Gone are the days when using a phone with Huawei's EMUI software meant having to choose between and iOS-like home screen setup — where all your apps are shown on the home screen — and using a custom launcher. The latest EMUI 5 software, included on the Huawei Mate 9, makes it easy to keep your home screen relatively uncluttered, leaving less-used apps in the app drawer.
Enabling this option is easy — in fact, it's a top-level setting in EMUI 5.
- Drag down your Notification shade and hit the cog icon to go to Settings.
- Tap Home Screen Style.
- Select Drawer.
You'll then be kicked back to your home screen, complete with your handy new app drawer. (Note that you'll need to re-arrange things in the new launcher view, as app and widget placements won't carry over.)
That's it. Enjoy your new app drawer!