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EMUI 11 Changelog



This saga was started at HDC 2020 when Huawei unveiled the latest software update, EMUI 11. On the same day, the Chinese tech giant also began the beta testing for the users of Huawei P40 and Mate 30 users in China.

As we proceed forward, Huawei enrolled other important devices such as P30 and Mate 20 in the list of testing models. Last December the company concluded EMUI 11 beta testing in China for most of the users and rolled out stable EMUI 11.

In the same month, Huawei kick off the rollout of EMUI 11 for the Huawei P40 and Mate 30 flagship in the global market and published a timeline to distribute the latest EMUI version for different Huawei phones in different markets.

Everyone seems excited about the EMUI 11, why? because it comes with a new number of new features and improvements over its predecessor in terms of user experiences, security, and transparency.

Some of the notable features include the new smart always-on display, multi-window mode, smoother animation, subtle effects, new ringtones, better MeeTime calling, a better Notepad app, and more. Still, the changelog has a lot to mention, therefore, we’ve decided to put the complete EMUI 11 changelog on the board below.

Note: Some of these features are only available for some specific Huawei models.

EMUI 11 Changelog:

This update introduces new EMUI 11 features, which provide a rich array of possibilities for you to stay connected in all scenarios, a richer and more integrated cross-device experience.

This update introduces EMUI 11, providing a rich array of possibilities for you to stay connected in all scenarios. This new system version carries forward Huawei’s All Scenario design concept and provides a richer and more integrated cross-device experience.

Based on the idea of “Technology for people”, EMUI 11 brings a more artistic interface design, friendlier interactions, and a more innovative and convenient cross-device connection experience for people to perform better at work and in life.

Technology for people:

Smart Always-On-Display (AOD)

EMUI 11 refines the user experience and brings vivid, dynamic visual elements for the AOD, allowing you to customize and showcase your personal style by adding text and images that will appear when your screen is off.

Artistic Themes:

Adds the Starry Night theme, featuring vivid color painting. (You can apply this theme in the Themes app.)


Multi-Window allows you to open apps in a floating window for multitasking. You can relocate the floating window to the desired location or minimize it to a floating bubble for easier access later.

Smoother animations

The brand new, intuitive animations throughout EMUI 11 create a smoother, more unified, and visually pleasing user experience when touching items or sliding on the screen.

Long-take animations will be displayed when you are switching between albums in Gallery or Between year and month views in a calendar, for smoother visual effects.

Subtle effects

Whether you’re toggling switches on or off, subtle effects have been enhanced throughout the OS for greater visual satisfaction.

Rhythmic ringtones

System vibration has been upgraded, and incoming calls and alarms now have their own custom vibration patterns. The combination of stereo sounds and coordinated vibrations bring you a more immersive experience.

Seamless connections:


Besides HD voice and video calls, MeeTime also you to send encrypted messages and animated emojis, skip forward and backward when playing voice messages, and send groups of images in one go.

Multi-screen Collaboration

This is a special feature that enables your devices to work together to achieve their full potential. You can mirror your phone to your laptop’s screen to improve your productivity with up to three windows readily available. (This feature requires a Huawei laptop installed with version 11.0 or later of PC manager.)


It allows you to scan documents. You can also quickly identify and extract text from images, edit the text, export it in multiple file formats, and share it.

AI Subtitles

AI Subtitles support converting audio to text for songs, videos, or speech picked up by your microphone even when the sound volume is turned off, as well as translating English content into Chinese in real-time. (Available only for Chinese users).


On the discover tab in Gallery, you can create video stories by applying preset templates with special effects and background music.

The video editing features are optimized providing you with more instructions on how to use the timeline and edit options.

System translation

Translate screen allows you to touch and hold the text on a foreign language web page with one finger, or on a picture with two fingers, to have the text translated. You can also adjust the area of the screen to be translated.

Lasting smoothness

A new standard for system animations has been introduced, improving app launch speed and the smoothness of general operations.

Privacy and security:

Blurred app previews:

On the recent tasks screen, previews of apps protected by TrustSpace or App Lock are automatically blurred or locked and hidden to protect your private data.

Undisturbed screen protection:

When you project your phone in Do Not Disturb mode onto your Huawei laptop, messages and incoming calls are displayed only on your phone screen, both protecting your privacy and ensuring the continuity of screen projection.

Notepad Privacy:

Allows you to lock notes in Notepad.

Photo sharing privacy:

Allows you to remove the shooting location, time, and device information from photos before sharing them.

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