How to change the fingerprint icon and animation on the Huawei P30 Pro and Mate 20 Pro
The Huawei Mate 20 Pro and the Huawei P30 Pro are two very awesome devices that, aside from being flagship devices powered by the Kirin 980 processor and running EMUI, also happen to be phones with lots of features in tow, such as awesome cameras, wireless charging, curved displays, and more. They serve as a testament to Huawei’s abilities in the premium spectrum, and they’re evidently very high-end phones. But one feature that they also happen to carry is an under-display fingerprint sensor: they were actually among the first phones to be launched with such biometric technology, which became mainstream with high-end devices and some mid-range smartphones throughout 2019 and well into 2020.
The fingerprint sensor used in these phones is optical, which means that it needs light in order to pick up your fingerprint properly. As such, the fingerprint sensor’s area lights up whenever it’s going to recognize a fingerprint, often also triggering a fancy animation. You probably haven’t thought about modifying them or customizing them, but as it turns out, it is entirely possible for both phones by following a simple guide in our forums, if this is something that you would be interested in doing. This will only work for Huawei’s always-on display and not for the lock screen animation.
Most of these animations are based on the ones of other phones or they’re entirely custom, and feature a bright circle in the middle which is what your phone uses for picking up your fingerprint. There are some animations, however, that don’t feature this circle, at least from the GIF previews in the forum posts. While I haven’t tried them personally and thus can’t confirm this, it sounds like some of the designs could hamper the fingerprint sensor’s functionality, since it is, after all, an optical sensor. It can easily be reverted if this is the case, though.
Head over to our forums for instructions on how to do this.