In the past, one of the biggest complaints about EMUI — Huawei’s skinned version of Android — is the fact that it didn’t have an application drawer and would litter homescreens with app shortcuts. The only way to gain an app drawer was by installing a third-party launcher. Thankfully, with the release of EMUI 5.0 on Huawei’s Mate 9, there is a setting that can enable a native app drawer without requiring you to download anything…

How to enable the app drawer:

  1. Go to your Mate 9’s Settings Menu by swiping down your notification panel and clicking on the Gear icon located on the upper-right side of the screen
  2. Scroll down to the Home screen style option
  3. Select Drawer to enable the app drawer
  4. At anytime you can go back and switch it back to the standard option which will then place all of your installed applications onto your homescreens

If you want to know more about the Huawei Mate 9, you can read our full written review here and watch our video review below.


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Justin Duino

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