5 Handy Tips for New Nexus 6P Owners

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  1. dgstorm

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    We are big fans of the new Google Nexus 6P smartphone here at DroidForums. The new Huawei-made device has impressed us in so many ways, it's hard not to be enamored by it. We know that many of you have already pre-ordered the device. We thought it would be useful to compile a few handy tips for you to help maximize your experience when you first get the device.

    Obviously these are not exhaustive, and there will likely be a ton more that you will figure out yourself once you get it. In the mean-time, though, these tricks should help get you started. Enjoy!

    First and foremost, be sure to head over to our dedicated Nexus 6P section for further discussion, advice and input regarding your new Google smartphone. Here's a link: Nexus 6P by Huawei | Android Forum at DroidForums.net

    Second, when you get your Nexus 6P, remember that it's important to use the power adapter that came with the device most of the time. Because the adaptor is a (5V/3A) device, it is the only way you can use the QuickCharge 2.0 feature built-into the phone. You can use other charging adapters, but it will simply take much longer to charge. Of course, to use different adapters you will need to pull out the included 6-inch Type-C to Type A cable.

    Third, don't forget to secure your new Nexus 6P with fingerprints, pattern, PIN, or password. We recommend the fingerprint option as the word on the street is that the fingerprint recognition sensor and software in the Nexus 6P are fast and reliable. Handily, you can even use the fingerprint sensor to make purchases on the Google Play store, which is our fourth recommended tip.

    Fourth, as we mentioned in the last tip, you can use your fingerprint sensor to make purchases on the Google Play Store for an extra layer of security. Here's a quick rundown on how to set that up:
    • Open the Google Play app.
    • Select Settings in the navigation drawer
    • Find and check the Fingerprint authentication box
    • The first time you use it on the Play Store it will still ask for a password, but after that it will be smooth sailing.
    Fifth, don't forget to enable the System UI tuner to add battery percentage. Google's "experimental" UI tweaker has a handy feature that isn't enabled by default. We are scratching our heads as to why, but it's super easy to setup. Here's how,
    • Pull down the notification tray twice
    • Long press the Settings gear icon for around 5+ seconds
    • After that, let go and pull the shade back up - you will see a new prompt that says, “Congrats! System UI Tuner has been added to Settings.”
    • Now you can scroll down to the bottom of the Settings app to find a new setting called System UI Tuner
    • Afterwards, Google will issue a warning that the features are "experimental," but you simply select “Got it” and “Show embedded battery percentage," and you are finished.
    These are just a few of the first things you should consider doing with your slick new Google flagship Nexus 6P. Feel free to add any other tips and tricks to this, or our Nexus 6P dedicated, thread.
     
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    built in system ui tuner... hmm... no need for xposed anymore it looks like.

    I can't wait to get my first GI bill check... I'm grabbing the 64gb version at least.
     
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    They won't quick charge. But they will still charge at normal rates.
     
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    You guys need to work on your quote game.

    Also, everything I've seen or read says the new nexus phones do not support the Qualcomm standard.
     
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    I was quoting him and I couldn't find the missing [ quote] on my tablet
     
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    I've read the same. Someone did a bunch of tests and rapid charging only showed with a couple bricks and cords.
     
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    I haven't seen any check with the one's I pointed out from Amazon.
    They are 5v, 18W chargers. So they can source about 3.5A.
    I'll report back when my phone gets here because those are the chargers I own.
     
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    The one you linked only goes to 2A. Need 3A for rapid charging. We can't say quick charge because this doesn't support Qualcomm QC.
     
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    Actually I was wrong. It's 18W at 12V and 10W at 5V.
    These are QC 2.0 Certified - Aukey PA-U28 Turbo USB Universal Wall Charger Adapter with Qualcomm Quick Charge 2.0 Technology

    From the Qualcomm website and their QC Device list. This charger is certified.
    Since the 5X and 6P do not specifically say QC2.0 you are probably correct that these devices don't work.
    The Nexus 6 is QC2.0 certified.

    Interesting though from iFixit look in Step 10:
    Qualcomm SMB1358 Quick Charge 2.0 IC -> Nexus 5X Teardown

    The 5X does have the IC.
     
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    http://www.amazon.com/iXCC®-SMART-C...=1445645025&sr=8-2&keywords=3 amp 18w charger

    here's the problem, these chargers don't output 3amps to a single port which is what this device requires for charging. I have a charger in my car that's 5 amp split between three ports, port a is 2amp port 2 is 1 amp port 3 is 1 amp.

    these cannot be jammed together to equal 5 amps. the total output may be equivalent, however the single ports themselves cannot output enough power to quick charge this device.

    I'm not entirely sure what idiot engineer thought, "HEY there's already the quick charge qualcomm stuff and it's ALL OVER THE INTERNET!!! but let's design out own."

    you'll need to find a true 3amp single port charger for it to be compatible, I'm sure they'll come soon AND be backwards compatible to the qualcomm standard.
     
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    might be a software driver issue or something then. interesting that it's included but not activated, unless they changed the drivers to run differently than the stock qc 2.0

    it'll be interesting to see if the 6p includes this IC
     
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