Huawei P40 Professional Google Cellular Providers & Apps Information – What works and what doesn’t.

The Huawei P40 sequence launched a couple of days in the past, and I’ve been kindly loaned one to evaluation. Preliminary impressions are that the is impeccable and as all the time the P40 Professional will set the usual for all telephone cameras in 2020.

The Huawei P30 Professional was the perfect telephone in 20219, for my part, and I nonetheless use it as my essential telephone now. The Huawei P40 Professional needs to be the identical for 2020, however as everyone knows, there’s a huge downside, Google shouldn’t be formally supported.

Relying on how closely ingrained you’re with the Google system this may very well be a big or small downside. For me, it’s fairly important as I take advantage of Google Apps for enterprise, plus Google Pictures is an important a part of my each day life.

Banking and cellular funds are additionally an enormous downside, as a result of the telephone shouldn’t be allowed to go the safety necessities of Google, issues like Google Pay and a few banking aps are a no go.

For a lot of different common apps, there’s les of an issue, loads of them can be found on App Gallery and extra so on third celebration app shops.

All the data under is from the few days I’ve had the Huawei P40 Professional, I’ll little doubt have missed some issues, and new strategies will turn out to be obtainable. I’ll proceed to replace the submit as I take advantage of the machine.

Find out how to set up common apps on the Huawei P40 Professional similar to Fb, Instagram and WhatsApp

Cellphone Clone

Cellphone clone is superb. It’s orders of magnitude higher than the default Google restore technique whatever the present points Huawei is going through. This lets you copy over all of your recordsdata, apps and settings from one telephone to the opposite. Not like the conventional Google restore choice, this can even restore the app knowledge in lots of apps. It’s not good, however it should scale back the variety of apps it’s important to login to and re-setup. It is going to even replicate your own home display to the way it was.

It’s also superb at bypassing among the points you face with out getting access to the Play Retailer. A lot of the apps you have already got in your telephone will be copied over.

Nonetheless, there are loads of exceptions, just about every little thing made by Google can’t be copied over, this contains Google Play, Play Video games, Play Motion pictures and TV, Music, Play Retailer and extra. Netflix additionally can’t be copied over

Huawei HiSuite

A substitute for telephone clone, if you have already got a Huawei machine is the Home windows/Mac software HiSuite. This lets you backup your outdated telephone then restore it to the brand new telephone. I’ve learn posts claiming this was a great way to bypass the Google issues, however once I tried it, the outcomes had been much less profitable than Cellphone Clone. No google companies copied over, and a few apps similar to Fb did not copy over correctly whereas with Cellphone Clone it did.

Nonetheless, it’s a implausible app, almost all of the apps it did copy over retained all their settings together with logins (aside from some safe apps like LastPass).

Huawei App Gallery

That is the perfect technique of getting apps as it should present a Google Play like expertise with bother free updates.  The issue is that could be very a lot a piece in progress. There’s a rising variety of huge identify apps on there, however many are lacking.

Long run that is the perfect guess. I feel with the launch of the P40 Professional into the western market with out Google will see extra builders keen to export their apps into App Gallery

APK Pure

That is the perfect third half app retailer that I’ve discovered, it’s an precise app which you can obtain and browse different apps, similar to the Play Retailer. It might even deal with updates, although it’s a little cumbersome in comparison with the automated updates you get in Play Retailer.

Principally, if you happen to did not use telephone clone, then you’ll be able to in all probability get no matter app you need on right here, this contains:

WhatsAppFB MessengerFacebookInstagramYouTube*NetflixTikTokZoomChrome*Snap chatSpotifyTelegramTwitterAdobe LightroomAmazon Prime VideoPlus rather more

*Youtube will not work with out Play Service, and Chrome wont work correctly both.

Can I get Google Play Retailer?

You may obtain and set up it, you can too obtain Play Providers and Play framework, however my expertise to date is that they don’t work.

Putting in play companies appears to repair among the points you will have in apps, it stopped Final Move nagging me about issues for instance

Earlier strategies to put in Google Cellular Providers that now not work

Chat Companion App

That is the latest technique to bypass the Google restrictions, it was in use and dealing for customers in February.

