HTC U11: our top tips and tricks

HTC U11: our top tips and tricks

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The HTC U11 has a simple UI, similar to stock Android. However, there are still some not-so-obvious features and settings that you should know about. Use these links to jump to a section:
HTC U11 display tips
Remove BlinkFeed from the home screen
HTC BlinkFeed is the screen that appears by default by sliding to the right of the home screen. It displays news headlines and information for some applications. It’s the HTC version of Google Now cards.
It can be easily deactivated. Press and hold on a blank space on the home screen, tap ‘Edit Page’ and press the HTC BlinkFeed screen and choose ‘Remove’.
If you want to activate it again, pinch the home screen with two fingers, as if you were zooming. That will activate the editing mode for adding widgets and panels. Tapping on the last panel on the left will reactivate it; you’ll see a “+” symbol and the word BLINKFEED.
BlinkFeed, you either love it or hate it. / © AndroidPIT
Screen gestures
You can configure screen gestures by going to Settings > Display > Motion Launch gestures to carry out five actions:
Double tap the screen to wake up the device or put it to sleep
Swipe up on a turned off screen to wake up the device
Swipe left on a turned off screen to go to the home screen
Swipe right on a turned off screen to go to HTC BlinkFeed
Double swipe down on a turned off screen to open the camera
Night mode
Night mode can be activated and deactivated through shortcuts by swiping the status bar downwards. If you hold the shortcut button, it will take you directly to settings. In addition, you can access the night mode settings through Settings > Display > Night

Article originally published at: Droid Life