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How to Enable App Drawer on Huawei Mate 20 Pro

Follow these tips to enable app drawer on Huawei Mate 20 and Mate 20 Pro with EMUI. Announced earlier, Mate 20 series comes with Huawei’s best hardware and also, best software. Speaking of software, just like other established manufacturers, Huawei makes its own proprietary software skin which goes on top of Android. Named EMUI, the skin is quite mature as it has been around for quite some time and offers some unique features. However, there is this one change with EMUI which might seem annoying to first time users that is, it doesn’t have an app drawer by default. All apps that are installed get placed on the home-screen pages. Luckily, with this guide, you can change that and switch back to a more regular layout. Steps ahead show how to enable app drawer Huawei Mate 20 smartphones.

All Mate 20 phones ship with EMUI 9 which is itself based on Android 9 Pie. Compared to older EMUI versions, this iteration carries improved design, better UI and faster performance. All of that while still offering additional options which are otherwise unavailable on vanilla Android. But, as pointed earlier on, their are some changes which seasoned Android enthusiasts might not be interested in such as nonavailability of app drawer by default. Fortunately, Huawei hasn’t forced this on all users as it allows to simply switch back to a more standard structure. To enable it, our guide ahead contains complete steps.

Huawei Mate 20 Pro

NOTE: This post is part of our series of Huawei Mate 20 tips and tricks. For more such tips, check out our Mate 20 Features section.

How to Enable App Drawer on Huawei Mate 20 / Mate 20 Pro

Initially, users who switch from non-Huawei devices, find no app drawer very unusual. Fortunately, however, you can easily have it enabled with the simple instructions included right ahead.

Step 1 – Open the Settings app. You can do it by locating the shortcut on your home-screen or by simply scrolling down the notification panel and tapping on the Gear icon located at the top-right.

Step 2 – From resulting options, you should now select Display.

Step 3 – Within the Display section, tap on Home screen style.

Step 4 – As mentioned, by default, Standard would be enabled. To have a stand-alone app drawer, just tap on the Drawer option.

That’s about all! We do hope this helped you out and made you discover more about the Mate 20 series phones.