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Huawei smartphones

Huawei smartphones are a range of smartphones, which are both Android-based (meaning they are powered by Google’s Android operating system) and HarmonyOS-based (powered by Huawei’s own operating system), created by the telecommunications and electronics company Huawei.

Huawei smartphones allow users to surf the internet, shoot videos, send messages, access apps through the Huawei AppGallery (the official app store for Huawei), and much more. Some Huawei smartphones also include a widget called Petal Search, which enables people to access millions of apps.

Huawei smartphones have parental controls available. Parents can set up parental controls by creating a ‘Child Account’ to help limit screen time, access to apps on the child’s account and apply content restrictions. If an account is registered to a child under 14 years old, some content restrictions and other safety settings will be activated by default. The Huawei AI Life app can also be used on a parent’s device to activate similar parental controls on their child’s Huawei smartphone.

Huawei smartphones provide a feature called ‘Digital Balance’ (which can be accessed through ‘settings’) that measures how much time a user spends on their phone and includes parental controls for monitoring a child’s usage.

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Safety restrictions available

Harmful Content

Block or limit access to content that could be harmful to children e.g. videos that contain bad language or sexual, violent or discriminatory content.

In App Purchasing

Disable option to buy extra content, goods or subscriptions when using apps e.g. buying TikTok Coins when using the social media app TikTok

Location Sharing

Prevent users from being able to share their location with apps, websites or other users


Block a user's ability to communicate privately with one person or a group of people e.g. send or receive direct messages

Private Account

When an account is set to 'private' it means only approved people whom the user has chosen can see their profile and/or communicate with them e.g. just friends and family

Time Limit

Decide when and for how long a user can access a piece of technology e.g. set a schedule on a broadband router so that internet access turns off after 8pm

App Blocking

Prevent users from being able to install and/or delete apps on a device