Table of contents

Find My Device Password vault Safe Install apps from external sources Disable personalized ads Usage & diagnostic Allow HiSuite to use HDB Google Play Protect Google location history Reset advertising ID Activity controls Device administrators Show passwords Security update

Find My Device

If you activate this function, you can locate the Huawei smartphone in the event of loss or theft. To do this, enter "Find my device" from another device, laptop or PC in the Google search bar, log in with the active Google account and locate the lost smartphone.

 

Android 10 (EMUI 10.0)
Step 1:  Open the  settings
Step 2:  Tap on  Security
Step 3:  Tap on  Find My Device
Step 4:  Activate or deactivate  Find My Device
  1. Open the settings
  2. Tap on Security
  3. Tap on Find My Device
  4. Activate or deactivate Find My Device

Password vault

The password manager on the Huawei smartphone saves usernames with the corresponding password and fills them in automatically each time you are logging in somewhere. This data is only stored on the Huawei device. Before activation, an unlock password must be activated if none already exists.

Android 10 (EMUI 10.0)
Step 1:  Open the  settings
Step 2:  Tap on  Security
Step 3:  Tap on  Password Vault
Step 4:  Type in your  PIN  or  password  and follow the instructions on your screen
  1. Open the settings
  2. Tap on Security
  3. Tap on Password Vault
  4. Type in your PIN or password and follow the instructions on your screen

Safe

You can protect files, such as photos or videos, on the Huawei smartphone by encrypting them and creating a virtual safe. Here, an additional safe password is created, which must consist of 6 to 16 letters or numbers.

Android 10 (EMUI 10.0)
Step 1:  Open the  settings
Step 2:  Tap on  Security
Step 3:  Tap on  Safe
Step 4:  Tap on  Enable
  1. Open the settings
  2. Tap on Security
  3. Tap on Safe
  4. Tap on Enable

Install apps from external sources

If you want to install apps or .apk files from unknown sources outside of the PlayStore, we receive a security warning from the Huawei smartphone that you may endanger the system and this can be specified in the settings. Here you can allow third-party apps to be installed.

Android 10 (EMUI 10.0)
Step 1:  Open the  settings
Step 2:  Tap on  Security
Step 3:  Tap on  More settings
Step 4:  Tap on  Install apps from external sources
Step 5:  Choose an  App
Step 6:  Activate or deactivate  Allow app installs
  1. Open the settings
  2. Tap on Security
  3. Tap on More settings
  4. Tap on Install apps from external sources
  5. Choose an App
  6. Activate or deactivate Allow app installs

Disable personalized ads

You can decide for yourself whether you want personalized advertisements to be displayed on the Huawei smartphone. If deactivated, the number of advertising banners will remain the same, but promotional offers are less relevant and not tailored to your personal preferences and information.

Android 10 (EMUI 10.0)
Step 1:  Open the  settings
Step 2:  Tap on  Privacy
Step 3:  Tap on  Ads and Privacy
Step 4:  Activate or deactivate  Disable personalized ads
  1. Open the settings
  2. Tap on Privacy
  3. Tap on Ads and Privacy
  4. Activate or deactivate Disable personalized ads

Usage & diagnostic

You can decide for yourself whether our diagnostic, device and app data should be sent to Google or not. If the sending of diagnostic data is deactivated, the Huawei smartphone can continue to send information that is required for basic services such as system and security updates.

Android 10 (EMUI 10.0)
Step 1:  Open the  settings
Step 2:  Tap on  Privacy
Step 3:  Tap on  Advanced
Step 4:  Tap on  Usage & diagnostics
Step 5:  Activate or deactivate the  sending of user data
  1. Open the settings
  2. Tap on Privacy
  3. Tap on Advanced
  4. Tap on Usage & diagnostics
  5. Activate or deactivate the sending of user data

Allow HiSuite to use HDB

HiSuite is a software which allows to exchange data between our Huawei device and a PC.
For data transfer, HiSuite must be allowedto use HDB on the Huawei smartphone, as this function is equivalent to USB debugging and therefore gives more rights to access the smartphone.

Android 10 (EMUI 10.0)
Step 1:  Open the  Settings
Step 2:  Tap on  Security
Step 3:  Tap on  More settings
Step 4:  Enable or disable  Allow HiSuite to use HDB
  1. Open the Settings
  2. Tap on Security
  3. Tap on More settings
  4. Enable or disable Allow HiSuite to use HDB

Google Play Protect

Google Play Protect protects the Huawei smartphone from malicious software by scanning apps for potential risks during and after download, and periodically checking apps
from unknown sources.

If a security risk is detected, we will be notified and in case of a significant risk or security hole, the affected app will be disabled immediately until it is uninstalled.

