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How to change the home screen on the Huawei Mate 8

Discussion in 'Android Devices' started by Joe, Jan 15, 2016.

  1. Joe

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    The Mate 8 comes with a custom UI from Huawei called "Emotion UI" (EMUI). It looks a lot different than most Android phones on the market. For example, the home screen doesn't have a traditional app drawer. All of the app icons are placed on the home screen, like the iPhone does.

    Just like all Android phones, you can use a different home screen a.k.a. launcher. Huawei makes it a little trickier to change, but it's still possible.

    mate 8 launcher.png
    1. Download a launcher from Google Play (we recommend Nova Launcher)
    2. Open up the Settings app
    3. Scroll down and select Apps
    4. Select Advanced at the bottom
    5. Select Default app settings
    6. Select Launcher
    7. Pick your desired launcher from the list

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Huawei Mate 8 Forum

The Huawei Mate 8 release date was November 2015. Features and Specs include a 6.0" inch screen, 16MP camera, 3/4GB RAM, HiSilicon Kirin 950 processor, and 4000mAh battery.

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