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How to install apps on your new Huawei phone using Petal Search

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The Petal Search widget is a new search tool that allows Huawei smartphone owners to search and find everything they need – including apps, news, images, and more – directly from the home screen of their device.

Petal Search was initially introduced as Huawei Search a few months ago. As its name says, it only designed for web search and quick search-related tasks. However, by noting the current situation, Huawei made a remarkable and the most effective change in this app.

Huawei not only changed its name to “Petal Search” but also changed the app’s core purpose and made it an app distribution platform, to install third-party apps on new Huawei devices that solely runs Huawei Mobile Services (HMS) and AppGallery.

Petal Search allows you to install apps not only from AppGallery but also from official and third-party websites. It also provides suggestions and trending apps information.

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In this tutorial, we’ll show you how to use the Petal Search to install apps on your new Huawei or Honor devices without running on HMS.

Requirement – Petal Search app, you download it from our application page (here) or from AppGallery. After download, install the app and run through the instructions given below.

Note: Recently, Huawei has rolled out a new update for Huawei P40 series that installed the Petal Search on these devices but other phones may require to download it manually.

There are two ways Petal Search allows you to explore apps:

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  1. Suggestions
  2. Manual Search

1. Suggestions: 

When you tap on the search bar, you’ll jump right into the search mode. Below the search bar, appears the Top Local Apps section. This section comprises applications that are available through AppGallery and popular in your country.

If you want to install a suggested app, just tap on ‘Install’ and it’ll redirect you to the AppGallery. From here you can download the application.

Petal Search App Suggestion

App Suggestion

2. Manual Search:

Since not all of the apps are available AppGallery, you can use the Search Bar to manually search other apps. The manual search uses the web to search and install apps from official websites and third-party sources such as Apkpure, Aptoid, and more.

How to download apps using Petal Search:

  1. Tap on a Search Bar to enter the app name, for example, “WhatsApp”.
  2. Get search results.
  3. Tap Install (You will be redirected to the related website to download the Apk)
  4. Tap Download Now.
  5. Confirm download.
  6. Once downloaded, the app will automatically start installing.

These instructions are all the same for Apkpure and other third-party websites, you just need to click on the actual download button.

Download WhatsApp using Petal Search

Installing WhatsApp

Installing Instagram on Huawei devices

Installing Instagram

App downloaded but failed to install?

While testing the app on devices, we also found (in some older phones) that the Petal Search failed to parse/install the app package right after downloading. This could be related to the user’s data permission.

However, users can just go to the file manager and install apps manually.

How to activate Petal Search Home Screen Widget:

  1. Go to Home Screen
  2. Press and hold or pinch together two fingers
  3. Tap Widget
  4. Select ‘Petal Search‘ from the widget options (Scroll left or right to find)
  5. Touch on the widget to add it to the home screen. If there is no room on the current screen page, touch and hold it, then drag it to a different screen page.
Activate Petal Search Widget

Activate Petal Search Widget

John started his early career as a game developer, after working four years for an indie company, he stepped into Android development and became an Android enthusiast, which made him start Huaweicentral.com. John loves animals and usually takes part in activities related to animal rights and welfare.

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How to download and install Samsung One UI 4 (Android 12) beta

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Samsung One UI 4 Beta

Samsung One UI 4 is based on Android 12, and there are a bunch of new features that come with this new software. However, One UI 4 is currently only available to download under the beta mode, and here you’ll learn how to download and install One UI 4 beta on your Samsung device.

Before we begin, you should know something about the beta program as well as the beta testing process. Samsung One UI Beta program is a software testing activity that allows you to enter and test the features of unreleased Android software and provide your feedback to the company to enhance its features.

To be mentioned, One UI beta build is developed for testing purposes and may include bugs, issues, and inaccurate or perform unexpected tasks on your One UI 4 beta-powered device. So, you should think twice before you want to enroll with the One UI 4 beta program.

The beta program develops the software experience throughout a timeline and brings a few features that remain under development during the course of beta testing (until stable rollout).

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Now, let’s dive into the download and install Samsung One UI 4 beta

How to sign up:

First, you need a Samsung account, if you don’t have one, create it and follow the instructions given below.

  1. Open Samsung Members app
  2. Login to your Samsung account
  3. Select “Notice
  4. Tap on the beta banner
  5. Tap enroll to submit your beta application

Note:

  • Before you begin to install the One UI 4 beta you should back up your data. You can use the Samsung Smart Switch PC version. Due to the nature of the beta software, it may cause any data loss.

download samsung one ui 4 beta

How to Download and Install:

You must complete this enrollment process to move on to the download and installation process. Thereafter, follow the steps given below.

