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April 13, 2013

Huawei Ascend W1 Tips and Tricks


It is very important if you know some tips on your device like Huawei Ascend W1.  It will help you learn more about your device to make your life much easier in using it. Improving your productivity and fulfilling what you expected on your Huawei Ascend W1.

Here are some How To's for your Huawei Ascend W1  These How To's may still not yet complete and I am finding some time to work on the others:

How to Factory Reset (Hard Reset) Huawei Ascend W1

We have our own reasons why we factory reset our device. Maybe we want to delete all the files and restore the device to its original state. It could also be the device may be malfunctioning or so slow and it needs to be reset.

Restoring the default settings or factory reset your Huawei Ascend W1 will delete all your files. It is recommended to backup your important files on your computer before attempting to reset your device.

How to Factory Reset:

  • Go to Start > Application list > Settings.
  • Then scroll to the bottom and choose About.
  • Tap on Reset your phone.
  • To confirm the reset tap Yes.

It will take a few minutes to restore the default settings, then your phone will restart.

--- Hard Reset ---

Option 1:
  • Press and hold the Camera + Volume Down + Power buttons at the same time.
  • Then release the Power button when the phone vibrates.
  • After that, release the Camera button and Volume Down when you are prompted on the Format screen option.
  • Then press Windows button twice to confirm.

Option 2:

  • Turn your phone off. 
  • Then press and hold the power key and release it when it vibrates.
  • Press and hold the Volume Down button until the exclamation mark is displayed.
  • Then input the follow sequence of keys: Volume Up > Volume Down > Power > Volume Down.

How to Extend Battery Life of Huawei Ascend W1 

Battery Life depends on how you use your device. For Huawei Ascend W1 device, if you want to save your battery to last longer hours, you may need to adjust your settings. Follow these suggestions:

• Lessen the screen brightness and the screen lock timeout.

• Turn down your device volume with the volume keys.

• Close any apps or features when you are done using it so they will not continuously running in the background.

• Turn off the network connection if you are out of range so that your device will stop searching for a network signal.

• You should use the latest version of the software update. Software updates improves some features and fixes some bugs on the previous software version.

• Turn off the camera flash.

How to Import Contacts from SIM Card on Huawei Ascend W1

Contacts is very important for everyone of us. We can't connect to our friends without a contact number. If you have a new phone, saving contacts on the phone one by one is so hassle. But if you have save your contacts on a Sim Card, then you can transfer your contacts from your SIM Card to your Huawei Ascend W1.

Follow these steps on how to import contacts from SIM Card:

1. Open the People hub. Flick left or right to go to All.

2. Drag up. On the displayed screen, tap Settings > import SIM contacts.

3. Select the contacts you wish to import and tap import.

How to Set Up Voicemail on Huawei Ascend W1

Setting up a voicemail on your phone is relevant whenever you're busy to answer all your calls or when your phone is turned off. Voicemail service enables your phone to forward unanswered calls to your voice mailbox. Here's how to set up voicemail service on Huawei Ascend W1.

1. In the Application list, tap on the Call icon.

2. Drag up. On the displayed screen, tap Settings.

3. In the Voicemail number box, enter your voicemail number.

How to Install and Uninstall Apps on Huawei Ascend W1

Huawei Ascend W1 has a pre-installed store which offers a wide selection of applications for you to download and install.

1. In the application list, tap Windows Store icon.

2. Flick left and right to switch between application categories.

3. Tap the application to view its details.

4. To install the application just tap on Install.

Uninstalling applications

Note: You can only uninstall third-party applications.

1. In the application list, tap and hold the application you want to uninstall.

2. From the option menu appear, tap Uninstall.

3. Just follow the on-screen instructions to complete the operation.


How to Add an Email Account on Huawei Ascend W1

For you to send and receive emails you need to add an email account on your phone. You can also add multiple email accounts to your phone using multiple mailboxes.

1. In the application list, tap on the Gear icon or Settings.

2. Then choose email + accounts.

3. Tap on the Plus icon to select an email account type.

4. Just follow the on-screen instructions to enter your email address, password, and required information.

5. Then tap sign in.

After you add an email account, it appears in your application list.

How to Track and Delete Files Remotely on Your Lost Huawei Ascend W1

Did you lose your phone? Or misplaced it? Worried about your files? So many questions but only one answer. Go to In this site you can track your Windows phone, delete your files, make your phone ring, and locked your phone to show a message to return it.

Find my Phone will make your life easier to find it or it can also prevent other person from using it without your consent.

How to Track your Phone / Map Location:

  • Go to
  • Point your mouse on "Explore My Phone" and click Find My Phone. 
  • Sign in with the same Microsoft account you used to sign in on your phone.
  • If you are not seeing the latest location of your phone, click Refresh.
  • You can also print the hard copy of your phone location, just click Print.
  • Click Center on Map if you lost the location of your phone.

How to make your phone ring:

  • While you are sign in on, click on Ring.
  • Just follow the instructions to make your phone ring.

How to Erase your phone:

  • While you are sign in on, click on Erase.
  • If you are sure to erase your phone, click on Yes! Erase my phone immediately check box.
  • To confirm click Erase.

How to Lock your phone and show a message:
  • While you are sign in on, click on Lock.
  • Just follow the instructions to lock your phone ring.
  • If you don't have a password then you need to create one, you will use it to unlockyour phone if you get it back.


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