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EMUI 10 Always-On Display (AOD) feature: supported devices and everything you need to know about it

EMUI 10 Always-On Display (AOD) feature: supported devices and everything you need to know about it

By  Sophia Windsor 2019-12-05 9279 0

The Always-On Display (AOD) is a very popular feature that not only makes our phone look cool, but allows us to conveniently access to some key information like time, date, battery status at a glance with no need to power on our phone’s screen. The latest EMUI 10 brings us better AOD feature for Huawei phones. But what is AOD feature on EMUI 10? Which Huawei phones support AOD feature? How to turn on the AOD feature on Huawei phones? The following guide will help you know everything thing about it.

EMUI 10 Always-On Display (AOD) feature

Always-On Display (AOD) features on EMUI 10

The Always-On Display (AOD) is a popular feature that allows your phone’s lock screen to show some patterns or information when the screen is turned off. The Always-On Display feature is originally offered by Nokia in 2009. Now, many customized Android OS like MIUI 11, ColorOS 7 and EMUI 10 also offer this feature on the supported phones.

The AOD feature has been available in previous EMUI version. But this time, the latest EMUI 10 offers more customized Always-On Display themes for clock styles, widgets, time and date text, etc. In addition, you can also download more AOD themes in theme mall.

EMUI 10 Always-On Display (AOD) themes

Moreover, different from the normal AOD feature, the background color of the Always-On Display on EMUI 10 can change with the color of sky at different time of day, which will bring you a fresh look with every new glance.

EMUI 10 Always-On Display (AOD) background color change

The list of Huawei phones that supports or doesn’t support EMUI 10 Always On Display feature


To reduce the power consumption, only the smartphones with OLED screen support Always On Display feature. If you don’t know what kind of screen types your smartphone adopt, you can head to product page to check the detailed display information. Here, we show you the detailed information about the screen type and AOD feature support of some Huawei phones for your quick search.


Smartphone model

Screen type

AOD feature support

Huawei Mate 30 Pro (5G)

OLED

Yes

Huawei Mate 30 (5G)

OLED

Yes

Huawei Mate 30 RS Porsche design

OLED

Yes

Huawei P30 Pro

OLED

Yes

Huawei P30

OLED

Yes

Huawei Mate X foldable 5G

OLED

Yes

Huawei Mate X

OLED

Yes

Huawei Mate 20

LCD

No

Huawei Mate 20 Pro

OLED

Yes

Huawei Mate 20 X 5G

OLED

Yes

Huawei Mate 20 RS Porsche design

OLED

Yes

Huawei Mate 20 Lite

LCD

No

Huawei P20

LCD

No

Huawei P20 Pro

OLED

Yes

Huawei Nova 5T

LCD

No

Huawei Nova 3

LCD

No

Huawei Mate RS Porsche design

OLED

Yes

Huawei P Smart+ 2019

LCD

No

Huawei P Smart 2019

LCD

No

Huawei Y9s

LCD

No

Huawei Y9 Prime 2019

LCD

No

Huawei Y7 2019

LCD

No

Huawei Y9 2019

LCD

No

Huawei Y6 2019

LCD

No

Huawei Y5 2019

LCD

No

Huawei Y6 Prime 2018

LCD

No

Huawei Y6 2018

LCD

No

Huawei Y9 2018

LCD

No

Huawei Y5 Prime 2018

LCD

No

Huawei P Smart

LCD

No

 

According to the list above, we can see that most of Huawei higher-end phones, like Huawei Mate 30 and Mate 30 Pro, Huawei P30 and P30 Pro, Huawei Mate X, Huawei Mate 20 X, etc., come with OLED screen and support Always-On Display feature, while some budget ones adopt LCD screen, so they don’t support the AOD function.

How to enable Always-On Display feature on Huawei phones with EMUI 10?


The Huawei EMUI 10 operating system comes with built-in Always-On Display feature, so it’s very easy for you to activate this feature on your phones.

Step 1. Please make sure your phone adopts OLED screen, as only OLED screen support the AOD feature.

Step 2. If you want to enjoy the latest features of the AOD, please check if your phone system has been updated to the latest EMUI 10.

Step 3. Head to Settings on your phone - Home screen & wallpaper - Always On Display - Turn on “Always On Display” button.

EMUI 10 Always-On Display (AOD) feature settings

Step 4. Then you can set the start and end time and clock style of the Always On Display. Moreover, Some AOD theme with gradient color can simulate natural light effect to change its gradient color according to local sunrise and sunset time.

That’s it. Just enjoy the cool Always-On Display feature on your Huawei phones!

Have any other questions about the Always-On Display feature of the EMUI 10? The following contents may help you.

Does the Always-On Display on EMUI 10 drain battery?

For AMOLED screen, the Always On Display only consumes a small percentage of battery life, especially when it only displays time and weather, so you don’t need to worry much about the fast power consumption.

However, compared to normal mode, the AOD mode consumes more power.

Does the Always On Display on EMUI 10 increase the risk of screen burn-in?


The disadvantage of the OLED screen is that if a pixel shows the same color for a long time (except black), it will cause the area to age (there are shadows that affect the display effect), that is also called screen burn-in.

In order to better extend the service life of the OLED screen, Huawei specially moves and changes the location of the display content in time to prevent the screen burn-in under AOD mode.

Why does the Always on display clock moves around in standby mode?


After you enable the Always-On display feature on your Huawei phone, the clock position will move around irregularly. This will not only enhance the dynamic effect, but will avoid the screen burn-in.

Now, have you had a further understanding of the Always-On display feature on Huawei EMUI 10? Do not give it a like if this guide helps you.


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