How to enable Lock Screen notifications on Huawei P9

Huawei P9, the successor of the highly acclaimed P8, is one of the most popular flagships on the market. Even though Huawei already introduced the P10, the P9 is still a viable option for all Android enthusiasts. Great features, brilliant EMUI, and remarkable hardware make this handset a worthy acquisition.

Now, if you’re new to the Huawei interface, it may take some time to get used to its features. Namely, Huawei’s native Emotion User Interface differs a bit from the stock Android. But, once you’ve got into details, this is an amazing and clean UI that packs everything you’ll ever need.

One of the features that baffled some users are notifications on the lock screen. Today, we’ll give you a few hints on how to utilize lock screen notifications in the best way.

Make sure you’ve enabled notifications

The first step you should take is to enable notifications in the settings. Due to security/privacy measures, this feature may be disabled by default. This is how to enable screen lock notifications.

  1.  Open Settings.
  2. Tap Notifications & status bar.
  3. Open Notifications management.
  4. Enter the preferred apps and enable the ‘Display on the lock screen’ feature.

After that, you should be able to receive preset notifications from certain apps. Some users reported that they were unable to see notifications while the fingerprint unlock was enabled. You can disable it quite easily by following these instructions:

  1. Tap Settings.
  2. Choose Fingerprint ID.
  3. Tap Fingerprint management.
  4. Enter your PIN and tap Next.
  5. Disable Unlock screen.

On the other hand, this is not a norm, so your notifications may work even with the fingerprint scanner enabled.

Use Magazine Lock screen

For no apparent reason, notifications can only be shown on the Magazine Lock Screen style. So, you’ll need to use it instead of other themes. Later on, you can change the wallpaper to improve the transparency of certain notifications. This is how to change the Lock screen style:

  1. Tap Settings.
  2. Open Screen lock & passwords.
  3. Tap Screen lock style.
  4. Select Magazine unlock and apply changes.

That should enable your notifications. However, since the default cover is dark, you may want to change it for any other. You can change to any other wallpaper in Settings > Display > Wallpaper > Lock Screen.

Use the third-party app to tweak notifications

However, if you’re unable to tweak the Lock Screen notifications to your liking, you can as well use a third-party app. There’s a large variety of apps that let you customize the Lock Screen but we tried and enjoyed NiLS Lock Screen Notifications the most. With this app, you are able to personalize almost everything related to notifications, from standard notifications to lock screen widgets. The only downside is a mild increase in battery consumption.

You can obtain the NiLS Lock Screen Notifications app for free on Play Store.

With that, we’ll wrap it up. We hope that these tips were useful and that they’ll let you improve your P9 accessibility and all-around experience.

In addition, we are open to suggestions and questions, so don’t forget to address those in the comments section below.

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