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How to install Google apps on Huawei devices using Googlefier

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In May 2019, Huawei was forcefully stopped from using Google Mobile Services (GMS) due to the U.S. Entity List. Following this, the company didn’t stop launching new phones and carried its operations without Google Apps.

Huawei then started to develop its own smartphone application services, Huawei Mobile Services (HMS) and increased efforts to grow its application store, AppGallery.

In the process, Huawei Mate 30 Series became the first smartphone to launch solely on the HMS platform and not with GMS. After Mate 30, Huawei launched a number of new devices without Google’s app.

Still, some of the users of Huawei smartphones want to access the Google apps on their newly purchased Huawei/Honor phones but there’s no official way to do so. There are a few third-party workarounds that appeared in the past such as LZPlay but didn’t stay for too long.

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Now, there’s a new solution called ‘Googlefier’ from bender_007 over XDAforums. This solution works as an app package installer and allows users to get Google apps on their devices.

Installing Googlefier:

Installing apps through Googlefier is simple, just install APK, grant permissions, and follow the on-screen instructions. It may take minutes to run through the process and you’ll require to be patient during the timeline.

Download the Googlefier APK from here.

Note: It’s recommended that you take a backup of important data before proceeding to the Google app installation.

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Important:

  1. The process currently supports Huawei/Honor devices running EMUI 10.x (Android 10). So, currently, it may not work on the Huawei Mate 40 series.
  2. You can uninstall the Googlefier after Google app installation.
  3. You can go back to previous settings using a button in the app.

PSA: Googlefier is not an official way to sideload or load the Google applications on your Huawei smartphone. You can use it according to your own requirements to install apps on Huawei and Honor devices but there’s no confirmation it’ll work correctly on every single phone from both brands.

Most of Deng Li's smartphones are from the Huawei ecosystem and his first Huawei phone was Ascend Mate 2 (4G). As a tech enthusiast, he keeps exploring new technologies and inspects them closely. Apart from the technology world, he takes care of his garden.

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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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Huawei Watch 3 Tip: How to enable Ultra Long Battery Life feature

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This month, Huawei has debuted the brand new smartwatch series – Huawei Watch 3, which is mainly designed to provide the whole new user’s experience over its predecessor. Additionally, to make user’s everyday life more convenient.

The Watch 3 series consisted of two models, Watch 3 and Watch 3 Pro. Also, these were the first model that comes pre-installed with HarmonyOS 2.0 operating system.

The pandemic makes the users more health-conscious, so Huawei added more advanced health monitoring features that can surely attract the users towards them. The features are skin temperature detection with the new high-precision temperature sensor, handwashing, fall detection, and more.

Now, users are surely thinking that these smartwatches definitely consume more battery because of the amout of consumption these features do with continuous health monitoring.

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But Huawei doesn’t want the battey capacity to become a hurdle in the user experience. Therefore, the Watch 3 lineup equips the ultra-long battery life mode along with smart mode in the Watch 3 series for long-duration battery support.

Huawei Watch 3 can stay up to 3 days on smart mode, while 14 days in the ultra-long battery-saving model. On the other hand, Watch 3 Pro runs up to five days on smart mode and provides up to 21 days of long life in ultra-long battery life mode.

What happened after enabling Ultra-long Battery Life:

After enabling this feature, only some features will actively work but the mobile network, WLAN, and Assistant will be disabled because they take more power to run in the background.

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below you can check the instructions on how to you can enable the Ultra long battery life mode on Huawei Watch 3 lineup.

How to enable Ultra-long Battery Life mode:

  • Press the up button of the watch to open app-list
  • Go to Settings
  • Tap on Battery
  • Swipe up the screen
  • Enable Ultra-long Battery Life mode

How to disable Ultra-long Battery Life mode:

  • Swipe down the watch home screen
  • Tap Exit Ultra Power
  • Follow the instructions that appeared on the screen to exit the ultra battery mode
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Huawei Watch 3 and Watch 3 Pro: Fall Detection Feature

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Huawei Watch 3 series comes in two variants – Huawei Watch 3 and Watch 3 Pro. These new smartwatches come with a powerful HarmonyOS 2 operating system as well as a new user interface.

The Watch 3 Series doesn’t rely too much on smartphones and provides most of the features natively. The Watch 3 comes with various new additions including the e-SIM services, pre-installed AppGallery, data privacy, and more.

Nowadays smartwatches are mainly becoming popular because of health monitoring and fitness features. In terms of health and fitness, the Watch 3 series equips with systems such as fall detection, SOS alert, heart rate, SpO2, skin temperature detection, 100 workout modes, and more.

In this article, we are talking specifically about the Fall Detection Emergency SOS alert, its use case, its importance, and how to enable them.

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Emergency SOS:

With Emergency SOS, you can quickly and easily call for help and alert your emergency contacts. But the watch will start functioning for emergency service only when the Fall detection feature is enabled.

To stay away from false alarms, emergency contacts are given priority for SOS emergency calls. Users of this feature are required to add a contact manually, if not added.

Note:

  • The Watch owner can only request help by sending a help message only when the watch is connected to the Health app.
  • These help messages are not supported on iOS phones.

How to enable automatical SOS requests:

  • Open the Watch menu
  • Go to Settings
  • Click on Security and Privacy
  • Tap on SOS
  • Enable Fall detection

What happens after the watch detects a fall:

  • If the emergency is available, then the system will automatically call the first emergency contact and send an SMS message containing your current location to all emergency contacts.
  • If no emergency contact has been set, then you have to select one from the public emergency call numbers displayed on the screen.

How to enable SOS requests manually:

  • Press the Up button five times consecutively to send an SOS request.

More information:

  • If the fall detection is disabled, your watch will not make emergency calls after it detects a serious fall. Then, users can request SOS emergency requests by pressing the up button five times.
  • If the watch is connected to the phone via Bluetooth, you can make calls on the phone.
  • If the phone is not connected, you can only make calls and send SMS messages after enabling the eSIM service on your watch.
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