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HarmonyOS 2 finally brings Dark Mode Scheduling feature, not available in Huawei EMUI 11

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Dark mode has its own use cases, as it adds a layer of new themes throughout the entire user interface and allows you to surf your smartphone in an entirely new way.

With its initial introduction to smart devices, the dark mode made a buzz among tech enthusiasts. With time, different smartphone makers made changes on the appearance and how this feature can be used for the best of the users.

Coming to Huawei, last year, Huawei unveiled the 11th version of EMUIEMUI 11 that comes with a bunch of new features and an improved dark mode theme. Yet, in my perspective, it was a bummer because EMUI introduced the dark theme even in EMUI 9.1 and remained almost the same even until EMUI 11. However, the company only added a toggle switch to enable or disable this feature.

It was expected that EMUI 11 will complete this task and bring us the Dark Mode scheduling, yet we got disappointed but HarmonyOS 2 seems to have heard our plea.

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As we explored and finally confirmed that HarmonyOS 2 brings us a lot of new features and one of these includes the brand new options in the dark mode section.

Compared to EMUI 11, the HarmonyOS 2 brings new options in the dark mode Settings menu including the following:

  1. Schedule Dark mode
  2. Enable dark mode all-day

Let’s explore these two options:

Scheduled:

It’s one of the most useful options for people who love to use dark mode, as it allows you to automatically enable and disable the feature at a given time. Users just need to set a Start and End time and the phone will take care of the rest.

Furthermore, users can select/deselect a specific app that will be forced to enable the dark theme during the scheduled time.

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Enable all day:

This is a direct switch that will enable or disable the Dark Mode until your turn it off.

EMUI 11:

Just to show you, users only get the toggle to enable or disable the dark mode on EMUI 11. Alternative, it’s also available in the quick settings panel.

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Most of Deng Li's smartphones are from the Huawei ecosystem and his first Huawei phone was Ascend Mate 2 (4G). As a tech enthusiast, he keeps exploring new technologies and inspects them closely. Apart from the technology world, he takes care of his garden.

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Huawei Nova 7i is the latest one to upgrade with November 2022 EMUI update

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Huawei Nova 7i is the latest smartphone to upgrade with November 2022 EMUI software update. However, we’ve not noted any major changes in the changelog. Therefore, it only contains November 2022 EMUI update to improve the security of the Huawei Nova 7i smartphone.

Still, we’re waiting for a major installation that may come next year as EMUI 13 but there’s no clue of its release for the time being. Meanwhile, we suggest you grab this rollout as soon as it appears on your Huawei Nova 7i device.

To be mentioned, Huawei Nova 7i’s latest firmware brings the EMUI version 12.0.0.257 and a package size of 250 megabytes. You can grab this new software update via Settings or via the My Huawei app.

Changelog:

This update integrates Security patches released in November 2022 for improved system security. For more information, please visit the official Huawei website.

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Thanks to the tipster – Pillar Man

Huawei Nova 7i November 2022 update

Update Notes:

  1. This update will not erase your personal data but it’s recommended that you back up any important file before the update procedure.
  2. If you face any issues during installation, please contact Huawei customer services.
  3. The update package will be deleted right after the installation.
  4. Make sure to maintain sufficient space on your phone to store the downloaded OTA package.

To be mentioned, Huawei is releasing this software update in batches and it may take some time to reach your Nova 7i model.

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Huawei Nova 5T finally gets November 2022 EMUI update

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Huawei Nova 5T November 2022 update

After waiting for two months, Huawei is finally rolling out a new software update for the Nova 5T smartphone that comes with November 2022 EMUI security patch.

According to the information coming from our tipster, Huawei Nova 5T is receiving the long-awaited November 2022 EMUI security update with EMUI 12 version 12.0.0.165. The package size of this update is 262 megabytes size.

To be mentioned, we’ve been speculating this firmware since last month and it’s now out for the device. However, it doesn’t bring any major changes in terms of features or optimizations.

On the other hand, we’re also anticipating EMUI 13 but still, there’s no news about its release for Huawei smartphones. Meanwhile, Huawei Nova 5T is one of the devices that could receive this major software but it’s not confirmed for the time being.

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Huawei Nova 5T November 2022 update

An interesting fact about this rollout you should remember is that the November 2022 update is out in batches for Huawei Nova 5T smartphone owners. However, you can check for the new software update via the following software update.

Get this new build version via Settings > System & updates > tap on Software updates and check for the new firmware once it’s fetched for your smartphone. Don’t ignore that you are suggested to make a backup of important data to refrain from unwanted data loss.

Also, the traces of the OTA update will be removed as the firmware completes the installation.

Huawei Nova 5T was launched with EMUI 9.0 and upgraded to EMUI 12. From the hardware side, this phone will get you a 6.26-inch display with 16.7 million colors, FHD+ resolution (2340 x 1080 pixels), 97% screen-to-body ratio.

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The phone is powered by Kirin 980 octa-core chipset along with Mali-G76 GPU for better graphics performance.

The phone sips power from a 3750 mAh battery that could recharge with a 22.5W supercharger. Other than that, the phone has a stylish design that looks dazzling at all lights.

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Huawei P40 Lite upgraded with EMUI 12.0.0.257

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Huawei is upgrading its P40 Lite smartphone in the global market comes with EMUI 12 version 12.0.0.257 and update package size of 250 megabytes.

Huawei P40 Lite is getting the EMUI 12.0.0.257 build version with November 2022 security patch. Therefore, it improves the phone’s capability to fight against potential software threats.

As the version reflects, the phone currently runs EMUI 12 software and it was upgraded from EMUI 10.0. Hence, we suggest anyone grab the latest firmware as it appears in the update section.

On the other hand, fans are also waiting for EMUI 13 but the company has not revealed a roadmap to upgrade smartphones. Also, there’s no clue for Huawei P40 Lite making its way to EMUI 13 schedule.

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How to update:

You can download the new version by opening the Settings menu, and from there tap on System & updates. Now you need to open Software updates and then CHECK FOR UPDATES.

However, the importance of the P40 Lite doesn’t conclude here because the phone is still performing well among consumers. Thanks to the specs, which include a Kirin 810 chipset, and 6GB+128GB memory version.

Huawei P40 Lite features a 6.4-inch screen with FHD+ resolution (2310 x 1080 pixels). There are quad cameras 48MP + 8MP + 2MP and 2MP.

The flip side of the phone will get you a hole punch display to house a 16MP selfie camera. Furthermore, it’ll fetch a 4200mAh battery that could recharge fast with a 40W super fast charger.

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