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Home screen icon size customization feature rolling out for Huawei P40 (CN)

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Huawei P40 series stands as one of the first devices that participated in the HarmonyOS 2.0 developer beta activity since December last year. These phones have received consecutive beta upgrades before HarmonyOS 2.0 stable update. On the other hand, their global siblings are still running EMUI 11 and awaiting their term to upgrade with the next major software rollout.

As for now, the Huawei P40 series getting a new software update in China. This Huawei 40 series update comes with HarmonyOS 2.0 version 2.0.0.205 and is currently initiated for the Huawei P40 5G model. Later on, it’ll expand to other P40 series devices.

Huawei P40 Icon Customization Update:

As per the changelog, the latest Huawei P40 series update installs a new Home Screen icon size customization feature. This feature will allow you to customize the size of the icons of the screen according to your preference from various aspects.

The latest Huawei P40 home screen icon size customization option could be found in Settings > Home Screen and Wallpaper > Home Screen settings > Icon Size. This update also adds a new mail app designed for the HarmonyOS service widgets feature.

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huawei p40 icon Customization Update

Multi-window bug fixes:

Previously, Huawei P40, P40 Pro, and P40 Pro Plus arranged a new software that fixed multi-window mode, there were some problems with no sound. The update also improves system security.

How to update:

The latest Huawei P40 series can be checked via Settings >> System & updates >> Update >> Check for updates >> Download and install.  However, you must note that the Huawei P40 series device must not be rooted, it has sufficient battery and do not force shut down your phone while the update installs.

Huawei P40 series:

Launched in 2020, the Huawei P40 series comes in three models – P40, P40 Pro, and P40 Pro Plus. The Pro and Pro Plus models have the world’s first quad curved edge display and are powered by Kirin 990 5G chipset. These phones have an excellent camera system that goes up to Penta camera setup.

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September 2021 update rolling out for these 7 Huawei devices

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Huawei 7 devices September 2021 update

We’re now in October and Huawei is preparing to unveil a number of new smart products this month. However, the software rollout continues as usual. In the latest episode, the Chinese tech maker is seeding the September 2021 security update for 7 Huawei devices that are running its latest operating system.

According to the information, Huawei is rolling out September 2021 security update for 7 Huawei devices including – Enjoy 20 Plus 5G, Maimang 8, Enjoy 9S, Enjoy Z 5G, Enjoy 20 Pro, and Maimang 9 5G, and the Huawei P40 5G.

To be mentioned, these 8 devices run HarmonyOS 2.0 operating system. Some of the models are still under beta testing and a few of them just participated in the closed testing environment.

Let’s check the rollout details and changelog below.

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Huawei 7 devices September 2021 update

September 2021 Update Eligible Models:

  1. Enjoy 20 Plus 5G – (FRL-AN00a/TN00)
  2. Maimang 8 – (POT-AL00)
  3. Enjoy 9S – (POT-Tl00a)
  4. Enjoy Z 5G – (DVC-AN00)
  5. Enjoy 20 Pro 5G – (DVC-AN20/TN20)
  6. Maimang 9 5G – (TNN-AN00)
  7. P40 5G – (ANA-AN00/TN00)

Time dive into Changes:

Huawei Enjoy 20 Plus 5G, Enjoy 20 Pro, Enjoy Z 5G, and Maimang 9 5G receiving HarmonyOS 2.0 version 2.0.0.205. This software build brings a new size adjustment feature for home screen icons and users can access it via Settings, Home screen and wallpaper, Home screen settings, and then open icon size option to access.

This update also brings a new security patch released in the month of September 2021 for an improved system and ensures that your phone runs safe and secure.

On the other hand, Huawei Maimang 8 and Enjoy 9S getting new software with HarmonyOS 2.0 version 2.0.0.187. This update brings important improvements for the system stability to improve the overall user experience and performance.

Huawei September 2021 update

Huawei P40:

Among these, Huawei is also sending a new software version – 2.0.0.206 for the HarmonyOS powered P40 5G devices. The rollout is conducted under the beta mode and brings a number of new features. The changelog shows to include a new task center feature, a cross-device task management function.

In the task center (swipe from the bottom of the screen for a short pause to enter), you can view and use the historical tasks of the same WiFi network and Huawei ID device (requires support for the task center).

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This update also adds a new Celia Keyboard app, as well as optimizes the touch as well volume adjustment feature in the accessibility section. Furthermore, this update optimizes the system stability for power consumption in some situations, which could save an extra amount of battery for the device users.

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Honor 30 and V30 series getting .168 update with new HarmonyOS features

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HarmonyOS 2.0 version 2.0.0.168 rolling out for Honor 30 and Honor V30 series phones upgrading from 2.0.0.165. This firmware has new features and a number of better software improvements for various aspects of the software system.

According to the changelog, the latest .168 update for Honor 30 Pro, 30 Pro+, Honor V30, and V30 Pro smartphones comes with a new multi-camera mode that allows you to shoot photographs from different devices using various perspectives.

