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HM OS 2 update released for all Huawei P40 models [CN]



Huawei P40 Pro

Huawei has widely opened the HarmonyOS 2.0 (HM OS 2) upgrades for different Huawei flagship devices including the Huawei P40 series Chinese variant. It shows the company has entered the large-scale adaption phase for the new OS.

Now, all the Huawei P40 lineup owners can install the stable HM OS 2 software upgrades and can experience the brand new HarmonyOS operating system and its features.

The HM OS 2 features include the new Super Device, Huawei Share, Smart Folder, Service Widgets, Task Center, App Guard, and much existing for users.

Huawei P40 series devices:

  • Huawei P40
  • Huawei P40 Pro
  • Huawei P40 Pro+

HarmonyOS 2 for Huawei P40 series:

According to the official information, Huawei P40 series device users can upgrade their respective smartphones to stable HarmonyOS 2.0 version from EMUI 11 version

Huawei P40

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Before updating, keep these points in mind:

This update will not remove or delete your data but we recommend you take a backup of your personal and important data. Also, use the stable connection to download the update package. Always maintain enough storage and battery in your device.

Huawei P40 global users are excited now:

Huawei P40 global user’s excitement level now reached another level after the stable update release of HarmonyOS 2.0 in the global market. Because they are expected that now Huawei will soon start the HarmonyOS 2.0 beta activity for global variants.


Home-screen: Swiping up on the app icon generates a service widget, which can be resized dragged to a new location, or added to your custom home screen.

Control Panel: Swiping down from the upper-right edge of the screen takes you to Control Panel. Device Control access has been added to the shortcut switches panel so that you can control all of your devices with the same ease as navigating on your phone.

Service Center: If you swipe up from the lower left or lower right corner on the screen, the system will lead to the Service Center. This is the place, where all of your collected service widgets are stored and ready to offer access to your desired services.

Smart Folder: HarmonyOS adds support for app categorization and management. By pressing down on a standard folder displays a large folder, which offers direct access to desired apps.

HarmoynOS Fonts: HarmonyOS brings support for step-free font Weight adjustments and adjusts the size of the font itself.

Smart Home: Offers nimble, intelligent operations on household appliances, such as quickly accessing the phone’s network from the devices, controlling screenless devices, installation-free apps, and direct service access, which can be accessed by tapping your phone against the selected household appliance, or bringing your phone into the proximity to the appliance.

Smart Office: Under this label, HarmonyOS brings you the capability to transfer files on cross-device platforms without requiring a data cable with the power of Huawei Share, which increases the file transfer speed and provides faster and secure file sharing between Huawei smartphones, computers, and tablets.

Seamless Performance: All operations, including touches and swipes, are smoother and more natural, with images and videos loading more quickly as well.

Task manager: Support task status saving in frequently used apps, meaning that even after you’ve switched to another app, you can pick up a previous task right from where you had left off.


App Guard: The App Guard mode is enabled by default, to ensure that all apps subject deep scans for malicious behavior, security vulnerabilities, privacy risks, and other related behaviors while being installed. This prevents risky apps from being installed while helping safeguard the secure running environment of the entire system.

Certifications: The TEE OS security kernel has obtained the CC EAL5+ certification, indicating the highest security level for a global commercial operating system kernel. The HarmonyOS operating system has obtained CC EAL4+ security certification, China’s highest security certification.

Collaborative Security: Add a mobile – Computer collaborative authentication feature and allows you to unlock your phone by entering the phone’s screen unlock password on your Huawei computer when your phone and computer are connected via multi-screen collaboration.

Also, check:

New Huawei P40 series battery optimization rolling out (HM OS 2)

Amy is our firmware and software specialist, she keeps her eagle eyes open for new software rollouts, beta programs, and other software related activities as well as new smartphone launch.