EMUI 9.1 comes with new options to customize your phone’s home screen but in a way make the customization process easier we brought you a good guide of all the new and old features, so you can get the most of this new user interface.
Manage Home Screen Icons
Move and delete app icons from the home screen, or rearrange them in folders so that your home screen is organized the way you like it.
Move an app icon or folder: On the home screen, touch and hold an app or folder icon until your Phone vibrates, then drag it to any position on the home screen.
Delete an app icon: On the home screen, touch and hold the icon of the app you want to uninstall until your Phone vibrates, then touch Uninstall to delete the app.
Tip: To ensure that the system runs normally, some pre-installed system apps cannot be uninstalled.
Lock the home screen layout: Open Settings, go to Home screen & wallpaper > Home screen settings, and enable Lock layout.
Create a folder: On the home screen, touch and hold an app icon until your Phone vibrates, then drag it on top of another app icon. The two icons will be placed in a new folder.
Delete a folder: Open the folder, touch, deselect all the apps, then touch OK. The folder will be deleted and all app icons in the folder will be moved to your home screen.
Rename a folder: Open the folder and touch the folder name to enter a new name.
Add or remove app icons from a folder: Open the folder and touch. Select the apps you wish to add to the folder, deselect those you wish to remove, and then touch OK.
Tip: Another way to remove an app icon from a folder is to touch and hold the icon in the folder until your Phone vibrates, then drag it to an empty space on the home screen.
Too many icons on your home screen? You can add a new page to your home screen and customize it to your liking.
Touch and hold an empty area on the home screen to enter home screen editing mode. You can do the following:
- Add a new screen page: Touch plus icon at the left or right side of the screen to add a new screen page.
- Delete an empty screen page: Touch delete icon to delete the page.
- Modify screen page order: Touch and hold the screen page you want to move, then drag it to the desired position.
- Set a default home screen page: Touch home icon in the upper part of the home screen to set the selected screen page as your default home screen page.
Tip: Screen pages with app icons or widgets on them cannot be deleted.
Tired of default wallpapers? Set a photo you like as your home screen wallpaper to personalize your home screen.
Open Settings, and then go to Home screen & wallpaper > Wallpaper You can:
Set a picture as your home screen wallpaper: Touch Gallery or select a preset wallpaper in your device, and follow the onscreen instructions to select Lock screen, Home screen or Both.
Set a photo as your wallpaper from Gallery: Have a great photo you want to set as your wallpaper? In Gallery, open the photo that you like, go to Settings > Set as > Wallpaper, and follow the onscreen instructions to set the photo as your home screen wallpaper.
Want to quickly add widgets such as screen lock, weather, notepad, clock, contacts, or calendar to your home screen? You can add, move or delete home screen widgets to tidy up your home screen and ease your user experience.
Add widgets: Touch and hold an empty area on the home screen to enter home screen editing mode. Touch Widgets, touch and hold a widget and drag it to an empty area on the home screen, or touch the widget you want.
Tips: Check that there are enough empty spaces on the home screen for the widget. If there is not enough space, add an empty screen page or free up some space on the current home screen page.
Delete widgets: Touch and hold a widget on the home screen until your Phone vibrates, and then select Remove.
Move widgets: Touch and hold a widget on the home screen until your Phone vibrates. Drag the widget to any position on the screen.
Want to store your apps in one location on your home screen to make your home screen look cleaner? You can enable app drawer on your home screen to store all your apps and free up space on your home screen.
Open Settings, go to Home screen & wallpaper > Home screen style and select Drawer. If you want to switch back to a standard home screen, select Standard.
Tip: Add an app icon from app drawer to the home screen: After you enable app drawer, touch app drawer button on the home screen to enter the app list. From the app list, touch and hold the app icon that you want to add until your Phone vibrates, and then drag it to the desired position on the home screen.
Change the font size and adjust the screen brightness on your Phone to suit your needs.
Open Settings, touch Display, and you can:
- Display full screen: Go to More display settings > Full-screen display to set apps to display in full-screen mode as required.
- Configure the notch display settings: Go to More display settings > Notch to configure the notch display settings.
- Change the image and font size: Touch Text and display size and drag the sliders to suit your needs.
- Adjust the color temperature: Go to Color mode & temperature. You can choose from the preset Default, Warm, or Cold options recommended by the system. Alternatively, touch anywhere on the circle or drag the spot to adjust the color temperature manually.
- Automatically adjust the screen resolution: Touch Screen resolution and enable Smart resolution. Your Phone will then automatically adjust the screen resolution to save power.
- Display more information on the status bar: Touch More display settings, then enable Display carrier name or Display network speed according to your preference.
- Change the screen-on time: Touch Sleep and select the desired duration.
Enable Always Display Information:
Always display information lets you check a host of information such as the date, time, battery level, and notifications without ever turning the screen on.
How to enable it: Open Settings, go to Home screen & wallpaper > Always on display, and toggle on the Always on display switch.
