I cant seem to change the launcher no matter what I do. I just don't have the option in the default apps. I've tried multiple different launchers. I also use Pie controls and a vpn. They run in the background when I have the app open. but if I close it I can't get it to stay running silently in the background like I was able to do with all my other phones. I've tried hitting the lock icon on the app when I hit the square and the apps come up.
I have tried allowing it to run in the background using the phone manager. I have turned on ignore battery optimization. I have tried adding the apps as trusted apps. I have tried factory reset after factory reset. I am at a loss. Please, let me know if this is an issue that only I am having, or if this is a problem with emui in general. I am tearing my hair out at this point, and I am going to return the damn thing if I can't get this to work.
Android is about customization, and it seems as if they are trying to strip that ability from us. Navigating my phone is a pain in the butt now, and I don't really know what else to do other than return it, unless someone knows something that I don't.