Thursday, July 06, 2017

Tecno L9 Plus Tips and Tricks

Tecno L9 Plus tips and tricks

The Tecno L9 Plus is a 6-inch Android device running Android 7.0 Nougat. Here are a few nifty tips and tricks to get you started.

This tips and tricks works with other Tecno phones with HiOS. So if you have a Tecno phone, some of the tips and tricks should work for you.

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Using gestures is a convenient way to control your smartphone. The Tecno L9 Plus has some gestures that are baked into the OS.

These Gestures are managed and controlled by an app called Micro intelligence.

Here are some tips in using gestures to control your smartphone.

Taking Screenshots with 3 fingers

The popular way to take a screenshot on an Android phone is to press the power and volume down keys at the same time.

There is a faster way to take screenshots on this device.

You can easily take screenshots by placing three of your fingers at the top of the screen and swiping them downwards.

To activate this feature launch the “micro intelligence” app, and then enable “Take Screenshots with 3 fingers.”

Double Tap to Wake Screen

Another useful gesture is the double tap gesture.

You can ignore your power button when you want to wake or put your display to sleep.

If the screen is off, you can double tap the screen to wake it up. While the screen is on, double tapping will put it to sleep.

Launching Apps With Gestures

You can launch apps straight from the sleeping screen by drawing a set of Alphabet gestures.

You have the option of drawing any of these 8 letters: c, m, w, v, z, o, e, and s.

Unfortunately these are the only letters available.

To assign apps to these letters, we have to enable “Quick start” on the “Micro Intelligence” app.

You then assign any app for each letter.

The next time your display is off, launch an app by drawing it's assigned alphabet on the sleeping screen to launch the app.

For example, I have assigned letter c for camera, therefore drawing letters C on the sleeping screen will take me straight to the camera app.

Controlling Boom Player with Gestures

This gesture works for Tecno Boom player only. It did not work for 3rd party music player.

In order for you to control the music player while the screen is off, go to the “Micro Intelligence” app and then enable “Music Gesture”

When listening to music or audio with the display off, you can control music playback without waking the screen.

For example sliding your finger from the left to the right of the screen will take you to the next music on the playlist.

Sliding your finger from the right to the left will take you to the previous music on the playlist.

Sliding your finger upwards will pause the music and sliding your fingers downwards will resume music playback.

Mute or Silence incoming calls

There are two ways you can silence an incoming call.
  1. Flip the Tecno L9 Plus over. This will silence your ringtone
  2. Cover the screen of your phone with your Palm. This will silence your incoming call.
You can enable these in the “Micro Intelligence” app.

The T-point App

There is a floating grey circle on the Tecno L9 Plus. This circle can be enabled or disabled on the T-point app, it has 3 functions.

  1. You can use it as on screen navigation button. If your fingers can't reach the navigation button on the bottom bezels of this device, the floating circle will come in handy.
  2. You can use it to take screenshots. This feature is one of my favourite. I use it to take screenshot whenever I like.
  3. It can also be used to launch apps quickly. You can assign five different apps to the floating circle app. To launch an app from the floating circle, tap on the floating circles then tap on the icon with four squares, then tap on the app you want to launch.

You can't Enable System UI Tuner

System UI tuner,
To enable system UI tuner. You have to pull down your notification shade and long-press on the Settings gear icon for up to 5 seconds. Once you let go, you should see a pop-up with the message “Congrats! System UI Tuner has been added to Settings.” At least this is how you activate it on other phones.

The system UI tuner does not work for the Tecno L9 Plus, so you have to download the app called System UI tuner. This will allow you show your battery percentage and tweak your phone to your liking.


Multi window doesn't work for most 3rd party apps. However, it works with Google Apps. Here is how to make multi window work for all apps:

Enable developer options by going into the Settings tap on About and tap on build number 7 times. You should see the pop up “You are now a developer”.

Then tap the back button and go to “Developer options” and enable it. Scroll all the way down and enable “Force activities to be resizeable”.
This will enable split screen for all or most apps on the Tecno L9 Plus.

Hi Manager

Hi Manager is a utility that's similar to Clean Master. It can help you clean up WhatsApp (images, videos, audio backups, and received files.)

It helps you clean your cache, manages your data and optimizes your system's RAM.

One of the most interesting features in this optimization center is the “Data Traffic Management”, which monitors your data usage on 3G and WiFi. This feature lets you specify the apps that do and don't have access to your data connection.

The trick to maximizing this function is to prevent  apps with too many ads from accessing the Internet. Especially if the app doesn't require Internet to work.

You can also block spam calls and spam SMS with the Hi Manager. To block them add the spam phone number to the blacklist.

You can prevent unauthorised apps from starting at system boot with the “Auto-start management”.

Blocking unnecessary apps from starting at system boot will save your RAM and make your battery last longer.

Deny all apps except for frequently used apps from auto starting.

App management within the Hi Manager allows you to block notifications from any app while App freeze allows you to freeze a non system app.

Freezing an app will make it stop working. The app will not be able to make use of your smartphone resources like CPU and RAM.

Unfreezing the app will make it functional again.

Tecno L9 Plus FAQ 

Q.  What are some Tecno L9 Plus hidden features.
A.  This tips and tricks are some of the hidden features on the Tecno L9 Plus

Q.  How can I set Alarm on my Tecno L9 Plus
A.  To set an alarm tap on the clock on your home screen, at the top of the displayed screen you will find an alarm clock icon tap on it to set your alarm.

Q.  How can I open the backcover
A.  It has a non removable back cover

Have you tried any of these tips and tricks on your Tecno L9 Plus ? Do you have any others you want to share? Let us know in the comments below.




  1. Kemi, you've done a wonderful job writing this masterpiece. Kudos, blogger.

    1. Man may the heavens bless you.
      I've been suffering with this tpoint floating button wondering how to remove it.

      Today, I just went to the tpoint app and turned it off and boom the floating button was gone.

      I really appreciate your work

  2. How can I unblacklist numbers on my tecno L plus?


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