Petal Search: Download and Install Apps On Your Huawei Devices

We all know the issue between Huawei and the US. Huawei has been struggling to find some workaround to the Google ecosystem. Now Huawei is trying to develop alternatives to the Google apps. If you remember Huawei released the Huawei search a few months back. This app is something like Google home.

The primary focus of the app was to show users the results based on their queries but latest Huawei renamed the app and now its called Patel search. Huawei has been adding new features to the Petal app for a long time.

The app can be used as an app distribution service like Google play store but there are still limitations to it. Users can only download and install the apps that solely runs Huawei Mobile Services (HMS) and AppGallery.

Thanks to our friends at Huaweicentral, we are sharing the guide following which you can search, download and install Android apps (apk) on your Huawei phones.


First, you need to have the petal search app on your Huawei device. You can get it from Huawei’s AppGallery.

Steps to Download and Install APPs using Petal Search on Huawei Phones (APK)

Install Apps On Your Huawei Devices with Petal Search

There are two ways to do install the app using petal search 1) suggestion and 2) manual. Here we will be showing the manual method as it will be easier.

  1. Once you have the petal search app, go to the search bar type the app name which you want to install (here we are using Whatsapp as a demo)
  2. The app will show you the search results
  3. tap on the Whatsapp icon (the app will redirect you to available sources, it may be official Whatsapp website or any popular third-party software market place like Aptoide)
  4. Tap Download Now, then confirm the download
  5. Once the download is completed, the installation process will start automatically. Done!!
Note: This process will be the same for Apkpure and other third-party websites, you just need to click on the actual download button.

Troubleshoot: App install but failed to install

There are sometimes you may this issue. Just go the file manager, search for the app and install it manually. That’s quite simple right 🙂

Dibyashree Sharma
Dibyashree Sharma
Dibyashree Sharma graduated in Computer Science from NIT Rourkela. For the past eight years, she has been blogging about Android, which she is really passionate about. She has built a good reputation as a reliable source. Away from the digital sphere, Dibyashree enjoys playing tennis, a sport she is as passionate about as she is about technology.

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