
  • After you’ve taken a screenshot, some options will be presented to you at the bottom of your phone’s screen, from there. select the one that says “Scroll shot“.
  • You will be asked to keep scrolling to the bottom of whatever page you’re capturing until you’ve captured to the length of the page that you want, and you press ok.

How to pin apps on your Infinix Note 7, Note 7 Lite and Hot 9 smartphones.

Pinning apps on android phones is simply one handy feature that a lot of people do probably ignore up till this day, simply because they don’t know what it does.

So what does it do? Simple..

When you pin apps on your smartphone, it simply means you can hand that phone to anyone, and they wouldn’t be able to leave that particular app with which you gave them the phone with.

So let’s say you want to quickly hand your phone to someone to see a few pictures, you can pin either the photos or gallery app, so the person wouldn’t be able to leave that app and do some other unauthorised things on your smartphone.

So having known about that, how then do we pin apps on our Infinix Note 7, Note 7 Lite and Hot 9 smartphones? Simple..

  • First of all, you need to activate the app pinning feature separately, by going to your phone’s main settings menu and going to “Security” options.
  • Scroll or swipe all the way down, until you see the option that says “Screen pinning“, tap on it to activate it.
  • You will be asked if you want to make use of PIN, Pattern, or Password before unpinning. Select the one which suits you best.
  • After activating it, to pin apps on your phone, all you have to do is;
    • Open the said app that you wish to pin.
    • Press your recent apps button to go your recent apps menu.
    • Tap the app icon at the top of the app preview, locate the “Pin app” option and tap on it.
    • To unpin an app, simply press your recent apps button and back button simultaneously, and you’d be asked to input either your PIN, pattern or password, depending on what option that you chose from the beginning.

How to access and make use of Google Lens on the Infinix Note 7, Note 7 Lite and Hot 9 smartphones.

For those who don’t know, Google lens is a camera app that does more than just any camera app out there. It can translate texts from photos in real time, copy same texts, scan QR codes, identify objects such as plants, animals, products, and so on and so forth.

To learn more about the Google Lens app, you should follow the link below.

Read AlsoEverything you need to know about the Google Lens app and how to activate it on any Infinix smartphone.

So how do we make use of the Google Lens app on our Infinix Note 7, Note 7 Lite and Hot 9 smartphones?

Simple..

  • Open the camera app on your smartphone, and beside the shutter button, you should see the Google Lens icon.
  • Tap on it to switch to the Lens mode, and from that moment onwards, you can use your Infinix Note 7, 7 Lite and Hot 9 smartphones to perform any of the aforementioned tasks above.

You can also use the Google Lens app on pictures that were already taken and saved before now on your phone. And how do you do that?

Simple..

  • Go to your phone’s app drawer and locate your “Photos” app. Tap on it to open it.
  • While in there, locate the image that you want to get information from.
  • When found, tap on it to view it.
  • At the bottom of your phone’s screen, you should see the Google Lens icon from the options that will be shown to you.
  • Tap on the icon, and from there, you can get any information that you want from the said image.. #Cheers.

How to switch data sim cards without digging into your phone’s settings.

This feature was first introduced to Infinix phones with the launch of Infinix XOS 5.0 Cheetah, so i don’t think it should look any new to folks who have used any of the recent Infinix phones from last year, running on the said Cheetah UI.

So what is it? Simple..

It simply let’s you switch back and forth data connection from one sim card to another, without going into your phone’s settings menu. And how do we do that? Simple once again..

  • Pull down your phone’s notifications tray to reveal the quick setting toggle buttons.
  • From there, locate the one that says “Switch data Sim card“.
  • If it was originally set to Sim 1, when you tap on it, it will switch to the second sim, and when you tap it the second time, it will go back to its original state.. Simple.

How to enable and disable Bike mode.

For those who don’t know, Bike mode is more like a rebranded “Do not disturb” mode, but instead of just rejecting incoming calls and SMS on your phone when activated, it will leave a pre-customised message to the caller.

So how do we get it activated? Simple..

  • Once again, pull down your phone’s notification tray to reveal your quick setting toggles.
  • Locate the option that says “Bike mode“, tap on it to activate it, and you’re good to go.

Infinix Note 7, Note 7 Lite and Hot 9 Tips and Tricks – How to enable WhatsApp mode.

WhatsApp mode is a nifty feature that comes in handy for those who are always looking for ways to manage internet data bundles on their smartphones.

So what does it do? Simple..

When activated, only WhatsApp will be able to use data on your smartphone, all other apps will be restricted. So how do we get it activated? Simple as well.

  • Simply go back to your phones quick setting toggles by pulling down your notifications tray.
  • Just as we did while trying to activate Bike mode, locate the icon that says “WhatsApp mode“, tap on it to get it activated, and that is all.

How to enable Focus mode on the Infinix Note 7, 7 Lite and Hot 9 smartphones.

Focus mode, once again is a feature that will come in very handy for those who are looking to manage both internet data bundles and hardware resources such as RAM space on their smartphones.

So what does it do? Simple..

When activated, it let’s you choose only the apps which you currently want to make use of at the moment, and then it deactivates the rests. Sounds cool right?

Infinix Note 7, Note 7 Lite and Hot 9 tips and tricks

So let’s say you’re trying to manage data on your phone, and at the same time don’t want disturbances from notifications popping up from other apps, or you might even be trying to save some extra battery juice.

All you have to do is; turn on focus mode on your smartphone, select the apps you wish to make use of at the moment, press ok, and the rest of your apps will be put to sleep.

And how do we turn on this feature on our Note 7, 7 Lite and Hot 9 smartphones? Simple..

  • Pull down your phone’s notification tray to reveal the quick setting toggle buttons.
  • Locate the one that says “Focus mode“, and tap on it to get it activated.
  • You’ll be asked to select the app or apps which you currently want to make use of, and the rest apps on your smartphone will be immediately put to sleep.
  • Deactivated can still be seen on your phone’s app drawer, but will have a greyish tint to them.

How to make use of One-handed mode on the Infinix Note 7, 7 Lite and Hot 9.

Due to the fact that our smartphones screens are growing taller by the day, smartphone manufacturers have devised a means to make these phones still comfortable to use, especially for those with small hands, and it is called the “One-handed mode“, at least on Infinix smartphones.

And what does it do? Simple..

When activated, it simply shrinks the content shown on your phone’s display into a much smaller size, and moves them to either the left or right side of your phone’s display.

To get this feature activated on your Infinix smartphones, here’s what you should do.

  • For the last time, pull down your phone’s notification tray to reveal the quick setting toggles.
  • Locate the option that says “One hand“, tap on it and immediately, your phone’s screen will be shrinked and moved to either side of the display.

Alright guys, so that’s all about the basic and advanced tips and tricks for our Infinix Note 7, Note 7 Lite and Hot 9 smartphones.

Don’t forget to give us a thumbs up by sharing this post if you enjoyed reading it, and as always, I’ll see you all tomorrow, #Peace Out.


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