Note: The Google Play Protect settings redirect us directly to the Play Store, as it is a direct function of Google Play Store.

Android 10 (EMUI 10.0)
Step 1:  Open the  Settings
Step 2:  Tap on  Security
Step 3:  Tap on  Google Play Protect
Step 4:  Open the  Settings
Step 5:  Enable or disable  Scan apps with Play Protect
Step 6:  Tap on  Turn off
  1. Open the Settings
  2. Tap on Security
  3. Tap on Google Play Protect
  4. Open the Settings
  5. Enable or disable Scan apps with Play Protect
  6. Tap on Turn off

Google location history

By default, the Huawei smartphone's location data is stored in Google's location history to identify it and provide us personalized map recommendations. This feature works in the background even when no other Google service is enabled. We can enable or disable the feature directly in the Google account settings.

Android 10 (EMUI 10.0)
Step 1:  Open the  Settings
Step 2:  Tap on  Location
Step 3:  Tap on  Google   Location History
Step 4:  Enable or disable  Location History
Step 5:  Confirm with  Pause
  1. Open the Settings
  2. Tap on Location
  3. Tap on Google Location History
  4. Enable or disable Location History
  5. Confirm with Pause

Reset advertising ID

The Advertising ID is a unique identification number that is created on all smartphones.
This ad ID is used by companies and apps to provide us personalized advertising suggestions. When the advertising
ID is reset on the Huawei smartphone, everything relevant is deleted and a new ID is created.

Note: If personalized advertising is disabled, we will continue to receive the same amount of advertising suggestions, but they will be less relevant and not related to our interests.

Android 10 (EMUI 10.0)
Step 1:  Open the  Settings
Step 2:  Tap on  Privacy
Step 3:  Tap on  Ads and privacy
Step 4:  Tap on  Reset Ad-ID
Step 5:  Confirm with  Reset
  1. Open the Settings
  2. Tap on Privacy
  3. Tap on Ads and privacy
  4. Tap on Reset Ad-ID
  5. Confirm with Reset

Activity controls

By default, activity controls are saved and sent to Google to provide us personalized Google services. The activity controls are located directly in the Google account settings. The following options can be enabled or disabled at any time directly from the Huawei smartphone:

  • Web & App activities
  • Location history
  • YouTube history
  • Ad personalisation
Android 10 (EMUI 10.0)
Step 1:  Open the  Settings
Step 2:  Tap on  Privacy
Step 3:  Tap on  Advanced
Step 4:  Tap on  Activity controls
Step 5:  Enable or disable the desired  activity controls
Step 6:  Confirm with  Pause
  1. Open the Settings
  2. Tap on Privacy
  3. Tap on Advanced
  4. Tap on Activity controls
  5. Enable or disable the desired activity controls
  6. Confirm with Pause

Device administrators

We can enable apps on the Huawei smartphone as device administrators, authorizing selected apps special permissions to change system settings, for example.
We can also allow apps to access and manage the smartphone's memory to delete data, or allow the designated device administrators a permission to change the screen lock password.

A small example is the Find My Device feature, which allows the app to delete all data in case of theft or loss of the Huawei smartphone to protect privacy.

Note: It is strongly recommended to only grant the "Device Administrator status" to apps that we are certain the will not be any risks.

Android 10 (EMUI 10.0)
Step 1:  Open the  Settings
Step 2:  Tap on  Security
Step 3:  Tap on  More settings
Step 4:  Tap on  Device administrators
Step 5:  Choose an  administrator
Step 6:  Activate or deactivate the  device administrator
  1. Open the Settings
  2. Tap on Security
  3. Tap on More settings
  4. Tap on Device administrators
  5. Choose an administrator
  6. Activate or deactivate the device administrator

Show passwords

While entering passwords on the Huawei smartphone, the typed digit is displayed briefly and then censored or hidden with an asterisk (*). We can enable or disable this feature at any time.

Android 10 (EMUI 10.0)
Step 1:  Open the  Settings
Step 2:  Tap on  Security
Step 3:  Tap on  More settings
Step 4:  Tap on  Encryption and credentials
Step 5:  Enable or disable  Show passwords
  1. Open the Settings
  2. Tap on Security
  3. Tap on More settings
  4. Tap on Encryption and credentials
  5. Enable or disable Show passwords

Security update

The Huawei smartphone automatically informs us about available security updates. If we missed the notification or erased it, we can always check for security updates manually and install them if available.

Android 10 (EMUI 10.0)
Step 1:  Open the  Settings
Step 2:  Tap on  Security
Step 3:  Tap on  Security update
Step 4:  Tap on  Check for updates
  1. Open the Settings
  2. Tap on Security
  3. Tap on Security update
  4. Tap on Check for updates

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