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Some Users Report Their Photos Were Deleted by Huawei Phones

March 12, 2020 9:03 am

Beijing (PingWest)—A Huawei user posted his complaint on Douban.com, saying that some of his photos had been automatically deleted on his Huawei smartphone on March 11.

These deleted photos include images of top Chinese officials' visit to Wuhan, the epicenter of the novel coronavirus this week. According to the user, the images were downloaded from Xuexiqiangguo, an app released by the Chinese government.

Meanwhile, some users reported on Huawei's online forum that they suspect the Chinese smartphone maker is reviewing their photos and videos, some of which were flagged as “allegedly violating regulations”.

Prior to this, in January, GizmoChina reported that the company's smartphones began automatically deleting images downloaded from the Twitter app.

According to GizmoChina, a Reddit user confirmed that he is also facing the same problem. He added that his Honor Note 10 received an update of around 3.5MB, and now images from Twitter are getting deleted. His other Huawei smartphone, P20 Pro, isn't China-exclusive, and does not have the same issue.