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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AccuBattery Not Alerting! or How to Disable Battery Status Notification

AccuBattery Charge Alarm & Battery Status

AccuBattery is the app designed to estimate your battery health and alert you to disconnect your phone from the charger when the battery is charged to 80% (or the level you chose). But what to do if the AccuBattery app stopped alerting you when the certain charge level has been reached? The notification permissions is the thing you should check to fix the problem.

I know that most people turn off all notifications for AccuBattery by mistake because they want to somehow get rid of the annoying Battery Status notification in the shade and don’t know how to do that the right way. However, in some skins like Flyme by Meizu there’s no way to turn off the battery status notification without affecting the charge alarm.

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How to Block Calls from Strangers on Android (Ban Numbers That Are Not in Contacts)

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Here is the guide on how to block all incoming phone calls from numbers that are not in your contacts on Android phone: stock Android, Huawei, Xiaomi, Meizu.

It’s quite simple to block a single caller on Android but what to do if you are attacked by a squall of calls from different strange phone numbers? Of course, you may ban them one by one but you will continue to receive unwanted calls from yet a new number each time.

In this case the white-list technology will help you out. You need to block all stranger (callers whose numbers are not added to your contacts) but let all your contacts easily reach you.

In this article we will explain how to block strangers using the built-in phone apps and do the same using third-party call managers.

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Google DNS Servers, Benefits & How to Use

Google DNS Servers and

What is Google DNS

Google DNS (Domain Name System) is a public DNS service provided by Google that can be used to resolve domain names to IP addresses on the internet. DNS is the system that translates human-readable domain names (such as into IP addresses (such as that computers use to communicate with each other.

Google Public DNS represents two servers with IP addresses for IPv4 – and is the primary DNS, is the secondary one.

Google DNS service is free to use and can be used by anyone who has access to the Internet. You can use Google servers IP addresses as alternate DNS instead of such provided by your ISP with the purpose to resolve Internet names faster and improve your security.

You can configure Google DNS on individual devices or on your router, which will apply the settings to all devices on your network.

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Fix ERR_CONNECTION_REFUSED in Chrome on Android or Windows 10


What is ERR_CONNECTION_REFUSED or Error 102 in Chrome on Android and Windows 10

ERR_CONNECTION_REFUSED This Site Can’t Be Reached is a common error code that is also called Error 102. It can occur in browser due to certain issues.

Running ahead, I can say that not always the culprit is a piece of malware or damaged cookies. You need to take some time to inspect your system and find out what exactly causes this error in your particular case.

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How to Block Unknown (Private) Numbers on Android

Private Number calling how to block hidden unknown numbers

Here is our step-by-step guide on how to block annoying calls from unknown phone numbers on Android. Below you will find detailed guides on how to do this on various devices running different versions and ROMs including stock Android, OneUI, OxygenOS, EMUI, MIUI, etc.

The Problem of Spam Calls

As you might know, nearly a half of all incoming calls are spam nowadays. Telemarketers use various tricks to get to you: sometimes they change the phone number to a local one, another time they try to hide the number to make you curious about who is calling you from private number and answer. The only goal, as a rule, is to sell you some product or service.

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