Table of contents

Allow data usage by apps (Wi-Fi, mobile Data) Allow background data/roaming for apps Full-Screen Display App permission manager Change system settings-access Unrestricted data access App-permissions App data usage Location access for apps Smart data saver for individual apps App-Timer App launch Picture-in-Picture Special app access Draw over other apps

Allow data usage by apps (Wi-Fi, mobile Data)

You can set yourself, which apps on your Huawei device are allowed to use mobile datas and/or Wi-Fi.You can, for example, deactivate the mobile data network access for videostreaming.

Android 10 (EMUI 10.0)
Step 1:  Open the  settings
Step 2:  Tap on  Mobile network
Step 3:  Tap on  Data usage
Step 4:  Tap on  Network access
Step 5:  Activate or deactivate  Mobile data/Wi-Fi  for the  app  you want
  1. Open the settings
  2. Tap on Mobile network
  3. Tap on Data usage
  4. Tap on Network access
  5. Activate or deactivate Mobile data/Wi-Fi for the app you want

Allow background data/roaming for apps

We can set, which apps are allowed to use your mobile data in the background or is allowed to use the internet while roaming is on.

Note: If you deactivate background data for messenger apps like for example WhatsApp, you will receive your messages later or no messages at all.

Android 10 (EMUI 10.0)
Step 1:  Open the  settings
Step 2:  Tap on  Mobile network
Step 3:  Tap on  Data usage
Step 4:  Tap on  Network access
Step 5:  Open the  menu
Step 6:  Tap on  Advanced network settings
Step 7:  Activate or deactivate  background/roaming data  for the apps you want to restrict
  1. Open the settings
  2. Tap on Mobile network
  3. Tap on Data usage
  4. Tap on Network access
  5. Open the menu
  6. Tap on Advanced network settings
  7. Activate or deactivate background/roaming data for the apps you want to restrict

Full-Screen Display

The Huawei device suggests, which app have not been optimized for full-screen mode. You can still activate the function and set the setting for each of these apps individually.

Android 10 (EMUI 10.0)
Step 1:  Open the  settings
Step 2:  Tap on  Display & brightness
Step 3:  Tap on  More display settings
Step 4:  Tap on  Full-Screen Display
Step 5:  Activate or deactivate the  app
  1. Open the settings
  2. Tap on Display & brightness
  3. Tap on More display settings
  4. Tap on Full-Screen Display
  5. Activate or deactivate the app

App permission manager

You will find an overview of which apps on the Huawei smartphone are authorized to use special functions or other apps. So you can see exactly how many and which apps exactly do have the access rights of, for example, the camera. Access can also be switched on / off here. In the overview you will find the following permission categories:

  • Body sensors
  • Calendar
  • Call logs
  • Camera
  • Contacts
  • Location
  • Microphone
  • Physical activity
  • SMS
  • Storage
  • Telephone
  • Additional permissions
Android 10 (EMUI 10.0)
Step 1:  Open the  settings
Step 2:  Tap on  Apps
Step 3:  Tap on  Apps
Step 4:  Open the  menu
Step 5:  Tap on  App permissions
Step 6:  Choose a  function
  1. Open the settings
  2. Tap on Apps
  3. Tap on Apps
  4. Open the menu
  5. Tap on App permissions
  6. Choose a function

Change system settings-access

You can set specific apps that are allowed to access and change system settings of your Huawei Smartphone.

Android 10 (EMUI 10.0)
Step 1:  Open the  settings
Step 2:  Tap on  Apps
Step 3:  Tap on  Apps
Step 4:  Open the  menu
Step 5:  Tap on  Special access
Step 6:  Tap on  Write system settings
Step 7:  Choose an  app
Step 8:  Activate or deactivate  Write system settings
  1. Open the settings
  2. Tap on Apps
  3. Tap on Apps
  4. Open the menu
  5. Tap on Special access
  6. Tap on Write system settings
  7. Choose an app
  8. Activate or deactivate Write system settings

Unrestricted data access

You can allow apps on your Huawei smartphone to have unlimited data access, which means that the app can access data traffic in any case, unrestricted.

Android 10 (EMUI 10.0)
Step 1:  Open the  settings
Step 2:  Tap on  Apps
Step 3:  Tap on  Apps
Step 4:  Open the  menu
Step 5:  Tap on  Special access
Step 6:  Tap on  Unrestricted data access
Step 7:  Activate or deactivate  unrestricted data access
  1. Open the settings
  2. Tap on Apps
  3. Tap on Apps
  4. Open the menu
  5. Tap on Special access
  6. Tap on Unrestricted data access
  7. Activate or deactivate unrestricted data access

App-permissions

We can set the permissions of individual apps on the Huawei smartphone to protect part of our privacy. Here we can choose which app has access to which function. Authorizations that have already been given can always be changed or withdrawn afterwards. The permissions include access to the location, camera, contacts, microphone, memory, calendar, SMS and others.

Android 10 (EMUI 10.0)
Step 1:  Open the  settings
Step 2:  Tap on  Apps
Step 3:  Tap on  Apps
Step 4:  Choose an  app
Step 5:  Tap on  Permission
Step 6:  Tap on the desired  permission
Step 7:  Choose between  Deny ,  Allow  or  Allow only while using the app
  1. Open the settings
  2. Tap on Apps
  3. Tap on Apps
  4. Choose an app
  5. Tap on Permission
  6. Tap on the desired permission
  7. Choose between Deny, Allow or Allow only while using the app

App data usage

You can monitor and change the network access of individual apps on the Huawei smartphone, if desired. You can independently set whether an app is given access to the mobile data. You can also determine whether the background data should be activated. The app uses the network in the background. You can also activate and deactivate the roaming data if you are abroad.

