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How to Enable App Drawer on Huawei P30 / P30 Pro

If you are new to Huawei phones, here is how you can enable standard swipe-up App Drawer on P30 series which includes P30, P30 Pro and P30 Lite. Running proprietary EMUI skin, the UI on Huawei phones is quite unique and different. In earlier phones, Huawei always had all apps to show up on home-screen and no dedicated app drawer / app section. This caused clutter for users with greater number of apps. Observing this, the brand later on started to add an option where users can choose between an app drawer or all apps on the home screen. For new Huawei EMUI 9 customers, here is how to enable app drawer on P30, P30 Pro and P30 Lite.

Most users only keep widgets on their home-screen pages as well as most used apps. While other apps, which are rarely used, get placed within the app drawer. By default, this feature is disabled on Huawei P30 series. However, you can return back to it simply by following this guide. The good thing is, no third-party installation is required to enable app drawer, rather you just need official EMUI installed that ships with the phone out of the box.

Enable App Drawer, Huawei P30 / P30 Pro

NOTE: This post is part of our series of Huawei P30 tips and tricks. For more such tips, check out our P30 Features section.

How to Enable App Drawer on Huawei P30 / P30 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.

Settings - EMUI

Step 2 – From resulting options, you should now select Home screen & wallpaper.

Settings - EMUI

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

Enable App Drawer - 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 P30 series phones.

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