Huawei Device Logcat Issues: Ensuring Your App’s Logs Are Visible

Huawei Device Logcat Issues: Ensuring Your App's Logs Are Visible

22 April 2024 Stephan Petzl Leave a comment Tech-Help

Understanding the Problem

Developers occasionally face a perplexing issue where the logcat in Android does not display logs for their applications, particularly on certain Huawei devices. This can be a significant obstacle during the app development and debugging process, as logcat is a vital tool for diagnosing and understanding app behavior.

Identifying the Solution

After extensive research and community feedback, it has been identified that Huawei devices have a hidden menu that allows developers to enable or disable log settings. To access this menu and ensure that your app’s logs are displayed in logcat, follow these steps:

  1. Open the dialer on your Huawei device.
  2. Enter the following code: *#*#2846579#*#*.
  3. Navigate to the ‘Project Menu’ > ‘Background Setting’ > ‘Log setting’.
  4. Here, you will be able to set the log availability (log switch) and level (log level setting).
  5. After adjusting these settings, make sure to restart your phone for the changes to take effect.

Note that this procedure is generally applicable to Huawei phones, and the steps may vary slightly depending on the model or Android version. For instance, Huawei tablets like the MediaPad M3 may require launching the Huawei Calculator in landscape mode and entering ()()2846579()() to access the hidden menu.

For newer versions of Huawei Phones, such as the Y9s 2019, the steps have slightly changed:

  1. Dial *#*#2846579#*#* on your device.
  2. Go to ‘Background Settings’ > ‘AP LOG Settings’ > ‘Open’.
  3. If logs are still not visible, try restarting both your phone and your development environment, such as Android Studio or Eclipse.

Repeato: Streamlining Your Testing Process

While addressing logcat visibility issues is crucial for app debugging, ensuring the quality of your app through testing is equally important. This is where Repeato, our no-code test automation tool, can be a game-changer for your app development workflow.

Repeato simplifies the creation, execution, and maintenance of automated tests for iOS and Android apps. It leverages computer vision and AI to provide a fast and flexible testing solution that works across all app frameworks, including React Native, Flutter, and Unity. With ADB on board, Repeato allows you to execute ADB commands via script steps, enhancing your testing capabilities.

Whether you’re troubleshooting logcat issues or ensuring your app functions flawlessly across multiple devices, Repeato can help streamline your testing process and improve your app’s reliability and user experience.


In conclusion, the inability to view app logs in logcat on Huawei devices can be rectified by accessing a hidden menu and adjusting the log settings. Remember to restart your device after making these changes. For a comprehensive testing strategy that complements your development efforts, consider integrating Repeato into your workflow for efficient and effective test automation.

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