Note: If the background data for messenger apps, such as WhatsApp, is deactivated, messages may no longer be loaded or may be delayed.

Android 10 (EMUI 10.0)
Step 1:  Open the  settings
Step 2:  Tap on  Apps
Step 3:  Tap on  Apps
Step 4:  Choose an  app
Step 5:  Tap on  Data usage
Step 6:  Activate or deactivate  Mobile data ,  Wi-Fi ,  Background data  or  Roaming data
  1. Open the settings
  2. Tap on Apps
  3. Tap on Apps
  4. Choose an app
  5. Tap on Data usage
  6. Activate or deactivate Mobile data, Wi-Fi, Background data or Roaming data

Location access for apps

You can determine which apps are allowed to access your location and which are not. Here you can choose whether the location is always allowed, only while using the app, or not at all.

Your Huawei device offers you three choices:

  • Allow all the time
  • Allow only while using the app
  • Deny

Note: In this guide we choose an app and give it location access while in use. The above steps are for illustration only.

Android 10 (EMUI 10.0)
Step 1:  Open the  settings
Step 2:  Tap on  Location
Step 3:  Tap on  Location
Step 4:  Choose an  app
Step 5:  Allow or deny  location access  for the app
  1. Open the settings
  2. Tap on Location
  3. Tap on Location
  4. Choose an app
  5. Allow or deny location access for the app

Smart data saver for individual apps

The Huawei smartphone comes with a smart data saver optimization feature that can be (de)activated for individual apps. This feature restricts the data usage of apps in the background. If
smart data saver is activated, individual apps can be excluded to add them to the exception. The selected apps are no longer affected by the data saver feature.

Note: When activating smart data saver of Messenger or mail apps, the reception of e-mails and messages may be delayed.

Android 10 (EMUI 10.0)
Step 1:  Open the  Settings
Step 2:  Tap on  Mobile network
Step 3:  Tap on  Data usage
Step 4:  Tap on  Smart Data Saver
Step 5:  Enable or disable  Smart Data Saver
Step 6:  Select  apps  for unrestricted data access
  1. Open the Settings
  2. Tap on Mobile network
  3. Tap on Data usage
  4. Tap on Smart Data Saver
  5. Enable or disable Smart Data Saver
  6. Select apps for unrestricted data access

App-Timer

On the Huawei smartphone, an app timer or limit can be set to limit the daily usage time of individual apps to better monitor them.

The set time is automatically reset at midnight and counts the usage time from the beginning.

Android 10 (EMUI 10.0)
Step 1:  Open the  Settings
Step 2:  Tap on  Digital balance
Step 3:  Tap on  App limits
Step 4:  Choose an  app
Step 5:  Set an  app limit
Step 6:  Tap on  OK
  1. Open the Settings
  2. Tap on Digital balance
  3. Tap on App limits
  4. Choose an app
  5. Set an app limit
  6. Tap on OK

App launch

The Huawei smartphone manages the app launch automatically by default. If we want a little more control over the app launch, we can always disable the automatic and manage the apps individually.

Android 10 (EMUI 10.0)
Step 1:  Open the  Settings
Step 2:  Tap on  Apps
Step 3:  Tap on  App launch
Step 4:  Disable  Manage all automatically
Step 5:  Choose one or more  apps  to manage automatically
  1. Open the Settings
  2. Tap on Apps
  3. Tap on App launch
  4. Disable Manage all automatically
  5. Choose one or more apps to manage automatically

Picture-in-Picture

Picture-in-picture permission allows an app on the Huawei smartphone to show itself in a pop-up or floating window over another app.
An example would be to show a video while writing an SMS in the news app. This permission can be granted or revoked at any time.

Android 10 (EMUI 10.0)
Step 1:  Open the  Settings
Step 2:  Tap on  Apps
Step 3:  Tap on  Apps
Step 4:  Open the  menu
Step 5:  Tap on  Special access
Step 6:  Tap on  Picture-in-picture
Step 7:  Choose an  app
Step 8:  Enable or disable  Allow picture-in-picture
  1. Open the Settings
  2. Tap on Apps
  3. Tap on Apps
  4. Open the menu
  5. Tap on Special access
  6. Tap on Picture-in-picture
  7. Choose an app
  8. Enable or disable Allow picture-in-picture

Special app access

We can view and manage the special accesses of apps on the Huawei smartphone. These are special permissions requested by an app. The
permission can be granted and revoked at any time under this menu item.

Note: In this manual we only navigate to the overview of special accesses. To grant or revoke an authorization, the function and the corresponding app must be selected.

Android 10 (EMUI 10.0)
Step 1:  Open the  Settings
Step 2:  Tap on  Apps
Step 3:  Tap on  Apps
Step 4:  Open the  menu
Step 5:  Tap on  Special access
  1. Open the Settings
  2. Tap on Apps
  3. Tap on Apps
  4. Open the menu
  5. Tap on Special access

Draw over other apps

Some apps require the permission to show above other apps.
The best example is Facebook Messenger, when a new message is received, the profile picture of the chat partner is displayed and therefore shows up on other apps.
We can grant or revoke this permission for each individual app.

Android 10 (EMUI 10.0)
Step 1:  Open the  Settings
Step 2:  Tap on  Apps
Step 3:  Tap on  Apps
Step 4:  Open the  menu
Step 5:  Tap on  Special access
Step 6:  Tap on  Draw over other apps
Step 7:  Choose an  app
Step 8:  Enable or disable  Draw over other apps
  1. Open the Settings
  2. Tap on Apps
  3. Tap on Apps
  4. Open the menu
  5. Tap on Special access
  6. Tap on Draw over other apps
  7. Choose an app
  8. Enable or disable Draw over other apps

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