Set schedules for Always display information: You can set your Phone to enable Always display information during certain time periods each day. When always display information is disabled, open Settings, go to Home screen & wallpaper > Always on display. Configure the Start time and End time as needed.
How to check for updates on EMUI 12 installed Huawei phone? [Hands on]
Huawei’s most recent custom OS skin – EMUI 12 is rolling out in the global market through OTA medium. As of now, Huawei has updated most of the eligible smartphones to EMUI 12 software version, which provides a far better experience than EMUI 11 and the previous version.
In the global market, Huawei EMUI 12 vibes are widely spreading out, and users are really satisfied as well as enjoying the brand new user experience. More interestingly, the latest software is fully inspired by HarmonyOS operating system.
After installation of EMUI 12 on your Huawei phone, do you know how to check for the latest updates? Well, there are two ways to check for updates, which are mentioned below:
- Through Settings
- Through My Huawei app
To be mentioned, below you can check the how-to check for updates steps along with the important notes. For better understanding, we have recorded a live video that shows the check for updates process on EMUI 12 installed phone.
Here is the live video of check for updates on Huawei EMUI 12 smartphone:
Steps to check for updates:
Open the settings menu on your Huawei EMUI 12 phone and tap on system & updates. Now, tap on software update followed by CHECK FOR UPDATES. Afterward, the phone starts connecting to the server and gets the latest update for you. Hit download and install.
Through My Huawei app:
Go to the My Huawei app on your phone and visit the support section. From here, you will see an update icon, tap on it. It will redirect you to the update page, now tap on the CHECK FOR UPDATES option followed by download and install.
- Make sure that your net connection won’t be lost while checking for updates.
- My Huawei app must be on the latest version.
- Keep checking the update section to get an update ASAP.
How to update Huawei smartphone via My Huawei app [Video]
Software update rollout is a kind of maintenance of any smart device as well as an essential part. It can boost the overall performance of the system and enrich the user experience.
The software update includes new features, security patches, system patches, system improvements, and optimizations. So, the installation of the latest software update is mandatory for any smart device for improved security and better performance.
So, do you have Huawei smartphones? If yes, do know how to update your phone using the My Huawei app? Well, we have found that most of the Huawei smartphone users update their respective devices through the Settings menu or directly from the OTA notification.
One thing worth mentioning, Huawei smartphone owners can also get the latest software update through My Huawei by just following the simple steps, which are mentioned below in the article.
For better understanding, we have also recorded a live demonstration video of how to update your Huawei smartphone via My Huawei. Check the video now!
To update via My Huawei, go to the My Huawei app on your smartphone and make sure that it is running on the latest app version. Now, open the app and tap on the support section followed by the updates icon. From here, you will be redirected to the update page.
Afterward, tap on the CHECK FOR UPDATES option and let the phone fetch the latest update for you. Once the update appeared on your screen, hit the download and install option.
Before you proceed with the update, make sure that your smartphone has a sufficient amount of storage and the battery should be 30% or more. Also, don’t forget to make a backup copy of your important data to prevent data loss and use stable WiFi or data connection to download the package.
How to exit from EMUI 12 beta [Full Guide]
Huawei has finally begun the beta testing for the next major software version, EMUI 12 in the global market. At present, the EMUI 12 beta is open for top flagships including Mate 40, P40, and Mate 30 series smartphones. So, if you are EMUI 12 eligible device owner, you should participate in the software testing program. This beta project allows you to explore the new OS and its feature ahead of stable rollout.
Meanwhile, some users may be worried or thinking about what happened if they don’t like the changes made with EMUI 12 over the existing EMUI 11. Also, you may be unsatisfied with the latest beta rollout.
So, here we’re to show you, how to exit EMUI 12 beta program and get back to your EMUI 11 version with the simple steps mentioned below in the article.
Since the launch of HarmonyOS 2.0, every Huawei user’s eager eye is on this new OS because of its offers. But, currently, it is limited to the Chinese market due to some reasons. On the other hand, global users are still awaited to install HM OS on their devices.
In the meantime, Huawei announced the EMUI 12 inspired by HarmonyOS for global consumers, which gives almost similar experiences to that. Early this month, the Chinese tech maker started the EMUI 12 beta in major markets such as Germany, France, and more.
How to exit EMUI 12 beta:
- Start Beta App
- Sign up with Huawei ID
- Select “Me”
- Tap on “Join Project”
- Tap on “Available Project”
- Select the project that you have already joined (EMUI 12 Beta)
- Select unsubscribe or sign out option
Note: After you have sent the application to leave, Huawei will process your application within 48 hours. Afterward, you will no longer receive beta notifications.
After you unsubscribe from the project, you can downgrade to the previous version of EMUI via HiSuite.
EMUI 12 Features:
EMUI 12 comes with an enhanced user interface design that reflects the design scheme of the HarmonyOS, new animation, adjust the size and weight of font using the slider, new control panel, notification center, and more.