  • Open Settings
  • Software update
  • Download and install

For you to remember, the One UI Beta Program is expanding gradually to One UI Beta Program participants.

ONe UI 4 beta

How to downgrade:

You can also downgrade from your Beta program and get back to the previous One UI version. To download, you need to withdraw your beta testing application via Settings > One UI Beta Program status > Withdraw menu.

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Now, you need to remove the beta software from the testing device. In this regard, you need to rollback to the previous release version by the Smart Switch PC version app on your computer. The rollback reset the device and removes data generated during beta testing.

How to feedback:

As mentioned above, One UI beta testers have the ability to provide their valuable feedback and enable the possibility of further improvements in the software system.

You can submit your feedback via the Samsung Members app on your smartphone. Follow the guidance below to file your feedback:

  1. Open Samsung Members app
  2. Select Beta feedback
  3. Send feedback

Note: To ensure relevant log information is included in the error report, submit the report within 3 minutes of encountering the bug or error, and do not terminate (swipe away) the Samsung Members application until you are notified that the report has been sent. This can take up to 5 minutes.

On the other hand, to provide UI or UX-related feedback, select Beta community and then Suggestions.

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How about the official version:

Users will be able to download the One UI 4.0 official version once the testing finishes.

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How to set video as a watch face in Huawei Watch 3 series

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Huawei Watch 3 Face

Huawei Watch 3 will allows setting your own animated Watch face with a duration of 5 – 10 seconds. Have you ever thought about doing so but couldn’t identify how to?  No worries, in this article I’ll give to the details producer so you can set a video that inspires you most.

Apart from being fun, video watch faces can also be used to keep yourselves motivated all time. You can choose from different videos, adjust the video part accordingly to what you want to look at, and set it as the watch face on the Huawei Watch 3.

Below you can check the step by step by guide to set a video as a watch face.

  • Open the Huawei Health App on your smartphone
  • Now tap of Devices in (option available at the bottom bar)
  • Select the smartwatch- Huawei Watch 3
  • Afterward, click on the More option
  • Head to the “Mine” section, here you’ll see the video in the edits
  • From here you can choose one of your favorite videos and trim and edit it
  • Once the trimmed video is saved on your smartphone, it’ll successfully apply to your Huawei Watch 3 watchface

Huawei Watch 3 Face

In addtition, this latest watch also offers about 30 pre-installed faces that perfectly go with your daily style for various occasions. Adding to this, you can also find over 1000 designs on the Huawei Watch Face Store on the Health App to give a little renovation to your style.

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Hope you have learned the procedure, which is really easy. Be unique with this flagship Huawei smartwatch and keep all your favorite moments with you. Stay connected for more tips. 🙂

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How to test your stress level with Huawei Watch 3 and Watch 3 Pro

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Huawei Watch 3 Pro

We are living in an uncertain and stressful time that that’s why we need constant monitoring of our stress levels and entire lifestyle. Stress is something we all encounter, whether it’s particular situations in our lives or just a hectic day at work.

But, it can leave an impact on our health and lives, which is why stress detection, guided breathing, and mindfulness are all becoming key features.

With the advancement of technology, now the big wearable manufacture brands like Huawei, Apple, Fitbit, and more offering stress monitoring features with them.

Tracking your stress level gives you a better understanding of the strain and stress you’re putting on your body that could impact future workout sessions.

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Here’s are the steps that you can follow on your Huawei smartwatch to test the stress level and view the stress data:

How to measure  your stress level:

Stress level on a one-off basis:

  • Open Huawei Health App
  • Tap on the Stress card
  • Tap on Stress Test to start
  • Follow the on-screen functions to calibrate your stress level

Stress level on a periodic basis:

  • Open Huawei Health App
  • Tap on the Health monitoring
  • Enable Automatic Stress Test
  • Follow the on-screen functions to calibrate your stress level

Note:

  • Wearable your watch correctly and keep it still to enable Huawei Watch 3 stress level feature.
  • The Watch will not test your stress level while you are doing a workout or moving your writs too frequently.
  • The accuracy of the stress test may be affected if the user has just taken caffeine, nicotine, alcohol, and other drugs.
  • It may also be affected when the user suffers from heart disease or asthma is exercising or wears the watch incorrectly.

How to use Huawei Watch 3 stress level feature

Using Huawei Watch:

  • Open the In-app list on your watch by pressing up-button
  • Tap on the Stress option
  • Touch it to view the graph indicating changes to your stress level and including
    the stress bar chart, your stress level, and your stress interval.

Using Huawei Health App:

  • Open Huawei Health App
  • Tap on the Stress card to view your latest stress level and your daily, weekly, monthly, and yearly stress curve and corresponding advice.
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