Tecno Boom J8 is a great improvement over its predecessor, the new HiOS makes it even better. Here we are going to talk about creating folders in the UI, it’s fun. Let’s get started.
HiOs And The Ease Of Customization
HiOS is a touch graphical user interface developed by Tecno mobile. Compared to other custom user interfaces, it provides easier usability that improves navigational experiences for users. Customization on the HiOS is quite easy once you know your way around it.
I have spent some quality time with the HiOs on the Boom J8 and I must say the experience has been satisfying. I have been able to customize the device’s home screen to suit my needs. I will be taking us through some simple steps we need to follow to customize the home screen on the HiOs.
Take down notes for when you purchase the device. Everyone should purchase this beauty. 🙂
It’s worthy to note that HiOS is a custom skin interface based on the Android operating system and should not be misconstrued as an independent operating system because of the OS on the HiOS.
I noticed that some folders have been created on the home screen but I also discovered that same folders exist on the app list menu. Some apps are found on the app menu but not available on the same folders on the home screen. To make it uniform, click on the app drawer to locate all the folders in there. Click on each folders to reveal all apps inside, then Long press with your finger to drag the apps out of folders unto the app menu. This is done to ensure folders only exist on the home screen not on the app menu.
Here’s How To Create Folders On HiOS
If you are using the HiOS for the first time you, you might have problem creating a folder because it’s bit different from the one you are probably used to. To create folder, long press on a particular app, a pop up will show at the top of the home screen, drag the app to the folder icons and release immediately.
Alternatively, open the app menu when you click on an app, a folder and share icons will be displayed on the top of the screen just click on the folder icon to create folder. It’s that simple. You can start adding apps to the folder you have created by ticking the apps you want to group together. I like to put all my browsers in a folder named browsers for easy location. To rename a folder, click on the folder icon, then click on the text above it to rename, when you are done click done, that all
How To Add More Screens To The Home Screen
To add more screens to the home screen, long press on any part of the screen, this will take you to home screen edit with access to wallpaper, widgets, screen effect and the system setting, swipe to the left on the home screen until you see the +screen where you can add more screens to the home screen. It’s simple just like that.
After using the HIOS for few days I was able to group my related apps into the same folders. Grouping makes it easier to locate apps on the HiOS . You can aslo use google search to locate apps on the HiOS by long pressing the home button. Below is how my apps were grouped on the HiOS. It’s compact, simple and easily accessible.
There are a thousand and one ways to tweak this User interface, which is awesome. Stay tuned for our hands down review of the Tecno Boom J8. Cheers!