Huawei EMUI: Display Counters Instead of Notification Dots on App Icons

Notification counters Huawei

Today I will explain how to display badges with counters instead of dots on Huawei phones running EMUI 10.1, 9 and 8.2. All screenshots taken on my Y6p and Nova 3i. But the guide is also applicable to other models, such as P20, P30, P40 Pro/Lite, Mate 20/30, Honor 8X, etc. I will add extra steps as soon as new EMUI version comes out with changes.
4/2/2020 update: added steps for EMUI 9.
8/21/2010 update: added steps for EMUI 10.1.

Do you remember how happy we were when Google rolled out those dots for apps? It seemed so exciting to see dots right on the icons on new message, discussion reply or other event. Some time later the badges appeared and began to compete with dots.

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What is Wi-Fi Bridge on a Huawei Phone? – Range Extender & More!

Wi-Fi bridge on Huawei phone

What’s this?

Wi-Fi bridge is a type of portable hotspot feature on Huawei smartphones that allows you to share your wireless connection with another phone, tablet, computer or some other device that supports the 802.11 b/g/n standard. It is equal to Samsung’s Wi-Fi Sharing. Keep reading and you will learn some curious facts about this feature.

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Cannot Change the Screen Sleep in Huawei Settings – How to Adjust the Sleep Timeout?

cant change screen sleep timeout in huawei display settings

It annoys me when the screen suddenly turns off or becomes darker while reading. Therefore, I always increase the screen backlight time (sleep timeout), usually choosing 2 minutes. This timeout is the most comfortable for me, so that the screen does not turn off when it is not awaited.screen timeout

In this step-by step guide I will explain how to change (increase or decrease) the sleep timeout of the screen on Huawei P30, Mate or any other modern Huawei phone that runs Android 9 Pie with EMUI 9 on top of it.

Besides that you will understand why the “Sleep” setting is greyed out (just unclickable) and you cannot change the screen timeout. The solution is actually easy.

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How to Enable Three-Finger Gesture to Take Screenshot on Huawei

I enjoy Huawei’s EMui skin very much! One of my favorite features in this UI is gestures. In particular, it is very handy to take a screenshots using three-finger gesture instead of pressing and holding some key combination.

And when your phone has 6-inch screen it is especially important. In this guide I will show how to enable the feature on Huawei phones like P20/Pro/Lite, Mate 20/Pro/Lite, Nova 3/3i, Honor View series, etc.

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How to Switch to Unlock Pattern Instead of Password / PIN on Huawei EMUI 10, 9, 8

unlock Huawei phone using pattern

Huawei phones running EMUI 10, 9 and 8 have unlock password option selected by default. But many of you don’t like to enter 6 digits every time you want to access your phone.

The majority of users prefer to use a pattern instead because it is much faster to draw a pattern then target digits on the keyboard. Password, PIN or pattern are used when you don’t use the fingerprint reader to unlock – for example, when it is not convenient for you.

Besides that, you must type password or draw your security pattern after you turn on or reboot your device. Here is how to switch the security mode from password to pattern on Huawei running EMUI 9 and 8. This guide will be updating as new EMUI versions are released.

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