For my P40 Professional, it doesn’t work in any respect, it simply masses up the preliminary display, and I get no choices. If you wish to give it a go, by all means, strive, nonetheless, I can’t assure how reliable the app is, although the Huawei safety scan has no points with it.

Obtain, set up & begin the Chat Companion AppFollow the directions within the app (see screenshots above)
– Detect machine
– Restore Now
– ActivateRestartLog in to the put in Google Play Retailer (once more) with a Google accountCreate extra Google accounts or set up Google Apps by way of the Play Retailer


LZPlay got here out when the Huawei Mate 30 Professional launched and bypassed all the safety restrictions even enabling Google Pay. Sadly it was shortly lived and now not works

GSM Installer

An older technique, the app is in Chinese language and simply crashes out on the primary app it tries to put in.

What Google apps work?

For some weird cause, Google Maps works with none of the extra play companies or framework. Actually, once I put in them, Maps stopped working.

The issue you should have is which you can’t log in, so any saved areas won’t work.

What else does and would not work?

If an app depends on Google companies in any means, you’re kinda screwed. Many apps use Google for safety, the play video games service and Google storage/drive.

Working Apps

This checklist shouldn’t be exhaustive, simply the apps that I take advantage of or have tried since getting the P40.

FacebookInstagramTwitterMonzoTelegramGarmin ConnectZwiftAmazon Buying, App retailer, Alexa, Kindle, Prime VideoMicrosoft Edge and most MS appsAuthyBBC iPlayerEufySecurityFenixFirefoxGrammarlyWithings HealthmateIFTTTTP Hyperlink KasaPaypal Private and BusinessPlexRelay ProSonosSpotify


I could not copy Netflix over with telephone clone, and utilizing APK Pure led to an error stating I wanted Google.

Older variations of Netflix do work, however as a result of lack of widevine assist you’re restricted to 720p.


WhatsApp works, however when you have backup enabled you’ll get nagged about backup in progress then by no means doing something, so it’s good to swap it off. It’s because it makes use of Google Drive.

Final Move

Installs OK however I received common nagging about it needing Google Play Providers. Putting in this by way of APK Pure alleviated the issue, not like many different apps


I’ve not been in a position to get YouTube to work but because it insists on Google Play companies, Nonetheless there are YouTube downloader apps and different apps that act as an internet wrapper for the net model of YouTube, or you’ll be able to simply set up the cellular model to your own home display as a PWA app.

Google apps alternate options

Google Mail – Any electronic mail consumer, I opted for BlueMail and it really works high quality so farGoogle Maintain – Any activity supervisor, a lot of why are higher I simply favored the simplicity of KeepGoogle Pictures – I’ve a Synology NAS so I’ve been utilizing Moments different choices embody:Piktures (use Dropbox or MS OneDrive)Maps – Waze works for directionsChrome – Any browser, I like the brand new MS Edge which is predicated on ChromiumYouTube – both set up the PWA model by way of your browser or set up one of many apps that wrap the net model

Banking and cellular funds

I’ve been led to consider that many banking apps will not work on the telephone, nonetheless, for me, Monzo seems to work high quality. This was transferred over with telephone clone.

There may be simply no choice for Google pay or any viable different. Many individuals simply put their card contained in the telephone case which is what I’ll doubtless attempt to do.

Future Prospects

Clearly, there are loads of compromises that it’s good to make if you wish to decide to the Huawei P40 Professional this yr.

Basically, the telephone is completely usable, and a few individuals might respect the entire disconnection from Google.

I feel within the UK, I feel Huawei are going to wrestle over the following couple of years. Nonetheless, they’re dedicated to shifting ahead with out Google, and they’re ploughing cash into the issue. They’re luring developed into the App Gallery with 2 years 100% fee in addition to investing closely into their very own Huawei Cellular Providers.

The Huawei P40 Professional is the primary huge machine to be launched correctly within the UK with out Googe. The Mate 30 arrived, but it surely was months late. So I feel with the launch of this, extra builders will begin selecting so as to add their apps to App Gallery.

I think within the subsequent couple of years Huawei can have developed their ecosystem sufficient that it’s now not a priority about having Google or not, there will likely be completely viable choices offered by Huawei.

Particularly, I feel they should develop core apps of their very own that may change Google Pictures (with its backup service), Google Maps, in addition to an NFC fee system

Final Up to date on fifth April 2020

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