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How to Enable Huawei App Twin

Huawei phones have a unique feature called App Twin. It’s a feature to run multiple apps on your phone. This feature is popular among WhatsApp, Instagram, SnapChat users that have two accounts.

There are some 3rd apps that can let you have two accounts of the same app on the same phone. Since high-end Huawei phones are dual SIM device, then, it’s possible that you want to different WhatsApp for a different SIM card.

This is not only applicable to WhatsApp. Rather, this is applicable to all apps you are only allowed to have one account with. Like Facebook, Instagram, LinkedIn, etc that have a personal app for mobile.

App Twin makes it possible to use the same app a multiple time on the same Huawei device without interfering with each other and without creating conflict with the username and password.

A good alternative to Twin App is the Parallel Space app. You can use the Parallel space on Android, iOS, and PC.

Supports Huawei Phones

Before you continue with this tutorial to enable Twin App you may want to check the following Huawei phones to see you devices are in support of this feature.

Huawei Y6, Huawei Y7, Huawei Y9, Huawei Mate, Huawei Mate Pro, Huawei P20, Huawei P20 Pro, Huawei P10, Huawei P10 Pro, Huawei P30, Huawei P30 Pro, Huawei Mate 10 Pro, Huawei P Smart, Huawei Y5 Lite, Huawei Y9 Prime 2019.

These are the few of Huawei phones you will find and be able to use the Twin app to run the same app in multiple ways on your phone.

Enable App Twin

This app is not enabled by default. And there is no icon for it in your list of preinstalled apps. Therefore, before you learn how to use Twin App to run 2 WhatsApp or Facebook app on your phone, follow the procedures below to enable it.

1. Go to your Huawei settings

2. Find Apps & notifications and click on it

App Twin

3. Scroll down to App Twin and click on it


4. You will see the list of apps that that app currently support.

App Twin support

5. Click on the toggle icon to enable the app to let you use multiple of the app on your phone with a different login.

Enabling app feature

Unable to Use Twin App

Because twin app is a default app on your Huawei phone doesn’t mean you will not be restricted for some reasons.

If you are encountering an error using this Huawei Y9 feature and other Huawei phone, it implies that you are using a third-party launcher.

At the time of filing this report, Twin app doesn’t support a 3rd party app and you cannot use it with it.

The only saturated solution is to return to Huawei launcher else the twin app feature will not be usable.

Use Twin App

Twin app only works with EMUI8 and EMUI9  Huawei devices. If you are out of these you won’t be able to use the feature.

The benefit of this OS feature is that you will be able to split screen on your Huawei phone, allow you to use two apps at the same time with different information.

Once you have enabled twin app on your Huawei phone, a replicate of the app will be created and added to your app icon.

Find the app in the icon of your app and click on it. Follow the on-screen instruction to fill the necessary information.

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