Update: Huawei has removed the lock screen advert wallpapers from its servers, which suggests it should not be pushed out to any extra handsets, but you’ll need to manually take away it from your phone if you acquired the advert.
The agency hasn’t offered a motive as to why the advert appeared on handsets, but its assertion (under) explains how you can take away it from your gadget.
“Dear customers, we thank you for your candid feedback, we’re sorry for the inconvenience brought about to your expertise.
“Please kindly be told that we have now taken down these lock-screen pictures from our servers, as they shouldn’t be showing on lock-screen interfaces.
“For the picture/s already downloaded to your phone, you might delete as per following:
“1) When the picture seems on the screen, slide up from the underside fringe of the screen, and the operation toolbar seems;
“2) Click the “Delete” button and click on “Remove” within the affirmation field which pops up.
“We will proceed to enhance our companies and brings you glorious consumer expertise.”
Huawei has had a tough few months, and issues seem to be getting worse as a number of stories throughout the net declare the Chinese producer has now pushed adverts to the lock screens of its telephones with out alerting customers, or asking for permission.
Numerous disgruntled Huawei house owners have taken to Twitter to voice their displeasure at being greeted with a ‘Booking.com’ emblem on their lock screen wallpaper.
It’s not showing on each handset, and it seems it’s solely the pre-installed background wallpapers which have the brand. If you go for your personal lock screen wallpaper, you should not get the advert.
So far, Huawei P30 Pro, P20 Pro, P20, P20 Lite and Honor 10 handset house owners have reported seeing the advert, but the 2 Huawei P30 Pros within the TechRadar workplace are presently Booking.com-free – so it’s definitely a sporadic difficulty.
So far, Huawei hasn’t commented on the stories, so we do not know the precise motive for its actions – but cash (unsurprisingly) might properly be a key driver as it seems to generate new income within the wake of worldwide uncertainty about its future within the smartphone market – no less than when it comes to utilizing Android.
We have contacted Huawei for a remark, and we’ll replace this text as soon as we get a response. For now, you might want to change your lock screen wallpaper on your Huawei handset if you don’t desire to see an advert.