The update also improves the camera by fixes a certain watermark issue, there are fixes for control panel icons’ abnormal appearance. Furthermore, the .168 update package brings September 2021 security patches for the Honor 30 and V30 series devices.

HarmonyOS 2.0 version .168 eligible devices:

  • Honor V30 (OXF-AN00)
  • Honor V30 Pro (OXF-AN10)
  • Honor 30 Pro (EBG-AN00)
  • Honor 30 Pro (EBG-TN00)
  • Honor 30 Pro+ (EBG-AN10)

HarmonyOS 2.0.0.168 changelog:

  • Camera: Added multi-camera mode. During shooting, you can choose a HarmonyOS 2 mobile phone or tablet (with multi-camera mode required) in the same WLAN network as the lens to take wonderful pictures from multiple angles and realize remote control.
  • Camera: Fix the problem that the camera watermark cannot be automatically rotated in some situations.
  • Display: Fix the problem that some icons in the control panel are not displayed
  • Security: Integrates the September 2021 security patch to enhance the security of the mobile phone system.

Honor 30 168 update

How to update:

To download this update manually, go to Settings then System & updates, then open Software update, from here select Check for updates. If an update is available it’ll pop up on your phone and an option of Download and install will appear. Press the option and start to download.

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Alternatively, you can also request software updates through the My Huawei app. To do this, open the My Huawei app, tap on the update, then select Check for updates, and then download and install.

However, there are a few things that you need to know before you proceed towards the update procedure. First, it’s recommended that you need to keep sufficient storage, keep an optimum battery level. Please wait while the update installs.

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15 Huawei devices getting HarmonyOS .185/166/188 update, September 2021 security

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Huawei 15 Devices HarmonyOS

HarmonyOS 2.0 version .185, 186, and 188 is rolling out for 15 Huawei devices that includes models from Nova, Enjoy, and Honor series. These phones are now eligible to get the latest Control Panel optimizations, features, system improvements as well as security patches released by the Chinese tech maker.

Currently, Huawei is busy delivering its software rollout schedule for the HarmonyOS 2.0 operating system. So far, the company has covered over 90 million smartphones in China and this number is growing rapidly. Simultaneously, the HarmonyOS maker is also fixing bugs that are disturbing the user experience and sending them via OTA updates.

Therefore, the eligible smartphone owners are now receiving incremental upgrades with improvements and bug fixes for different features to improve the user interface as well as corresponding affected parts of the software.

HarmonyOS 2.0 update .185/166/188 Devices:

The latest HarmonyOS 2.0 version .185/166/188 firmware update for the 15 Huawei devices includes the following models:

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  1. Huawei Enjoy 20 5G
  2. Huawei Nova 5i
  3. Huawei Nova 4e
  4. Honor 30 Youth Edition
  5. Honor X10 Max
  6. Honor X10
  7. Honor Play4
  8. Honor 9X
  9. Honor 30S
  10. Honor 20S
  11. Honor Play4T Pro
  12. Huawei Enjoy 10 Plus
  13. Huawei Enjoy 10S
  14. Honor 10
  15. Honor V10

To be noted, some of these phones are still testing HarmonyOS 2.0 beta and they are receiving beta software builds. The rest of these has a stable HarmonyOS operating system.

HarmonyOS .185 and 186:

The above-mentioned first 12 models are receiving HarmonyOS 2.0.0.185/186 that brings optimizations for display including the Control Panel user interface and improves the system application experience. Furthermore, the update also installs security patches released in September 2021.

HarmonyOS 2 system update september 2021

Some of these Honor and Huawei phones are receiving September 2021 security patches with the new password-safe feature. With the password safe, you don’t have to worry about remembering your account password, don’t worry about losing it, it can be filled automatically when you log in to the app, which is both safe and convenient (Settings>Security>Password Safe).

Furthermore, this software version also has the new service widgets for the Chinese applications as well as system stability improvements for better system performance.

Huawei password safe featrue

Specifically, the Huawei Enjoy 10 Plus brings new multi-window additions. You can now swipe inward from both sides of the screen and then pause, call out the side application bar, long press, and drag the application to open the split-screen.

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You just need to click on the application to open the floating window, watch the video, and play the game, you can use the floating Added reply to instant messages in the window, and can also quickly minimize the window and hide it to the floating ball icon.

Huawei devices HarmonyOS 2.0.0.188 update

Beta for Honor 10 and V10 and Enjoy 20:

Aside from this plenty of changes, the Honor 10 and V10 devices are catching their own share of HarmonyOS 2.0 beta that comes with version 2.0.0.188. The update package mainly has August 2021 security patches that fix several system issues.

Notes:

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  1. The above-mentioned rollout is limited to the Chinese consumers
  2. These phones are based on HarmonyOS 2.0 operating system
  3. These rollouts will appear gradually.

HarmonyOS 2.0:

On September 8, Huawei announced the sixth phase of HarmonyOS 2.0 beta for 9 Huawei and Honor phones. These models will now start their HarmonyOS 2.0 beta journey and will receive the beta updates.

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