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Huawei Watch GT 2, GT 2e, GT 2 Pro: How to change, delete and add new Watch Faces

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Huawei Watch GT 2e

The watch faces are one of the most desired features that come with smartwatches. When a user selects an available watch face, the watch face is displayed and the service callback methods are invoked.

To satisfy consumers, Huawei has launched the Watch GT 2 Pro with pre-installed numbers of watch faces. Also, the users can download and install more watch faces according to their needs and desire.

Last November, Huawei brought the Watch GT 2 Pro Moonphase Collection variant, which comes with 200+ pre-loaded watch faces based on every mood on a daily basis.

Additionally, it offers 8 types of moon phases i.e. new moon, full moon, first-quarter moon, etc., and tides allow you to observe the sky or the sea and lets you enjoy the secrets of nature.

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However, Huawei has launched every single of its watches with a number of new watch faces and the company keeps the collection growing as it launches a new watch and also shares it with previous watches including Watch GT 2 and Watch GT 2e.

Huawei Watch GT 2e

But managing a watch face could be tricky, that’s why we brought you this guide that will help you change, add, remove or download any watch faces on your Watch GT smartwatch.

There are two different ways to change or switch between different watch faces. You can select the watch face according to your preference using the following two instructions.

How to change Watch Face:

Method 1:

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  1. Wake up your watch
  2. Press and hold the home screen until your watch vibrates
  3. Swipe left or right to choose a watch face

Method 2:

  1. From the home screen press the Up button
  2. Go to Settings
  3. Display
  4. Watch face
  5. Swipe left and right to choose a watch face

Method 3:

  1. Open Huawei Health app
  2. Touch Watch faces
  3. Then tap on Mine
  4. Choose a watch faces according to your preference
  5. Then touch Set as default

Setting Gallery Watch Faces:

Pre instructions notes:

  • Only available on Android phones. If you are using iOS, unpair the device, then pair it with an Android phone and follow the instructions to transfer photos. The photos will be saved and you can unpair the device and pair it with your iOS phone again.
  • Make sure that Huawei Health and your watch are updated to the latest version.
  • You may not be able to set Gallery Watch faces in certain countries and regions.

Instructions:

  1. Open Huawei Health app
  2. Touch Devices
  3. Go to Watch faces >More > Mine, and touch Gallery
  4. Touch + and choose to either upload an image from your phone’s Gallery or take a new photo. Then select your desired image and touch Save. Your watch will then display your customized image. On the Gallery screen in the Huawei Health app, touch Style to customize the font and color of the displayed time and date.
  5. Touch Layout to adjust the position of the displayed time and date.

A few things to know:

  1. Only still images can be used as watch faces. There are no restrictions on the file format
  2. A maximum of 5 images can be transferred at once. If you transfer multiple images an image will be selected randomly and displayed each time the screen wakes up.
  3. You can switch between the images by tapping the screen when it’s on.

Installing, replacing, and deleting watch faces:

Download and install even more cool watch faces by performing the following:

  1. Open the Huawei Health app and touch your watch name. Go to Watch faces > More and see all the watch faces that are supported on your watch.
  2. Select your desired watch face and touch Install. After the watch face is installed, your watch will automatically display the new watch face.
  3. Choose an installed watch face, touch SET AS DEFAULT, and your watch will switch to the new one.

Deleting a watch face:

To delete a watch face, open the Huawei Health app, touch Devices, touch Watch faces, touch Mine, select the watch face you want to delete, touch the x icon in the upper-right corner, Watch faces and the watch face installed on your watch will then be deleted. Certain preinstalled watch
faces cannot be deleted.

Note:

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  • You cannot download additional watch faces in the Huawei Health app on an iOS phone. To download new watch faces, you are advised to temporarily pair your watch with an Android phone. When the downloaded watch faces are synced to your watch, pair the watch back with your iOS phone.
  • To download or delete watch faces, update your watch and the Huawei Health app to the latest versions.
  • You may not be able to download or delete watch faces in certain countries and regions. For more information, contact the local Huawei hotline.

Setting a standby watch face:

When your watch enters standby mode, the standby watch face will be displayed. The standby watch face is disabled by default. To enable this feature, perform the following:

  1. From the home screen press the Up button, go to Settings > Display > Advanced > Standby watch face.

Note:

  • Only the preinstalled standby watch faces can be set.
  • The number and style of preinstalled standby watch faces vary depending on the device model.
  • When the watch detects that the user is not wearing the watch or is sleeping, the standby watch face screen will turn off.
  • When the watch enters standby mode, touch the standby watch face to enter the home screen.
  • The standby watch face only displays basic data such as the time or date.
  • Enabling the standby watch face feature will drain the battery life by half and disable the Raise wrist to wake screen feature.
  • The feature name will vary depending on the device version.

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How to check for updates on EMUI 12 installed Huawei phone? [Hands on]

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Huawei EMUI 12 updates

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.

Editor’s pick: EMUI 12 Features: New UI design, Motion effect, Control Panel, Device Plus and more

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:

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  • 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:

Through Settings:

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:

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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.

Notes:

  • 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.

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How to update Huawei smartphone via My Huawei app [Video]

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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.

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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!

Update steps: 

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.

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Precautions:

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.

Also, check:

Get the latest My Huawei app [12.1.1.309]

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How to exit from EMUI 12 beta [Full Guide]

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exit EMUI 12 beta

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.

exit EMUI 12 beta

EMUI 12:

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.

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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.

Huawei P40 EMUI 12

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.

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