Using the Huawei AppGallery
What is the Huawei AppGallery?
AppGallery is the official Huawei app platform, like the Google Play Store or the App Store.
It's safe to use, and has a four-layer detection mechanism to ensure app security. You can search for, download, manage, and share apps in the AppGallery
Simply browse and download the apps you want and discover more exclusive offers, innovative experiences and fun, in-app activities.
It has over one million applications worldwide, and has had over 180 billion cumulative application downloads in the past year. Currently, there are more than 45,000 apps available.
What is the Huawei Petal Search widget?
The Petal Search - Find Apps widget is a search engine available to download from the Huawei AppGallery, on the latest flagship Huawei mobile service smartphones.
It allows Huawei smartphone owners to search and find everything they need, including apps, news, images and more, directly from the home screen of their device.
The AppGallery is completely integrated into the Petal Search - Find Apps widget and apps already available in the AppGallery appear at the top of any search.
We advise caution if you download apps from unknown sources or third party app stores, as you could end up with harmful files on your device.
Getting your favourite apps on your Huawei phone
Transferring your apps using Phone Clone
You can use Huawei's Phone Clone app to transfer most of your existing apps from your current handset to your new Huawei handset - even if you were previously using iOS or another brand of phone.
Then use your new phone to scan the QR code on your old phone to start the transfer.
It's fast, safe, and your apps will be transferred with secured wireless network encryption.
Using apps not available on the AppGallery
If you can't find an app you need in the AppGallery, such as Spotify, simply use Petal Search - Find Apps to download the app from a number of recommended and trusted sources.
You may not even need an app to access the content you want - YouTube and Gmail can be used in your browser.
Petal Search - Find Apps is accessible from the homescreen or via Huawei Browser.
As soon as you open up the Browser, Petal Search is already set as a Quick Link, represented with the icon.
How to set up your new Huawei device
Step 1: Use Phone Clone to transfer your apps from your old device to your new one.
Step 2: Download apps from AppGallery.
Step 3: Download Petal Search - Find Apps to get access to millions of apps.
Choosing your Huawei phone
Powerful, elegant and packed with the latest technology, Huawei's smartphones are the perfect choice if you need a phone to seamlessly mix work and play.
Take superb shots with picture-perfect lenses, immerse yourself in entertainment on high-definition displays and power through your day with hard-working processors.
Frequently asked questions
WhatsApp, Facebook and Twitter can be downloaded directly from their respective websites. Gmail and YouTube can be accessed using your web browser.
If you don't use the AppGallery to download apps, please remember that not all apps will have been optimised by developers for Android AOSP, so individual app experiences may vary.
However, there are several apps already available on the Huawei AppGallery, and other apps can be downloaded online or by using the Huawei Petal Search - Find Apps widget.
You can use Huawei's Phone Clone app to transfer most of your existing apps on your current handset.
You will be able to download apps from the AppGallery, which is pre-installed on Huawei smartphones, and you can search for apps using the Petal Search - Find Apps widget.
You can also use third party app stores such as APKPure, or Web Version.
Please note that not all apps available from third parties will have been optimised by developers, so your app experiences may vary depending on the app's level of Google Mobile Services integration.
You are free to use any third party app store you have access to.
However, we advise caution when downloading apps from unknown sources or third party app stores, as you could end up with a harmful file on your device.
The AppGallery is currently a work in progress.
Any apps you can’t find in the AppGallery can be downloaded via a third party app store, or you can search for them using the Petal Search - Find Apps widget.
Some apps will be unavailable, including most Banking Apps. Huawei is working with global developers to continuously improve the platform.
For the latest app availability please see the HUAWEI AppGallery
You can also add your app request to the wish list in the AppGallery. This will let Huawei know about your request, and you will be notified when it’s available.
Yes, it is legal to search for and download apps from third party sources.
However, Huawei does not have any control over apps downloaded from a third party sources, or any liability for information published on third party websites or apps that are listed in search results.
We advise caution when downloading apps from unknown sources or third-party app stores, as you could end up with a harmful file on your device.
Yes, your device supports In-App Purchases such as payment by bank cards and mobile phone billing.
However, Google Pay is not supported.