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[Update: August Security] Honor Play software updates (September 5, 2020)



Honor Play

September 5, 2020: August Security

Honor Play has started to receive the August 2020 security update and it’s rolling out with EMUI 9.1 version and an update size of 227MB.

Thanks to the tipster – Barbaros

August 12, 2020: July Security

Throughout recent months we’ve seen a number of big security update rollout for old Huawei and Honor devices. Adding to this sequence, another smartphone started receiving a large update patch.

Honor Play has now begun receiving a new software update, which comes with fixes for calling, optimizations for the camera, and smart features including Huawei Assitant, Huawei Browser, Smart Charge mode, as well July 2020 security patch.

By anticipating this patch, some users thought they’ve received the EMUI 10 (Android 10) but according to Honor, this device is not EMUI 10 compatible and currently runs EMUI 9.1 (Android 9).

Check full changelog, version, and upgrade instructions below.

Honor Play

Honor Play

Update Changelog:

Calls: Fixes an issue where Explicit Call Transfer would not work in certain situations.

Camera: Changes the default status of certain Camera settings.

Huawei Assistant: Adds Huawei Assistant to the home screen providing smart reminders, personalized news, and other content relevant to you.

Apps: Adds the Huawei Browser app, providing you with secure, convenient web browsing and searching services.

Battery: Adds the Smart Charge mode, reducing battery aging by adapting to your charging routine through AI learning and preventing the battery from being continuously charged when full. (This feature is enabled by default.)

Adds the Smart Battery Capacity feature, reducing battery aging by intelligently adjusting the battery capacity according to the battery status. Go to Settings > Battery > More battery settings and enable Smart Battery Capacity to try it out.

Security: Integrates Android security patches released in July 2020 for improved system security.


Honor Play receiving these massive software improvements and new features with EMUI version and big package size of 3.95GB.


  • EMUI version and size may vary.
  • Rollout will expand gradually and may take some time/days to reach your device.

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Via Support:

  • Support app
  • Services Tab
  • Update
  • Download and install

Via Settings:

  • Settings
  • System
  • Software update
  • Download and install

Thanks to the tipster – Barbaros

Honor Play July 2020 Update