How to change HUAWEI screen lock

You recently bought your first HUAWEI smartphone: it’s fast, nice to look at and it cost the right amount for what it offers. In short, you are really happy with it … if it were not for a small detail: the screen unlock system, which you really don’t like. Well, what are you waiting for to change it then? I assure you that this is really a breeze!

Whether you prefer PIN, password, pattern or fingerprint or face unlock, HUAWEI smartphones (and tablets) make it easy to change lock screen settings. You can even decide on the background image and use a different one than the home screen. How do you say? Would you like to learn more about the topic and find out more? Well, that’s what I’m here for! Come on, take five minutes of free time, sit down comfortably and find out how to change screen lock on HUAWEI thanks to the instructions I’m about to give you in the following chapters. I assure you that you will be able to do everything very easily.

Just a small clarification before starting: for the tutorial I will use a HUAWEI Y7 equipped with Android 8.1.0 and with the EMUI 8.2.0 interface, so my indications will be based on this setup. In any case, the procedures described should also be valid for other devices produced by the Chinese company and for other versions of Android / EMUI (some menu items may slightly change, but nothing impossible to associate with the instructions in the tutorial). Having said that, all I have to do is wish you a good read and a good time!


  • How to change HUAWEI lock screen password
  • How to change screen lock type on HUAWEI
  • How to change HUAWEI lock screen time
  • How to change lock screen wallpaper on HUAWEI
  • How to change HUAWEI lock screen clock color

How to change HUAWEI lock screen password

From the moment you are wondering how to change screen lock on HUAWEI , I want to start by explaining how to change the screen lock password, that is, the PINpattern or password you previously set to unlock your device.

Having said that, to start, go to the Settings menu > Security and privacy> Lock screen of your device and press on the item Change the lock screen password.

Now type in the current unlock code and then set the new code, entering it twice in the text field that is shown to you, in order to confirm the changes just made.

Are you having trouble doing this because you forgot your screen lock password ? If so, don’t worry – you can fix this by checking out my tutorial on how to unlock an Android smartphone.

How to change screen lock type on HUAWEI

You have set a PIN to unlock your device but now you are wondering how to change the type of screen lock on HUAWEI why would you want to change this setting? No problem: follow the instructions that I will give you in the following lines and you will succeed.

To start, start the Settings app on your device and go to the Security and privacy> Lock screen menu. Once this is done, presses the words Change the lock screen password and type the code you have previously set.

Now, click on Change unlock method and choose the new unlock method to set: a PIN , a pattern or a password . After making your choice on the unlock method, confirm the new code by entering it again in the text field that is shown to you, for confirmation purposes.

For example, if you want to set a password instead of a PIN , it must be 4 to 16 characters long and include at least one letter. Type it, then, in the text field that is shown to you, press the Continue button , enter it again for confirmation and, finally, press the Continue button again to confirm the change.

Once this is done, if your device is equipped with a fingerprint sensor , after setting the PIN you may be asked to also configure the unlocking by fingerprint : to accept, press the Register button and follow the instructions on the screen, to register your fingerprint to use as a screen unlock option.

Furthermore, on some smartphone models, another option that you can use for unlocking the screen, if supported, is that related to facial recognition , thanks to which you can unlock your device simply by bringing it close to your face.

On the smartphone model in my possession, to activate this option go to the Settings menu > Security and privacy> Unlock with a smile . Once this is done, type the previously set screen lock password and then press the Continue button , in order to follow the wizard for registering your face to be used as a screen unlock method.

If you cannot find the menus above, you can try to go to settings> Biometric data and password and from here set the fingerprint ID , face recognition and password lock screen : in this last screen, selecting the item Change the method release you can choose whether to use a 4-digit PIN , personalized PIN , sequence or password.

If you have any doubts or problems about it, please refer to my tutorial on how to put fingerprint on Android.

Do you want, instead, to remove the screen lock of your HUAWEI device , in order to access its home screen with a simple swipe upwards? It can be done, but it is a very dangerous operation for privacy: in this way, in fact, anyone could take your smartphone or tablet and access its content.

Are you aware of the risk and are you willing to take it? Then proceed in this way: go to the Settings menu > Security and privacy> Screen lock and press on the item Disable the screen lock password . Once this is done, press OK and type the lock screen password, to confirm the deactivation.

If any steps are not clear to you and / or you want more information on how to remove the screen lock on HUAWEI, consult the guide I made on the subject.

How to change HUAWEI lock screen time

Your smartphone automatically locks after a few minutes of inactivity and would you like to change the screen lock time on HUAWEI ? No problem, it can be done.

To do this, go to the Settings> Display menu and press the Suspension item . At this point, all you have to do is set the time for automatic shutdown: you have a minimum time available ranging from 15 seconds to 10 minutes . Finally, confirm the modification of the set block time by pressing the OK button.

Alternatively, even if it is an operation not recommended as a measure to protect your privacy, you can place a check mark on the Never item , to prevent the device from locking automatically.

How to change lock screen wallpaper on HUAWEI

If your intent is to change the wallpaper of the lock screen of your HUAWEI smartphone , all you have to do is go to the display settings menu and call up, from there, the option to change the wallpaper on the lock screen. I assure you that it is very simple: below you will find explained in detail how to proceed.

To get started, go to the Settings> Display> Wallpaper menu. Once this is done, click on Set background and choose the background to use from the predefined images proposed. Alternatively, you can select an image from your device’s Media Gallery (for example, the Gallery app or the Google Photos app ).

After selecting the background image of your interest, press the  button to confirm it and, finally, if you want to set this image as Lock screen, select the option of the same name.

Alternatively, you can press on the Both option , to have the image of your choice applied as wallpaper for the Home screen and also for the Lock screen.

How to change HUAWEI lock screen clock color

Would you like to change the time color on the lock screen on HUAWEI ? In this case I must inform you that, by default, there is no such option in the HUAWEI settings.

However, an alternative solution that you can implement is that relating to changing the theme: through the default Themes app you can, in fact, choose a different theme, by downloading it for free or by purchasing it through the HUAWEI virtual store, in order to customize it in a complete the colors of the EMUI interface of your device.

Having said that, to do this, all you have to do is start the Themes app, then press on the Categories item and locate the theme that interests you among those belonging to the Top Free category , for example. To download it, press the Free Download button and, at the end of the automatic download, press the Apply button to set it.

In this regard, for more information about it, refer to the instructions I gave you in my tutorial on how to move the lock screen clock on HUAWEI.

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